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What to know: When a group of precocious puppies get trapped aboard an experimental space ship without enough fuel to return home, they must band together to figure out a way home.
Recommended age 4-12
84 minutes
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I like this movie because the dogs make space travel look like so much fun! Space Buddies is about five golden retrievers, Buddha, Budderball, B-Dawg, Mudbud, and Rosebud, voiced by Field Cate, Josh Flitter, Skyler Gisondo, Henry Hodges, and Liliana Mumy, who follow their kid owners on a school field trip to the space station to watch a spaceship take off to the moon. The five dogs sneak onto the spacecraft to take a look and they accidentally get launched into space. While on their way to the moon, they stop to refuel at another spacecraft owned by a Russian man, Yuri, played by Diedrich Bader. These curious puppies venture onto Yuri's spaceship to take a look around and meet Yuri's dog, Spudnick, voiced by Jason Earles. He wants to hitch a ride back with the five friends to get back to his owner on Earth. You'll have to watch this fantasy, adventure film to find out if the dogs will be trapped up in space forever! My favorite character in this film is a little ferret named Gravity voiced by Amy Sedaris. Gravity is so cute and she has such a sweet bond with her owner. My favorite scene in this film is when the dogs enter the spaceship and everything is so white and clean and modern. I really like the image and the looks on the dogs' faces are rather amusing. Directed by Robert Vince, written by Kevin DiCicco, with music that set the daring mood of this film by Sherman Kelly and Arnold Rezler. The cinematography in this film is pretty good, although some scenes aren't the best quality. I really like how the spaceships look. Yuri and Spudnick's spacecraft is rather old and beaten up, but they have their own garden which is a great source of air and nutrients. The puppies' spaceship is so modern! They even have a snack bar, which I thought was funny. I recommend this film to kids ages five through twelve because it's entertaining and fun for the whole family, although it moved slowly at some points. I give Space Buddies three and a half out of five stars because although I do like this movie, I feel it needs a little more action. Look for this classic family film on HDNet movies KidScene this month. Camille Bajema, age 10, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Ready to go on intergalactic space adventure? Well then hop on board and watch this film. This film follows along the five talking pups on their latest adventure. Follow along as Rosebud (Liliana Mumy), Mudbud (Henry Hodges), Budderball (Josh Flitter), Buddha (Filed Cate) and B-Dawg (Skyler Gisondo) tag along on their young owners' class field trip and accidentally get launched into space and head to a Russian space station. Once there, they meet a new friend, a Russian Dog Astronaut, Spudnick (Jason Earles), who is stuck in the space station. Spudnick desperately wants to go home to his boy owner, Sasha. My favorite characters are the Buddies. I like them, because they were very adorable and very, very cute and they each have their own unique personality, like a real person. These dogs are very curious and that's how they got into so much trouble, however they do manage to save the day, with some help from their new friend, Spudnick. I also like Spudnick because he is extremely adorable and smart. My favorite scene is when Spudnick's dream comes true. I like this scene because it's very cute how he had had to dream to be the first dog astronaut to walk on the moon and his dreams became fulfilled with the help of the Buddies. The cinematography is very well done, and the blow up scene was awesome. Also, I love how very cool it looks seeing the dogs walking and jumping on the moon, as well watching them moving and floating through space. While the story is a bit farfetched, I think it's a movie that young children will love. Adults may find the story to crazy and not really for them. This film is very touching and it almost brings you to cheer out loud at some scenes. I rate this film 4 out of 5 stars because not everyone in your family will enjoy it, but the kids will definitely love it! Look for this movie and other fantastic films on HDNet movies KidScene this month. One small step for dog, one giant step for dog kind! Julianna Noone, age 12, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Screening throughout December 2012 on HDNet Movies - kidScene. Originally released in 2009.
When a group of precocious puppies get trapped aboard an experimental space ship without enough fuel to return home, they must band together to figure out a way home.
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