The Search for Santa Paws

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The Search for Santa Paws
The Search for Santa Paws.jpg
Disney release poster
Directed by Robert Vince
Produced by Anna McRoberts
Robert Vince
Written by Robert Vince
Anna McRoberts
Starring Kaitlyn Maher
Zachary Gordon
Mitchel Musso
Madison Pettis
Genevieve Hannelius
Richard Kind
Jason Connery
Christopher Massey
Music by Brahm Wenger
Cinematography Kamal Derkaoui
Edited by Kelly Herron
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Canada
Language English

The Search for Santa Paws is a 2010 direct to video film. The movie is a prequel to Santa Buddies, as well as a spin-off from the Air Buddies film franchise and the tenth film in the Air Bud franchise. It was released on November 23, 2010.

Plot[edit]

When Santa Claus (Richard Riehle) travels to New York City and gets hit by a cab, loses his memory and gets the crystal that keeps him eternal is stolen, it's up to his new friend, his puppy named Paws (Zachary Gordon) to save him. Meanwhile, a young orphan named Quinn (Kaitlyn Maher) arrives at a foster home run by a strict and no-nonsense woman named Ms. Stout (Wendi McLendon-Covey) who does not approve of anything that children love: toys, Christmas decorations, singing, and even pets. She has a furnace which she uses to burn all the toys she confiscates from the girls. Despite the strict rules that she has to respect while staying at the foster home, Quinn eventually befriends the girls, including Janie (G. Hannelius) and Willamina "Will" (Madison Pettis). In order to save Christmas, Eli (Danny Woodburn) and Eddy (Richard Kind) the uncanny elf dog have to go to New York City to save Santa and Paws. But when Santa (Bud) is in the hospital, it takes the help of Quinn and Will to save Santa. When Kate and James take Bud from the hospital, Paws tells Eli to put his crystal next to Santa, but then he wakes up to find that Paws is a stuffed animal. They rush back to the North Pole and Paws turns into a full-grown dog named Santa Paws (Mitchel Musso) and Christmas is back on. Ms. Stout is fired from taking care of the orphan girls at the foster home, much to the excitement of the girls, and Will and Quinn are both adopted by James and Kate Hucklebuckle.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Angela Walker, writing for ChristianCinema.com, gave the DVD three stars out of five, but said that the film fits the normal Disney DVD formula. However she went on to say that the film was predictable and a little clichéd, but that kids would enjoy it and that the film adds to the "spirit of Christmas".[1]

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups was released on November 20, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Angela. "The Search for Santa Paws is a Cute Adventure". ChristianCinema.com. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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