Air Bud (series)

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Disney Buddies
Directed byCharles Martin Smith (1)
Richard Martin (2)
Bill Bannerman (3)
Robert Vince (4, 6–12)
Mike Southon (5)
Produced byRobert Vince (1–12)
Anna McRoberts (4–10)
Keven Kasha (4–5)
Michael Strange (1–5)
Anne Vince (1–5)
Ian Fodie (2–3)
William Vince (1–2)
Bob Weinstein (1)
Harvey Weinstein (1)
Written byKevin DeCicco (1–9)
Paul Tamasy (1–9)
Aaron Mendelsohn (1–9)
Robert Vince (3–10)
Anne Vince (3–6)
Mike Whiting (3)
Sara Sutton (4)
Stephanie Isherwood (4)
Anna McRoberts (4–5, 7–10)
Phil Hanley (6–8)
Music byBrahm Wenger
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Release date(s)1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Disney Buddies
Directed byCharles Martin Smith (1)
Richard Martin (2)
Bill Bannerman (3)
Robert Vince (4, 6–12)
Mike Southon (5)
Produced byRobert Vince (1–12)
Anna McRoberts (4–10)
Keven Kasha (4–5)
Michael Strange (1–5)
Anne Vince (1–5)
Ian Fodie (2–3)
William Vince (1–2)
Bob Weinstein (1)
Harvey Weinstein (1)
Written byKevin DeCicco (1–9)
Paul Tamasy (1–9)
Aaron Mendelsohn (1–9)
Robert Vince (3–10)
Anne Vince (3–6)
Mike Whiting (3)
Sara Sutton (4)
Stephanie Isherwood (4)
Anna McRoberts (4–5, 7–10)
Phil Hanley (6–8)
Music byBrahm Wenger
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Release date(s)1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Air Bud film series (also known as Air Buddies or Disney Buddies) is an American film franchise based on a sports-playing golden retriever named Buddy, portrayed by Air Buddy.[1] The franchise began in 1997 with the theatrical release of Air Bud, followed by the theatrical release of Air Bud: Golden Receiver in 1998.[1][2] The rest of the films in the series were released in direct-to-video form. The Air Buddies or Disney Buddies spin-off series began in 2006 with the release of Air Buddies and it focuses on the adventures of Air Buddy's talking golden retriever puppies.[2]

As of January 2012, there are twelve movies in the franchise, including five in the Air Bud series, six in the Air Buddies series, and one spin-off of the Air Buddies series. A sequel to the Air Buddies spin-off will be released in 2012.[citation needed]

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Air Bud films

The first 2 movies in the franchise were released in theaters, while later entries were direct-to-video releases.

Air Buddies films

The Air Buddies films focus on Buddy's puppies, and they were all direct-to-video releases.

  1. Air Buddies (2006) – Buddy and Molly's offspring work together to help each other while attempting to rescue their parents.[8]
  2. Snow Buddies (2008) – The offspring of Buddy and Molly go on an Alaskan adventure.[9]
  3. Space Buddies (2009) – The Buddies tag along for a field trip to the space museum and accidentally walk aboard a rocket ship.[10]
  4. Santa Buddies (2009) - The Buddies help deliver the presents on Christmas Eve.
  5. Spooky Buddies (2011) – The Buddies are in a new adventure when Halloween hits Fernfield.
  6. Treasure Buddies (2012) – The Buddies find themselves on an Indiana Jones style adventure. [11][12]

Spin-off series

The Santa Paws series is a spin-off of the Air Buddies series, and The Search for Santa Paws is a prequel to Santa Buddies.

Cast and characters

CharactersMain films
Air BudAir Bud: Golden ReceiverAir Bud: World PupAir Bud: Seventh Inning FetchAir Bud: Spikes BackAir BuddiesSnow BuddiesSpace BuddiesSanta BuddiesThe Search for Santa PawsSpooky BuddiesTreasure Buddies
BuddyAir Buddy Tom Everett Scott (voice) 
Molly Non-Speaking Role Molly Shannon (voice) 
B-Dawg Skyler Gisondo (voice) Skyler Gisondo (voice)
Bud-dha Dominic Scott Kay (voice)Jimmy Bennett (voice)Field Cate (voice)Field Cate (voice)
Aramis Knight (voice, uncredited)
 Charles Henry Wyson (voice)
Budderball Josh Flitter (voice) Nico Ghisi (voice)Tucker Albrizzi (voice)
Mudbud Spencer Fox (voice)Henry Hodges (voice)Ty Panitz (speaking voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit (singing voice)
 Ty Panitz (voice)
Rosebud Abigail Breslin (voice)Liliana Mumy (voice)Chloe Madison (voice) G. Hannelius (voice)
Josh FrammKevin Zegers 
Norm SnivelyMichael Jeter 
Sheriff Bob Patrick Cranshaw 
Sniffer Don Knotts Tim Conway Tim Conway
Shasta Dylan Sprouse 
Billy Wallace Shawn 
Belinda Debra Jo Rupp 
Babi Maulik Pancholy
Cammy Kaitlyn Maher
Ubasti Elaine Hendrix
Mala Bonnie Somerville
Slither Ryan Stiles

References

  1. ^ a b Wolk, Josh (April 3, 1998). "Air Bud". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,83481,00.html. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Finley, Adam (February 24, 2006). "Air Bud is Coming Back". AOL Moviefone. http://blog.moviefone.com/2006/02/24/air-bud-is-coming-back. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Air Bud (1997)". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! Movies. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800020092/details. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Air Bud: Golden Receiver". Fandango. Fandango. http://www.fandango.com/airbud:goldenreceiver_v168180/plotsummary. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Air Bud: World Pup Plot Summary and Details". AOL Moviefone. AOL Moviefone. http://www.moviefone.com/movie/air-bud-world-pup/1165226/synopsis. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch". New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/261094/Air-Bud-Seventh-Inning-Fetch/overview. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Tyner, Adam (24 June2003). "Air Bud Spikes Back". DVD Talk. http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/6789/air-bud-spikes-back/. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ Common Sense Media. November 23, 2009. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/air-buddies. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kho, Nancy (December 20, 2010). "Snow Buddies". Common Sense Media. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/snow-buddies. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ Orange, B. Alan (February 6, 2009). "Space Buddies DVD". MovieWeb. http://www.movieweb.com/dvd/DV2Xw633Ny6m53/RExFODCDGPH8BE. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "TREASURE BUDDIES Straight to DVD Feature". Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople. http://www.acfcwest.com/productions/2010/wrapped/treasurebuddies.html. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ Katz, Josh (November 4, 2011). "Treasure Buddies Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7677. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ Herman, Joly (November 23, 2010). "The Search for Santa Paws". Common Sense Media. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/search-santa-paws#whats-the-story-main. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 

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