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Air Buddies

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Air Bud's adorable talking pups to the rescue.

Movie PG 2006 80 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

I love Air Buddies!

I really love Air Buddies, because I like Talking Dogs movies. My favorite Character is Budderball. I'm such a Fan of Air Bud Entertainment.
age 4+

Buddies series review

This show is good for kids 4 in up. Once you get around 10, or maybe even 8 or 9, you can start to loose interest. I lost interest at about nine. However the puppies are pretty cute. No serious violence. In my opinion, the show is childish. And POTTY HUMOR. TOO MUCH. My brother enjoyed it because of that reason, though.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (16 ):

The story is fairly predictable and the humor slapstick, so older kids will probably lose interest along the way. But younger dog lovers are sure to enjoy the puppy antics and the DVD's special features, which include a segment called "Train Your Dog to Be a Star" and in-depth Puppy Profiles for each of the five main characters.

For some reason, the animation technique used to bring talking dogs to the screen was breed-specific: Chatting golden retrievers seem completely believable, and the wolf was suitably threatening, but the talking Basset Hound, Deputy Sniff (Don Knotts), looked jerky and fake -- perhaps it was the jowls? Overall, human and canine performances alike are solid, though the villain's accent veers from German to Cockney to the Bronx and ends up somewhere in Holland.

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