I recently posted about the new Disney film Santa Paws and now it’s officially released.
This cute puppied filled movie will be a great addition to your Christmas movie collection.
And you can use this $10 Coupon to save some money on your purchase.
Here’s an interview with the Director of Santa Paws for you to enjoy.
Q – What are your most memorable Christmas moments? You must have had those moments, because this music is touched with a bit of magic!
A – Robert Vince: My most memorable Christmas moments are with my family in Malibu, CA with my kids. My favorite childhood memories are with my five brothers and sisters in Vancouver when we used to build snowmen in our back yard. Yes, the music in the movie is very emotional and was created by Brahm Wenger who is a composer we have worked with since the original Air Bud movie.
Q – Why do you think talking puppies are so popular?
A – Anna McRoberts: I think talking puppies are so popular because we’ve always lived in a world in which we can only imagine what our pets/dogs are thinking. With talking puppies, we’ve opened up a whole new level of magic and imagination.
Q – Which was your favorite dog to work with?
A – Robert Vince: My favorite dog character is Rasta who is voiced by Chris Massey. There is just something hilarious about a Jamaican dog with dreads.
Q – After Santa Buddies last year and now The Search for Santa Paws, can we expect an annual holiday-themed Buddies movie?
A – Robert Vince: You never know! All I can say is that you will more than likely see a sequel to Santa Paws (of course, we already have a story in mind).
Q – For "The Search for Santa Paws", you literally found yourselves a new star with young actress Kaitlyn Maher. For such a young child, was she easy to work with, especially around the dog (that plays Paws)?
A – Anna McRoberts: We first used Kaitlyn as a voice on Santa Buddies and we were beyond impressed with her talent and presence and knew we had to put her in front of the camera next. Kaitlyn is an amazing person, very intelligent and a consummate professional. She was a true pleasure to work with. She is also a real dog lover and if I may speak for her, I am sure she might pick the puppy scenes as some of her favorites. In addition, her and Paws became very fast friends.
Q – What was the funniest blooper that happened on set with the dogs and/or kids?
A – Robert Vince: When you work with kids and animals bloopers occur daily. In the dancing scene "I Do Believe In Christmas," the girls were so excited they kept falling off the beds.
Q – Where did HuckleBuckle Toys come from? Your imagination or life experience? I love that name! Rolls off the tongue!
A – Anna McRoberts: Thank you! When we were writing the script, we needed a name that served several purposes. Firstly and most importantly, it needed to feel magical, that Hucklebuckle Toys was a store where anything could happen. Secondly, it needed to be able to be shortened and still work as a name, so that James and Kate Huckle, who shortened the name long ago, could return to their original name Hucklebuckle once they got in touch with the true meaning of Christmas. The magical name Hucklebuckle serves as a marker of belief, once James and Kate “learn to believe” in the magic of Christmas, they see the importance of changing their name back and continuing on the Hucklebuckle legacy.
Q – How did you come up with the idea of the Christmas icicle?
A – Robert Vince: Anna came up with that concept. We loved it for a number of reasons. For example, it was the implied environmental issues and we also wanted to explain where the magic came from and that the spirit of Christmas is stored in the icicle all year long.
Q – I think many of us who grew up with the original "Air Bud" films wonder if somehow we may see the Framm family back in an Air Bud/Buddies/Paws related film in the near future? It would be great to see a storyline with Kevin Zegers again. Perhaps with children and possibly a passing of the torch for a new "Bud" related film for a new generation?
A – Robert Vince: Good idea, I would love to bring Kevin back.
Q – I love this concept of the Santa CAUSE. Can you tell us a little about how you came up with that, what it’s all about?
A – Robert Vince: As a parent, it was always difficult to explain the multitude of Santa Clauses that are at every mall. We were trying to come up with a concept that would help parents explain the numerous people dressed up in Santa outfits. And it finally struck us — that they could be ambassador for the real Santa Clause in the North Pole spreading his message throughout the world.
A – Anna McRoberts: We loved being able to create a logical answer for children who wonder how there can be so many Santa Clauses around during the holiday season. They may not all be the REAL Santa but they all work to perpetuate the Santa CAUSE, the spirit of kindness and giving. We believe in the Santa Cause very strongly and hope that it is a movement that can stay alive all year round.
Q – Do you have an audition process for dogs, or is that handled separately by a trainer?
A – Anna McRoberts: That is all handled by our group of amazing trainers.
Q – What was the biggest challenge for you during the filming of "The Search for Paws"?
A – Robert Vince: My biggest challenge as a Director was the musical numbers. I had never done a musical before. I was actually very surprised at how much fun I had. And I especially enjoyed working with the choreographer and our composer.
Q – Any final thoughts on The Search For Santa Paws?
A – Anna McRoberts: We are very excited about this film and hope it will bring joy to many families this holiday season and become a holiday classic in their homes for years to come. Thank you for the great questions today!