Paw Patrol - the last kids' show to dominate TV screens?

The cartoon about rescue puppies may be the last of its kind, with competition from multiple platforms like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube

In Paw Patrol, a 10-year-old boy named Ryder organises a team of puppies with oversized eyes and paws and real-world jobs like firefighter or police officer.
In Paw Patrol, a 10-year-old boy named Ryder organises a team of puppies with oversized eyes and paws and real-world jobs like firefighter or police officer.PHOTO: PAW PATROL OFFICIAL/YOUTUBE

NEW YORK • Mr Keith Chapman is on the receiving end of a multi-billion-dollar empire fuelled by shows on screen and stage, backpacks and bathing suits, cereal boxes and plastic toys.

The 59-year-old lives in Monaco, the affluent principality on the Riviera. He drives Aston Martin sports cars while collecting millions in royalties each year from a group of cartoon puppies that he drew in 2011 and who now appear on television in more than 160 countries speaking more than 30 languages.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2018, with the headline 'Paw Patrol - the last kids' show to dominate TV screens?'. Subscribe