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Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa's crack sleigh team.


Richard Starzak (as Richard Goleszowski)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Williams ... Narrator (voice)
Ardal O'Hanlon ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
Paul Whitehouse ... Prancer (voice)
Jane Horrocks ... Donner (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Blitzen (voice)
Caroline Quentin ... Vixen (voice)
Jean Alexander ... Mrs. Santa (voice)
Ricky Tomlinson ... Santa Claus (voice)
Rhys Ifans ... Head Elf (voice)
Harry Enfield ... Old Jingle (voice)
Tony Anscombe Tony Anscombe ... Elf #3 (voice)
Alistair McGowan ... Des Yeti / Alan Snowman / Trash Bag (voice)
Ben Stiller ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
Britney Spears ... Donner (voice)
James Woods ... Narrator (voice)


Robbie the reindeer is determined to win a place pulling Santa's sled. Unfortunately, he's got two problems facing him. One, he's sadly out of shape; two, he doesn't realize his pal Blitzen is cheating! Confused by the temptations of sexy lady reindeer Vixen, and completely unaware of bubble-headed Donner's love for him, Robbie faces the race of his life. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Originally, Rudolph's name is never mentioned specifically because of copyright reasons. Only because of this was its omission then worked into the plot as a running gag. See more »


Vixen: At least Robbie's dad got out of this frozen hole. He was a smart reindeer that Ru...
Blitzen: [covers her mouth with a hand] No, no, no, no. I will have that name said in my presence!
Donner: Are you talking about Ru...?
[Blitzen covers her mouth with the other hand]
Reindeer: A German name, wasn;t it? Uh, Ru...
[Blitzen covers his mouth with a hoof]
Prancer: I tell you what, it's a catchy song, I love it. A-one, a-two, Ru...
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll in the American dubbed version, we see behind the scenes of the actors recording the voices for their characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2002, CBS aired this special and its sequel Legend of the Lost Tribe with an entirely new voice cast. Ben Stiller was Robbie, Britney Spears was Donner, Hugh Grant was Blitzen, Brad Garret was Prancer, Leah Remini was Vixen and Jerry Stiller was Old Jingle. See more »


Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher
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i loved this when i was little
15 December 2007 | by mikamavversSee all my reviews

i remember i watched this when i was 4 years old, and i loved it, even if i was too young too actually know what the reindeer's where talking about, ha-ha. i also remember i used to call Robbie Rhudolph because i never could say Robbie ha-ha. i still watch it now and even though it is on video tape, it is still as funny as it was when i first saw it XD. i plan to buy the DVD, but i cannot seem to find it at all. i still love the animation and how it is filmed, it almost looked real when i was 4 ha-ha, especially when the snowman is melting and the snow melting from him did look real to me at that age.

xx maverick xx

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25 December 1999 (UK) See more »

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