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Release Date:
1 July 1979 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A tad long, but nice to see some old friends... See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Red Buttons ... Milton (voice)

Ethel Merman ... Lilly Loraine (voice)

Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)

Alan Sues ... Scratcher the jealous reindeer (voice)
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty (voice)

Shelley Winters ... Crystal (voice)
Paul Frees ... Winterbolt / Jack Frost / Policeman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ... Rudolph (voice)
Harold Peary ... Big Ben (voice) (as Hal Peary)
Shelby Flint ... Laine, Lilly's daughter (voice)
Don Messick ... Sam Spangles (voice)

Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Santa Claus (voice)

Nellie Bellflower ... (voice)
Steffi Calli ... (voice)
Howard Shapiro ... (voice)
Eric Hines ... (voice)
Cynthia Adler ... (voice)
Bob McFadden ... (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Romeo Muller 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Marks 
 
Production Design by
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Production Management
Iwao Kondo .... production manager
 
Art Department
Shinichi Noro .... set designer
 
Sound Department
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Bob Elder .... sound recordist
Dave Neland .... sound recordist
John Richards .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Ichirô Komuro .... character model sculptor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takeo Ando .... camera operator
Mitsuharu Hirata .... lighting technician
Hiroshi Otokozawa .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Seiichi Araki .... animator
Paul Coker Jr. .... character designer
Hiroshi Tabata .... animator
Shigeru Ômachi .... animator (as Shigeru Ohmachi)
 
Music Department
Michael Colicchio .... additional music arranger: vocals
Maury Laws .... conductor
Maury Laws .... music arranger
Lois Winter .... vocal supervisor
 
Other crew
Thomas Bush .... production assistant
Akikazu Kôno .... supervisor: Animagic
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | USA:TV-G

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This was not only the first (and last) time Frosty (and his family) was animated using Animagic, but this was also the last time Rudolph was animated with the Animagic process.See more »
Quotes:
Laine, Lilly's daughter:Oh, isn't Milton wonderful? He's the greatest ice-cream man in the world.
Lilly Loraine:Forget 'im. If life has taught me anything is that you can't live on banana splits.
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You're Everything I Ever WantedSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A tad long, but nice to see some old friends..., 29 October 2002
Author: barlowman9 from Modesto, California

Okay, I'm a big fan of all that is Rankin/Bass, so I'm a little biased in enjoying this film. I got to watch this film on a cold winter day, huddled up in some blankets and reconnect with some old TV X-mas friends from winter's past. First of all it was nice to see Frosty and his clan finally made into clay-mation form. The Frosty cartoons are great, but clay-mation makes it more original and unique. Plus all the guest appearances by Big Ben, Jack Frost, Santa and Mrs. Claus from previous Rankin/Bass specials. Sure it is a long (over an hour and a half), but you do find the true origin of Rudolph's shiny nose!

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