Hooves of Fire (1999)

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Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa's crack sleigh team.

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Prancer (voice)
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Donner (voice)
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Blitzen (voice)
Caroline Quentin ...
Vixen (voice)
Jean Alexander ...
Mrs. Santa (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
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Head Elf (voice)
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Old Jingle (voice)
Tony Anscombe ...
Elf #3 (voice)
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Donner (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Robbie the reindeer is determined to win a place pulling Santa's sled. Unfortunately, he's got two problems facing him. One, he's sadly out of shape; two, he doesn't realize his pal Blitzen is cheating! Confused by the temptations of sexy lady reindeer Vixen, and completely unaware of bubble-headed Donner's love for him, Robbie faces the race of his life. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire  »

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Originally, Rudolph's name is never mentioned specifically because of copyright reasons. Only because of this was its omission then worked into the plot as a running gag. See more »

Quotes

Robbie: I'm a rubbish reindeer. I'm even a rubbish elf. I'm worse than rubbish. If they tossed me in the rubbish bin, the other rubbish would say...
Rubbish: There goes the neighborhood.
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As the credits roll in the American dubbed version, we see behind the scenes of the actors recording the voices for their characters. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher
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Better British
13 December 2002 | by (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Robbie the Reindeer- and this is definitly the preferred version. CBS's American-ised re-dub of the voices is bland where the original sparkles with dry wit and humor. Robbie the Reindeer is the best Christmas special since the original Grinch, and everyone should get to see it at least once in their life.


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