'Air Bud: World Pup Special Edition'
(Kevin Zegers, Dale Midkiff, et al / DVD / G / 2010 / Disney)
Overview: The world’s most talented pooch is back in a heartwarming and hilarious sports adventure. When Buddy meets Molly and they have puppies, the hotshot hound is in for an all-new challenge, but the fun is just beginning. Catch all the action as Buddy joins his teenage owner Josh on the field in pursuit of the state soccer championship. You can relive every moment in an exciting Special Edition that will have you cheering for more!
DVD: Yes indeed ... the world's most talented pooch is back in a heartwarming and hilarious sports adventure. When Buddy meets Molly and they have puppies, the hotshot hound is in for an all-new challenge, but the fun is just beginning.
'Air Bud: World Pup,' the second sequel to the 1997 sleeper hit, also still stars Kevin Zegers, the child actor who starred in the first two films!! He's back as Buddy's owner Josh Framm with the only other returning lead actor being Shayn Solberg as Josh's goofy friend Tom.
The basic story remains similar to the one told twice before. This time, a high school soccer field takes over from a grade school gridiron, which itself replaced a basketball court. In forming a soccer team, Fernfield High is two members short.
Enter Josh and Buddy, as the team's tenth and eleventh players. Whether it's because Buddy, played by five dogs (none the original, who died in 1998), could only do so much or, the more likely reason, that Americans aren't all that crazy about watching soccer, the sport seems to play a lesser role here.
The few other significant parts have been recast, including, for the second time, Josh's mother and younger sister Andrea. The more prominent latter is now played by tanned actress Caitlin Wachs, who sould be upgraded to star for the next outing. This all-new 'AIR BUD: WORLD PUP SPECIAL EDITION' will give audiences of all ages something to cheer about! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
All-New: The Buddies Sports Channel: Soccer Edition
Making Of Air Bud World Pup Production Featurette (from the original release)
Exclusive In-Pack “Air Bud” Sport Cinch Bag