Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hello Couchers! Welcome to the November 30th edition of Tuesday Couch Potatoes where we post about a movie each week. Because it is winter, we can all expect lots of snow in countries that do have this season. It was snowing here the entire day yesterday and I felt like just stuffing myself into the couch with a popcorn bowl in one hand and a mug of hot chocolate in the other hand and just do a movie marathon. But instead, I mustered my courage to get my butt out of the house early in the morning and set off to the university.
Anyway, enough of my small talk. Let's proceed to this week's theme: On Ice. My pick will be Snow Buddies, a 2008 Disney movie in the Air Buddies series that features talking dogs and puppies. I really enjoyed this movie and I think it is one of the perfect family movies that you could add on your movie collection. Watching these puppies reminded me of Bruce and Alice our former Labrador retrievers who all looked so cute and cuddly when they were still puppies. I am a dog person after all and movies like this one just appeal to me and my family.
Here's a review I snatched from the official website:
The Buddies puppies (Air Buddies) have been a great team since birth and now that Buddha, Mudbud, Rosebud, Budderball, and B'Dawg have all been adopted by various well-matched families throughout Fernfield Washington, they've each developed a comfortable routine with their new owners. After being chastised by Ms. Mittens (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) for chasing her kitten, B'Dawg and the rest of the Buddies meet up in the park for a game of ball, but Budderball leads them astray after spotting a truck full of ice cream. What none of them expects after their all-you-can-eat ice cream binge is that they will soon end up parachute dropped into Ferntiuktuk Alaska with what's left of the ice cream shipment. After a night spent alone in a strangely white and very cold world, they are befriended by a young husky dog named Shasta (voiced by Dylan Sprouse) who's young owner Adam (Dominic Scott Kay) wants nothing more in life than to assemble a sled dog team and compete in a dogsled race across Alaska. Assuming that the Buddies are the answer to Adam's prayers for a sled dog team, Shasta convinces the Buddies to race and enlists the legendary sled dog Talon (voiced by Kris Kristofferson) to train them all while Adam pours over his father's old sledding journal and single-handedly constructs a sled that's the perfect size for him and his team. Adam secretly enters the race against his father's wishes and thus begins a perilous, but exhilarating journey that teaches everyone involved a lot about teamwork, faith, and the importance of helping others. While many aspects of this film are completely unbelievable, the talking Buddies are adorable, the plot is significantly improved over the movie's predecessor Air Buddies, and the wholesome message will appeal to children and adults alike. (Ages 3 and older) --Tami Horiuchi
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Thanks for joining us this week Couchers! Next week, join us for a Family Adventure Movie. Thank you all for joining! Keep warm and Happy TCP!