Toby is a smaller than average dog who dreams of leading Santa's sleigh. After sneaking on to his sleigh one night, he's accidentally left behind and finds himself joining forces with two kids to find his way back to the North Pole.
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SANTA'S BEST FRIEND IS COMING TO TOWN! When Santa's dog Toby gets left behind at a home in suburban Iowa during a test sleigh flight before Christmas, he has to convince the Anderson family of his true identity so that they can help him find his way back to the North Pole before Christmas Eve! Along the way, Toby will have to help the kids deal with some growing pains, foil the evil plans of a crooked mall Santa and his elf henchmen, and most importantly, help Dad discover the true meaning of Christmas.
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Cute but simple talking dog Christmas story
An OK film for kids, this film moves along quickly, but predictably to its inevitable conclusion. 75 minutes is plenty long. This is a film made in Iowa, by a team with 4 other films to their name. It is going directly to video distribution, so I got to see one of the very few theatrical showings. Kids and adults laughed occasionally, partly because of slapstick humor, and they also enjoyed seeing some familiar local sights. It mentioned the need to believe a couple of times, but that wasn't as overbearing as it is in so many other films. The cast varies from competent to amateur. Some music is too loud, but that could have been the theater's sound system. There are no really bad parts, but there's a continuous feeling of "I've seen that before."
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