Is Fernfield A Real Place

Over the holiday break I was brought back to a classic series of movies that filled me nostalgia. The famous Air Bud movies brought a thrill of sport performance with a single dog long before pet social media sensations took place. Air Bud was great!

However, in the many times I have watched these movies, starting with the basketball film, I did not pick up on one key thing in the movie. Maybe it took me to be an adult and not see it as a kid. The movie begins with Josh, his mom and sister driving to their new place of living. Seemingly after a tragedy that caused Josh’s dad to pass the family is picking up and moving, trying to anyway, move forward.

Where do they move forward? The city of Fernfield, Washington. It’s not the city I missed growing up, but the classic sign that rests on the outskirts of the city and welcomes people. Basically the sign no one often pays attention to. If you notice the sign in the movie, for all of 2 seconds it’s on the screen, you will see a distinct message that reinforces the plot line of the movies. “Fernfield – Where Everything Is Possible”.

This becomes true as we see the amazing Air Bud take Josh and his family to amazing heights.

2021 is the place we are coming from. Like Josh and family maybe hardship was in the past and we are trying to move forward and find our new place.

2022 is Fernfield. It’s a place where anything is possible. Even the seemingly unrealistic of things. No one envisions befriending a dog that can score like Steph Curry, catch touchdowns like Jerry Rice, hit bombs like Bryce Harper, or be a better keeper than…(I don’t know soccer). In Fernfield anything and everything is possible. If we take 2022 like Fernfield city motto we most certainly will discover new possibilities within ourselves.

Thanks Fernfield, and Air Bud, for reminding me that we can “relocate” this year to a place where anything is possible!

Despite the fact Fernfield is set in America, the films are made in Vancouver, British Columbia. The crew does very little to hard this fact as it’s evident by the real stores shown on the unhidden sign of Glover Road, Langley. In Super Buddies, Fernfield is shown to be located southeast of Seattle.

Does the dog die in Air Bud?

No dogs die in this film.

Which puppies died in Snow Buddies?

Earlier in the production, 30 puppies were removed from the set when 15 of them showed signs of illness, eventually diagnosed as giardia and coccidia. Three of these puppies were euthanized due to intestinal complications.

Plot. Air Bud’s five Golden Retriever puppies known as the Buddies from the town of Fernfield, Washington are having fun with their new owners before they go to school. The puppies meet up in the park and decide to play hide and seek.

In Eight Below, two of the dogs, Old Jack and Dewey died, while the remaining six, Max, Maya, Truman, Buck, Shadow and Shorty, survived. The film was dedicated to the memory of Koreyoshi Kurahara, the director of Antarctica, who died four years before it was released.

How many dogs died in the making of Milo and Otis?

The “no animals were harmed in the making of this film” was not provided because you can tell there were several moments of slight animal hurt going on (such as a crab pinching Milo while he was smacking at it, fish getting caught and chewed on, and an owl snatching up a mouse).

Buddy’s death Tuesday came six months after the golden retriever had his leg amputated because of synovial cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He died in his sleep at his San Diego home, Disney said. “Air Bud,” released last summer, showcased Buddy’s ability to make baskets by hitting the ball with his nose. ADVERTISEMENT


What town does Air Bud take place?

Plot. Sniffer (voiced by Don Knotts) introduces the five Air Buddies, describes their personalities and recaps how the puppies’ father, Air Bud, made the town of Fernfield famous through his love of sports.

How many Buddies movies are there?

Rebounding from his father’s accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his family to the small town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid in town, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team.