Paw Patrol has switched the voice of Mayor Goodway (Deann DeGruijter) to increase diversity in behind-the scenes.
PAW Patrol Mayor Goodway was recast and solid reasons why PAW Patrol is a popular Canadian children’s cartoon show (and larger merchandising brand) for the preschool age group. PAW Patrol has now entered its seventh season. It has recast voices before, but this season it was specifically asked to do it for Mayor Goodway’s role.
PAW Patrol animated seriesSeries about rescue vehicle drivers driven by anthropomorphic talking dogs. “save the day”. Adventure Bay: The PAW PatrolAll your helicopter, rescue boat and police needs can be met by the EMS. It is the solution to all your police, marine rescue and helicopter rescue needs. “pups” of the PAW Patrol enjoy a tremendous amount of legal authority under Mayor Goodway, the town’s mayor. Mayor Goodway, the town’s mayor since season one has been an integral part of the series. Although the series has been a success, PAW Patrol film The adventure has been expanded to Adventure CityYou can find it in Adventure Bay, and under Mayor Goodway, where most of the action takes place in PAW Patrol. She is the main character who calls the PAW PatrolMost commonly, for assistance.
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Deann DeGruijter played Mayor Goodway from season 1 to 7, and Kim Roberts took over the role part-way through season 7. Mayor Goodway’s character is a woman of color, and Deann DeGruijter is not. Kim Roberts joins the voice cast of PAW Patrol with a nearly identical performance, but importantly for the show it allows a character of color to be played by a person of color, Kim Roberts. There have been other major recasts in cartoon shows like Big Mouth recently for much the same reason. Mayor Goodway’s role was recast sensitively to the message sent by the voice actor.
Mayor Goodway is the human character with the most screentime, after Ryder, the pup’s leader. When the character with the greatest importance of color is one of the most influential kids, a person who is not of your race cannot express their opinions during peak TV viewing. Are there any roles available for people of color? Today’s mass-market media products are not as political today as they were seven years ago, when PAW Patrol was founded. Television is an industry. Although the show tried to avoid controversy, Paw Patrol has been in controversy before and is now attached to the PAW Patrol cancel culture meme about Black Lives Matter. Although Deann de Gruijter’s portrayal of Mayor Goodway was loved by many, the level of political sensitivity in media continues to improve. Mayor Goodway has been recast to help the show’s behind-the-scenes diversity catch up with on-screen diversity.
As a leading children’s TV property, PAW Patrol has more power and so more of a role to set a good example of diversity. That’s not to say PAW Patrol is a perfect show. The gender gap is widening between the puppies. Five male-identified pups are on the team; only one is female. Rumours abound that Liberty, the fictional character from the movie, may join the show. If that is true, PAW Patrol Another step towards the goal.