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17 December 1999 (USA) See more »
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 »
Drew Barrymore Welcomes Baby Girl Olive!
 (From E! Online. 1 October 2012, 11:04 AM, PDT)

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A charmer. Deserves a long holiday-season life. See more (26 total) »


  (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)

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 L. Brehm .... animator (as David Brehm)
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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45 min
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Did You Know?

Martini the penguin, after being kidnapped by the postman, says he is "shaken, but not stirred" - a reference to the way James Bond orders his martinis.See more »
Radio Announcer:Check out Marzipan Shack's pre-Ramadan Christmas sale!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961)See more »
We're Not Really Bad At AllSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A charmer. Deserves a long holiday-season life., 7 December 2002
Author: dick_d

If you've just noticed 1999's "Olive, the Other Reindeer" in your TV listings (as I did last night)and are checking it out on IMDb, I heartily recommend it. The script and characters do not ring any of the false notes that usually undo other Christmas fare. The cute story will keep kids interested, but is peppered with references and visual gags for grownups.

Drew Barrymore gives a plucky-not-sucky performance as Olive, and keeps her character's likability from turning sappy. Joe Pantoliano (Ralphie in "The Sopranos"!) as her shady-but-good-hearted sidekick Martini the penguin is a likeable Runyonesque pal. Michael "R.E.M" Stipe contributes a wry musical highlight in the bar scene. Dan "Homer" Castellaneta makes a fine villainous postman, and the other voice artists too numerous to mention here are also first-rate.

The 2D-in-3D computerized animation is highly imaginative but not gimmicky.

"Olive" is as enjoyable as any holiday entertainment since "A Christmas Story". Like that film, word-of-mouth should keep "Olive" around for many Christmases to come.

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