The Search for Santa Paws

The Search for Santa Paws
The Search for Santa Paws
  • G
  • 1h 36m
  • 2010
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In the tradition of Disney's classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, The Search For Santa Paws. When Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it's up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn (Kaitlyn Maher), her new friend Will (Madison Pettis) and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about. This holiday, Disney invites you to meet Santa's BFF in an instant holiday classic, full of fun, adventure and a timeless message sure to delight the entire family!

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Common Sense Says
Kids will love Santa's puppy, but watch out for sad moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this extension of the popular "Buddies" puppy franchise will be appealing to kids, but the movie's themes of loss, neglect, and abandonment might be too intense for very young or sensitive children. Some action takes place in a foster home, where a mean caregiver locks kids in a basement and takes away mementos of their dead parents. There are also mixed messages about the "true" meaning of Christmas (loot or love?) and how adoption works. But if kids can stomach the harsh stuff, the talking puppy and jolly Santa will surely bring them joy.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:November 23, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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