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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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Billie Mae Richards ...
Rudolph (voice)
Don Messick ...
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Iris Rainer ...
Mama Bear (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Follows Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) See more »

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Turn Back the Year
Performed by Red Skelton and Chorus
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a sequel is rarely equal...
31 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original "Rudolph" was a lot of fun, stressed "Rudolph's growing up and taking on responsibility, and had superior songs. Some of those songs, like "Holly Jolly Christmas" "Silver and Gold" and have made their way into the secular Christmas soundtrack. Not so with "Rudolph's (Less Than) Shiny New Year".

This attempt to milk the story should have been abandoned. The story badly mixes characters from other stories, has songs that just are not memorable, animation that differers dramatically from the original, and, frankly, its villain is not villainous enough!

This show reminds me of how I enjoyed the charming animated "The little Drummer Boy" but not its horrid sequel "LDB, Book Two". Sometimes, one has to make a good movie and remain happy itch one has made,rather than trying for a sequel.


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