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Writers:
J. Otto Seibold (book) &
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Release Date:
17 December 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
Drew Barrymore Welcomes Baby Girl Olive!
 (From E! Online. 1 October 2012, 11:04 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
An underrated Christmas classic 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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45 min
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Trivia:
Dan Castellaneta (the Postman) is well known as the voice of Homer Simpson on "The Simpsons" (1989); executive producer Matt Groening is the creator of The Simpsons; the falling letters are all addressed to Bart Simpson.See more »
Quotes:
The Postman:Christmas, bah, bug and hum!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Days Still Remaining 'Til ChristmasSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An underrated Christmas classic, 11 December 2002
Author: Chuck Rothman (crothman) from Schenectady, NY, USA

This has been somewhat overlooked, but it really is a terrific special. It's clever and witty (a characteristic that you don't see enough of these days). Olive is a dog, who thinks she can substitute for one of Santa's reindeer and save Christmas. The choice of villain is inspired -- a mailman who wants to stop Christmas so he won't have to deliver all the cards. Not a lot of big laughs, but it's filled with gentle smiles.

The voice work is excellent, and the style is outstanding. There's little attempt to be "realistic," but rather it looks like a picture book (and seems to be sticking closely to the style of the original book).

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