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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
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 December 2012, 4:05 PM, PST)

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

User Reviews:
Funniest 30 minutes of Christmas TV, neigh any TV, in YEARS! 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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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:
Vixen:At least Robbie's dad got out of this frozen hole. He was a smart reindeer that Ru...
Blitzen:[covers her mouth with a hand] No, no, no, no. I will have that name said in my presence!
Donner:Are you talking about Ru...?
[Blitzen covers her mouth with the other hand]
Reindeer:A German name, wasn;t it? Uh, Ru...
[Blitzen covers his mouth with a hoof]
Prancer:I tell you what, it's a catchy song, I love it. A-one, a-two, Ru...
[Blitzen covers his mouth with the other hoof, causing himself to hang in midair in the middle of the other four reindeer]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Get BusySee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Funniest 30 minutes of Christmas TV, neigh any TV, in YEARS!, 9 January 2001
Author: Clare from Melbourne, Australia

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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