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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Family  -  17 December 1999 (USA)
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When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

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Olive (voice)
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Richard Stands (voice)
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Tim (voice)
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Zoo Director (voice)
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Guard Shack Elf (voice)
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Arturo (voice)
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After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman who's tired of handling all the extra Christmas mail. Will Martini the penguin be able to help Olive realize her dream? Written by Mike Konczewski

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The title is based on a "mondegreen" (a misheard, spoonerized, or comically misinterpreted phrase from a song or poem): the title is from the lyric "all of the other reindeer" from "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Other character names are similarly derived: the name "Richard Stands" is a malapropriation of the phrase "which it stands" in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, and the character name "Round John Virgin" is taken from the phrase "round yon virgin" from "Silent Night". See more »

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Radio Announcer: Check out Marzipan Shack's pre-Ramadan Christmas sale!
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References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) See more »

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Christmas...Bah, Bug and Hum
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Great holiday fun
19 July 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Olive, the Other Reindeer is a delightful holiday special that aired on Fox last winter. Drew Barrymore voices Olive the dog, who thinks she is a reindeer and goes on a quest to help Santa after one of reindeer can't. With the help of a Martini the penguin, they try to accomplish their task while dodging the evil mailman who wants to stop Christmas. It's a hilarious special and should be seen when ever possible. I have taped this animated special and have watched it regularly. To sum it up, it's great!


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