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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

Aspect Ratio:

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

Old Jingle: Remember you are what you eat.
[Holds up a bag that says "Nuts"]
Old Jingle: Mmm, nuts!
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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 »

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Spoofs The A-Team (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Chariots of Fire
Music by Vangelis
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Better British
13 December 2002 | by bizkitprinzessSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Robbie the Reindeer- and this is definitly the preferred version. CBS's American-ised re-dub of the voices is bland where the original sparkles with dry wit and humor. Robbie the Reindeer is the best Christmas special since the original Grinch, and everyone should get to see it at least once in their life.


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