Air Bud

Disney+ Lets The Dogs Out! The “Air Bud” Movie Collection Starts Streaming October 1 

All of the Original Movies Will be Available to Stream for the First Time on Disney+ Including “Air Bud,” “Air Bud: Golden Receiver,” “Air Bud: World Pup,” “Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch,” and “Air Bud: Spikes Back”

Disney+ announced today the “Air Bud” movie collection will stream on the platform for the first time starting Sunday, October 1, allowing fans to rewatch the beloved original theatrical movie phenomenon “Air Bud” and the four additional releases in the original franchise. A nostalgic favorite of multiple generations who fondly remember seeing it in the theaters, the original “Air Bud” introduced audiences to Buddy, the world’s most athletic and iconic golden retriever, an unlikely canine basketball star who taught the world ‘there ain’t no rule that says a dog can’t play basketball!’ The original movie paved the way for the multi-talented canine’s football, soccer, baseball, and volleyball stories, with the franchise films “Air Bud: Golden Receiver,” “Air Bud: World Pup,” “Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch,” and “Air Bud: Spikes Back.”

About the Films:

“Air Bud” (1997)
While struggling to make the basketball team, a shy young student meets a stray golden retriever named Buddy with amazing basketball skills. Together they help take their school’s team to the state finals in this hilarious and touching story.

“Air Bud: Golden Receiver” (1998)
This time out, Buddy, the hoop-shooting, hotshot canine, tackles a new sport-football. When his teenage owner reluctantly becomes the school’s new quarterback, Buddy catches the spirit and joins the team. Soon, the two find themselves leading the Timberwolves to the state championship. But victory hopes are sidelined when two sinister Russian circus owners take a bite out of everyone’s plans and dognap Buddy for their star attraction. Give three cheers for Disney’s hilarious hit that goes the whole nine yards for outrageous fun and adventure.

“Air Bud: World Pup” (2000)
Air Bud, the world’s most talented pooch is back in a heartwarming and hilarious sports adventure. When Buddy meets Molly and they have puppies, the hotshot hound is in for an all-new challenge, but the fun is just beginning. Catch all the action as Buddy joins his teenage owner Josh on the field in pursuit of the state soccer championship.

“Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch” (2002)
Air Bud knocks one out of the park when he takes up baseball in this all-new fun and heartwarming Disney adventure! This time, Buddy joins in and shows that he’s a natural baseball player with major-league talent! In the midst of the season, however, a terrible discovery is made: Buddy’s now-grown puppies have mysteriously begun to disappear from their new homes! It’s up to Buddy to stop the dog nappings and find his pups before it’s too late!

“Air Bud: Spikes Back” (2003)
Disney serves up another adventure starring everyone’s favorite sports-playing golden retriever, Buddy! This time, he masters the coolest sport under the sun . . . beach volleyball! But there’s plenty of action off the court as well — a rash of mysterious crimes has been puzzling everyone … and the paw prints seem to point to Buddy! So it’s up to Buddy to lead the authorities to the real culprit!

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ABOUT DISNEY+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from Disney, Disney+ offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

ABOUT AIR BUD ENTERTAINMENT (ABE)
The Air Bud films/Air Bud Movie Collection is part of the entire Air Bud franchise of 14 films which includes those five films (above), plus nine Disney’s Air Buddies/Santa Paws films. All are produced by Air Bud Entertainment (ABE), the premium brand for live action family movies and series. In total, the company has created more than 25 family films and original series, and five movie franchises (additionally including four MVP [Most Valuable Primate] and four Pup Star films) that are enjoyed around the world in 190 countries in 22 languages. ABE content connects universal themes of family, teamwork, friendship, and triumph of the spirit. Air Bud Entertainment is based in Malibu, California, with studios in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.


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