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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:
Christmas Movies,...what the World needs. 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)

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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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:
Olive:Grab my tail!
Martini:Quit wagging it!
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Movie Connections:
References "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
Christmas...Bah, Bug and HumSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Christmas Movies,...what the World needs., 21 December 2004
Author: toxiemite from Melbourne, Australia

With so much war and moral decay in this world at present time, Christmas has become my favourite time of the year. Not just because it's a festive season and colourful... but because its a time that represents innocence and goodness in people. We need Christmas all year round, it might make the world a better place.

And that's why I am a sucker for Christmas movies so much. At the core, I am a die hard horror nut and general cinema lover all round... but one thing I cannot get enough of is an original and off-beat Christmas movie. Over the years there's been some gems like: 8 Crazy Nights, Nightmare Before Christmas, Santa Vs the Snowman, Christmas Vacation and The Grinch (to name only a few).

While 'Olive the Reindeer' is a few years old now, I only saw it recently having heard many good things about it. It is a wonderful little film suitable for the entire family. The story is simple, sweet and subtley hilarious. One reviewer on IMDb said that Drew Barrymore dragged the movie down.... I can't disagree more. I thought she was delightful. She has child-like innocence in her voice that puts a believability into the Olive character. Not to mention that she Co-Produced this film so possibly without her involvement, Olive may not have been made (I don't know!?).

Anyhow, if you want a Festive movie for the kids and adults alike to enjoy.... rent Olive the other Reindeer. It's sure to amuse and entertain.

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