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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  6 December 1964 (USA)
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sam the Snowman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ...
Rudolph (voice) (as Billy Richards)
Paul Soles ...
Hermey (voice)
Larry D. Mann ...
Yukon Cornelius (voice) (as Larry Mann)
Stan Francis ...
Paul Kligman ...
Donner / Clarice's Father / Comet the Coach (voice)
Janis Orenstein ...
Clarice (voice)
Alfie Scopp ...
Charlie-In-The-Box / Fireball / Other Reindeer (voice)
Carl Banas ...
Head Elf / Spotted Elephant / Other Toys (voice)
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Doll / Others (voice)
Peg Dixon ...
Mrs. Donner / Mrs. Claus / Others (voice)
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Storyline

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea... Written by Kathy Li

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reindeer | misfit | toy | snowman | sleigh | See All (58) »

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The Most Famous Reindeer of All Time!


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6 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The black and white live action footage at the beginning of the show, presumably portrays the bad snowstorm mentioned late in the story. Since the cars in the footage are of mid-to-late 1950s vintage, apparently the story in the 1964 special takes place in the then-recent past. However, the newspaper in that footage shows the date 12-24-1964. See more »

Goofs

When Rudolph leaves Yukon and Hermey, he says he hopes Yukon finds lots of tinsel. But Yukon never said he was looking for tinsel. He was looking for gold, then later silver. Only Sam the Snowman mentions tinsel, when he speaking (not singing) between the verses of his "Silver and Gold" song. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Sam the Snowman: If I live to be 100, I'll never forget that big snow storm a couple of years ago. The weather closed in and, well you might not believe it, but the world almost missed Christmas. Oh, excuse me, call me Sam. What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a talking snowman before?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, we see the elves drop off the Misfit toys at their new homes by giving each one an umbrella, and after the credits are over, Santa Claus says "Merry Christmas" and flies away. See more »

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The Most Wonderful Day of the Year
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by the Misfit Toys
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23 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Christmas show has been my favorite ever since I was a little girl

  • I was born the year it came out and I never missed it until I was


well into my 20s. Sometimes I had to fight my sisters to get the TV the night it was on, but I always seem to win (being the oldest has it's rights!) But in the past few years, my sister and I have been wondering about the doll on the island of misfit toys-why is she there? The other toys have things like square wheels, or squirt jelly. We have been watching the show faithfully for about 40 years and although we weren't critical or analyzing the show for the first 20 years (probably!), we have been watching more critically the last years. Not to criticize, but more closely watching the show.


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