The Air Buddies franchise is one of the most popular and prolific film franchises released by Disney, in large part due to the popularity of the canine characters. What started out as a film about a boy and his sports-loving dog (Air Bud) has become a full-blown franchise that has led to a number of sequels and spinoffs. The fifth installment from the Air Buddies film series is the 2011 direct-to-video film entitled Spooky Buddies. Similar to most of the movies from the series, this one also has a holiday theme and centers on the five Buddies puppies and their crazy Halloween adventure in their hometown of Fernfield.
Spooky Buddies Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
The film Spooky Buddies is the fifth installment from the Air Buddies franchise. Like all the other films from this series, this movie focuses on the five Buddies and their adventures in their small town of Fernfield. This time, the movie is set during Halloween and features a horror theme. Aside from the usual five Golden Retriever puppies, new canine characters are introduced to the audience. One of the more prominent characters is Pip, the ghost Beagle who aids the Buddies throughout the movie. His character is a nod to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
The film starts in 1937, where Sherriff Jim and the other townspeople of Fernfield are making their way to the manor owned by Warwick the Warlock. This is because Warwick has dognapped five puppies, which he will sacrifice to an evil hound (known as the Halloween Hound) in exchange for opening a portal to ghosts. Pip, owned by a young boy named Joseph, managed to escape while his siblings were consumed by the hound. Pip gets caught by the Warlock just as the angry mob enters the manor. Just as Warwick escapes, the hound fails to kill Pip and he instead becomes a ghost who is trapped inside the manor.
72 years since this incident, the Buddies and their respective owners head off to Warwick’s manor on a school trip. During the trip, they encounter the gravedigger, Mr. Johnston, who they find scary. They also overhear an urban legend where if you say “Halloween Hound” three times in the mirror, you will release his soul. Being branded as a coward, B-Dawg wants to overcome remove his “scaredy cat” image by trying out this legend but is warned by Pip, who appears as a ghost, and tells them to not go through with it. Shocked and scared by Pip’s presence, B-Dawg accidentally completes the reciting. Meanwhile, Billy decides to do his History project about Warwick the Warlock and, after asking for help from Sheriff Dan, gets Warwick’s spell book and staff.Unbeknownst to them, the souls of Warwick and the Halloween Hound have been released in the manor. Warwick commands the Hound to search for the Buddies. The Buddies also befriend Zelda, a sorceress dog and Pip, who warns them about the coming of the Hound. After terrorizing the neighborhood, Warwick was able to capture the pups as hostages. Luckily, the Buddies were able to escape and beat the Hound and Warwick. Billy then retrieves the staff and reads a spell to send the Hound and Warwick back into the portal. Mr. Johnston then destroys the staff so that they could no longer return. Revealed to be Joseph, Mr. Johnston reunites with Pip and the Buddies go home with their respective owners.
Spooky Buddies Inspired Dog Name Considerations
One of the coolest tasks that you will take on as a bona fide dog owner is picking out the perfect name for your four-legged pal. This task should not be taken lightly because the name you pick will be permanent. In addition to that, the name you choose, particularly your dog’s recognition of their given name, will play a huge role in training and obedience. Hence, you need to think carefully about what your final choice will be.
There are so many dog name ideas that are available to you that sometimes, it can get too overwhelming. One of the easiest ways to come up with a moniker for your furbaby is to take inspiration from the famous. There are literally hundreds of popular dogs, both fictional and non-fictional, whom you could name your own pooch after.
You can always go for canine characters from dog-centric movies. Spooky Buddies, a film from the famous Air Buddies franchise, features a number of dog characters whose names you might find fitting for your own furry buddy. The Buddies, consisting of B-Dawg, Budderball, Rosebud, Buddha and Mudbud, are all special in their own distinct ways. You may also pick a character based on your dog’s breed. For instance, you can name your Beagle after the character Pip, who is a Beagle ghost pup.