Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of the iconic ‘Air Bud’ Golden Retriever films that became a staple for generations of moviegoers, and the groundbreaking ‘Disney Air Buddies’ talking puppy adventures, proudly unwrap an all-new holiday adventure film — PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS. A song and dance-filled movie for the whole family, PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS continues the fantastic adventures of the talking (and singing) canine characters that have recently gained overwhelming popularity in the PUP STAR franchise of films. These action-packed and song-filled family stories, feature an adorable cast of dogs including talking Yorkie, ‘Tiny,’ and ‘P.U.P.,’ the street-smart rapping mutt who stole Tiny’s heart.
The all-new movie begins as Tiny and P.U.P tie the knot in an elaborate song with the largest dance number in franchise history, before introducing audiences to the couple’s delightful litter of four precocious new puppies. The mischief, fun and adventure continues, as Christmas nears and pup siblings ‘Cindy,’ ‘Rosie,’ ‘Charlie’ and ‘Brody’ inadvertently stow away on Santa’s sleigh, ending up at the North Pole where they uncover an evil plot to steal the world’s Christmas spirit. But, little do they know, Bark and his mean team of Kano, Roland & Julio, have a new scheme to disrupt Pup Star and steal Christmas. They hijack Santa & the North Pole for their own personal gain. With Roland acting as the new Santa, and Bark forcing people to pay for Santa’s good will, the holiday spirit is at an all-time low. When the pups find themselves in the North Pole, it’s up to them to save not only the Pup Star special, but the Christmas spirit itself and discover the true meaning of the holiday. PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS is a fun, grand musical adventure, filled with singing pups, new songs, and a story filled with cheer and surprises!
“At Air Bud Entertainment, we love to create wholesome, live-action films that are fun for the whole family. We’re excited to continue the PUP STAR franchise like we did with the Disney Air Buddies films, by extending it with a great new holiday-themed story,” said Robert Vince, CEO of Air Bud Entertainment. “ We know the holiday season is such a special time for families, and we’re thrilled to create a great new film that they can watch together to celebrate the season. Debuting ‘Puppy Star Christmas’ on Netflix at Thanksgiving will give the perfect gift for families who are looking for a new, fun way to kick off their holiday traditions!”
The PUP STAR franchise launched in 2016 with the overwhelming hit also called PUP STAR. The cast of canine stars returned in 2017 with PUP STAR: BETTER 2GETHER, and most recently saw the May 2018 Netflix debut of PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR, which took the characters on a global adventure that demonstrated music really is the universal language!
Live-action talent in PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS reunites the film’s original cast including Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs) as Tiny’s best friend, Lou; David Deluise (The Wizards of Waverly Place) as her father, Denisse Ojeda as the family’s loyal nanny ‘Ida’; Reggie De Leon (Disney’s stage version of Aladdin) as Tiny’s manager ‘Shep;’ and features the return of Jed Rees (Deadpool) as the misunderstood bad guy ‘Roland.’
A tail-wagging selection of talent returns to provide voices for the film’s canine stars, including music and YouTube sensation Mackenzie Sol (The X-Factor) who returns as ‘P.U.P’; and 14-year old singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher (Santa Paws), who returns as the voice of Tiny and sister Scrappy. The film also returns the voices of George Newbern as Tiny’s nemesis Bark, Diedrich Bader as Kano, and Jorge Diaz (Disney’s Elena Of Avalor) as the beloved Telenovela star ‘Julio’. The film’s puppy litter of new canine voice talents joining the franchise in PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS includes Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies) as Charlie, Dillon Fontana as Brody, Oakley Bull (the upcoming feature Beautiful Boy) as Cindy and Vivienne Rutherford as Rosie.
PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-home movies in the family category. The film is directed by “Air Bud” and “Disney Air Buddies” veteran Robert Vince, produced by Anna McRoberts and written by Robert Vince and Piers Rae.
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