If you have younger children and haven’t heard of the Disney Buddies, five adorable puppies with a love of adventure and a talent for trouble, you and your kids are missing out! The Buddies have starred in six slightly cheesy, feel-good movies so far and their newest full-length feature Treasure Buddies looks like a perfect choice for plenty of family fun. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Disney’s talking canine superstars are back in “Treasure Buddies,” their 6th all-new adventure. This latest story is told from the perspective of the Buddies’ newest friend, a mischievous Egyptian monkey named Babi. As Babi tells us, more than 40 years ago a young archaeologist named Thomas Howard, travelled to Egypt with his dog Digger to search for the lost necklace of Cleocatra. They managed to discover half of an artefact, the Bronze of Bastet, but their find triggered a booby-trapped cave-in, which they barely escaped. Forty years later, Thomas is living in Fernfield where he manages a museum. Digger’s grandpups, Rosebud, B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha and Mudbud also live in Fernfield and, in fact, Mudbud belongs to Thomas’ grandson, Pete.
Thomas is about to close his museum due to lack of funding when he gets a visit from a mysterious stranger, Dr. Philip Wellington, who reveals the other half of the Bronze of Bastet and invites Thomas and Pete to accompany him back to Egypt to resume the quest for the legendary Cat’s Eye Jewel. Pete offers to bring Mudbud along but Wellington refuses as he travels with Ubasti, a hairless cat who is allergic to dogs. When Mudbud learns that Ubasti plans to steal the necklace for herself and use its power to dominate both dogs and humans, he rallies the other Buddies to stow away on the private plane in order to overtake the expedition and thwart Ubasti’s plan.
Once they get to Egypt, danger lurks around every secret sphinx, cryptic crypt and puzzling pyramid. With help from lovable new friends including Cammy, a baby camel and the clever Babi, the Buddies avoid booby traps, solve puzzles and explore a mysterious tomb in their most exciting and challenging adventure yet.
With action, adventure and, of course, puppies, this movie looks like a great pick for a fun-filled movie night when you want something that is filled with adventure and excitement without being too scary. While you’re waiting for the release, why not entertain the kids with a fun Treasure Buddies maze! And if you just can’t wait to check this movie out for yourself, you’re in luck! Disney Canada is very generously offering Mommy Kat and Kids readers the chance to win one of three Treasure Buddies Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Packs! So grab the kids, make a bowl of popcorn and get ready for a movie filled with fun in the sun courtesy of the Disney Buddies!
Buy It: Disney Treasure Buddies will be released on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack on January 31, 2012, so check your local DVD retailer or pre-order online now