A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director:

Writers:

(short story), | 13 more credits »
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Stars: John Goodman, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds
Olive, the Other Reindeer (TV Movie 1999)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director: Steve Moore
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When Tangie, a teddy bear goes into the Smile-erator on his head, his smile is put on upside down, causing him to end up on the bargain bin on Christmas Eve with other misfit toys, then ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Ring
Stars: Tom Bosley, Jenna Elfman, Howie Mandel
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman "Bumbles" to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world.

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Moranis
Jack Frost (TV Movie 1979)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".

Director: Buzz Potamkin
Stars: Phil Hartman, Marie Osmond, Tom Arnold
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Stanley is a kindhearted, popular troll who can create flowers with a mere touch. When Gnorga, the mean-spirited Queen of the Kingdom of Trolls discovers Stanley's secret, she banishes him ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director: Janice Karman
Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Adult Billy / Narrator (voice)
Jay Johnson ...
Ears (voice)
...
Grandpa Baker (voice)
...
Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
...
Scarlett (voice)
...
Aunt Agnes (voice)
...
Emily (voice)
...
Buster (voice)
Charlie Cronin ...
Bucky (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Star (voice)
...
Lawyer / Sheriff (voice)
Stu Rosen ...
Doctor (voice)
...
Slim (voice)
...
Brewster (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Hens (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Wishes can come true.


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annabell und die fliegenden Rentiere  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second Christmas movie that Cloris Leachman'(Aunt Agnes) and Jim Varney (Mr. Gus Holder) have been in; the first one with Leachman being Prancer (1989) as Mrs. McFarland and the first one with Varney being Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) as Ernest P. Worrell. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Agnes: [after Billy and Annabelle meets for the first time outside and begin to play, Agnes joins Grandpa's side] You gave him a cow for Christmas?
Grandpa Baker: No, it was Santa Claus.
Aunt Agnes: You're teaching the boy to believe in that fantasy?
Grandpa Baker: Ain't nothin' wrong with a little believin', after what he's been through.
Aunt Agnes: Exactly! This dreadful barn is a constant reminder of that horrible fire. This barn just isn't safe, let alone for a boy who can't talk!
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The World From Way Up Here (Reprise)
Written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis
Performed by Alison Krauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love this Christmas cartoon - with the cutest calf featured!
10 April 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film is very good in my book. It stars a lovely, friendly boy named Billy who can't speak and a calf named Annabelle who was born on Christmas Eve. Annabelle has a special wish and she's going to tell it to Father Christmas next Christmas...

I recommend this for children who would like to watch a quick, pleasurable film, not JUST about Christmas, it's also for people who like animals, especially farm animals, people who still don't prefer computer to cartoon animation and a film with unforgettable characters, one or two lovely songs and a good storyline! PANT PANT. BOY was that a long sentence to explain why you should watch this film! :)

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't had the chance, buy it or rent it from Amazon or the nearest shop and watch it! If you don't like it, you could lend it to a friend! ENJOY!! :)

P.S This is a very emotional film and for people who feel emotional, I suggest a few hankies provided, especially at the end.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?