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

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

The cartoon about rescue puppies may be the last of its kind, with competition from multiple platforms like Netflix, Hulu and 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?'. Print Edition | Subscribe