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All-New Holiday Movie Joins The Most Popular Live-Action Direct-To-DVD Franchise Ever!
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Heartwarming Dog-Filled Holiday Adventure On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Download November 23, 2010

Prequel to The Overwhelmingly Popular 2009 Hit SANTA BUDDIES

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Burbank, Calif., July 2010 Disney's unbeatable and irresistible talking dogs are back in an all-new holiday movie for the whole family, with THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS. Debuting on Blu-ray hi-def and DVD on November 23, 2010 just in time for Thanksgiving (US 11/25)
and kicking off the holiday season around the world, the heartwarming family adventure joins the legacy of great dog-filled tales from the creators of the "Buddies" films, the most popular live-action direct-to-DVD franchise ever.

DISNEY'S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is an exciting and uplifting movie from director Robert Vince about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas in the tradition of Disney's classic holiday tales. This big city adventure for the whole family reveals the how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began.

DISNEY'S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS comes with a stocking full of fantastic bonus features, including:
An interactive Animated Pop-Up Book 'Buddies' puppy star Rosebud reads a holiday story featuring new canine friends from The Search For Santa Paws
Sing-Along Mode - colorful lyrics added to the film's song sequences, so audiences can sing along to the film's fantastic new songs.
Music Video tween favorite Debby Ryan (Disney Channel's Suite Life on Deck) performs a great new arrangement of 'Deck The Halls.'
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The film follows in the tradition of Disney's classic holiday tales with a heartwarming story about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. An exciting prequel, the movie allows kids of all ages to discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began as it is the inspiring original film (in a timeline it precedes 2009's Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws).

In the movie, when Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it's up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn ("America's Got Talent"'s Kaitlyn Maher), her new friend Will (The Game Plan's Madison Pettis) and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about. Do you believe in Santa Paws? Experiencing this sure-to-be holiday classic, full of fun, adventure and a carrying the timeless messages of the holidays, with surely delight the entire family!


Few things are more appealing, adorable and elicit bigger enthusiasm than man's best friend. From classic Old Yeller to classy Beverly Hills Chihuahua to animated Bolt, one of Hollywood's surest ways to delight audiences of all ages lies firmly at the feet of our four-legged friends. Since the 1997 big-screen debut of the sports-minded Golden Retriever star "Buddy," audiences have thrilled to the high-stakes antics in the AIR BUD movie series
with its fantastic sportsthemed adventures including basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and even America's national pastime baseball!

A quintet of adorable talking puppies followed the "Bud" movies in 2006, with the highlyanticipated launch of the BUDDIES series and a puppy craze began as AIR BUDDIES became the biggest live-action Direct-To-DVD movie of the year!

Following in those triumphant paw prints, the wise-cracking pups went North to Alaska to compete in a daring dogsled adventure, barking up yet another #1 for 2008, as SNOW BUDDIES crossed the finish line as the best-selling live-action Direct-to-DVD of all time*! Released to Disney DVD in February 2009, SPACE BUDDIES sent the puppies where no dog has gone before, and rocketed another hit into the homes of millions. With SANTA BUDDIES in 2009, director Robert Vince brought the popular puppy franchise to Christmas, with the overwhelmingly popular story that joined the ranks of the Disney dog classics, on the way to becoming the biggest live-action Direct-to-DVD release of the year - again.

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*Extrapolated Nielsen Home Entertainment data for calendar years 2007 and 2008. Titles released the current year. DVD only. North America.

STREET DATE: November 23, 2010
Direct prebook: 9/28/10
Distributor prebook: 10/12/10
Suggested retail price: DVD 29.99 SRP (US), $35.99 (Canada); Blu-ray $39.99 (US) and $44.99 (Canada)
Rated: US: G / Canada: English and French not yet rated
Bonus Material not rated in the US.
Technical specifications may only apply to feature
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16X9 televisions)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English, French and Spanish (Dubbed plus subtitles)

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Posted July 22, 2010.