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Release Date:
17 December 1999 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins See more »
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Drew Barrymore Welcomes Baby Girl Olive!
 (From E! Online. 1 October 2012, 11:04 AM, PDT)

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You will laugh, but you won't call Olive names. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Drew Barrymore ... Olive (voice)

Dan Castellaneta ... The Postman (voice)

Joe Pantoliano ... Martini (voice)

Edward Asner ... Santa (voice)

Peter MacNicol ... Fido (voice)

Tim Meadows ... Richard Stands (voice)

Jay Mohr ... Tim (voice)

Michael Stipe ... Schnitzel (voice)

Diedrich Bader ... Zoo Director (voice)

David Herman ... Guard Shack Elf (voice)

Matt Groening ... Arturo (voice)

Mitch Rouse ... Round John Virgin / Comet (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Jacobs ... Additional Voices

Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)

Kath Soucie ... (voice)

Billy West ... Mr. Eskimo (voice)
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Directed by
Steve Moore  (as Oscar Moore)
 
Writing credits
J. Otto Seibold (book) &
Vivian Walsh (book)

Steve Young (written by)

Produced by
Keith Alcorn .... producer
Drew Barrymore .... executive producer
Claudia De La Roca .... executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Alex Johns .... producer
Nancy Juvonen .... executive producer
Michael Stipe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Tyng 
 
Film Editing by
Paul D. Calder 
 
Casting by
Jill Anthony 
Julie Mossberg 
 
Production Management
Chris Frye .... production manager
Kim Saxon .... production manager
 
Art Department
Fred Cline .... color designer
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Vanessa Theme Ament .... supervising foley editor
Peter Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
David E. Stone .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Connon Carey .... lighting and compositing artist
Ryan Davis .... modeler
Troy Griffin .... lighting artist
Todd Harper .... model/texture artist
Micah Massman .... modeler
Ian Megibben .... lighting technical director
Deanna Molinaro .... character animator
 
Animation Department
Paul Allen .... animator
David Brehm .... animator
Brian Capshaw .... animator
Paul Claerhout .... animator
John A. Davis .... animation director
Ryan Davis .... animator
Tim Hatcher .... character animator
Cheryl Ray .... animator
Matthew Russell .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Nick Gibbons .... off-line editor
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
George Doering .... musician
Matthew Ferraro .... music arranger
Scott Schirle .... music editor
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Sean Jensen .... modeling director
Diane H. Newman .... script supervisor (as Diane Hassinger Newman)
Cosgrove Vincent Norstadt .... talent coordinator (as Christopher Johnson)
Angie Parks .... production assistant
 

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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:
Martini:So why are we going to the North Pole again?
Olive:I'm going to save Christmas! I heard Santa on the radio, and he said he needed Olive, the other reindeer. That's me.
Richard Stands:Haha. That's what we always think he says. He was only saying, "All of the other reindeer." That's kinda like how I thought the Pledge of Allegiance was about me, Richard Stands.
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References "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961)See more »
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Christmas...Bah, Bug and HumSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
You will laugh, but you won't call Olive names., 25 December 2002
Author: Victor Field from London, England

One of the least accomplished episodes of "The Simpsons" was "Insane Clown Poppy," with Drew Barrymore as the voice of Krusty's illegitimate daughter Sophie. Happily, she and Matt Groening pre-emptively made up for this in 1999 with the charming "Olive, the Other Reindeer," which they executive produced, and which featured one of them (hint: not Matt) as the voice of the title character.

When Santa Claus faces a crisis that may mean his deliveries won't get through, lovable dog Olive mishears him on the radio hoping to depend on "all of the other reindeer," and believing that Mr. Kringle is counting on her, she's off to the North Pole with the help of her penguin friend Martini, but with a conniving postman (!) out to stop her. Only Scrooge would not be rooting for Olive and Martini to succeed in the course of this special, not least with the warm and winning voice work (particularly Barrymore as our four-legged friend, Joe Pantoliano cast against type as good guy Martini, and Michael Stipe as one of Santa's reindeer - who has a very funny joke about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer).

A good, heartwarming story with computer animation from DNA Productions that looks more traditionally cartoony than the norm, which is not a bad thing here; Drew also does her own singing, and it must be said that she won't be giving Alicia Keys a run for her money - but her scrappy enthusiasm on her numbers ("Merry Christmas After All" provides an oddly endearing blend of Miss Barrymore's slightly flat vocalising and the truly musical Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) only adds to the special's charm. Funny and non-sick-making, this is up there with Channel 4's adaptation of "Father Christmas" and some of Rankin/Bass's seasonal cartoons in the winner stakes; one to tape.

"Warp speed, captain!"

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