Dad of Divas' Reviews: Spooky Buddies on DVD & BD 9/20!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spooky Buddies on DVD & BD 9/20!

Spooky Buddies Trailer

Disney‘s Irresistible Talking Puppies Are Back! 

The Highly Anticipated All-New Movie 
Joins Disney‘s Most Popular Live-Action Direct-to-Video Franchise 

Fantastic Halloween-Themed Family Adventure 
Premieres September 20 Only on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,  
DVD and Movie Download 

The quintet of irresistible talking puppies, Disney‘s lovable ―Buddies,‖ are back for a ghoulish good time in a fantastic all-new Halloween-themed adventure, Spooky Buddies.  The studio‘s most popular live-action, direct-to-video franchise makes its highly anticipated return, premiering on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download -- September 20 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.  To learn more about this title, consumers are invited to visit

Overflowing with trick-or-treat action, the ‗Buddies‘ films are favorites of families and kids of all ages.  Spooky Buddies continues the overwhelmingly popular franchise that features the adorable talking puppies, with action, laughs and fast-paced adventure.  In this latest movie caper, the lovable canine clan find themselves in a mysterious mansion, with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance as they must stop a dastardly warlock from his plans for world destruction.  Packed with fun, excitement and a bag full of bonus features, Spooky Buddies is a spooktacular feature-length movie that treats audiences to a celebration of friendship and teamwork for the whole family. 

Spooky Buddies stars the voices of Diedrich Bader (TV‘s ―The Drew Carey Show‖), Ryan Stiles (TV‘s ―The Drew Carey Show‖), Debra Jo Rupp (TV‘s ―That 70‘s Show‖), Tim Conway (TV‘s ―SpongeBob SquarePants,‖ ―The Carol Burnett Show‖), Frankie Jonas (TV‘s ―Jonas‖), G. Hannelius (TV‘s ―Good Luck Charlie‖), Ty Panitz (Santa Buddies, How to Eat Fried Worms), Charles Henry Wyson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Nico Ghisi (Santa Buddies).  It also features the acting talents of Harland Williams (The Whole Nine Yards, Dumb and Dumber), Rance Howard (Night Club, The Dilemma), Jennifer Elise Cox (TV‘s ―Pretty the Series,‖ The Brady Bunch Movie), Pat Finn (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Michael Teigen (Santa Buddies), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Sierra McCormick (Ramona and Beezus), Skyler Gisondo (Santa Buddies, Space Buddies), Sage Ryan (Piranha), Jake Johnson (TV‘s ―Little Monk‖), and Tucker Albrizzi (Bridesmaids).  Director Robert Vince and Producer Anna McRoberts partner for their sixth ―Buddies‖ film. 

In Spooky Buddies, the lovable ―Buddies‖ -- talking pups B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha, Mudbud, and Rosebud -- embark on a spine-tingling journey across town to a shadowy mansion shrouded in legendary secrets.  In a race against the mysterious Howlloween Hound, the Buddies and some new friends -- Pip, Zelda, Rodney and Skip -- must stop Warwick the Warlock to save the world from his dastardly deeds. Their brave exploits in this trick-or-treat adventure highlight the importance of friendship, courage and teamwork. 

Bonus Features for Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Downloads 
 DIGS: Rosebud Edition — Leo Howard of Disney Channel‘s Leo Little‘s Big Show interviews Rosebud, the only female pup in the Buddies litter, as she invites viewers into her dream home for an exciting tour. Highlights include the creative use of the color pink throughout her d├ęcor, her blush-colored car – the perfect vehicle for the ultimate blond driver - and her fabulous closet holding luxurious garments, and some costumes that fans may recognize from past adventures. 

 All-New Music Video “Monster Mash” — A fun new Hip hop cover of this Halloween classic introduces the popular song to a new generation of trick-or-treaters with a high-energy new routine performed by Davis Cleveland, Adam Irigoyen, and Kenton Duty from the cast of Disney‘s Shake It Up. 

Disc Specifications: 
STREET DATE:   9/20/11 
Direct prebook:   7/26/11 
Distributor prebook:   8/9/11 

Suggested retail prices: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 
U.S./$46.99 Canada; 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 
Canada; High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 
U.S./$46.99 Canada; Standard Definition Movie Download 
= $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada 

Feature Run Time:  Approx. run time 88 minutes 
Rated:    G (bonus material not rated) 
Technical specifications may only apply to feature 
Aspect Ratio:   1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16X9 televisions) 
Sound:    DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound  
Blu-ray: 5.1 DTS HD 
Languages:   English, French and Spanish audio;  
    English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles 

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