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

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  16 October 1998 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Pospisil ...
Young Rudolph (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Older Rudolph / Twinkle the Sprite (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
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Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
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Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
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Leonard the Polar Bear (voice)
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Slyly the Fox (voice)
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Boone (voice)
Alec Willows ...
Doggle / Prancer (voice)
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Ridley - Stormella's Butler / Milo the Elf / Vixen (voice)
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Christopher Gray ...
Young Arrow (voice)
Vanessa Morley ...
Young Zoey (voice)
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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)
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Storyline

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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16 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rudolf czerwononosy Renifer  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Canadian actor Scott McNeil originally recorded voices for Slyly and Bernard, before being replaced by Eric Idle and Bob Newhart in the US respectively prior to the film's release. See more »

Goofs

Some of the speech was out of sync with the visual. See more »

Quotes

Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen: [slyly is trying to steal keys from a sleeping stormella]
[partcially waking]
Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen: what are doing?
Slyly the Fox: stealing the keys to the dungeon, now go back to sleep
Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen: oh okay,
[falls back to sleep]
Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen: toodles
Slyly the Fox: [dumbfounded] wanndaya know this truth thing really does work!
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Soundtracks

Show Me The Light (Love Theme)
Performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Michael Lloyd
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Very sweet and above average Christmas movie
15 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of course it isn't my all time favourite Christmas movie and it isn't as good as the timeless Rankin'/Bass special, but all the same it is very sweet, charming and simple. I for one am disheartened at the 4.8 rating, it is much better than that, of course it isn't perfect, but it is far from the worst animated movie ever. The animation is not too bad, a tad shoddy in places, but fifteen minutes in, the quality got better. I didn't think the songs were awful at all, honestly the songs in Secret Of NIMH 2: Timmy To The Rescue were much worse. In my opinion, they were actually quite cute. One or two of them are forgettable especially the song sung by the elves before Stormella is introduced, but I Hate Santa Claus and Zoey and Rudolph's duet were lovely, and who can resist festive classics like Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and Wonderful Christmas time. I will admit I was annoyed by the sprites, there were a couple of moments where their presence was pointless. The movie also has some nice messaging, I really did feel for Rudolph(I know exactly what it's like to get bullied because of your nose, I used to get bullied because of my singing voice), a good story, if a little slow to start with and some fairly good dialogue. The real delight is in the very lovable characters and highly talented voice cast. Rudolph and Zoey are adorable, and John Goodman makes a suitably merry Santa Claus. Eric Idle and Bob Newhart positively delight as Slyly and Leonard, and despite her limited screen time, Whoopi Goldberg is very impressive as the villainous Stormella. Overall, a very sweet, simple and underrated Christmas movie. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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