Box art for Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

children & family

Disney's irresistible talking puppies return in a heartwarming holiday adventure. Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddies to the magical world of the North Pole!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 5
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

Popular puppy series adds a cheery holiday message.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this holiday movie is generally worry free. A puppy disobeys his father and ventures out on his own, where he gets into trouble and needs to be rescued. Several scenes occur in a dog pound where dogs are in cages and sometimes sad. The villainous dog catcher sneaks up on puppies and traps them, which provides a few moments of tension. At one point Santa Claus seems comatose, which might bother or confuse younger children.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Christmas spirit. What is Christmas spirit and why are the characters in this movie so concerned about it going away?
  • If you celebrate Christmas, what do you consider to be the most important part of the holiday? What kinds of activities do you do that help you stay in the Christmas spirit? What would Christmas be like without presents?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's a tidy story, but never remarkable, and a few burp jokes reveal disconcerting limitations to the goodwill of the film.

- Brian Orndorf,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: ...immediately establishes itself as a pointless and downright interminable family comedy that's almost entirely lacking in elements designed to appeal to older viewers.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Santa Buddies is the equivalent of a flaming bag of doggie dung on your doorstep: it's impossible to explain what you did to deserve it and you want it gone and forgotten as soon as possible.

- Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

0 star

The buddies are coming to town! When Puppy Paws, son of Santa Paws just wants to be a normal dog, he goes to meet the Buddies for advice. But soon that find out that people just don't believe in christmas anymore. The buddies and Puppy Paws must save Christmas, with a little help from the faithful puppy Tiny.

- cupcakesworld2003, Friday, June 25, 2010

3 stars

Of course this is not great cinema by any means, but the puppies are A-dorable!

- trisarahtops22, Tuesday, November 9, 2010

0 star

Boring story with really annoying and badly done voice acting from all the stupid children, the puppies looked scary and mutated, totally not cute

- fb100000185301014, Saturday, December 24, 2011