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Santa Buddies (2009)

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At the North Pole, Santa Claus (Father Christmas) and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toy processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bob
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Mikey
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Mural Painter
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Eli
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Santa Paws (voice)
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Buddha (voice)
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Sniffer (voice)
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Comet (voice)
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Budderball (voice)
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Bartleby
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Clark
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B-Dawg (voice)
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Puppy Paws (voice)
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Sam
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Pete's Mom (as Ellie Harvey)
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At the North Pole, Santa Claus (Father Christmas) and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toy processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the icicle drawing on Christmas spirit. When harshly rebuked Puppy Paws, wishing there was no Christmas, and he a regular dog, runs away to Fernfield and joins the five Buddies siblings, power falls beneath minimum. Chief Elf Eli finds his trace, and travels in an attempt to save his and the world's Christmas spirit, but the six puppies face misunderstandings, and the grim dog catcher Stan Cruge. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Buddies Are Coming To Town! See more »

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24 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws  »

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Trivia

George Wendt's fourth time as Santa Claus. See more »

Quotes

B-Dawg: P-Squared, if you need help saving Christmas, we're your buddies!
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Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Spooky Buddies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bell Rings
Lyrics by Brahm Wenger and Justin Long
Music by Brahm Wenger and Gregory Prechel
Arranged by Gregory Prechel
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Make the Bad Men Stop
7 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Watched due to a policy we have of monitoring our kids' "free" viewing choice, a policy we are now reconsidering after sitting through this pile of dog snow. Basically there is no Christmas movie cliché that is not recycled, nor is there a script problem that can't be addressed with "magic blah blah blah".

My wife and I did have a running discussion during the film, though, as to whether George Wendt was (a) drunk (b) deliberately trying to camp it up, or (c) channeling his worst high school play as the inspiration for his performance.

There is some nostalgia value, though: Christopher Lloyd revives his "Jim" character from Taxi, at least we think that's what he's doing. The computer-animated reindeer reminded me of the talking Camels from the pre-1972 Camel cigarette ads.

So, cynical adults, did the kids enjoy it? The six-year old got bored, at the end the nine-year old, whose choice it was, said, "my Christmas wish is that I had chosen another movie for my video time."


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