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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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Robert Vince

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Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud"), Robert Vince | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Anton ... Bob
Andrew Astor ... Mikey
Charisse Baker ... Mural Painter
Danny Woodburn ... Eli
Tom Bosley ... Santa Paws (voice)
Field Cate ... Buddha (voice)
Tim Conway ... Sniffer (voice)
Chris Coppola ... Comet (voice)
Josh Flitter ... Budderball (voice)
Nico Ghisi Nico Ghisi ... Bartleby
Ben Giroux ... Clark
Skyler Gisondo ... B-Dawg (voice)
Zachary Gordon ... Puppy Paws (voice)
Ryan Grantham ... Sam
Ellie Harvie ... Pete's Mom (as Ellie Harvey)
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Storyline

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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Here comes Santa Paws. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws See more »

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Trivia

Kaitlyn Maher appeared in all predecessors and follow-ups to this movie, but every time in a different role. See more »

Quotes

Budderball: Buddha's always on time, whereas I'm always on time at dinnertime.
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Follows Air Buddies (2006) See more »

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An Awesome Christmas Movie!
29 November 2009 | by rockndaparadiseSee all my reviews

I absolutely love the "Buddies" movies. When I heard of this one coming out, I just desperately wanted to see it! I gotta be honest, this is one of the best Christmas movies I have ever seen in my entire life! While the previous three had some ups and downs, I didn't really see anything bad with this one. Unlike the previous three, "Santa Buddies" helped me learn more about the Buddies than I've ever known before. I always imagined B-Dawg as the possible leader of the Buddies, but I wasn't sure if there really was a leader amongst the five, and while Rosebud did seem to show some good leadership skills compared to her brothers, I believe this movie truly revealed to me that B-Dawg really is the leader. If you watch the film, you'll probably see what I mean. While this is the fourth installment in the "Buddies" series, this was actually the first one to have a song in it, which wasn't necessary but good to have in the film. Also, I might add that compared to other Christmas movies and specials I have seen, the plot to this one is actually very original. Most Christmas specials have one of five plots: 1. A kid has one wish for Christmas that he really wants, 2. Santa Claus has a problem of some kind and wants it resolved, 3. Somebody tries to take over Christmas from Santa, 4. A parody on "A Christmas Carol", or 5. A parody on "It's a Wonderful Life". This movie is not one of those plots. The plot to this movie involves Santa and his helpers trying to get everyone to believe in the Spirit of Christmas. This is a completely original plot that has never been used in any other Holiday movie or special. At least none that I can think of. Overall, this was by far the best of the "Buddies" movies, and it left me looking forward to seeing the next one. Although, I do have kind of a bad feeling that this is probably going to be the last movie of the series. I hope it isn't, but if it is, then I really hope they make a TV series. The Buddies are all great characters that I always look forward to seeing, because each one has a great personality, and I simply adore their chemistry. On a whole, "Santa Buddies" is a wonderful movie that should be in everybody's collection of Christmas movies for years to come.


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