Will Brisbin talks the fun of voicing Ryder in PAW Patrol: The Movie

Will Brisbin. Photo credit: Ryan Parker.
Will Brisbin. Photo credit: Ryan Parker. /

If you haven’t heard, PAW Patrol: The Movie is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s perfect for the kids. Will Brisbin talked to us about voicing Ryder.

While the pups are the ones that end up saving the day, they do it all with Ryder’s leadership. We’re still sure that Ryder is Iron Man’s son considering all those gadgets. How does a 10-year-old boy afford all that? And he’s always inventing something new.

Ryder gives the commands. He’s the one who checks in on situations and figures out which pups will be best for saving the day. Quite often it’s Chase, but Marshall, Skye, Rocky, and Rubble do get called on now and then. And we can’t forget the pups that are part of the team but don’t hang out as much with the others.

Will Brisbin voices Ryder in PAW Patrol: The Movie. Just what was it like stepping into voice this role? He talked to us about it and more in this exclusive interview.

Will Brisbin is Ryder from PAW Patrol: The Movie

Hidden Remote: What made you really want to voice Ryder in PAW Patrol: The Movie?

Will Brisbin: Ryder is so kind and caring and he’s such a great role model and leader. I really wanted to be a figure that people could look up to and Ryder is a character that is very well respected and idolized. I also knew it would be an incredible opportunity for me to try something new and it was a whole lot of fun! So it seemed like a no-brainer to take the role.

HR: How much fun did you all get up to while doing the voice work?

WB: It was such a fun experience getting to voice Ryder! I had a great time and I learned a lot about voiceover acting.  I met so many amazing people along the way and I will never forget this whole experience.

Will Brisbin. Photo credit: Ryan Parker.
Will Brisbin. Photo credit: Ryan Parker. /

HR: Did you watch PAW Patrol at all when you were growing up?

WB: PAW Patrol was not the show of my generation. I was older when the show came out so it wasn’t a part of my childhood, but it was a massive part of my brother’s! He is 10 so PAW Patrol was the show that he grew up with, and I watched a lot of it with him. So when I got the opportunity to be in the movie I was already very familiar with the show.

HR: Do you share any qualities with Ryder?

WB: I consider myself to be a very kind and caring person, just like Ryder. I try my best to be a leader and role model to those around me. Ryder is a natural-born leader and role model and so I try to be like him because I want the people around me to be happy!

HR: What was your favorite part of the movie to record? Any lines that stand out or moments from during recording?

WB: I really loved all of it. It was such a unique experience and I learned a lot along the way. But if I had to pick a favorite part to record it would have to be the ending climactic scene where Ryder is falling down an elevator shaft. That was really fun because I had to actually pretend like I was falling even though I was in a tiny recording booth. It pushed me to my limits as an actor and it was just awesome!

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Foreground: Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage) and Ryder (voiced by Will Brisbin). Background L-R: Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley), Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), and Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall) in PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spin Master. /

HR: I love that you get involved with historical reenactments in full costume. What got your family into that and is it something you’ll continue as you get older?

WB: Volunteering at Fort Edmonton Park as costumed interpreters on 1905 Street has been an amazing experience. I went there a lot as a kid, and I always wanted to dress up and imagine I was living in the past.

My family’s love of history and my desire to be an actor made this the perfect opportunity.  It has been super great to bond as a family and we’ve made a lot of amazing memories together. I definitely will continue to do it as I get older.

HR: What’s your dream role if you could do anything at all?

WB: I would love to be in an Italian mob movie, any character in Goodfellas or The Irishman would be awesome! Jordan Belfort from The Wolf Of Wall Street would be cool too. Cliff Booth from Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption are also some of my favorite characters.

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Don’t miss PAW Patrol: The Movie on DVD and Blu-ray now.