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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Olive, the Other Reindeer





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Matt Groening helped produce this animated adaptation of the popular children's book written by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh. Olive (voice of Drew Barrymore) is a little dog who is very excited about the upcoming Christmas holidays, and wishes she could somehow help Santa Claus (voice of Edward Asner) with his work. Word begins to circulate that one of Santa's reindeer has hurt his leg and won't be able to make the trip, and when someone mentions "all of the other reindeer," Olive mistaken thinks they've said "Olive, the other reindeer," and is convinced Santa wants her to come to the North Pole to help pull the sleigh. Dan Castellaneta, Peter MacNichol, Diedrich Bader, and Tim Meadows also contribute to the voice cast; Michael Stipe from the band R.E.M. voices one of the characters and contributes a song to the soundtrack.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Steve Young
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2003
20th Century Fox Television


Edward Asner
as Santa Claus
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

August 30, 2005

December 2, 2002
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

February 14, 2001
Flick Filosopher

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Full Review… | December 25, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Olive, the Other Reindeer


As many will note, Matt Groening of Simpsons fame had a hand in this delightful animated film. It's about a dog that goes to replace one of Santa's reindeer. The animation is wonderfully simple. Often mixing CGI and traditional animation, creating an almost cut-out look. A wonderful voice cast also bring lifeand joy to proceedings, even if the songs are pretty much misses.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

To be honest, I thought this was quite ridiculous. It had a charm at times, but it was overshadowed by a pretty random plot with non-believable (and in some cases unlikeable) characters and a lack of focus.

Matt Penney
Matt Penney

Super Reviewer

animated flick featuring the voice talents of Drew Barrymore, Edward Asner, Joe Pantoliano, Dan Castellaneta, Jay Mohr, Peter MacNicol and Michael Stipe. directed by Steve Moore.

when Christmas loving Olive (Barrymore) sees her owner putting away the decorations and hears him say that "Christmas is over", poor little Olive is heartbroken. but then she overhears a bulletin on the radio... Blitzen has injured himself and won't be able to fly! Santa tells the reporter that hopefully he will still be able to make his Christmas run with "all of the other reindeer", which Olive mistakes for "Olive, the other reindeer". so Olive sets out on a journey to the North Pole to save Christmas.

I watch this one every year. very cute little Christmas flick that leaves you with a good feeling. one that the whole family will enjoy! ♥

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