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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 »


William R. Kowalchuk Jr. (as Bill Kowalchuk)


Robert May (story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"), Michael Aschner

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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)


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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Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elniuko Rudolfo nuotykiai See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,567, 16 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$113,484, 30 October 1998
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Older Zoey: [Stormella has just left room and is going to conjure storm]
Older Zoey: I've ruined everything
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Older Zoey: But I crossed the bridge
Grown-Up Rudolph: I ran away
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This is not 1/2 as good as the beloved Television Classic
21 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews


I was looking forward to seeing this. This was a feature film based on the beloved Christmas Song. However I thought they were going to use some of the charterers from the television classic but no.

This unfortunately is not related to that animated special. What this is is a retelling of the song, I can't call this a remake but another version of the story of Rudolph.

Now this film has a great voice cast. However it also too many "NEW SONGS" that are terrible. If someone performed them on "The Gong Show" they get a "GONG".

This cartoon might be better if you never have seen the Rankin Bass version. However most of us have and this version just isn't very good.

The film begins in Santa's Village where the Sprites of the Northern Lights perform a light show in the sky which makes Santa and his wife Mrs. Claus wonder what the occasion is (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer).

The Sprites then arrive at the home of one of Santa's reindeer Blitzen and his wife Mitzi, who have just become parents to a newborn buck whom they name Rudolph. Rudolph gets to his feet and does his first steps, but trips and tumbles into a haybale. Blitzen and Mitzi rush over to see if their son is okay. Rudolph emerges from the haybale unharmed, but when upon letting out a sneeze, his nose lights up red, to the shock of his parents.

The next day, Blitzen and Mitzi take Rudolph a tour of Santa's Village where they meet with Blitzen's three brothers and fellow Flyers Comet, Cupid and Dasher. At first Blitzen tries to hide Rudolph from them (worried at what they'll think of his nose), but Mitzi makes him stop. Cupid playfully tickles Rudolph and causes his nose to light up again, in front of the rest of the villagers to which Blitzen tells them that Rudolph has allergies before leading his son away. Blitzen along with Mitzi, hope that others will overlook Rudolph's nose and grow to accept it and he will become a Flyer, but leave after the villagers laugh at Rudolph (What About His Nose).

Meanwhile, two elves named Boone and Doggle are delivering mail to Santa with hopes they will be promoted to the factory floor. However when crossing the ice bridge of the ice queen Stormella, Boone loses control of the mail sled and along with Doggle crash into Stormella's ice garden, destroying her statues. The two elves quickly leave, but Doggle accidentally leaves his hat behind in the wreck.

Now this isn't a bad movie its just "OKAY" when you compare it to the other Rudolph Animated Special

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