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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

They Shoot! They Score! THEY TALK!

Walt Disney Home Entertainment Presents an All-New Family Adventure

AIR BUDDIES

THE NEXT GENERATION OF EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE GOLDEN RETRIEVER IS HERE –
AIR BUD’S PUPPIES – THE AIR BUDDIES, Debuting On Disney DVD -- DECEMBER 12!

It’s A Family Affair With Five Canine Co-Star Puppies (Rosebud, B-Dawg,
Mudbud, Bud-dha and Budderball) That Talk Their Way Into Saving the Day!

Star-Studded cast of humans includes Richard Karn, Cynthia Stevenson, Patrick Cranshaw and
featuring the voices of Michael Clarke Duncan, Debra Jo-Rupp, Wallace Shawn,
Tom Everett Scott, and Molly Shannon with the Legendary Don Knotts

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BURBANK, Calif., August 2006 – Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the overwhelming audience favorite AIR BUD franchise, Walt Disney Home Entertainment debuts the Next Generation AIR BUDDIES, only on Disney DVD in time for the holidays, December 12. It’s a daring rescue mission when five adorable golden retriever puppies (collectively, “the Buddies”) must save their parents from evil dognappers. An action-packed, tail-wagging adventure for the whole family, AIR BUDDIES will have audiences of all ages cheering along as the puppies learn the thrills and pitfalls of independence, team work and the true meaning of family while delighting fans with a secret – these pups can talk!

AIR BUDDIES debuts the distinct personalities of the Buddies; Rosebud: girl power all the way, B-Dawg the ultimate hip hop P-U-P’, “Buddha,” the Zen one who practices Yoga, Mudbud,” gets down and dirty, and the big fella, “Budderball”. The star-studded cast includes Richard Karn, Cynthia Stevenson, and Patrick Cranshaw, featuring the voices by Michael Clarke Duncan, Wallace Shawn, Debra Jo Rupp, Tom Everett Scott, and Molly Shannon with the Legendary Don Knotts!

The puppies' voices are star studded too, Spencer Fox (Disney’s The Incredibles), Josh Flitter (Disney’s The Greatest Game Ever Played), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Dominic Scott Kay (Charlotte’s Webb) and introducing Skyler Gisondo.

AIR BUDDIES is available for $29.99 (S.R.P.), only on Disney DVD, December 12, 2006.

Loaded with cool bonus features, the AIR BUDDIES DVD includes “Train Your Dog To Be A Star,” an exciting opportunity for fans of the film to learn how to teach their dog many of the adorable stunts and tricks seen in the film. The debut AIR BUDDIES DVD also features “Hollywood Backstage Pass”, a one-of-a-kind piece that includes hilarious and adorable press junket-style interviews with the puppies where the dog stars answer questions and talk about the film; “A Puppy Profiler” bonus feature allowing fans to get up close and personal with the canine cast where you can find out what puppy you are most like, behind-the-scenes footage of the film’s creation; movie clips and much more.

This exciting franchise began with AIR BUD, a basketball adventure that debuted in 1997. Joining the series in 1998, was AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER, a football-themed feature. AIR BUD: WORLD PUP (soccer), AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH (Baseball) and AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK (Volleyball), followed in 2000, 2002 and 2003, respectively. This Next Generation, AIR BUDDIES, will delight fans of all ages, with something new all the animals talk!

AIR BUDDIES Film Synopsis: The Next Generation in the famous Air Bud franchise is here and this time it’s Air Bud’s five adorable puppies (The Buddies) off on a daring rescue mission to save their parents. The Buddies will leave you cheering at the hilarious and hair-raising exploits in this story of teamwork, adventure and the true meaning of family. And you’ll discover the puppies’ secret – they can talk! This holiday, Walt Disney Home Entertainment brings home fun for the whole family with an all-new movie, only on Disney DVD.

AIR BUDDIES Details:
Street Date
: December 12, 2006

Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD); $36.99 (DVD Canada)
Rated: U.S.: “PG” for Some Mild Rude Humor
Canada: “G”
Bonus Material not rated.
Feature run time: Approximately 80 minutes
Aspect ratio: Family friendly 1.33:1, 4x3 presentation size
Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

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Posted October 6, 2006 / Updated December 8, 2006.