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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Alexander ... Doctor
Diedrich Bader ... Comet (voice)
Sahar Biniaz ... Posh Poodle Woman
Danny Woodburn ... Eli
Jan Bos ... Newscaster (as Jan Boss)
Ameko Eks Mass Carroll ... Crying Child
Melody B. Choi ... Mary (as Melody Choi)
Dawn Chubai ... World News Reporter
Jason Connery ... Haggis (voice)
Bill Cobbs ... Mr. Stewart
Chris Coppola ... Gus
Michelle Creber ... Taylor
Patrika Darbo ... Mrs. Claus
Michael Deyermond Michael Deyermond ... Dancer (voice)
John Ducey ... James Huckle
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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The Car from Elli is changing into a yellow Cab Taxi, an Ambulance and US Mail Service Car. See more »

Goofs

It is stated that Santa delivers presents all in one night. In some countries, it's already Christmas Day and some places are still Christmas Eve. The Scandinavian countries celebrate it on the 24th of December. See more »

Quotes

Quinn: Where are you going?
Willamina: Who says I'm going anywhere?
Quinn: Can I come?
Willamina: Ok, but we have to hurry.
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Follows Air Bud 3 (2000) See more »

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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The Search for Santa Paws (2010)
14 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee 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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