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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)

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 »


(as Bill Kowalchuk)


(story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"),

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Pospisil ...
Young Rudolph (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Older Rudolph / Twinkle the Sprite (voice)
Santa Claus (voice)
Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
Leonard the Polar Bear (voice)
Slyly the Fox (voice)
Boone (voice)
Alec Willows ...
Doggle / Prancer (voice)
Ridley - Stormella's Butler / Milo the Elf / Vixen (voice)
Christopher Gray ...
Young Arrow (voice)
Vanessa Morley ...
Young Zoey (voice)
Older Zoey / Glitter the Sprite / Schoolroom Doe #1 (voice) (as Myriam Sirios)
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ...
Zoey's Mother / Aurora the Sprite / Elf Crowd Member #3 (voice)


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 this starts a chain of events that brings Rudolph from zero to hero don't miss it Written by Luke Bonjers

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reindeer | accident | storm | cave | fox | See All (56) »


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Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petteri Punakuono  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$56,567 (USA) (16 October 1998)


$113,484 (USA) (30 October 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark Flood's favorite Christmas film. See more »


Reindeer are the only species of deer where both genders have antlers, but in this film, only the Male Reindeer have antlers. See more »


Doggle: [Boone and Doggle have just messed up their job] Do you think we'll still get our promotion?
Boone: [grumpily] Take it off
[Doggle removes his hat and Boone instantly knocks him on the head]
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Performed by the Cast (featuring John Goodman and Debbie Reynolds)
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I still stand by my opinion when I first saw this
26 June 2013 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

I originally reviewed this movie when I was about 14 or 15, And lets just say I didn't really give it a fair try. So after actually watching it nearly all the way through, I can write a better review that doesn't look like some troll wrote it.

First off, if you loved the original Claymation original, Stick to it, it's so much better and more well received by the general public. This one isn't too much to love, unless you're from the 12 years and under demographic and you can stomach an hour-long musical.

The story is loosely, and inconsistently narrated by 4 fairies, named "The sprites of the northern lights" (Yeah, I have a whole paragraph to dedicate to them, so sit tight.) But the story itself is based around the character of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, a reindeer born with a red nose, making him different from the other reindeers...You know what, You should already know this story.

But you don't know the other characters that go along with the story, Lets begin with Slyly the white fox, Who might as well be Tails the fox dragged out of a coloring book, but with the personality of Locke from Final fantasy VI. In short, he's a streetwise (Or in this case, arctic-wise) fox who's philosophy is "It could always be worse." Then we have Zoey the girl reindeer. The 1964 Rudolph movie equivalent of Clarice. and if you've seen the original, it's more or less the same character, just a little less figurine and more animated. Then there's Stormella, And I have to admit, it's comforting to know that Whoopi Goldberg can be both a gentle character as well as someone you just want to slap.

Now I promised you a whole paragraph on what I think of the sprites of the northern lights. They totally ruin the movie for me. It's like someone said "lets just throw these fairies in there to tell the story." But damn it, i'll take a singing snowman with some guy pretending to be Burl Ives any day over that. Maybe I really don't like them because I didn't like 4kid's flagship show Winx club either.

Bottom line, This is one you might want to check out, it's not Oscar worthy material but if you have an hour you don't have anything planned, it's worth a view. If not you, at least your youngest kids.


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