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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Blitzen (voice)
Caroline Quentin ...
Vixen (voice)
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Mrs. Santa (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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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 »

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Elf: He's alive!
Elf 2: Can we still eat him?
Elf 3: [pause] No.
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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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Spoofs Match of the Day (1964) See more »

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The Other Side of the Moon
Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil
Performed by Jane Horrocks and Mikey Graham
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Splendid entertainment!! (be sure to switch to UK voice talent!!!)
18 September 2005 | by (Rochester,NY) – See all my reviews

Everyone else has fairly well summed up this movie for you. It is a truly superb movie with tremendously good writing and voice talent (UK version).

As others have noted, the addition of a US voice cast is appalling!! Having seen the former release with ONLY Hooves of Fire on it, the default US voiced version which came on the new Hooves / Lost Tribe double disk was a shock! This does not mean that I don't like the voice actors, in fact I quite like several of them, but the UK cast is FAR superior. The problem is that this is a British comedy which has British dialog (as previously noted, the English re-writes don't work), and I kind-of expect the British accents (OK, I should say UK-ish accents since Robbie is voiced by an Irishman). I don't think you should boycott it, though, just make sure that EVERY time you play it for anybody you first go to AUDIO OPTIONS and switch to UK VOICES!! Trust me, you'll thank me for that...


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