Air Bud

Air Bud is an 1997 American family dramedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog, Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The film's title may be a wordplay on "Air Jordan", a nickname of basketball superstar Michael Jordan. It is the first film to be distributed together by longtime animation rivals Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, albeit in different territories (Disney handled US distribution, while Warner handled international distribution).

The original film was financially successful, despite being defeated by Air Force One for the #1 spot on the film's opening weekend, grossing US$4 million in its opening weekend and totaling US$23 million for its final run, against an estimated $3 million budget.

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