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


(as Richard Goleszowski)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Prancer (voice)
Donner (voice)
Blitzen (voice)
Vixen (voice)
Jean Alexander ...
Mrs. Santa (voice)
Santa Claus (voice)
Head Elf (voice)
Old Jingle (voice)
Tony Anscombe ...
Elf #3 (voice)
Donner (voice)
Narrator (voice)


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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Release Date:

25 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Vixen: Robbie, I know you love me and would do anything to please me. I don't want you to run in the steeple chase. There, that done, lets get on with our lives.
Robbie: Sorry, Vixen but I'm going to run. And try to win and everything.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in I Am Not an Animal - I Am an Animation (2005) See more »


Chariots of Fire
Music by Vangelis
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one of the funniest british animations i have ever seen at christmas
7 November 2002 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

Ardal O'Hannon, Steve Coogan, Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfiled and Allistar McGowan! This must be a dream! No it isn't! They do provide voices in this hilariously rib-tickling Christmas treat! The story is extremely orginal, and the spoof "Chariots of Fire" title just makes it a true gem of british comedy, and aniamtion, of course! The animation is just as good as any claymation classic, like Creature Comforts or the Wallace and Gromit films! In fact it's only slightly better! It well-deserved the BAFTA TV Award forBest Entertainment (Programme or Series)"production team"! It just had one of best production team ever to assemble an animated film ever! Also, at the Berlin International Film Festival, it recieved 2 awards: a Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Award for Best Short Film, and a Glass Bear for Best Short Film! Well done Richard Goleszowski, who recieved the 2 awards! In addition to his awards cabinet, Richard Goleszowski recieved an Audience Award at the 2000 Leipzig DOK Festival! But it should have received the Academy Award for Best Animated Film, as well but that went to Aleksandr Petrov's The Old Man and the Sea, which I must see!

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