Air Bud (series)

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Disney Buddies
Directed by Charles Martin Smith (1)
Richard Martin (2)
Bill Bannerman (3)
Robert Vince (4, 614)
Mike Southon (5)
Produced by Robert Vince (112)
Anna McRoberts (410)
Keven Kasha (45)
Michael Strange (15)
Anne Vince (15)
Ian Fodie (23)
William Vince (12)
Bob Weinstein (1)
Harvey Weinstein (1)
Written by Kevin DeCicco (19)
Paul Tamasy (19)
Aaron Mendelsohn (19)
Robert Vince (310)
Anne Vince (36)
Mike Whiting (3)
Sara Sutton (4)
Stephanie Isherwood (4)
Anna McRoberts (45, 710)
Phil Hanley (68)
Music by Brahm Wenger
Production
  company
Keystone Entertainment (1997-2003) Key Pix Productions (2006-present) Liberty Films(2013-present)
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Miramax Films
Dimension Films
Release date(s) 1997–present
Country United States
Language English

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 2014, there are fourteen movies in the franchise, including five in the Air Bud series, seven in the Air Buddies series, and two Christmas spin-offs of the Air Buddies series.

On 12 December 2013, Liberty Films(A UK Independent film studio) announced their intentions to co-produce a new Buddies film with Disney with an aim for release in Summer 2015. On 16 December 2013, Liberty Films appointed Ben Harper as director for their upcoming film.

Air Bud films[edit]

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

Air Buddies films[edit]

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.
  2. Snow Buddies (2008) – The offspring of Buddy and Molly go on an Alaskan adventure.[8]
  3. Space Buddies (2009) – The Buddies tag along for a field trip to the space museum and accidentally walk aboard a rocket ship.[9]
  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.[10][11]
  7. Super Buddies (2013) – The Buddies acquire rings that give them super powers, now they must use them to stop a villain.
  8. Upcoming Buddies film (2015) – A brand new film which will see the Buddies on a new adventure.

Spin-off series[edit]

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[edit]

Characters Main films
Air Bud Air Bud: Golden Receiver Air Bud: World Pup Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch Air Bud: Spikes Back Air Buddies Snow Buddies Space Buddies Santa Buddies The Search for Santa Paws Spooky Buddies Treasure Buddies Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Super Buddies
Buddy Air Buddy Various golden retriever dog actors Tom Everett Scott (voice)  
Molly   Non-Speaking Role   Molly Shannon (voice)  
B-Dawg   Skyler Gisondo (voice)   Skyler Gisondo (voice)   Cooper Roth (voice)
Buddha   Dominic Scott Kay (voice) Jimmy Bennett (voice) Field Cate (voice) Field Cate (voice)
Aramis Knight (voice, uncredited)
  Charles Henry Wyson (voice)   Tenzing Trainor (voice)
Budderball   Josh Flitter (voice)   Nico Ghisi (voice) Tucker Albrizzi (voice)   Jeremy Shinder (voice)
Mudbud   Spencer Fox (voice) Henry Hodges (voice) Ty Panitz (speaking voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit (singing voice)
  Ty Panitz (voice)   Ty Panitz (voice)
Rosebud   Abigail Breslin (voice) Liliana Mumy (voice)   G. Hannelius (voice)   G. Hannelius (voice)
Josh Framm Kevin Zegers  
Norm Snively Michael Jeter  
Sheriff Bob   Patrick Cranshaw  
Sniffer   Don Knotts (voice)   Tim Conway (voice)   Tim Conway (voice)   Tim Conway (voice)
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  
  • Note: A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolk, Josh (April 3, 1998). "Air Bud". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Finley, Adam (February 24, 2006). "Air Bud is Coming Back". AOL Moviefone. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Air Bud (1997)". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Air Bud: Golden Receiver". Fandango. Fandango. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Air Bud: World Pup Plot Summary and Details". AOL Moviefone. AOL Moviefone. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch". New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Tyner, Adam (24 June 2003). "Air Bud Spikes Back". DVD Talk. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ Kho, Nancy (December 20, 2010). "Snow Buddies". Common Sense Media. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ Orange, B. Alan (February 6, 2009). "Space Buddies DVD". MovieWeb. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "TREASURE BUDDIES Straight to DVD Feature". Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ Katz, Josh (November 4, 2011). "Treasure Buddies Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ Herman, Joly (November 23, 2010). "The Search for Santa Paws". Common Sense Media. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 

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