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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)

G  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  23 November 2010 (USA)
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Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory.

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Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory.

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At the end when Mr Stewart walks away from the toy store you can see he has difficulty walking, but in the wide shot of the street he is walking like a young man, not bothered by the snow at all. See more »

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Follows Snow Buddies (2008) See more »

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I Do Believe In Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger and John M. Rosenberg (as John Rosenberg)
Arranged by Gregory Prechel
Performed by Michelle Creber and Kaitlyn Maher
Performed during the bedroom Christmas transformation
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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
14 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A prequel to Santa Buddies without any of the buddies. So I guess it's kind of a spin-off too. We start in the North Pole, and it looks as crummy as before, but as Santa walks in, we see it's a different actor. Hallelujah! However, he may give an incredible performance when compared to the previous actor, but he looks so creepy. His face just has something sinister about it. We begin our story on Santa's birthday, and it's all downhill from there. This film is so dark and mature to begin with. Santa's birthday is interrupted by the announcement that his good friend has died. We are then introduced to a couple that reveal they are unable to have children. And then we go to an orphanage where the kids are mistreated. Once Santa arrives in New York, he is immediately hit by a taxi, loses his memory, and has his magic crystal stolen, while Santa Paws gets lost in the mean streets. I admit the first one was sickly cute, but this movie is rubbing shoulders with Requiem for a Dream in the depressing department. Of course all these plot threads come together eventually, and minus some garish musical numbers, it's done in a respectful manner. It's easy to care for these characters, and so I found that the Christmas spirit was earned rather than forced upon me. With so much darkness, I think this would be a great film for families to snuggle up with, as you can explain to your kids how horrible life can be sometimes.


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