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Treasure Buddies is a 2012 Disney direct-to-DVD family film, directed by Robert Vince and produced by Anna McRoberts. It is the 6th installment in the Air Buddies franchise. The Buddies head to the ruins of Ancient Egypt, where, with the help of a monkey named Babi and a camel named Cammy, explore tombs, escape booby traps, and race against a Sphynx cat named Ubasti in search of treasure. It was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, and as a movie download on January 31, 2012.


The film opens with a pickpocketing monkey named Babi who tells his nephew how he met the Buddies. Their great uncle, Digger was the partner of an archaeologist, Thomas Howard, who retrieved one half of a dial which would lead to Queen Cleocatra's tomb. He never found the other half and retired. The scene then switches to present Fernfield where Thomas is giving his grandson, Pete, a tour of the Egyptian exhibit. The Buddies are also there. Pete stays behind with Thomas who gives his dog, MudBud, Digger's bandanna. A British archaeologist, Phillip Wellington along with his cat, Ubasti, meets Thomas in his office and reveals to have the other half of the dial, and insists on bringing him and Pete along for the ride, but refuses to bring along MudBud due to certain allergies. Fortunately, the Buddies stowaway in Phillip's DC-3 Douglas airliner via a box of TNT.

In the climax, Phillip is revealed to be a kleptomaniacal grave robber who challenges Thomas to a fierce duel after Ubasti is turned to stone after wearing Cleocatra's collar, he escapes with it but is captured by the Nomads, tied to a camel and (per request) is placed under the custody of the British embassy. Thomas and Pete are declared national heroes along with the Buddies and the collar is put on permanent display in the museum in Fernfield.


  • Richard Riehle as Thomas Howard
  • Edward Herrmann as Dr. Phillip Wellington
  • Mason Cook as Pete Howard
  • Adam Alexi-Malle as Amir Sabbagh
  • Mo Gallini as Tarik
  • Christopher Maleki as Seti
  • Ranya Jaber as Farah
  • Anna Primiani as Cleopatra

Voice cast


  • This is Skyler Gisondo's final voice role as B-Dawg, as he will later be replaced by Cooper Roth for Super Buddies.
  • This is the last film that Disney released under the name "Walt Disney Pictures". Starting with The Muppets, only "Disney" is used in the logo.
  • This can be considered the darkest film of the Air Buddies franchise, since three villains die on-screen. Seti dies falling into a pit of snakes, Tarik dies eaten by scarabs (his skeleton can be seen in a corner, when Budderball lures the living cat statues into the scarab chamber), and Ubasti is turned into a statue.
  • Roger, one of the dogs in the film, went on to star in several white supremacist films and has appeared in advertisements the Trump campaign ran on the Stormfront website.

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