Robert Vince

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Robert Vince
Born place of birth unknown, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Director, producer, writer, screenwriter
Years active 2000-present

Robert Vince is a Canadian director, producer, writer and screenwriter. He has been involved in movie production since the late 1980s and has been directing movies since 2000. Vince specializes in directing movies that feature animals playing sports, such as MVP: Most Valuable Primate, the Air Buddies series,[1] and Chestnut: Hero of Central Park. He's also William Vince's brother.[citation needed]


Vince is CEO of Key Pix Productions and best known as the filmmaker behind family film franchises "Air Bud" and "Air Buddies". While some directors shy away from making films with kids and animals, Vince has made it his chosen career. His directing credits include all of the "Air Buddies" franchise films, Santa Pups, Santa Paws, Chestnut, Spymate, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch, MVP: Most Vertical Primate and MXP: Most Xtreme Primate. Before Vince launched his directing career, he ran Keystone Entertainment, where he produced, co-wrote and directed more than 33 films, primarily in partnership with Disney, Miramax and Warner Bros. Vince has two sons and splits his time between his two main offices in Malibu and Vancouver.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Vince is the brother of William Vince, who was also a producer. Robert graduated Class of 1985 from Mount Allison University.


Year Title Director Producer Writer
2000 MVP: Most Valuable Primate Yes Yes Yes
2001 MVP: Most Vertical Primate Yes Yes Yes
2003 MXP: Most Xtreme Primate Yes Yes Yes
2004 Chestnut: Hero of Central Park Yes Yes Yes
2006 Spymate Yes Yes Yes
Air Buddies Yes Yes Yes
2008 Snow Buddies Yes Yes Yes
2009 Space Buddies Yes Yes Yes
Santa Buddies Yes Yes Yes
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Yes Yes Yes
2011 Spooky Buddies Yes Yes Yes
2012 Treasure Buddies Yes Yes Yes
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Yes Yes Yes
2013 Super Buddies Yes Yes Yes
2015 Russell Madness Yes Yes Yes
2016 Monkey Up[3] Yes No Yes
2016 Pup Star Yes No Yes


  1. ^ Willis, John (2000-04-01). Screen World 1999. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 206–. ISBN 9781557834119. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Corporate Bio". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
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