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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Martini: Was that you or your stunt double?
Olive: Oh, go on!
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References Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) See more »

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Merry Christmas, After All
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Drew Barrymore, Edward Asner, Mitch Rouse, and Danny Jacobs
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A Surprise Favorite
10 December 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

My wife, 5-year-old daughter, and I ran across this special last year. Seeing Drew Barrymore's name gave me some pause, as she had recently flashed David Letterman while giving him a birthday dance, so I wondered if this special was actually going to be suitable for family viewing, and not some subversive story with a Christmas theme. Well, I definitely over-thought this one: "Olive" was absolutely wonderful, and unexpectedly charming (a very rare commodity these days). Her voice work was heartfelt, and a truly eclectic list of other voices, ranging from Joe Pantoliano to co-producer Michael Stipe (whose experience in cartoons includes his hilarious appearance on the funniest "Space Ghost" episode ever-#17, "Hungry") keeps this story light and humorous. The animation style was appropriate to the story and, apparently, to the source material (I have not yet seen the book). I recommend it!


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