Air Bud: World Pup (film) Direct-to-video sequel to Air Bud (1997) and Air Bud Golden Receiver (1998); released on December 12, 2000. Buddy’s owner, Josh Framm, falls in love with his sister’s new soccer coach, Emma, who also happens to be the only female on his high school’s soccer team. Josh and Buddy join the soccer team, and Buddy himself falls in love with Emma’s golden retriever, Molly. After some drama with kidnapped puppies, Buddy helps the team win the championship. Directed by Bill Bannerman. Stars Kevin Zegers (Josh Framm), Brittany Paige Bouck (Emma Putter), Caitlin Wachs (Andrea), Dale Midkiff (Patrick Framm). Several U.S. women’s soccer players make cameo appearances. An Air Bud television series from Keystone Entertainment was not a Disney project.