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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

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Sam the Snowman (voice)
Larry D. Mann ...
Yukon Cornelius (voice) (as Larry Mann)
Billie Mae Richards ...
Rudolph (voice) (as Billy Richards)
Paul Soles ...
Hermey (voice)
Stan Francis ...
Alfie Scopp ...
Charlie-In-The-Box / Fireball / Other Reindeer (voice)
Janis Orenstein ...
Clarice (voice)
Paul Kligman ...
Donner / Clarice's Father / Comet the Coach (voice)
Carl Banas ...
Head Elf / Spotted Elephant / Other Toys (voice)
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Doll / Others (voice) (as Corine Conley)
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. Rudolph 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 (63) »

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The Most Famous Reindeer of All Time!


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6 December 1964 (USA)  »

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A Rena do Nariz Vermelho  »

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Trivia

The song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was a seasonal standard long before it was used in the film. It was written in 1939 & its popularity skyrocketed in 1947, by Gene Autry's recording. See more »

Goofs

When Hermey is making "Oink" sounds to get the abominable snowman outside the cave, it appears at one point that he doesn't have a mouth. 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

In the ending credits, you can hear a whooshing noise. This is from the original 1964 ending credits before the misfit toys were picked up. The whooshing is from the elf throwing presents out of the sack with the credits written on the boxes! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Always Tomorrow
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Janis Orenstein
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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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