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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1998)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (original title)
When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good ... See full summary »

Director:

William R. Kowalchuk Jr. (as Bill Kowalchuk)

Writers:

Robert May (story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"), Johnny Marks (song) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Pospisil Eric Pospisil ... Young Rudolph (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Older Rudolph / Twinkle the Sprite (voice)
John Goodman ... Santa Claus (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
Debbie Reynolds ... Mrs. Claus / Mitzi - Rudolph's Mother / Mrs. Prancer - School Teacher (voice)
Bob Newhart ... Leonard the Polar Bear (voice)
Eric Idle ... Slyly the Fox (voice)
Richard Simmons ... Boone (voice)
Alec Willows ... Doggle / Prancer (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Ridley - Stormella's Butler / Milo the Elf / Vixen (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Blitzen - Rudolph's Father (voice)
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ... Young Arrow (voice)
Vanessa Morley ... Young Zoey (voice)
Myriam Sirois ... Older Zoey / Glitter the Sprite / Schoolroom Doe #1 (voice) (as Myriam Sirios)
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ... Zoey's Mother / Aurora the Sprite / Elf Crowd Member #3 (voice)
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Storyline

When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella closes her bridge of to the public and threaten to put Santa out of business for good this starts a chain of events that brings Rudolph from zero to hero don't miss it Written by Luke Bonjers

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,567, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$113,484
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Though Canadian Voice Actor Matt Hill was part of the cast, voicing an older Arrow and Donner, he for unknown reasons went uncredited. See more »

Goofs

In the Reindeer games race, Rudolph was #5, Zoey was #7, and Arrow was #1. When Arrow ticked off Rudolph causing his nose to blind Arrow and caused the crash that took a lot of the field out as a result, Zoey made it through and came in second. If you watch it, it was #5 and #7 that crossed the finish line in that order. So technically, when Rudolph lost the race by a technical fault, Zoey should have been declared the winner by default. See more »

Quotes

Grown-Up RudolphOlder Zoey: [singing] show me the light/when I fear the dark
Grown-Up Rudolph: a ray of sunshine
Older Zoey: a rainbows arc
Grown-Up Rudolph: show me the light
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Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Annabelle's Wish (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

We Can Make It
Performed by Johnny Tillotson, Tommy Roe, and Brian Hyland
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Michael Lloyd
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Blech...sorry, bad taste in my mouth.
12 July 2002 | by perniSee all my reviews

This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. This is not the Rankin-Bass version by any stretch of the imagination. That was a stop-motion short that is now considered a Christmas classic. Rudolph: THE MOVIE is no where near that special. The entire package, from the animation to the characters, should never have been released in theaters. That's right, this thing was on the big screen for, like, a whopping three weeks b4 going straight to video. As I said before, the animation would be right at home on UPN's Saturday Morning Lineup right next to the New Tex Avery Show. It's not The Prince of Egypt, let's just say that. Also, what is with the army of wacky side kicks? We get a polar bear voiced by Bob Newhart (Bob, what happened?), a thumb-sucking Arctic wolf, some kareoke singing faeries who painfully narrate the story, and a penguin who wears a tuxedo (Ha! My sides!). At the very, very least they added a new element to the old legend of Rudolph with the ice queen, who is voiced by Whoopi Goldberg, but even she isn't that interesting. Plus, it's a musical. And a bad one, at that. Listening to two different people do Rudolph's speaking voice and singing vocals is hilarious, since Singing Ru is about eight octaves deeper than Speaking Ru. So basically, stay away. This is one tiresome flick. 1 out of 4 stars.


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