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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)

When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good ... See full summary »

Director:

William R. Kowalchuk Jr. (as Bill Kowalchuk)

Writers:

Robert May (story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"), Michael Aschner
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Airs Tue. Nov. 27, 8:00 PM on CBS

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Pospisil Eric Pospisil ... Young Rudolph (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Older Rudolph / Twinkle the Sprite (voice)
John Goodman ... Santa Claus (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
Debbie Reynolds ... Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
Bob Newhart ... Leonard the Polar Bear (voice)
Eric Idle ... Slyly the Fox (voice)
Richard Simmons ... Boone (voice)
Alec Willows ... Doggle / Prancer (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Ridley - Stormella's Butler / Milo the Elf / Vixen (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Blitzen - Rudolph's Father (voice)
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ... Young Arrow (voice)
Vanessa Morley ... Young Zoey (voice)
Myriam Sirois ... Older Zoey / Glitter the Sprite / Schoolroom Doe #1 (voice) (as Myriam Sirios)
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ... Zoey's Mother / Aurora the Sprite / Elf Crowd Member #3 (voice)
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Storyline

When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good this starts a chain of events that brings Rudolph from zero to hero don't miss it Written by Luke Bonjers

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elniuko Rudolfo nuotykiai See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,567, 16 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$113,484, 30 October 1998
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Canadian actor Scott McNeil originally recorded voices for Slyly and Bernard, before being replaced by Eric Idle and Bob Newhart in the US respectively prior to the film's release. See more »

Goofs

While trying to find a way out of Stormella's Castle, they never think to follow Rudolph and Leonard's footprints, which is what they saw when realizing that they were going round in circles. See more »

Quotes

Grown-Up Rudolph: Someday I'll make you proud of me pop
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Soundtracks

It Could Be Worse
Performed by Eric Idle
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Michael Lloyd
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Nothing wrong with this film
27 December 2004 | by jesuit25See all my reviews

Strangely, I found this movie quite good. It fills you with a sense of Christmas and there's nothing wrong with sitting down and watching this before you open your presents. A nice little kids movie which appealed to me quite a bit. This year I was feeling a bit bah humbug, but this warmed my heart. The plot is good, sticking to the original idea while skewing away in places, but it remains a nice honest film which everyone can watch. The acting is above average IMO, and Leonard the Bear is my favourite character. A story of the underdog rising up is always great, and this delivers just like it's predessor. Especially fitting for a nice Christmas Day morning. There were some questions left unanswered, however, such as how do the reindeer's fly? But all in all, this is a worthy Christmas tale, telling a story about everyone's favourite reindeer. It is just a shame that this will forever be compared with the original. This is the way great films are ignored and this movie is getting bad feedback because 'it does not live up to the original'. This film is still great, however little can see it's potential. Sad.


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