Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Santa Buddies Gift Set |
DVD+ Five Plush Buddies
Actors: Craig Anton, Andrew Astor, Charisse Baker, Tom Bosley, Field Cate
Director: Robert Vince
Stills from Santa Buddies (Click for larger image)
My son loves these buddie movies
Anthony Harris | Dallas, Tx | 10/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is mainly in response to the previous reviewer complaining about this movie. This movie is obviously not for you because your an adult and you probably don't have children. Because if you did, you would see that kids love these movies, my son watches them all the time(he's 4). The target audience is obviously children, not some grumpy old man with internet access and extreme distaste for Golden Retrievers."
No surprises...pretty much just cute puppies at Christmas ti
Nanciejeanne | 04/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter loves these puppy movies, so we thought she would enjoy this one, too. Well, she did enjoy it once, but hasn't been clamoring to see it again (like she does with her favorite movies.) She is a little older (age 10) but still likes the "cute" things. I think past the age of around 7, kids seem to demand a little more of an interesting plot and character development in their movies(and I think that is a good thing!) This one is a little short on that end. There is a story, but it is more just to move along the scenes of puppies doing adorable things. Adults, don't expect to get really involved in the story. Some children's movies can indeed be great for adults, too. This one? Not so much. Not horrible, but not a classic (like say, Beauty and the Beast or something.)
I don't really understand the "combo" concept of Blu-ray + DVD. I imagine the thinking is, that if they throw in the Blu-ray for free, they may eventually entice non-owners to get a Blu-ray player. Maybe they think folks might end up with a few unwatched Blu-rays lying around and figure they should switch. Then they will want to buy more copies of their favorite DVDs....which likely would include new versions of all the classic Disney movies. And they do that goofy "Disney Vault" thing, so they further try to coerce you into buying stuff because it "will be gone soon!!!" Sorta like having junk food in the cupboard...you know you don't NEED it, but since it is there anyway, you keep thinking about it, and eventually eat it!"
Cute but just so so
Morganna Wolf | Pacific NW | 02/20/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Granddaughter who is 5 was mildly interested and the adults were less than engaged. I thought that since this was a dog focused movie granddaughter who is puppy and horse crazy would love it. She was only mildly interested.
This story ebbs and flows as does the acting. The most consistent acting comes from Christopher Lloyd who plays the dog catcher.
I do like that this package has both at blu-ray and standard DVD disks.
Didn't hold my son's interest for long
Jay | Orlando, FL United States | 01/15/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had high hopes that this movie would be a huge hit with my 2 year old son, but sadly that wasn't the case. Santa and puppies seemed like a sure win around Christmas time but within 30 mins my son was asking to watch his favorite movies (Cars). I watched thru the rest of the movie for the purposes of this review but in the end I was pretty disappointed in this for a Disney film. This was more of a made for TV special in my opinion, I was recently surprised to see that there is another movie called Space Buddies so I can only assume that this is a successful franchise. The acting was "eh" and the special effects were hardly special. It is what it is, it's a holiday movie about puppies who can talk, and with the same tired story, need to save Christmas by pulling Santa's sleigh. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this but I really expected my son would. Since it failed to hold his attention I'd have to say it was a failure. Perhaps he'll appreciate it more when he gets older, but for now I will stick the Pixar movies which he always loves. I will applaud Disney for their angle on including the Bluray and the DVD together, this is really awesome for people with DVD players in the car but nice Home Theaters at their house. If I have to sit thru a bad movie, I can at least appreciate it in high def."