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"Space Buddies" (Blu-ray)

movie-january-2009-space-buddies.jpgSynopsis

A company called Vision Enterprises is launching a test of their Vision One, a spacecraft designed to take average citizens into space for the adventure of their lifes.

The children of a local gradeschool get the opportunity to watch the launch, which is supposed to be unmanned.

Well, Vision One is launched, and it is unmanned, but five dogs belonging to some of the children and who followed them to the launch site accidentally get on board. So, Buddah, Budderball, B-Dawg, Mudbud, Gravity, and Rosebud find themselves out of this world.

After refueling at a Russian space station and picking up another dog, Spudnik, while they are there, Vision One lands on the moon, relaunches, and makes it home in one piece, thanks in part to the ingenuity of all the dogs.

 

 

Specifications

  • Walt Disney Studios
  • 2009, Rated G, 1 Hr 24 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Jason Earles, Diedrich Bader, Amy Sedaris, Liliana Mumy, Josh Flitter
  • Directed by Robert Vince
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Good use of CG to make the dogs' mouths move with their speaking. It's definitely a small children entertainment movie, so if your kids are, say, 12, they will be doing the IM thing on their cell phones instead of watching.

Technical

Excellent picture quality, but hardly any use of surround sound

Extras

These include Buddy Facts, Buddy Bloopers (you can imagine the bloopers with the actors being half a dozen dogs), Dancing in the Moonlight (Music Video), DisneyPedia - The Buddies' Guide to Space Travel, and Buddy Finder. The movie is also BD-Live.