NICKELODEON AND FKP SCORPIO TO BRING PAW PATROL LIVE! TO GERMANY AND AUSTRIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
Worldwide live tour based on the hit animated TV series to stop over in Germany and Austria in 2020
Berlin/Milan, April 11, 2019 – Based on the hit animated Nickelodeon show produced by Spin Master Entertainment, PAW Patrol Live! is coming to Germany and Austria for the first time. The brand new tour brings everyone’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.
Featuring a cast of the popular PAW Patrol characters and presented by Nickelodeon, Super RTL and FKP Scorpio, the PAW Patrol Live! Show proves that “No job is too big, No pup is too small,” and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem solving as the pups each use their unique skills and teamwork to accomplish their mission. The show engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage, complete with their vehicles and packs.
“We are thrilled to partner with FKP Scorpio and Life Like Touring to bring PAW Patrol Live! to families in Germany and Austria for the first time. This unique stage production promises adventure at every turn, as the audience works together with the cast to help our heroic pups save the day,” said Steffen Kottkamp, Brand Director for Nickelodeon in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“This is a great opportunity to combine our deep experience in the live entertainment industry with such a successful brand like PAW Patrol, which will become another highlight within our portfolio. We are certain, that PAW Patrol Live! will be a success, much like the TV show, and that children, their parents and grandparents will be completely thrilled by this production next spring. We are looking forward to working with Nickelodeon, Life Like Touring and all the other PAW Patrol partners,“ added Folkert Koopmans, CEO of FKP Scorpio.
More details regarding PAW Patrol Live! including event and on-sale dates will be released shortly.
Ben Thompson, Communications Director
About Spin Master
Spin Master (TSX: TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 Toy of the Year (TOTY) nominations with 30 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including the recently re-launched Bakugan: Battle Planet and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,800 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
About VStar Entertainment Group
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, VStar delivers turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies. The company has presented more than 40,000 live performances across 40 countries and entertains nearly three million guests annually. VStar Entertainment Group is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. For more information, visit www.vstarentertainment.com
About TEG Life Like Touring
Based in Melbourne, Australia, TEG Life Like Touring has written, produced and toured live shows for some of the most popular children’s brands for more than 10 years, including Ben and Holly, Chuggington, Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, Octonauts, Sesame Street, Scooby-Doo and Yo Gabba Gabba! Life Like Touring productions have been seen in all major cities around Australia and New Zealand, as well as Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Life Like Touring productions are best known to entertain toddlers, pre-schoolers and their young siblings, in the beautiful surrounds of a traditional theatre. In more recent times they have produced a variety of theatrical and themed experiential entertainment designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Life Like Touring, together with their sister company, The Entertainment Store, have worked for some of the world’s biggest entertainment companies, including Cartoon Network, Disney, Entertainment One, Nickelodeon, Mattel and Warner Bros. Most recently, Life Like Touring and The Entertainment Store were acquired by TEG Live, and became part of Australia’s leading integrated live entertainment solutions company with superior capabilities in ticketing, digital, data and the promotion of live sport and entertainment. Visit www.lifeliketouring.com
About FKP Scorpio
Founded by Folkert Koopmans in 1990, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH is now one of the largest promoter for tours and local concerts in Europe. In addition, the company is also the largest festival promoter in Europe. The German FKP Scorpio festival roster currently includes Hurricane, Southside, Highfield, M‘era Luna, Rolling Stone Beach, Rolling Stone Park, Metal Hammer Paradise, A Summer’s Tale, ELBJAZZ, Hamburger Kultursommer and Deichbrand. Internationally, FKP Scorpio currently organises the following festivals, partly in cooperation with national partners: Greenfield (CH), Indian Summer (NL), Best Kept Secret (NL), Air + Style (AT), Gården (SE), Provinssi (FI) and Sideways Helsinki (FI).
Furthermore, FKP Scorpio is the tour partner for giants of the music scene such as Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, James Blunt, George Ezra, Justin Bieber, Monster Magnet, Mumford & Sons, Blink-182, Wilco, Fleet Foxes, Faith No More, Band Of Horses, Death Cab for Cutie, Elbow, Feist, Gotye, PJ Harvey, Pixies, The Gaslight Anthem, Vampire Weekend, Revolverheld and many more. Classical operas in XXL format, musicals, show productions and the live adaption of prize-wining nature documentaries belong just as naturally to the promoter’s portfolio as festivals and concerts. FKP Scorpio also owns the Gourmet Theatre PALAZZO, which is held for four months each year in parallel in Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Vienna.
In all, the company employs 300 permanent staff – around half of them work at the Hamburg headquarters. As well as the office in Hamburg, FKP Scorpio also has offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, and other offices in cooperation with partners in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Vienna.