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Hooves of Fire (1999)

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)
Mrs. Santa (voice)
Santa Claus (voice)
Head Elf (voice)
Old Jingle (voice)
Tony Anscombe ...
Elf #3 (voice)
Des Yeti / Alan Snowman / Trash Bag (voice)
Robbie the Reindeer (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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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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: You've have to take him on. He needs to beat Blitzen.
Old Jingle: Blitzen? Is Blitzen involved in this?
Donner: You know Blitzen?
Old Jingle: Never heard of him, but he's gotta be stopped!
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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 The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »


Performed by Seal
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An Instant Classic
17 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

In 1999, when Hooves Of Fire was put into production, who could've known that it would have turned out to be one of the best Christmas films ever made. From that echoing opening music, to the brilliant acting by Adral O'Hanen (Or however it's spelt), playing Robbie, "Robbie The Reindeer's" first appearance has blown away fans, not just in Britan, but all over the world.

According to the narrator, the film is set in "Coldchester," which is Norther than North, where good old Santa (Father Christmas, Saint Nicolous) lives. Robbie, son of Rudolph, ("Don't EVER... say that name.") has turned up to take a position on the sleigh. At first, there is some mistaken identity ("It's a... It's a... It's a thing!"), which is soon settled ("It must be the last of some poor, endangered animal."), then re-opened ("Cool! Let's kill it!"), and then settled once more ("Call me Robbie, 'cus, I am.") And those jokes are nothing compared to some of the films other lines.

This film will captivate audiences all over the world at any time of the year. A FULLY recommended Christmas comedy with a gift. Maybe you could sit down and watch it late on Christmas Eve, early on Christmas morning, after Christmas lunch, or late at night before bed. Whenever you watch it, be it Christmas, Christmas Eve, or April, you will love it.

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