Santa Buddies (film) Direct-to-DVD release on November 24, 2009. When Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, forgets the true meaning of the season, it is up to the Buddies to remind him that the true meaning of Christmas spirit is about things you cannot wrap in a box or tie with a bow. Directed by Robert Vince. Stars Christopher Lloyd (Stan Cruge), Danny Woodburn (Eli), George Wendt (Santa Claus), and the voices of Field Cate (Buddha), Josh Flitter (Butterball), Skyler Gisondo (B-Dawg), Ty Panitz (Mudbud), Liliana Mumy (Rosebud), Tom Bosley (Santa Paws), Zachary Gordon (Puppy Paws), Richard Kind (Eddie the Elf Dog). 88 min. Based on the character Air Bud created by Kevin DiCicco. From Keystone Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Continues the Air Bud/Air Buddies franchise. 2010’s The Search for Santa Paws is a prequel.