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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.


Robert Vince
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaitlyn Maher ... Quinn
Madison Pettis ... Willamina
Richard Riehle ... Santa Claus
Danny Woodburn ... Eli
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Ms. Stout
John Ducey ... James Huckle
Bonnie Somerville ... Kate Huckle
Chris Coppola ... Gus
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Jimmy
Genevieve Hannelius ... Janie (as G. Hannelius)
Michelle Creber ... Taylor
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Mrs. Gibson
Melody B. Choi ... Mary (as Melody Choi)
Nicole Leduc ... Meg
Patrika Darbo ... Mrs. Claus


Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory.

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2010s | elves | slimehouse | magic | elf | See All (57) »


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


Towards the end the Huckles along with Will and Quinn arrive back at the foster home in heavy snow, however when Mrs Gibson lets them in there is not a flake of snow to be seen on them. See more »


Santa Claus: My goodness! I guess he's going to need a name!
Mrs. Claus: He is yours to name, dear.
Santa Claus: I think I'm going to name you Paws.
Santa Claus: You and I are going to be best friends for all eternity.
Paws: Eternity? How long is that?
Santa Claus: Why, forever, young pup!
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Followed by Super Buddies (2013) See more »


I Do Believe In Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Brahm Wenger and John M. Rosenberg (as John Rosenberg)
Arranged by Gregory Prechel
Performed by Michelle Creber and Kaitlyn Maher
Performed during the bedroom Christmas transformation
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Good Kids Movie
29 November 2010 | by msnellen82See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, and my two girls, age 4 and 1 did as well. The plot line was great, with a lot of suspense. It's just like one of the Buddies movies, without the Buddies. Its has a lot of the same characters as the Santa Buddies movie, which was a little confusing for my 4 year old Buddies lover, when there were no buddies in the movie. This seems like it could be more of a prequel to the Santa Buddies movie. Unlike the previous review, I thought the animated characters looked pretty life like. Of course their mouths moving aren't going to look like humans mouths moving! But if you are familiar with the Buddies movies, you know, and are used to that. I hope you and your children enjoy this movie as much as me and mine did!

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23 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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