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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Caroline Quentin ...
Vixen (voice)
Jean Alexander ...
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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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Old Jingle: Remember you are what you eat.
[Holds up a bag that says "Nuts"]
Old Jingle: Mmm, nuts!
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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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Followed by Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher
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Funniest 30 minutes of Christmas TV, neigh any TV, in YEARS!
9 January 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

What to watch on Christmas Eve just before the 7pm news bulletin? The programmer at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) who scheduled this little gem of a film should be given a cigar, one hell of a raise and a promotion (to CEO of the network)!!

I cannot remember the last time I laughed so much in 30 minutes. A romp from go to whoa this film (incidentally named Robbie the Reindeer in Australia) follows the trials and tribulations of Robbie, son of Rudolph, trying to get a guernsey on the team leading the sleigh for Christmas. Robbie's secret weapon is, curiously enough, his nose, but not for the same reason his father was famous. Robbie can pin-point an exact location anywhere on the globe with his nose!! Double entrends, take-offs and a very, very slick script make this a highly enjoyable film. You'll like this film even more if you are a fan of "claymation" (think Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit et al).


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