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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

In the original TV version of the show, Rudolph, Hermey the elf and Yukon Cornelius visit the Island of Misfit Toys and promise to help them, but the Misfits are never mentioned again. After it was shown, the producers were inundated with letters from children complaining that nothing had been done to help the Misfit Toys. In response, Rankin-Bass produced a new short scene at the end of the show in which Santa and his reindeer, led by Rudolph, land on the Island and pick up all the toys to find homes for them, which has ever since been the standard version of the show run during the holidays. See more »

Goofs

When Rudolph, Hermie, and Yukon Cornelius are inside their cabin on the Island of Misfit Toys, in spite of the Arctic deep freeze, flowers can be seen blooming in all the window boxes. 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

Followed by The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are Santa's Elves
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Santa's Elves
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The old classic....NBC studios NYC museum still has an exhibit
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The figurines are still displayed...the old snowman (voice by Burl Ives), Rudolph, Clarice,the assorted elves, the Abonimable snowman...

What a great show for children!. This, like "Davey and Goliath" captures the child's imagination, and has no blood or gore (except maybe when Rudolph gets in trouble!). Not to worry though, it all works out.

It is a great story and the figures are so life-like; children under age nine especially will love this. It is very telling that over thirty years later I can remember this tale, and want my children to watch this. There is really nothing else as well done for the season. A must see for all young viewers, and adults who need a dose of Christmas!. 10/10.


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