Space Buddies DVD Review
Your favorite talking puppies blast off on a new adventure—into space! The five golden retrievers accidentally stow away on the Vision One spaceshuttle and find themselves bound for the moon without enough fuel to get them back to earth. Will the cute,
Your favorite talking puppies blast off on a new adventure—into space! The five golden retrievers accidentally stow away on the Vision One spaceshuttle and find themselves bound for the moon without enough fuel to get them back to earth. Will the cute, fuzzy pups find a way to refuel or is getting home doggone impossible?
The puppies find some help from a Russian dogmanaut named Spudnik who’s been lost in space aboard a space station for years. Jason Earles, who plays Miley’s big brother Jackson on Hannah Montana, affects a believable Russian accent for the voice of Spudnik.
Budderball is always hungry, so he makes quick use of the Lunch-o-Matic, a cool machine that dispenses freeze-dried versions of all his favourite snacks. Press your paw to the screen and in a second you’ve got all the flavour of a chili dog, plus all the nutrients a dogmanaut needs to stay healthy in space.
The puppies could’ve made it home no problem if it weren’t for the trickery of a mean-spirited scientist named Dr. Finkel. Dr. Finkel hijacks the mission by only filling up 2 of the 3 fuel tanks. Despite his dastardly ways, Finkel is definitely one of the funniest characters and you’ll chuckle when he bosses around his underling: “Why is a cappuccino not touching my lips?”
Buddy Bloopers would’ve been funnier if the gag reel was made of real mistakes instead of staged ones filmed specifically for the DVD extras. The best parts are when the dogs misbehave like when Budderball eats Rosebud’s bow or when one of the puppies bites off an actor’s beard.
The music video for Dancing in the Moonlight by Alyson Stoner sounds a lot like Hilary Duff used to, which is a good thing. The Duffster is growing up so we need another teen queen to pick up where she left off.
The Buddies’ Guide to Space Travel takes you behind the scenes of the visual effects department. You learn how the special effects team replaces the green screen with a lunar landscape and there’s some factoids about real space travel like how astronauts train underwater to simulate weightless conditions.
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