It’s Sunday and gameday! Disney has releasing some classic “Airbud” movies on Disney+ and livestreaming a special animated version of today’s international NFL game.
Here’s the rundown:
Toy Story Funday Football
When the Falcons and Jaguars face off in London on Oct 1, a real-time, fully animated alternate presentation from Andy’s Room will be on Disney+ and ESPN+. Andy’s room will replicate the on-the-field gameplay from Wembley Stadium, where each Falcon and Jaguar player will have animated representation on a traditional looking field, catered to the “Toy Story” setting. Fans will view every run, pass, score and all football-related action through state-of-the-art tracking technology enabled by the NFL’s Next Gen Stats player tracking data and Beyond Sports.
In addition to the gameplay, all the surrounding aspects of the game – announcers, graphics, scoreboard, penalty announcements, celebrations, and more – will all embrace the “Toy Story”-themed offering in their packaging and delivery, all occurring in Andy’s room. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and many of the characters from the acclaimed animated series will be visible throughout, participating from the sidelines and in other non-gameplay elements.
Streaming live at 9:30 a.m. ET / 14:30 BST
“Air Bud” (1997)
While struggling to make the basketball team, a shy young student meets a stray golden retriever named Buddy with amazing basketball skills. Together they help take their school’s team to the state finals in this hilarious and touching story.
“Air Bud: Golden Receiver” (1998)
This time out, Buddy, the hoop-shooting, hotshot canine, tackles a new sport-football. When his teenage owner reluctantly becomes the school’s new quarterback, Buddy catches the spirit and joins the team. Soon, the two find themselves leading the Timberwolves to the state championship. But victory hopes are sidelined when two sinister Russian circus owners take a bite out of everyone’s plans and dognap Buddy for their star attraction. Give three cheers for Disney’s hilarious hit that goes the whole nine yards for outrageous fun and adventure.
“Air Bud: World Pup” (2000)
Air Bud, the world’s most talented pooch is back in a heartwarming and hilarious sports adventure. When Buddy meets Molly and they have puppies, the hotshot hound is in for an all-new challenge, but the fun is just beginning. Catch all the action as Buddy joins his teenage owner Josh on the field in pursuit of the state soccer championship.
“Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch” (2002)
Air Bud knocks one out of the park when he takes up baseball in this all-new fun and heartwarming Disney adventure! This time, Buddy joins in and shows that he’s a natural baseball player with major-league talent! In the midst of the season, however, a terrible discovery is made: Buddy’s now-grown puppies have mysteriously begun to disappear from their new homes! It’s up to Buddy to stop the dog nappings and find his pups before it’s too late!
“Air Bud: Spikes Back” (2003)
Disney serves up another adventure starring everyone’s favorite sports-playing golden retriever, Buddy! This time, he masters the coolest sport under the sun . . . beach volleyball! But there’s plenty of action off the court as well — a rash of mysterious crimes has been puzzling everyone … and the paw prints seem to point to Buddy! So it’s up to Buddy to lead the authorities to the real culprit!
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.