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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Prancer (voice)
Donner (voice)
Blitzen (voice)
Caroline Quentin ...
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 »


Donner: Can you not speak to me because you love me... or because you just got trampled by a herd of reindeer?
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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 »


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


Performed by The Prodigy
(Music heard coming from the stereo of "Sleigh Mk2" when Santa goes to demonstrate and then dances to it)
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Instant classic
10 November 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this at the local library and brought it home for my 3 grade daughter. After the first 10 seconds, I stopped it and held it for us all to view. What a great surprise. We've been fans of the classic annual Christmas cartoon specials and this rates right at the top of the list as a new must see annual classic. There is so much happening in this short animation, you have to watch it again and again. I'm sure we didn't get all the British humor, but we still laughed a lot. Maybe they will do Frostie next?

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