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Air Buddies is a series of direct-to-DVD movies produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The series is a spin-off series to Disney’s Air Bud movie series.

The movies are about Air Bud’s five puppies: Budderball, B-Dawg, Buddha, Mudbud and Rosebud, who all go out together on a crazy adventure. Unlike the original Air Bud series, however, in this movie series, the animals talk.

The films in the Air Buddies franchise are as follows:


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  • The Ace: Pretty much every guest dog in each movie.
  • Ascended Extra: Each Buddies movie has one guest dog joining the Buddies.
  • Battle Couple: Buddy and Molly.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Buddies sometimes get vicious when they fight.
  • Big Eater: Budderball, obviously.
  • Big "NO!": Budderball says this in Super Buddies when Captain Canine dies.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sometimes Rosebud.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Budderball's catchphrase is "Oh, sweet mama!"
    • B-Dawg has several catchphrases.
    • Rosebud's catchphrase is "Girl Power!"
  • Christmas Episode: Santa Buddies.
  • Cool Old Guy: Deputy Sniffer.
    • Also Bartelby's grandpa in Super Buddies.
  • Covers Always Lie: On the Air Buddies posters, B-Dawg is seen wearing sunglasses. However, he does not wear them at all in the movies.
  • Cute Bruiser: Rosebud.
  • Darker and Edgier: The Search For Santa Paws opens up with Santa Claus mourning the loss of a friend, one of the characters saying how they're sterile, and the obligatory Orphanage of Fear. And that's just the beginning of the movie!
  • Demoted to Extra: Buddy, the star of Air Bud, was demoted to a smaller role in these movies. While he and Molly did have good-sized roles in Air Buddies and Snow Buddies, they are more AWOL in the other films.
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  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Unlike Stan Cruge, Ms. Stout is given no Freudian Excuse for why she hates Christmas. She just does.


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