The Air Bud movies are consider by many critics and scholars to be the greatest movies ever made about a dog that plays sports. There have been five movies in the series so far; two were theatrical releases and three were created specifically for video. It's been three years since the last installment came out, and people across the globe have been screaming, "Why, Hollywood? Why won't you make another movie where a dog does things with a ball for two hours?"
As it turns out, the Air Bud franchise hasn't breathed its last. This year will see the theatrical release of Air Buddies, at least according to IMDb. This time the plot apparently revolves around Buddy's puppies, who set out to rescue him and his wife Molly from dognappers. It sounds as if sports doesn't play a major role in this installment. This is unfortunate, because after seeing Bud play basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and baseball, I was hoping the next movie would somehow involve fencing. I really wanted to see a dog running around with a sword in its mouth and jabbing people in the shins. Maybe they'll do that for the next movie.