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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

TV Movie  -   -  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 / Other Reindeer (voice)
Carl Banas ...
Head Elf / Spotted Elephant / Other Toys (voice)
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Doll / Others (voice)
Peg Dixon ...
Mrs. Donner / 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 more »

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The Most Famous Reindeer of All Time!


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6 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Original puppets of Santa and young Rudolph from the 1964 production went on tour in November 2007. When purchased by their new owner, both were in poor condition--Santa had mold under his beard and half of his mustache was gone, while Rudolph's nose was gone. The owner took them to stop-motion animation studio Screen Novelties International, who restored them "as a labor of love" for expenses only-$4000. The puppets originally cost $5000 each in 1964. See more »

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When Mrs. Claus goes out the door after Santa, the sound of the door slamming occurs before the door is shut. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are Santa's Elves
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Santa's Elves
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The ultimate Christmas special
24 September 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

There are many Christmas specials and movies involving Christmas. Some are good. Some are average. And some are just plain bad. But Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer shall remain the king of all Christmas specials. All the characters are wonderful and memorable, and Burl Ives is just perfect for the snowman, who sings those unforgettable songs. A must see every Christmas.


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