Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Reviews

April 17, 2019
It's harmless enough.
December 6, 2018
Nestor isn't the best Rankin-Bass special, but it's worth seeing for its serious midsection and gratifying conclusion.
December 5, 2018
As a whole, Nester is a well-intentioned (if lesser) version of the "misfits can make a difference" story that Rankin/Bass did much better in Rudolph. The story is thin and sometime struggles to fill the brief 22-minute running time.
December 5, 2018
A terrible rewrite of Rudolph without any of the magic.
December 5, 2018
There are charming moments (as there are in all Rankin/Bass specials) but it never delivers quite as well as it should.
December 5, 2018
Clearly desperate to duplicate the success of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Nestor fails to recapture the magic of its inspiration, or provide us with anything new.
December 5, 2018
This is the best way to tell the Christmas story in Animagic: with the proper amount of pathos and levity -- and fun character design, too.
December 5, 2018
Muller's script is willing to go for the jugular in terms of pathos. Plus, watching this one lets you realize how much terror of being made fun of as a child animates Rankin/Bass.
December 5, 2018
Nestor is a cute, fun little story sure to delight children of all ages -- it's just not Rankin/Bass' finest hour.