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Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family | Fantasy  -  10 December 1976 (USA)
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.

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Father Time sends Santa a message telling him that the baby new year, Happy, is missing! And without the baby new year, it'll remain the old year forever. But it's foggy and snowing, so Rudolph's the only reindeer for the job. Rudolph learns that Eon (ugly buzzard) is also searching for Happy, so that eon life will never end. With the help of 1 Million B.C. and Sir 1023, and 1776, Rudolph searches through the islands of the Archipelago of Last Year and races against eon to ensure a Happy New Year. Written by Kathy Li

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According to Frank Gorshin, who voiced the knight Sir 1023 (Ten-Two-Three), his voice work was all done in one day. See more »

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The calendar page sail on the boat with which Rudolph sails through the Archipelago of Last Years is labeled as "August 1928," but the calendar page is November 1928. See more »

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[first lines]
Father Time: [singing to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer] You know Rudolph who guided and pulled Santa's sleigh / and who saved Christmas by lighting the way. But there's more to tell / Rudolph saved the New Year as well.
[shifting to spoken dialog]
Father Time: And it all began that same foggy night.
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Rudolph searches for the New Year Baby.
6 October 1999 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of the series of clay-animation movies starting with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. In this one, Rudolph agrees to help Santa Claus find the New Year Baby that ran away. Of course there is a villian, that tries to stop them. Clean, wholesome, family movie, all right for small children to watch.


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