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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

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 ... Coach
Nicholas Harrison ... Pilot
Henry Hodges ... Mudbud (voice)
John Kapelos ... Jean George
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

They Talk. They Mush. They're Snow Cool!

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drugari na snegu See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Disney failed to properly vaccinate the original 20 puppies that they hired for filming eventually leading five of the puppies dying after contracting parvovirus. One of which reportedly died after being given back to its owner. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Rosebud: When we get home, I'm definitely going to need a pawdecure.
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Connections

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Performed by Mitchel Musso
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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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