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Release Date:
25 December 1999 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa's crack sleigh team. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(2 articles)
Christmas film events
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 December 2012, 4:05 PM, PST)

Hugh Grant Gets Animated with Britney
 (From WENN. 14 November 2002)

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Splendid entertainment!! (be sure to switch to UK voice talent!!!) See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robbie Williams ... Narrator (voice)

Ardal O'Hanlon ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice)

Paul Whitehouse ... Prancer (voice)

Jane Horrocks ... Donner (voice)

Steve Coogan ... Blitzen (voice)
Caroline Quentin ... Vixen (voice)
Jean Alexander ... Mrs. Santa (voice)

Ricky Tomlinson ... Santa Claus (voice)

Rhys Ifans ... Head Elf (voice)

Harry Enfield ... Old Jingle (voice)
Tony Anscombe ... Elf #3 (voice)

Alistair McGowan ... Des Yeti / Alan Snowman / Trash Bag (voice)

Ben Stiller ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice: US version)

Britney Spears ... Donner (voice: US version)

James Woods ... Narrator (voice: US version)

Brad Garrett ... Prancer (voice: US version)

Hugh Grant ... Blitzen (voice: US version)

Leah Remini ... Vixen (voice: US version)

James Belushi ... Santa Claus / Tapir (voice: US version) (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry Stiller ... Old Jingle / Trash Bag (voice: US version)

Dick Enberg ... Des Yeti / Announcer (voice: US version)
Dan Dierdorf ... Alan Snowman (voice: US version)

Grey DeLisle ... Mrs. Santa / Elf #2 (voice: US version)

Rob Paulsen ... Bus Driver / Head Elf / Elf #1 (voice: US version)

Directed by
Richard Goleszowski 
 
Writing credits
Andy Riley  &
Kevin Cecil 

Richard Curtis 

Produced by
Alex Hardcastle .... consulting producer
Jacqueline White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Knopfler 
 
Sound Department
Matt Creed .... adr recordist
Ken Galvin .... dialogue recordist
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Matt Kasmir .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Foard .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Pascual Perez .... animator
 
Music Department
Guy Fletcher .... musician: keyboards and vocals
Mark Knopfler .... musician: guitar and vocals
 
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Michael Hack .... voice director (US version)
 

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29 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | UK:U (video rating)

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

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Splendid entertainment!! (be sure to switch to UK voice talent!!!), 18 September 2005
Author: Norman Deets II from Rochester, NY

Everyone else has fairly well summed up this movie for you. It is a truly superb movie with tremendously good writing and voice talent (UK version).

As others have noted, the addition of a US voice cast is appalling!! Having seen the former release with ONLY Hooves of Fire on it, the default US voiced version which came on the new Hooves / Lost Tribe double disk was a shock! This does not mean that I don't like the voice actors, in fact I quite like several of them, but the UK cast is FAR superior. The problem is that this is a British comedy which has British dialog (as previously noted, the English re-writes don't work), and I kind-of expect the British accents (OK, I should say UK-ish accents since Robbie is voiced by an Irishman). I don't think you should boycott it, though, just make sure that EVERY time you play it for anybody you first go to AUDIO OPTIONS and switch to UK VOICES!! Trust me, you'll thank me for that...

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