Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

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This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman. This was made for TV and features Burl Ives as the narrator.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Animation, Kids & Family, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Romeo Muller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2000
Runtime:
Artisan Entertainment

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as Sam the Snowman

as Hermey

as Yokon Cornelius
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Critic Reviews for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

All these years later, as a reminder that every oddball fits in somewhere, it still shines. You could even say it glows.

Full Review… | September 7, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Still retains its charm and all-ages appeal decades after its original broadcasts.

Full Review… | February 15, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

A holiday must-watch (if your kids aren't scared silly by the Abominable Snowman, as I was).

April 21, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A paean to nonconformity that would be startling today, it must have been downright shocking in pre-hippie 1964, when it debuted.

Full Review… | January 4, 2005
Flick Filosopher

One of the most beautiful, heartfelt holiday programs ever aired on broadcast television.

April 11, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Maybe the ultimate Christmas TV special.

February 7, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The greatest christmas special of all time, a truly amazing gift to all.

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Jim Careter

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The animation in this film still amazes. There's something about stop-motion and Christmas that just works so well together. Rankin and Bass successfully extend the famous song to 50 minutes of pure joy. The film is pretty bizarre at times and also manages to be scary. The face of the abominable snowman is a freaky and disturbing at first. Rudolph meets up with a number of misfits looking for their place in life. Some of the film is dated and the morals are suspect at times. Santa is a bit of a prick in this film. He shuns Rudolph in the cruelest ways, but is also mean and cantankerous to everyone. He shows no enthusiasm during the elves song, and only really pays attention to Rudolph when he needs him. A story about finding your place in life, or using people when you need them? It's open for debate. Luckily, children wont be as confused by these complex and twisted dealings going on. There's a nice pace, even if the songs sound scratchy and monotone.

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Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

This is a classic Christmas movie, I watched all the time when I was a kid, and I think kids today will continue to enjoy it. It's got good songs and great clay animation, I really like it, and I recommend it for your Christmastime viewing this year.

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