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

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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)
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hooves of Fire See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Vixen: Robbie, I know you love me and would do anything to please me. I don't want you to run in the steeple chase. There, that done, lets get on with our lives.
Robbie: Sorry, Vixen but I'm going to run. And try to win and everything.
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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 »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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Poison
Written by Liam Howlett and Maxim Reality
Performed by The Prodigy
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Funniest 30 minutes of Christmas TV, neigh any TV, in YEARS!
9 January 2001 | by strangieSee all my reviews

What to watch on Christmas Eve just before the 7pm news bulletin? The programmer at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) who scheduled this little gem of a film should be given a cigar, one hell of a raise and a promotion (to CEO of the network)!!

I cannot remember the last time I laughed so much in 30 minutes. A romp from go to whoa this film (incidentally named Robbie the Reindeer in Australia) follows the trials and tribulations of Robbie, son of Rudolph, trying to get a guernsey on the team leading the sleigh for Christmas. Robbie's secret weapon is, curiously enough, his nose, but not for the same reason his father was famous. Robbie can pin-point an exact location anywhere on the globe with his nose!! Double entrends, take-offs and a very, very slick script make this a highly enjoyable film. You'll like this film even more if you are a fan of "claymation" (think Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit et al).


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