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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1998)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (original title)
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"), Johnny Marks (song) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Trivia

Mark Flood's favorite Christmas film. See more »

Goofs

It's not known why Arrow's cheating by knocking others out of the race wasn't noted by anyone. See more »

Quotes

Slyly the Fox: So uh, what'cha running away from kid?
Grown-Up Rudolph: Who says I'm running away from anything?
Slyly the Fox: Heh, I can read ya's like a book, kid. Your family never understood ya. Your friends, they all turned their backs on ya. You couldn't take it anymore, so ya's upped and ya's left.
Grown-Up Rudolph: Wow, you're good.
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Soundtracks

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Clint Black
Arranged by Tom Scott
Clint Black appears courtesy of the RCA Records Label
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Really basic and really poor
25 December 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games by his rival for a doe he fancies, Rudolph runs away and moves into a cave with Slyly the Fox. However can he overcome his fear and reach his true potential.

With the aim of helping parents and relative to make Christmas easier to survive by keeping children happy, television will cram the schedules with kid's movies. However they forget that sometimes adults will end up having to watch them too. That was the case with this one, I ended up watching this and god but was it difficult to get through! The film is the only one I can think of where the plot is actually spoilt by the theme music, not that it matters very much as the plot is the one we all know with some little updates and additions (none of which really make any difference or improvement).

To make matters a bit worse, the film is a musical but with really god awful songs all the way through it. This isn't help by the fact that the animation is basic and very much the stuff of Saturday morning cartoons - very bright and basic but with no evidence that the producers wanted anything in the way of imagination or personal touches to come near their product.

With the list of names in the cast I had hoped for more. The cast list could easily be read off the new pixar film, as they are all reasonable names and have been in good comedies in the past. Goldberg, Goodman, Newhart, Simmons and Eric Idle all feature but none of them really add anything of their personalities to their roles.

Overall this is one big waste of time. I'm not the most festive of people, but I imagine that even Santa would struggle to keep his Christmas spirit if he had to sit through 90 minutes of this film! Bah-humbug! Next year I'll go and buy them Elf on dvd!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,567, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$113,484
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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