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Snow Buddies (2008)

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In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

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Robert Vince
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Bernie (voice)
Jimmy Bennett ... Buddha (voice)
Lothaire Bluteau ... Francois (voice)
Jason Bryden ... Announcer Phil
Kelly Chapek Kelly Chapek ... Alice
Jarvis Dashkewytch Jarvis Dashkewytch ... Sam
Mike Dopud ... Joe
Josh Flitter ... Budderball (voice)
Tyler Foden ... Bartleby
Skyler Gisondo ... B-Dawg (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Miss Mittens (voice)
Anthony Harrison Anthony Harrison ... Coach
Nicholas Harrison ... Pilot
Henry Hodges ... Mudbud (voice)
John Kapelos ... Jean George
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In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race.

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Something incredible is about to be discovered. See more »

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Adventure | Family

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Trivia

In the airplane scenes, you can see a mountain in the distance with snow on top. That mountain is actually Mount Baker. The mountain is situated east of the Bellingham / Mount Vernon area (on the way to the North Cascades) and can be seen in the distance on a clear day. See more »

Goofs

When Budderball is rolling in a snowball down the hill and hits the tree it's obvious that it's a toy dog that falls out of the snowball. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Follows Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Lean On Me
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Mitchel Musso
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc.
On behalf of Interior Music Corporation
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Just Another Entry In a Dying Franchise
10 April 2010 | by t-dog8See all my reviews

In film history, there have been several franchises in which the first film was great or decent, and the next five, six, or seven installments made no sense and were absolutely dreadful. Walt Disney's Snow Buddies falls into this category. Another spin-off of the Air Bud films, this is one film your dog-loving daughter may enjoy, but will give you torture.

The story involves Air Bud's five pups as they sneak into an ice cream delivery truck and are shipped to Alaska. The pups meet an Alaskan pup, which leads to a sub-plot, then back to the story, then the sub-plot, until that sub-plot is intertwined into the main story. By then you'll have no interest whatsoever about what happens to these pups and will constantly be checking the time, waiting for an end.

Looking at the cast, I was surprised to see talents Whoopi Goldberg and James Belushi were wasted in such a time-killer. Snow Buddies lacks the humor and charm that make family films enjoyable, or at least bearable to watch. All Snow Buddies does is pile on the clichés, cheap jokes, and laughably bad performances to make you wish you had 90 minutes of your life back.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

5 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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