Santa Buddies [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Sort of A Christmas Carol with dogs.
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What gets this film a two star review on my part is the fact that as soon as the humans open their mouths, the film goes straight down hill. Christopher Lloyd did a good boo/hiss villain but Santa (the bloke who played Norm in Cheers) is particularly dire: being out acted by a golden retriever must be a career low for any actor. I couldn't watch him, it made me feel so sorry for the man.
So get this if you can get it really cheaply and your kids don't mind watching DVDs on their own 'cos you will not be able to stomach this, really you wont.
If you love cute and cuddly dogs you have to get this.
A grest holiday film with lots of Ahh factors.
My rating is based on a compromise of two perspectives: My own as an adult who has seen all of Disney's films and judges each new one according to the high standards set by classics such as Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi (Three Stars), and, the perspective of children no older than six (Four Stars). Add another Star for the "bonus materials" and the production values (image and sound) and divide by two. (The two-disco "Combo Pack" really is quite a bargain, offering both DVD and Blu-ray HD plus 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.) Younger viewers will have favorite scenes they enjoy seeing again and again and again. (I can't think of one I am eager to see again.) The combination of adorable puppies, the North Pole, Santa Claus, and the spirit of Christmas creates an exceptionally pleasant experience for them but, at least in my opinion, much less so for adults.
One final point. Unsupervised younger children have easy access to what Robert Burns characterizes as "man's inhumanity to man" in his poem, From Man was made to Mourn: A Dirge, (1785). Although I do not consider Santa Buddies to be comparable with a number of Disney classics, it does have a quality of innocence that I find refreshing and consider commendable. I hope that leaders in the film industry will continue to have the courage as well as the talents to produce films that affirm traditional values rather than glorify and (at least by implication) condone violence in one form or another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son liked this dvd and it included his well known characters, a bit predictable for me though.Published 9 days ago by sez
Ok film, my daughter has the whole buddies collection but this isn't one of her favouritesPublished 8 months ago by Amy vittles
My four year old loves this. Dogs and Santa, what could be better!!Published 11 months ago by Mrs N Morley