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Treasure Buddies (DVD)

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Universal, suitable for all / DVD released 2012-03-19 at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: PAL

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      23.11.2013 17:39
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      Disney buddies strike again

      Who doesn't like talking animals? The Disney Buddies films are all about talking dogs and this Treasure Buddies film features the same adorable dogs.

      40 years ago an explorer and his dog were looking for the treasure and whilst finding clues, they collected half an artefact which starts off a set of booby traps, they manage to escape but left the artefact behind. A few years later the explorer opened up a museum and the dog had five grandpuppies, the buddies. The museum is set to close due to lack of funding and the explorer hands down his tools to his grandson and whilst in the office a man sneaks in and reveals the other half to the old artefact, he wants Thomas, the explorer, to go to Egypt and find the old tomb but he will only go if his grandson can go too.

      The dogs overhear the man's cat talking about kidnapping Thomas and his grandson Peter so smuggle themselves on to the plane that is destined for Egypt. When they get to Egypt, Thomas and Peter go exploring and have no idea the dogs are there too. The dogs start to find their way around the town when they spot a monkey carrying Peter's compass, the monkey agrees to show them where Peter is in the morning. Will the pair get kidnapped or can the buddies find them in time?

      As this film is centred on the five dogs, there isn't much of a human cast but the actors do a fab job, I especially think the role of Peter was filled very well and despite being quite young, he does a great job. The voice actors of the dogs fit the roles really well and the dogs do look and sound believable as you watch the film. As far as animation of the animals goes, the only thing that looks staged is when the animals talk someone has animated it so the mouths move in time with the voice but other than that, the dogs look all natural.

      I love the fact that each of the dogs has its own little personality, from the dog that is almost chavvy with his bling bling necklace to the cute girl dog that wars a hairclip. The dogs really are adorable and give the film the 'aww' cute factor. As far as the storyline goes, I don't think it is that great. Without the dogs, the film would be boring and I think it wouldn't hold mine or my daughter's attention. Although the storyline is weak, we still watch it attentively as the dogs really do make the film what it is.

      This Disney Treasure Buddies film has a running time of 1hour 29mins and I feel like parts of it have been dragged out quite a bit. However, I still really like this film as talking animals are always cute. If you are looking for a story you can really get into then I wouldn't recommend this film.

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