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      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

      Released Jun 1, 1964 53m Animation Kids & Family List
      95% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 84% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman. Read More Read Less
      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a yule-tide gem that bursts with eye-popping iconography, a spirited soundtrack, and a heart-warming celebration of difference.

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      Melanie McFarland In some sense one might think of it as the mother recipe of the American Christmas special. Dec 14, 2018 Full Review Time Out Staff Time Out This classic tale is still beloved today, as its feel-good story about the most famous reindeer of all wins every kid (and, fine, adult) over. Nov 27, 2018 Full Review AV Club Staff AV Club Rudolph would be nothing without its colorful cast of supporting characters-none of which Marks apparently felt worthy of inclusion in his original song. Nov 21, 2018 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer might not be the best holiday special, but why it has become iconic is rather clear. Rated: B Aug 28, 2022 Full Review Ryan Voyles Paste Magazine Rudolph set the template for dozens of specials to come, from the theme of acceptance to celebrity narrators and original songs, but few ever matched the captivating high of the godfather of Christmas specials. Dec 4, 2018 Full Review Ethan Lewis Den of Geek The characters in this Christmas special really make it... Rudolph and Hermey are wonderful examples of lovable misfits. And the wonderful thing about this special is that neither of these characters changes to fit their surroundings. Nov 27, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Leticia q Rudolph the 🔴👃 reindeer Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Vince D A timeless classic, I couldn't wait to see this every year when I was a kid. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Joel H Just the look of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer reminds me of Christmas. This stop-motion animation classic does have some odd moments and a few slower scenes, but Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass made magic when they put together this production. I remember being terrified of the Bumble as a kid and feeling as elated as Rudolph when Clarice tells him he's cute. Plus, because of Sam the Snowman's songs, Burl Ives is the voice of my Christmas childhood. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of the first shows me and my family watch each December, and it really helps kick off the holiday season. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Tom R The beginning of the rankin/bass christmas specials. It holds up today in my opinion with a sweet story and some fun musical numbers. It deserves its classic status. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review Addy M A iconic Christmas Classic from the story and the characters and the stop motion animation held up pretty well and the characters were great and the acting was good so if anyone has not checked this one out your missing out on a iconic Christmas classic Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/19/23 Full Review Rodrigo C this movie is a masterpiece when it comes with story and animation. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This stop-motion animagic version of the classic Christmas tale adds a bit of a twist when Rudolph encounters an abominable snowman.
      Maury Laws, Larry Roemer
      Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
      Romeo Muller
      Animation, Kids & Family
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 1, 1964, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 17, 2000