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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

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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Credited cast:
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Olive (voice)
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The Postman (voice)
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Martini (voice)
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Santa (voice)
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Fido (voice)
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Richard Stands (voice)
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Tim (voice)
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Schnitzel (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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Jacobs
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Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The reference "You sir, are no reindeer" is a reference to the 1988 Presidential debate comment made by Loyld Bentsen to Dan Quayle. "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy". See more »

Quotes

Santa: Are we good to go, Comet? Ho ho ho?
Comet: I think so. Just don't pick up any hitch-hikers.
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Connections

References The Bullwinkle Show (1960) See more »

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The Days Still Remaining 'Til Christmas
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Drew Barrymore
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In a word, marvelous.
1 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show was absolutely hilarious. I sat there, watching it, laughing my rear off every three seconds. I regretted not recording it when it was on Fox. I can't even tell you how hilarious it was. Does it have schmaltz, you ask? that terrible plot ploy that has made several family films into absolute terrors to watch? Heck no! It's simply a funny, adroit film that should be on everyone's shelf. Watch it. 'Nuf said.


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