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Santa Buddies (2009)

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The Buddies remind Santa Paws' feisty son, Puppy Paws, about the true meaning of Christmas.


Robert Vince


Kevin DiCicco (character "Air Bud"), Robert Vince | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »





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 Ryan Grantham ... Sam
Ellie Harvie ... Pete's Mom (as Ellie Harvey)


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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Did You Know?


The first appearance of Deputy Sniffer since Air Buddies (2006), only now he is voiced by Tim Conway, as opposed to Don Knotts. See more »


Rosebud: How'd it go?
Buddha: I lost it!
Puppy Paws: What's the "it" you lost, Zen?
Buddha: My temper! That's the "it" I lost!
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Spooky Buddies (2013) See more »


Season of Joy
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger
Arranged by Gregory Prechel
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Disney discovers The Great Pyrenees !!
19 December 2009 | by homecoming8See all my reviews

"Santa Buddies" is an entertaining family flick, that really hits the mark when it comes to the Christmas spirit. The dogs are fun to watch and very adorable and the cast is OK, with known names as Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and George Wendt (House, Cheers TV-series). Not just for the kids among us, it is enjoyable for anyone. Talking dogs is nothing new, but it is nicely done with lots of funny moments.

But what kind of dog is that white puppy and the great white one ? Well the answer is: Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, also known as the Great Pyrenees. We happen to own one ourselves and they are kind of rare. It is nice to finally see them on the big screen.

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Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws See more »

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