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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)

Santa and his sleigh crash into some trees while attempting to deliver presents on a foggy Christmas Eve. Rudolph is enlisted to lead the sleigh and is hailed as a hero.

Director:

Max Fleischer

Writers:

Robert May (original story) (as Robert L. May), Joe Stultz (screen adaptation) (as Joseph Stultz)

Star:

Paul Wing
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Paul Wing Paul Wing ... Narrator (voice)
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Santa and his sleigh crash into some trees while attempting to deliver presents on a foggy Christmas Eve. Rudolph is enlisted to lead the sleigh and is hailed as a hero.

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Last cartoon ever produced by Max Fleischer who produced the Popeye the Sailor man, Betty Boop and Koko the Clown cartoons from the 1910's to the 1940's. See more »

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Narrator: 'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the hills the reindeer were playing enjoying the spills of skating and coasting and climbing the willows and hopscotch and leap frog... protected by pillows.
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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
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not too bad
1 December 2016 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Considering this was placed on the live show for Rifftrax's Christmas shorts, it probably was the one with quality work put into it, at least compared to the others. There are certainly things that can be mocked about it, moments like when Santa Claus is literally patting the reindeer one after the other on the butts as they go out the door, or in some of the unintentional innuendo between Rudolph and Santa as the latter drafts the former to help him on his sleigh ride Christmas eve. But there is decent enough animation that makes it watchable outside of seeing it 'riffed', and I realized I actually had seen it before, at least at some point in my life, before seeing it here (why it didn't stand out exactly... well, it's not in stop motion for one thing). It's corny and cheesy, but for its time it's fine.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Олененок Рудольф See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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