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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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Christmas film events
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one of the funniest british animations i have ever seen at christmas See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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 »
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Donner:I looked in the yellow pages under "Wise old mentors who can save the day." There was only one in the area.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
one of the funniest british animations i have ever seen at christmas, 7 November 2002
Author: andynortonuk from Oxford, England

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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