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Release Date:
13 December 2002 (USA) See more »
Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ardal O'Hanlon ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice)

Jane Horrocks ... Donner / Arctic Fox (voice)

Steve Coogan ... Blitzen (voice)

Paul Whitehouse ... Prancer (voice)

Harry Enfield ... Old Jingle (voice)

Jeff Goldblum ... White Rabbit (voice)

David Attenborough ... Himself (voice)

Ricky Gervais ... Penguin (voice)

Rob Brydon ... Prison Guard (voice)
Jeremy Dyson ... Viking 4 (voice)

Sean Hughes ... Tapir (voice)

Natalie Imbruglia ... Koala (voice)

Mark Gatiss ... Viking (voice)

Steve Pemberton ... Viking (voice)

Reece Shearsmith ... Viking (voice)

Alistair McGowan ... Des Yeti / Alan Snowman (voice)

Ben Stiller ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice: US version)

Britney Spears ... Donner (voice: US version)

Jerry Stiller ... Old Jingle (voice: US version)

James Belushi ... Tapir / Little Magnus (voice: US version)

Brad Garrett ... Prancer / Viking #3 (voice: US version)

Leah Remini ... Koala (voice: US version)

James Woods ... Prison Guard / Head Viking (voice: US version)

Hugh Grant ... Blitzen (voice: US version)

Dick Enberg ... Des Yeti (voice: US version)
Dan Dierdorf ... Alan Snowman (voice: US version)

Grey Griffin ... Arctic Fox / Female Viking (voice: US version) (as Grey DeLisle)

Rob Paulsen ... Viking #2 / Viking #4 (voice: US version)

Directed by
Peter Peake 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Cecil 
Andy Riley 

Produced by
Richard Curtis .... executive producer
Jacqueline White .... producer
Original Music by
Joby Talbot 
Art Department
Bridget Phelan .... model maker
Sound Department
Ken Galvin .... dialogue recordist
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer
James Mather .... supervising dialogue editor
James Mather .... supervising sound editor
Joseph Stracey .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Robin Konieczny .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Pencavel .... still photographer
Animation Department
Andy Fraser .... assistant animator
Pascual Perez .... animator
Music Department
Christopher Austin .... conductor
Christopher Austin .... orchestrator
Michael Blakey .... composer: theme music

Production Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Legend of the Lost Tribe" - UK (original title)
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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Robbie:You know what the worst part of it is? He made us built our own trap.
Donner:That's it! That's the best news ever.
Donner:Every one of us built one part of this. Robbie, what part did you build?
Robbie:Over there.
[points to a shoddily-built corner]
Donner:That's it.
[Prancer blows on corner, planks fall apart]
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Funny if not hilarious, 24 January 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Some time has passed since the race in `Robbie The Reindeer' and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie believes he was saved by a long lost tribe of Vikings - supposed to have been wiped out years ago. No one believes him and they are more concerned with the business losing money. When the evil Blitzen is released from prison 50 years early he promises to help them turn things around but double crosses them with the help of a master of disguise rabbit. Robbie escapes and goes to the Viking tribe to help him and his friends overcome Blitzen.

This programme will need to work hard to build the same Christmas anticipation as Wallace & Gromit did. On several occasions the BBC's big thing was the newest W&G short to be shown. Last year Robbie The Reindeer was the next shot at a clever comedy animation and it hit big with clever jokes and good voice work. Here the bar has dropped a little but it is still worth a look. The plot is a little more floppy and doesn't work as well and the jokes are funny if not hilarious.

The makers have tried to recreate the same magic but it doesn't always come off. It's telling that the sports commentators from the original, Des Yeti and Alan Snowman, have a brief cameo - they were the best bit of the last one. However it is still funny and has plenty of surreal moments and a funny (if straightforward) movie pastiche of Return of the Jedi's forest chase on Endor.

The voice work again is of an excellent calibre and you almost wish the animation had made better use of them. O'Hanlon is again good as a slightly more aware reindeer version of his Father Dougal. Coogan is great in a few roles and Horrocks et al do well in support. Alistair McGowan is again on hand for some brief impressions and a strange but enjoyable role is available for an instantly recognisable Jeff Goldblum (who is noticeable absent from the booths in the final credits).

This series needs to get better for next Christmas if the BBC want it to compete with W&G as the most anticipated Christmas animation, but aside from that it is well made, different and funny if not as funny as you'd want. Overall a quality animation to raise the mood after the Queen's speech.

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