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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olive, the Other Reindeer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The bus for Arctic Junction passes a sign that reads "Frostbite Falls, Next Exit." Frostbite Falls is the fictional home of Rocky and Bullwinkle. See more »

Quotes

Santa: Are we good to go, Comet? Ho ho ho?
Comet: I think so. Just don't pick up any hitch-hikers.
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Alternate Versions

Further airings by Fox has some scenes removed in order to show more commercials. See more »

Connections

References Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Days Still Remaining 'Til Christmas
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Drew Barrymore
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A Surprise Favorite
10 December 2006 | by cilardiSee all my reviews

My wife, 5-year-old daughter, and I ran across this special last year. Seeing Drew Barrymore's name gave me some pause, as she had recently flashed David Letterman while giving him a birthday dance, so I wondered if this special was actually going to be suitable for family viewing, and not some subversive story with a Christmas theme. Well, I definitely over-thought this one: "Olive" was absolutely wonderful, and unexpectedly charming (a very rare commodity these days). Her voice work was heartfelt, and a truly eclectic list of other voices, ranging from Joe Pantoliano to co-producer Michael Stipe (whose experience in cartoons includes his hilarious appearance on the funniest "Space Ghost" episode ever-#17, "Hungry") keeps this story light and humorous. The animation style was appropriate to the story and, apparently, to the source material (I have not yet seen the book). I recommend it!


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