The Search for Santa Paws DVD Review

Title: The Search For Santa Paws (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Release Date: November 23, 2010

About the Movie:

DISNEY’S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is an exciting and uplifting movie from director Robert Vince about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas in the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales.  This big city adventure for the whole family reveals the how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began.

The film follows in the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales with a heartwarming story about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas.  An exciting prequel, the movie allows kids of all ages to discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began – as it is the inspiring original film (in a timeline it precedes 2009’s Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws).

In the movie, 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 (America’s Got Talent’s Kaitlyn Maher), her new friend Will (The Game Plan’s Madison Pettis) and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about.  Do you believe in Santa Paws?  Experiencing this sure-to-be holiday classic, full of fun, adventure and a carrying the timeless messages of the holidays, with surely delight the entire family!

DISNEY’S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS comes with a stocking full of fantastic bonus features, including:

  • An interactive Animated Pop-Up Book – ‘Buddies’ puppy star Rosebud reads a holiday story featuring new canine friends from The Search For Santa Paws
  • Sing-Along Mode – colorful lyrics added to the film’s song sequences, so audiences can sing along to the film’s fantastic new songs.
  • Music Video – tween favorite Debby Ryan (Disney Channel’s Suite Life on Deck) performs a great new arrangement of ‘Deck The Halls.’
  • Deleted scenes

My Review:

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love decorating and getting into the Christmas spirit. One way to get into a festive mood is by watching movies and I have been watching Christmas movies since VCRs first came on the market in the 80s. One of my new favourites is The Search for Santa Paws because it’s a movie about the true meaning of Christmas. I found it both entertaining and funny, and also heartwarming and it tugged at my emotions. I like movies that I can walk away smiling with and this was one of them.

It was reminiscent of the movie, Annie, with the orphanage, the singing, the dog and especially the nasty house mother. John said it also reminded him of Annie, but with a bit of a Christmas feel. I guess not really the story of Annie, but there were a few similarities I noticed (ie. the house mother having a thing for the dog catcher which I believe was in Annie too)!

I fell in love with the orphan, Quinn. She was so sweet and has the voice of an angel. I loved  her songs. I really felt for all those orphans and how they weren’t allowed to have toys and had to endure the wrath of Miss Doubt everyday.

Some of my favourite scenes were at the North Pole with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and the elves. It looked exactly as I imagine it would with the Christmas colours, snow, lights and all those toys! It was neat seeing Santa and Paws take off with his reindeer as he was headed for New York City to give out the presents there.

I was sad when Santa and Paws got separated in New York City. I was worried for both of them. Poor Santa being hit by a cab and then robbed (even though the guy who robbed him was a hoot- watch and see!) and Paws become disoriented and lost and not knowing how to get back to his beloved master.

There’s so much more I want to say, but I want you to watch the movie and I don’t want to ruin it for you. It’s magical and is a timeless classic that I know we will be watching each Christmas to give us all the Christmas spirit. It’s well worth buying and would make a great gift for a person of any age!

Download the PDF coloring & activity pages for The Search for Santa Paws for your little ones to enjoy!

Disney Movie Rewards is offering $10 off The Search for Santa Paws Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack!

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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