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
10 December 1976 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Олененок Рудольф и маленький Новый Год
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Did You Know?
The characters from the previous special do not appear in this one likely due to the fact that its copyright was questionable (because the special's copyright date was 1164, not 1964). See more
Red Skelton mispronounced the word "archipeligo" several times as "ARCH-uh-pell-uh-go", before switching over to the correct pronunciation of "ARK-uh-pell-uh-go" later on in the story. See more
[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
And it all began that same foggy night.
Fourth of July Parade Song
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