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Directed by
Robert Vince 
Writing credits
Robert Vince (written by) and
Anna McRoberts (written by)

Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud")

Phil Hanley (additional comedy material)

Paul Tamasy (characters) &
Aaron Mendelsohn (characters)

Produced by
Monica Goldstein .... associate producer
Anna McRoberts .... producer
Robert Vince .... producer
Original Music by
Brahm Wenger 
Cinematography by
Kamal Derkaoui (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kelly Herron 
Casting by
Lorna Johnson 
Production Design by
Phil Schmidt 
Art Direction by
Kerri Elliott 
Set Decoration by
Sierra Laflamme 
Costume Design by
Allisa Swanson 
Makeup Department
Leeann Charette .... first assistant makeup artist
Colleen Conroy .... first assistant makeup artist
Ceilidh Dunn .... second assistant makeup
Agnieszka Echallier .... special makeup effects producer
Heather McLellan .... key hair stylist
Hayley Miller .... key makeup artist
Janet Sala .... first assistant hair stylist
Rebekah Zantingh .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Daniel Mikolay .... post-production supervisor (as Daniel A. Mikolay)
Darcy Wild .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoff Anderson .... additional second unit director
Joanne Gerein .... first assistant director
Warren Hanna .... first assistant director: second unit
Kelly Herron .... additional second unit director
Paula S. Kyan .... third assistant director: second unit (as Paula Kyan)
Rob Larson .... second assistant director
Anna McRoberts .... second unit director
Robert Rogers .... trainee assistant director (as Bob Rogers)
Gisela Schulte .... third assistant director
Art Department
Jean Brophey .... on-set dresser (as Jean Brophy)
Doug Brown .... set dresser
Gregory Clarke .... assistant property master
Dylan Dowd .... greensperson
Jacqui Dudeck .... art department coordinator
Sher Edmonds .... assistant property master
Marcus Endean .... storyboard artist
Ide Foyle .... lead dresser
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator
Guy Henderson .... set dresser
Rick Law .... concept illustrator
John McIntosh .... head greensperson (as John Mc Intosh)
Dorian Reese .... greens person
Hanna Setala .... set dresser
Randy Taylor .... construction
Paul Wagner .... property master
Alison Walker .... buyer
Renata Zaleska .... property master
Sound Department
Scott Aitken .... sound mixer
Scott Benson .... backgrounds editor
Steven Bigras .... sound assistant (as Steve Bigras)
Steven Bigras .... sound effects recordist
Chris Egert .... dialogue recordist
Chris Fairfield .... foley editor
Chris Fairfield .... foley recordist
Chris Fairfield .... walla recordist
Real Gauvreau .... foley editor (as Rèal Gauvreau)
Sonya Henry .... adr editor
Sonya Henry .... dialogue editor (as Sonya Lindsay)
Brad Hillman .... sound effects editor
Brad Hillman .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Hillman .... supervising sound editor
Josh Hillrich .... boom operator
Jordan Ivey .... assistant dialogue editor
Kirby Jinnah .... adr editor (as Kirby Jenna)
Kirby Jinnah .... walla editor (as Kirby Jenna)
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility
Jonathan McCleery .... sound engineer (as Jon 'Full Tech' McCleery)
Martin Mitchell .... boom operator
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist
Dorian Pareis .... foley editor
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Brody Ratsoy .... adr recordist: Vancouver
Brody Ratsoy .... sound supervisor
Shane Rees .... adr recordist: Vancouver
Shane Rees .... sound engineer
Shane Rees .... walla recordist
David Scott .... sound effects editor
Hank Shih .... sound assistant
Steve Szeto .... assistant dialogue editor
Graham Timmer .... sound mixer
Kerry Uchida .... sound editor
Kerry Uchida .... sound effects editor
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... sound facilities supervisor
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Bruce Young .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Buck Aarons .... special effects
Maurice Bouchard .... special effects
Dennis Briest .... special effects (as Dennis Breist)
Chris Davis .... special effects coordinator
Phil Davis .... special effects
Steve Davis .... special effects
Don Dolan .... special effects
Jason Dolan .... special effects
Viseslav Jurlina .... special effects (as Vish Jurlena)
Mike Kruper .... special effects
John Sleep .... special effects
Tim Storvick .... special effects supervisor
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Bradley Adams .... tracking: Atmosphere (as Brad Adams)
Simon Ager .... compositor: Rainmaker
Luis Carlos Aguilar .... lead animator: Rainmaker
Lee Allan .... compositor: Rainmaker (as Allan Lee)
Kemal Ally .... lead tracker: Switch VFX
Geoff Anderson .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Archer .... supervising compositor: Atmosphere
Don Asido .... data manager: Switch VFX
Richie Basilan .... compositor: Rainmaker
Ori Ben-Shabat .... compositor: Image Engine
Barb Benoit .... matte painter: additional visual effects
Yoav Binyamini .... animator: Atmosphere
Nadine Blackler .... compositor: Atmosphere
Nicholas Boughen .... visual effects supervisor: Rainmaker
Grant Bowen .... technical support: Rainmaker
Shauna Bryn .... visual effects executive producer: Rainmaker (as Shauna Bryan)
Pauline Burns .... production manager: Atmosphere
James B. Cain .... compositor: Rainmaker (as James Cain)
Craig Calvert .... CG supervisor: Rainmaker
Brenda Campbell .... lead compositor: Atmosphere
Doug Campbell .... digital effects supervisor: SPIN West VFX
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX
Alexis Chapman .... 2D compositor: SPIN West VFX
Trevor Chong .... 2D compositor: SPIN West VFX
Cindy Cleator .... visual effects coordinator: Rainmaker (as Cynthia Cleator)
James Cochrane .... visual effects coordinator
Kennedy Davey .... visual effects coordinator: Atmosphere
Joe De Michelis .... technical support: Rainmaker
Kristin Dearholt .... digital production manager: Rainmaker (as Kristy Dearholt)
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Switch VFX
Jason Dowdeswell .... visual effects production supervisor: Rainmaker
Amir Eftekhari .... matte painter: Switch VFX
Hanoz Elavia .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Chad L. Fox .... lighter (as Chad Lee Fox)
Robin Hackl .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
John Haddon .... lead research & development programmer: Image Engine
Petra Haluska .... visual effects producer: Rainmaker
Bill Hammond .... technical consultant: Rainmaker
Zane Harker .... color management: Rainmaker
Peter Hart .... match move supervisor: Rainmaker
Paul Hegg .... fur & lighting: Atmosphere
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositing supervisor: Switch VFX
Hans Heymans .... character technical director: Rainmaker
Louie Hinayo .... animator: Atmosphere
Brandon Hines .... compositor: Atmosphere
Jeremy Hoey .... digital matte painter
Nick Hsieh .... compositor: Atmosphere
Gary Hughes .... animation supervisor: Atmosphere
Peter Hunt .... lighting technical director: Rainmaker (as Phunt)
Terry Hutcheson .... visual effects producer: SPIN West VFX
Chandra Juhasz .... tracking: Atmosphere
Brad Kalinoski .... compositor: Rainmaker
Andrew Karr .... visual effects supervisor: Atmosphere
Jeremy Kehler .... compositor: Atmosphere
Ronald Knol .... technical support: Rainmaker
Jason Kozsurek .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Jaye Krebs .... compositor: Atmosphere
Alex Kyrou .... I/O technician: Rainmaker
Mark Lange .... technical support: Rainmaker
Jean Lapointe .... compositing supervisor: Rainmaker
Petra Lendvai-Lintner .... project manager: SPIN West VFX
Louis Leung .... animator: Rainmaker
Willis Lombard .... assistant visual effects coordinator: Atmosphere
Shelley Maclean .... visual effects editor: Rainmaker
Lisa-Marie Marrelli .... compositor: Atmosphere
Greg Massie .... technical director: Image Engine
Tannis Mathers .... compositor: Atmosphere
Dan Mayer .... CG artist: Rainmaker
Abel Milanes .... compositor: Rainmaker
Fion Mok .... match mover: Rainmaker
Lucio Moser .... software developer: Image Engine
Brian Moylan .... visual effects production supervisor: Rainmaker
Peter Muyzers .... executive producer: Image Engine
Jason Navarro .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Sam Nixon .... match mover: Rainmaker
Rachelle Paquin .... digital compositor (as Rachelle Bisson-Montpetit)
Beau Parsons .... visual effects coordinator: Switch VFX
Anuj Patil .... senior compositor
Vasho Pekar .... whisker removal: Atmosphere
Enrico Perei .... senior compositing artist: Atmosphere
Enrico Perei .... senior compositing artist: Rainmaker
Kristopher Pestano .... tracking: Atmosphere
Christine Petrov .... compositing lead: Rainmaker
Chi Pham .... technical support: Rainmaker
Jason Pielak .... visual effects editor
Mario Pochat .... animation supervisor: Rainmaker (as Mario Marin Pochat)
Geoff Richardson .... compositor: Image Engine
Casey Rolseth .... CG artist: Rainmaker
Scott Russell .... CG artist: Rainmaker
Harrison Rutherford .... whisker removal: Atmosphere
Mag Sarnowska .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Mark Savela .... visual effects consultant
Peter Scott .... animator: Rainmaker
Joel Shaikin .... head of information technology: Image Engine
Drew Shields .... match mover: Rainmaker
Bobby Silman .... 2D compositor: SPIN West VFX
Rob Sischy .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Ronald Siy .... technical support: Rainmaker
Nik Slotiuk .... tracking: Atmosphere
Ben Steele .... lighter: Rainmaker
Naomi Stopa .... visual effects production manager: Rainmaker
Toby Taplin .... fur & lighting: Atmosphere
Blair Tennessy .... pipeline engineer: Image Engine
Joel H. Thornton .... digital effects artist
James Tichenor .... digital compositor: additional visual effects
Curtis Tsai .... match mover: Rainmaker
Lisa Turner .... visual effects producer: Image Engine
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects executive producer: Image Engine
Troy Weinreich .... 2D compositor: SPIN West VFX
Mark Williams .... senior research & development programmer: Image Engine
Corrina Wilson .... lead compositor: Image Engine
Greg Zajac .... digital compositor: Switch VFX
Marianne O'Reilly .... president: Rainmaker (uncredited)
Randy Lee .... stunt coordinator
Darryl Scheelar .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Garry Brook .... key grip
Warren Bruce .... generator operator
Scott Clark .... gaffer
Kamal Derkaoui .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jay Dryden .... grip
Mark Evans .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ashton Harmon .... camera trainee
Karl Harrison .... grip
Timothy Hedgecock .... gaffer: second unit
Carl Jensen .... best boy grip
Ariane Jonassen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ariane Jonassen .... first assistant camera: second unit
James Kantola .... best boy grip
Phillipe Lacroix .... rigging gaffer (as Philippe Lacroix)
Larry Lynn .... camera operator: "b" camera
Larry Lynn .... director of photography: second unit
John Marilley-Bodner .... best boy electric
Chris Martin .... grip
mark mcIntosh .... dolly grip (as Mark Macintosh)
Ed McMahon .... dolly grip (as Ed Mcmahon)
Aaron Moore .... lamp operator (as Arron Moore)
Farah Nosh .... still photographer
Jon Ornoy .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeff Plecas .... key grip
Craig Riley .... lamp operator
Luna Roth .... lamp operator
Christian Rousseau .... lamp operator
Mike Sankey .... digital imaging technician
Brian Schultz .... digital imaging technician
Gary Stamford .... set electrician
Ken Sutherland .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ken Sutherland .... second assistant camera: second unit
Eric Vince .... camera trainee: "b" camera
Eric Vince .... camera trainee: second unit
Eric Vince .... grip
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Jackie Lind .... casting: Canada
Steve Maisel .... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Steven I. Maisel)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Boyle .... costume: second unit
Daevina Danyluck .... truck costumer
Moira Fentum .... costumer: extras (as Moira Fenton)
Trilby Jeeves .... costumer: extras
Jessica Milligan .... costume set supervisor
Marcia Mior .... costumer: extras (as Marcia Moir)
Katherine Wigzell .... assistant costume designer (as Katharine Wigzell)
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
James Cochrane .... on-set assistant editor
Jed Glassford .... post-production assistant
Julia Iriarte .... second assistant editor
Erin Mohs .... first assistant picture editor
Kristian Olsen .... on-set editor: second unit
Jason Pielak .... on-set editor
Fred W. Richters .... on-line editor
Toby Sawyer .... post-production coordinator
James Telfer .... color timer
Shauna Walker .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Steffan Andrews .... music preparation
Hal Beckett .... music contractor (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Greg Hamilton .... music librarian
Roger Monk .... scoring mixer
Gregory Prechel .... composer: additional music
Gregory Prechel .... orchestrator
Vince Renaud .... scoring mixer
Brahm Wenger .... conductor
Transportation Department
Ron Aimer .... driver: cast
Suki Ardawa .... transportation
John Buckley .... transportation co-captain
Ross Dennison .... driver: cast
Kam Dhesi .... transportation captain
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transportation coordinator
Mike Heagle .... driver: honeywagon
Greg Lavier .... driver: cast (as Greg Lauier)
Rick Menzul .... driver: cast (as Richard Menzul)
John Motyer .... driver: electrics truck
Jim Papadogambros .... driver: cast
Brent Simpson .... driver: cable truck
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
Other crew
Robert Amar .... assistant location manager (as Rob Amar)
Alece Anderson .... production assistant
Devon Ash .... assistant: Ms. McRoberts
Lori Boyle .... animal coordinator
Georgina Bradley .... additional trainer
Mia Carriconde .... stand-in
Chris Day .... key production assistant (as Christopher Day)
Deirdre De Butler .... script supervisor (as Deidre De Butler)
Ian Doig .... additional trainer
Ian Doig .... wrangler: animal sounds
Linda Dubuc .... production insurance
Jordan Fines .... head puppy trainer (as Jordan Heppner)
Jamie Florence .... additional trainer
Dana Gallagher .... additional trainer
Diana Gauthier .... additional trainer
John Genzel .... production banking
Brendan Gonty .... key production assistant
Anne Gordon .... animal coordinator
Carol Green-Lundy .... script supervisor
Carol Green-Lundy .... script supervisor: second unit
Sarah Griffiths .... additional trainer
Rowan Harland .... additional trainer
Alan Homma .... assistant production accountant
Dylan Jenkinson .... development executive
Darren Kelly .... production assistant
Christine Knight .... stand-in
Daniel Kredell .... assistant: Mr. Vince
Dean Lamont .... tutor
Tricia Leigh .... assistant production coordinator
Spencer Hon Lui .... assistant production coordinator (as Hon Lui)
Erik Lydestad .... chef: second unit (as Erik Lyde-Stad)
Grace MacLeod .... additional trainer
Kim Marosovich .... additional trainer
Rose McLeod .... additional trainer
Jill McQueen .... production coordinator
Graham Moffatt .... security
Dee Morita .... additional trainer
Peter Mulholland .... extras wrangler
Donald Munro .... production coordinator
David Neil .... chef
Laurie Niedermayer .... dogsled coordinator
Chris Obonsawin .... on-set monitor: AHA
Chris Olech .... stand-in
Peter Pantages .... location manager
Niki Perry .... additional trainer
Celina Petrin .... key production assistant: second unit
Jody Petrovich .... assistant craft service
Zeta Reid .... production accounting clerk
Kirk Renard .... assistant location manager
Christine Reyes .... chef
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service
Sandy Reynolds .... first aid
Dona Robbins .... additional trainer
Lisa Rowson .... chef
Anthony Sabatini .... security captain
Gail H. Schacht .... business affairs (as Gail Schacht)
Eva B. Schmieg .... legal services (as Eva Schmieg)
Shane B. Scott .... script supervisor (as Shane Scott)
Carmen Siegers .... assistant production coordinator
Dan Sinclair .... security co-captain
Gene Stevenson .... tutor (as Gene Stephenson)
Randy Thomas .... assistant production coordinator
Randy Thomas .... office production assistant
Ann Troyer .... chef (as Anne Troyer)
Laurie Watt .... production accountant
Louie Schwartzberg .... acknowledgment: stock footage provided by (as Louis Schwartzberg)

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Revealing mistakes: (At around 12 mins) When snow dogs are running with their master, the brown snow dog is running on the front right side, next shot of them the brown snow dog is running on the front left side, next shot of him he's back to running on the front right side again.See more »
Shasta:My father always said it's not the size of the dog but the heart of the team that counts.
Talon:That was one of the many lessons I taught your father. I miss him very much, as you must.
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How many puppies played the five "Air Buddies" in this?
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Cute, funny and inspiring, 28 January 2014
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

Everyone's favorite golden retriever puppies are back again.

In Fernfield, Washington right before Christmas, the puppies are out playing and having a good time. B-Dawg makes the mistake of chasing a kitten, whose mom is the angry Himalayan Miss Mittens. One of the other puppies sees an open ice cream truck, so they all have to sneak in and have a treat. B-Dawg watches for humans. But he too must hide when Miss Mittens shows up, so our adventure begins.

It seems the ice cream is headed for Ferntiuktuk, Alaska, home of a legendary dog sled race. And our heroes are trapped.

In Alaska, Adam wants to race like his father Joe, who also runs the local general store. But Joe says it's too dangerous. And he lost some of his dogs when they fell through the ice the last time he raced. Among those dogs were the parents of Shasta.

Adam is good at hockey--if you're on the other team--and he is less than a model student. But we later see that if he really wants to do something, he is very determined and a hard worker. He makes a wish that he can have five more puppies to join Shasta.

Christmas arrives and there are five very sad children in Washington. The parents Buddy and Molly make an effort to find their puppies.

Adam is sad too when he opens his presents, but there is a special surprise later, which he must keep hidden from his parents. Yes, somehow the shipment with the puppies ended up out in the middle of nowhere and they couldn't understand why it was so cold and why the world was covered in vanilla ice cream which didn't taste very good. But Shasta rescued them, and all is well. Believe it or not, Adam is going to train these dogs to enter the race.

With the help of Talon, a wise old husky, he just might do it. And this implausible plot line can only succeed because of the kindly but incompetent Sheriff Ryan, whose trained rescue dog is St. Bernie.

But there are many obstacles. Among them are the evil villain Jean Georges, last year's winner, who admits he won only because Joe lost his dogs. Francois and Phillipe are Jean Georges' mean dogs that taunt the puppies and remind them that if by some miracle they make it into the race, they will not win! Other competitors come from Iceland, Russia and Japan. Jean Georges has no morals and will do what he can to sabotage their efforts.

So will Adam race? Will he win? What do YOU think? This is part of the Buddies series, after all.

This is no masterpiece, and you shouldn't look for great acting, though Kris Kristofferson impressed, on the same day he and other country music legends performed at The Grammys. Charles Stevenson as the bumbling sheriff is also quite good.

John Kapelos as the villain is the only human here who is genuinely a cartoon.

The dogs are very intelligent. But it's more than a little obvious several dogs play each part. And some of the dogs don't look quite real. But a lot is demanded of them.

There are a couple of "only in Hollywood" moments where a kid proves he can accomplish a lot.

Other than that, you pretty much know what to expect. But I can't say anything negative. if you're a kid, it's great. And there's nothing offensive, except for some potty humor that apparently qualifies as G-rated these days, and some minor but necessary violence in a race with an evil villain.

If you already enjoyed the Buddies series (and I did, even though I don't like dogs), you'll surely like it. If not, and especially if you don't care for kids' movies, well ...

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