The "AIR BUD" films have been following the same formula, more or less, and now with the latest edition in the series, "AIR BUDDIES", the difference is that this film focuses on puppies! It's hard not to like the puppies here, and while "AIR BUDDIES" wears out its welcome for adults pretty quick, there are a few scenes that are sure to bring out an "awwww" from any parent walking by the screen. Kids under 10 will certainly be captivated by the film, as it borrows liberally from other popular kids films. Even the dog snatchers bare more than a passing resemblance in theme to the bumbling thieves of the "HOME ALONE" films. The pups have voices, ala the "LOOK WHO'S TALKING" films, etc. But, the kids experiencing this film at Thanksgiving time wanted to watch it more than once, and they are the intended audience.
BUENA VISTA has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. This is a great transfer. Colors are rich and vibrant throughout. Blacks and grays are deep for clarity in darker scenes. The detail is excellent, allowing for amazing clarity and distinctive images of the dog's hair and more. FLAWLESS!!!
BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. The mix is more aggressive than we'd expected with active surrounds for large parts of the film. However, most separation is delegated to the front soundstage. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
BUENA VISTA has included 9 trailers for other films and three featurettes.