Air Bud: World Pup

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Air Bud: World Pup
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DVD cover art
Directed by Bill Bannerman
Produced by Ian Fodie
Written by Mike Whiting
Robert Vince
Anne Vince
Based on Characters
by Paul Tamasy
Aaron Mendelsohn
Kevin DiCicco
Starring Martin Ferrero
Kevin Zegers
Dale Midkiff
Caitlin Wachs
Chilton Crane
Brittany Paige Bouck
Shayn Solberg
Miguel Sandoval
Chantal Strand
Music by Brahm Wenger
Cinematography Cyrus Block
Edited by Kelly Herron
Laura Mazur
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Video
Release date
December 12, 2000
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Air Bud: World Pup (also known as Air Bud 3 in most other countries) is a 2000 made-for-video American film, and the third film in the Air Bud series. It was the first Air Bud movie to be filmed without Buddy, the canine star of the first two films; Buddy died after production of the previous film, Golden Receiver.

World Pup was the first film in the Air Bud series not to be released theatrically in the US, however it was played in Philippine theaters for a limited time.


Teenager Josh Framm's mother, Jackie, has just married her veterinarian boyfriend, Patrick Sullivan. Josh and his best friend, Tom Stewart, have just made their school's soccer team when their coach reveals that their team will become co-ed. Josh meets Emma, an attractive girl who just moved with her family from England; and not only will she be playing on his soccer team, but she also has a golden retriever named Molly. Molly quickly has puppies with Josh's basketball and football-playing dog, Buddy. Next, it is discovered that Buddy also has the uncanny ability to play soccer. Buddy has a uniform and is on the roster, leading Josh's soccer team to the state championship. However, trouble occurs when Buddy's six newborn puppies are kidnapped by a man called Snerbert (Martin Ferrero) who wants to sell them for whippets.


Film location[edit]

Shooting took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The soccer field and red brick buildings in the background are part of Shaughnessy Elementary School.

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