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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 »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Just thirty minutes long but a scream all the same! 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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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:
Robbie:I have decided that strength is not really my strength.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
PoisonSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just thirty minutes long but a scream all the same!, 17 February 2000
Author: Spike-71 from Leicester, England

This was the funniest programme on the television at Christmas in Britain. It follows the adventures of a young reindeer called Robbie (the son of Rudolph)who has been sent by his father to Lapland to train and navigate Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. However, there are a couple of problems in Robbie's way. He is lazy and will do anything to get out of work , a female reindeer called Vixen has caught his eye and made him go all gooey and the leader of the sleigh team, Blitzen, is constantly conspiring to keep Robbie off the sleigh team because he hates Rudolph (Robbie's father) and wants to humiliate him. However, Robbie's friend, Donner, learns of this plan and informs Robbie and tells him to train like mad for the Reindeer Games. You can be rest assured that all turns out well in the end. British viewers will enjoy the depiction of the British sport commentators, Des Lynam and Alan Hansen as a yeti and a snowman respectively, and look out for a joke about the singer, Seal. All in all, it was one of the funniest short animations I have ever seen. I was in stitches on Christmas Day and it is well worth watching, whether you're an adult or a child, or just a big kid!!!

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