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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director:

Steve Moore (as Oscar Moore)

Writers:

J. Otto Seibold (book), Vivian Walsh (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Drew Barrymore ... Olive (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... The Postman (voice)
Joe Pantoliano ... Martini (voice)
Edward Asner ... Santa (voice)
Peter MacNicol ... Fido (voice)
Tim Meadows ... Richard Stands (voice)
Jay Mohr ... Tim (voice)
Michael Stipe ... Schnitzel (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Zoo Director (voice)
David Herman ... Guard Shack Elf (voice)
Matt Groening ... Arturo (voice)
Mitch Rouse ... Round John Virgin / Comet (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Jacobs
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)
Kath Soucie ... (voice)
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Storyline

After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman who's tired of handling all the extra Christmas mail. Will Martini the penguin be able to help Olive realize her dream? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice, det raske rensdyr See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the bus depot, the destinations are all sacred religious cities and/or sites: Arrivals:
  • Bethlehem (Christianity)
  • Ganges River (Hinduism)
  • Jerusalem (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)
Departures:
  • Mecca (Islam)
  • Salt Lake City (Mormonism)
  • Los Angeles (... Scientology?)
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Quotes

Martini: So why are we going to the North Pole again?
Olive: I'm going to save Christmas! I heard Santa on the radio, and he said he needed Olive, the other reindeer. That's me.
Richard Stands: Haha. That's what we always think he says. He was only saying, "All of the other reindeer." That's kinda like how I thought the Pledge of Allegiance was about me, Richard Stands.
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Connections

References The Bullwinkle Show (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas...Bah, Bug and Hum
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Enchanting Christmas Movie
23 January 2000 | by Scout419See all my reviews

This Christmas movie, is destined to be a wonderful Christmas classic. Olive the other Reindeer is a charming Christmas story with a bit of abstract modern animation that still manages to be very endearing and quite original compared to the very frequent re-hashings of Christmas type stories. I hope they release this movie on DVD or Video, I would certainly buy it. I hope this wonderful movie is aired again next year.


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