Spooky Buddies (film) Direct to DVD release on September 20, 2011. It is Halloween, and the talking puppies go far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on. In a race against the Howlloween Hound, the Buddies and their new friends Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip must stop Warlock the Magician—and save the world from his dastardly deeds. Directed by Robert Vince. Stars Harland Williams (Warwick), Rance Howard, Pat Finn (Frank Carroll), Jennifer Elise Cox (Mrs. Carroll), Sierra McCormack (Alice), Sage Ryan (Pete), Elisa Donovan (Janice). From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.