has been cancelled! Or at least, it will be if Santa can't find
a way to guide his sleigh through a fierce blizzard. Fortunately
for him, there's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Shunned by
the other reindeer because of his glowing nose, Rudolph becomes
a hero when he guides Santa through the storm and enables him
to deliver Christmas presents to children all over the world.
Click the play button above to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
Review: This classic 1964 television
special featuring Rudolph and his misfit buddies set the standard
for stop-motion animation for an entire generation before Tim
Burton darkly reinvented it in the early 1990s. Burl Ives narrates
as Sam the Snowman, telling and singing the story of a rejected
reindeer who overcomes prejudice and saves Christmas one particularly
blustery year. Along the way, he meets an abundance of unforgettable
characters: his dentally obsessed elf pal Hermie; the affable
miner Yukon Cornelius and his motley crew of puppies; the scary/adorable
Abominable Snow Monster; a legion of abandoned, but still chatty,
toys; and a rather grouchy Santa. In addition to the title song
that inspired it, this 53-minute tape is crammed with catchy
tunes such as "Silver and Gold" and "Holly Jolly
Christmas." Those who grew up looking forward to watching
Rudolph every Christmas season will undoubtedly be able to recite
the quotable quotes ("I'm cuuuute. She said I'm cuuuute."
"Hermie doesn't like to make toys.") as well as any
Casablanca cult audience.