A Winning Week for PAW Patrol: Program Director Takes Home Prize at Canadian Screen Awards; Named Licensee Team of the Year from UK's Licensing.Biz

TORONTO, March 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Spin Master Entertainment's PAW Patrol received two new accolades last week: a Canadian Screen Award from The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, as well as top honours at UK-based from Licensing.Biz's People Awards.

Spin Master Entertainment's PAW Patrol was nominated in two categories and Ryder and the pups are proud to congratulate director Jamie Whitney, who took home the Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series. PAW Patrol, which airs in more than 160 countries and territories globally, is a partnership between Spin Master, Nickelodeon and TVOKids, animated in Toronto by Guru Studios.

Licensing.Biz held its People Awards in London, UK, where Spin Master's PAW Patrol team took home the top prize, Licensee Team of the Year. The publication noted Spin Master's "range of engaging and innovative PAW Patrol consumer products has helped to propel the brand forward resulting in it finishing 2015 as the number one new toy property within the UK market."

Since its launch in 2013, PAW Patrol has become one of the leading global preschool properties. Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO, Spin Master Ltd. and PAW Patrol Executive Producer, attributes the show's success to its positivity, "The pups truly have heart and their stories of teamwork, adventure and problem-solving are relevant and relatable for children and their parents. PAW Patrol's messages of optimism and empowerment are universal themes with global resonance."

PAW Patrol airs on Nickelodeon in the United States, in Canada on TVOKids.  

About Spin Master Corp.
Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2016 Toys of the Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 63 TIA Toy of the Year (TOTY) nominations with 16 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 12 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 950 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

SOURCE Spin Master

For further information: Tara Tucker, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Spin Master Ltd., tarat@spinmaster.com


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