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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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 »

Quotes

Old Jingle: This is a much better spot for a house. I'd have to be raving mad to push it back up that hill.
[cut to Jingle pushing the house back up the mountain]
Old Jingle: One day, I will be too old to do this, but that day won't come for many...
[House slides back down, dragging Old Jingle underneath]
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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 Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Incredibly funny and entertaining!
19 November 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

As are most of the plasticine short films made, this one is funny, entertaining and very worthwhile! :-) Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be that well known and someone made an American version, which (not having actually watched it) seems ludicrous a wee bit stupid. From what other people have said, it seems that it is not good so let us all avoid it!

The original English version is very amusing. Entertaining for just about everyone, with slightly dirty jokes for the wee ones, jokes that make sense for older children and jokes that adults will get and find amusing!

Robbie, Rudolph's son (with a lovely Irish accent), is going to be getting ready for his first sleigh pull while his father is away elsewhere. Unfortunately, he is not very well exercised and is pretty gullible with Blizten - who seems suspicious... He is also head over heels with love for Vixen, ignoring Donner, who wants his affection more. Clearly he's in a wee bit of a pickle...

Enjoy "Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves On Fire"! :-)


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