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"Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

Synopsis

At the North Pole, not only is there a Santa Claus, but a Santa Paws who oversees toys and other goodies that should be delivered to all the good puppies out there.

Unfortunately, Santa Paws' son, Puppy Paws, is not very enthusiastic about Christmas and all the hassle of delivering gifts.

So, our pals, the Santa Buddies (same characters in previous Disney movies about dogs, including Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha, and Mudbud) get together to teach Puppy Paws that Christmas is not about the gift of material things, but a sharing of joy.

In the process, Puppy Paws ends up in the dog pound, and the gang has to rescue him.

Specifications

  • Walt Disney
  • 2009, Color, Rated G, 1 Hr 28 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD
  • Starring (Voices of) George Wentz, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway, Tom Bosley
  • Directed by Robert Vince
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Over the decades, Disney Studios has learned the art of making films that are mainly for kids, but are entertaining to their parents too. Such is the case for this series of stories involving the adorable puppies, whose characters children will recognize from movie to movie.

Technical

The video quality is excellent, but again, not much use of the surrounds. Is it really that much trouble and expense to add some ambience in the surround channels? Geesh! Now I am starting to sound like the Grinch.

Extras

These include Sing Along to Christmas Carols, a Music Video, and the SD DVD version.