Air Bud Entertainment’s “Monkey Up” is available for digital download today and is available on DVD, and features Crystal the Monkey, from Night at the Museum films, We Bought A Zoo!
My kids LOVE the Air Bud Series of movies, we have seen them all multiple times. They were excited to see all the previews, and had hoped to see it during it’s limited run in our local theater, but basketball practices and games didn’t allow it. They will be excited to find out that the DVD is released TODAY, and mom has already gotten a copy to watch after school!
If you have someone in your family who is a BIG Air Bud fan, this is the place for you! I’ve gathered some Air Bud Craft Ideas, Air Bud Snack Ideas, Air Bud School Supplies, and Air Bud Party Supplies.
Air Bud Craft Ideas:
Paper Spring Dog
Handprint Monkey Valentine Craft for Kids
Monkey Paper Bag
We enjoy themed snacks while watching movies, or having parties. I whipped up these chocolate cupcakes, and used some items from my pantry to decorate them! Use extra chocolate icing as the “glue” to put them together.
For the Air Bud Cupcakes, you need Nutter Butters for the ears, edible Googly Eyes, Nilla Wafers for the mouth, and a M&M for the nose.
For the Monkey Cupcakes, you need to cut a Nilla Wafer in half for the ears, edible Googly Eyes, a Red M&M for the nose, and a Banana Runt for the mouth. Again, use extra chocolate icing as the “glue” to put them together.
They’re super simple to assemble, and would be great for a school party activity or craft activity at a birthday party.
Air Bud Snacks:
Homemade Dog Biscuits
MOnkey Tails Frozen Banana Dessert
Air Bud School Supplies: *Some of these aren’t available online yet, that I could find. I’ll keep searching and update with links when I find them for you :)*
Paw Print Pencils
Dog Pencil Case
Dog Lunch Bag
Dog Bone Erasers
Air Bud Valentine’s Day Cards
Air Bud Movies:
Air Bud: Golden Receiver Special Edition
Air Bud: World Pup Special Edition DVD
Air Bud: Spikes Back/Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Air Bud Spikes Back
Air Bud Party Supplies:
Tiny Figurine Set – I’ve used these to decorate cakes or individual cupcakes, and they work great!
14 Piece Birthday CAKE Topper Set
Happy Birthday Banner
Air Bud Centerpiece
Air Bud Invitations w/ Envelopes (8ct)
48 Piece Party Favor Pack
Air Bud Blowouts (8)
Be sure to follow my Air Bud Board on Pinterest for more great themed ideas!
Air Bud Entertainment proudly announces an exciting exclusive theatrical debut for the all-new family movie, MONKEY UP. Proceeds from the week-long run at AMC Theaters from January 22 to 28, 2016, will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation, a leading global charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and health for kids and families around the world. With ticketing also by Fandango, AMC Theaters will show the Dove Foundation certified ‘Family Friendly’ film on 50 screens in top U.S. markets. This marks the first time Air Bud Entertainment has concurrently released a film in theaters and on home entertainment. MONKEY UP will debut on Digital HD January 19 and be released on DVD, February 2, 2016.
A hilarious and heartwarming movie for the whole family, MONKEY UP stars ‘Crystal’ the adorable and multi-talented Capuchin monkey that audiences have fallen in love with in dozens of film franchises including The Hangover and Night at the Museum. The exciting new adventure introduces Crystal’s character ‘Monty’ — the star of Monkey Up energy drink commercials…who dreams of breaking out of advertising to become an A list player on the Hollywood scene.
We’re thrilled to team up with Starlight Children’s Foundation,” said Anna McRoberts, President of Air Bud Entertainment. “Our company’s mission is to serve children and families and we are proud to support Starlight’s critical work in communities around the world,” McRoberts added. “Together with many great partners, Air Bud is happy to help Starlight make a difference to so many children and families.”
“Strategic partnerships with beloved family brands like Air Bud Entertainment play an important role in Starlight’s positive impact on the quality of life and health for kids and families in communities around the world,” said Jacquie Hart, Starlight Global CEO. “We’re so grateful for the support of the incredible team at Air Bud Entertainment, and for the opportunity to benefit from the success of this delightful family film.”
The exciting benefit theatrical run is sponsored in part by Diana’s Bananas, Inc. MONKEY UP is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category for decades. The production team has entertained generations with their hugely popular Air Bud and Air Buddies movies. MONKEY UP’s home entertainment release on Digital HD and DVD is through Air Bud Entertainment’s partnership with Alchemy, the leading independent film and television distributor.
MONKEY UP marks the first time Crystal the monkey has landed a starring role in a full length feature film. The movie has been rated ‘Family Friendly’ by The Dove Foundation – a recognition awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.
Joining MONKEY UP primate-star Crystal, are John Ratzenberger (TV’s Cheers, all Pixar films), David Milchard (YouTube sensation Convos with my 2-Year Old), Danny Woodburn (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2), Erin Allin O’Reilly (Dumb and Dumber to), Jonathan Mangum (House at the end of the Drive) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 2). Astin is the voice of Crystal in her role as ‘Monty.’ MONKEY UP is directed by Robert Vince. It is written by Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts, Kirsten Hansen and Mary Pocrnic. Produced by Anna McRoberts.
Meet Monty — a precocious actor, spokesperson and… a talking Capuchin Monkey! He’s the face of the energy drink, ‘Monkey Up,’ but he dreams of becoming the first award-winning monkey movie star. When the greedy owner of Monkey Up has other plans for Monty, the chase is on! He escapes with the help of his new family, the Andrews, and his hilarious primate siblings, Mort, Mooner, and Melody in an uproarious chase that proves Monty really is the ‘fast and the furriest’. Together they help Monty discover that fame and fortune come and go, but family is forever! MONKEY UP is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and has a suggested retail price of $14.99 (Canada $14.95.)
About Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the quality of life and health of kids and families around the world. Starlight funds critical needs expressed by more than 600 community partners including hospitals, specialty clinics and camps, respite houses and hospices in the United States and Puerto Rico that collectively support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year. Starlight supports kids and families in 11 countries and territories in a growing global network. Learn more at www.starlight.org, and follow Starlight on Facebook at /StarlightChildrensFoundation and on Twitter @StarlightOnline.
About Air Bud Entertainment
Air Bud Entertainment (ABE) is the company behind the beloved AIR BUD and BUDDIES franchise. For nearly 20 years, the AIR BUD and BUDDIES films have become an established and trusted family brand. ABE created the four-paw icon of this generation, which has become part of our social fabric across generations of children, parents and grandparents. ABE’s exciting new movies will be available across numerous multi-media and digital platforms. Fans can also watch exclusive programming on the recently launched Air Bud TV including original, all new short form content and TV series, in addition to sneak peaks of their adorable family-friendly films. Please visit and subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAL_UurzMKDyrpddriiuXA
Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America, specializing in the highest quality content. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies for the top family entertainment companies and brands, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. The company has distributed works ranging from some the most well known franchises to those of the finest independent filmmakers in the business. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes and Netflix.