Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) Other movies recommended for you
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer(in Hollywood Movies) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) - Download Movie for mobile in best quality 3gp and mp4 format. Also stream Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on your mobile, tablets and ipads
Plot: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island… Runtime: 47 min Release Date: 06 Dec 1964
The ultimate Christmas special (by pmcollectorboy)
There are many Christmas specials and movies involving Christmas. Some are good. Some are average. And some are just plain bad. But Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer shall remain the king of all Christmas specials. All the characters are wonderful and memorable, and Burl Ives is just perfect for the snowman, who sings those unforgettable songs. A must see every Christmas.
A Christmas Ritual (by Esperite)
Must-see Christmas children's TV. Come Thanksgiving week, I find myself checking TV Guide to make sure I don't miss it.The little cottage in the Land of Misfit Toys continues to be my vision of 'coziness'...
the one we all remember from childhood. (by dav07dan02)
Directors: Kizo Nagashima, Larry Roemer; Story: Robert May; Script: Romeo Muller; Producers: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Rudolph is more then a Christmas special, it is a holiday tradition. I always look forward to the special time during the Christmas season when I can watch this. This beloved special is one of the few things that brings back my childhood. Most children today enjoy watching this as much as their parents did when they were little. On the DVD's introduction, producer Arthur Rankin states that Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer has been reportedly viewed by over a billion people <more>
worldwide. It is perhaps second only to The Wizzard of Oz as being the most viewed programme of all time.Rudolph is the first of a line of Christmas specials that were produced by Rankin and Bass and written by Romeo Muller. Some of the others are: The Little Drummer Boy 1968 , Frosty the Snowman 1969 ,and Santa Claus is Coming to Town 1970 as well as Here Comes Peter Cottontail 1971 and Puff, The Magic Dragon 1978 . It is hard to imagine all these classic specials being the creation of one man. Mr. Muller is Mr. Christmas! The origins of Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer stem from the song written by Johnny Marks back in the 1930's or 1940's. A Max Fleischer cartoon short was made in 1948 with Robert May creating its story. However, the Rankin and Bass Christmas special is based on the Johnny Marks song but other than that, it is all the creation of Romeo Muller. Hermey the elf, Sam the snowman, Yukon Cornelius, Claurice, the head elf are all Muller's creations. Even Rudolph's personality is created by Muller. In the 1948 cartoon Rudolph does not talk. I have always liked Burl Ives as both a singer and an actor. His part as Sam the Snowman is my favourite by him. All the people behind the scenes doing the voices were all talented. They used stop motion animation with moving puppets just like they did with King Kong. Rudolph is a timeless classic that bring me back to the simpler time of childhood every time I watch it. I hope my small children will enjoy it to.
Great story that truly brings back childhood memories. Growing up in the 70s, this show was a staple of the Christmas season and always showed up on television, along with a few others and some classic Christmas commercials before Christmas became a dirty and discriminating word .Yes, like other posters have commented, the animation/claymation/whatever it's called is dated. There are no fancy computer generated special effects, and some comments made would be frowned upon in "today's society." But perhaps that is one of the things about this show that makes it so appealing. <more>
I appreciate that this was top technology for the times and I like that it doesn't have all the "scary" animations that some of today's shows have . Also, I can appreciate that any "sexist" remarks made such as the men "protecting the women folk" - there was actual chivalry back then! were made in a time when this was acceptable to the censors, but cursing and on-screen violence/sex/etc. wasn't. So does that make our times better or worse than those just 20ish years ago? I also want to set the record straight... Santa does apologize to Rudolph before he needs him to guide his sleigh. It is a brief apology right after Rudolph returns. Santa says something like "I was a little to rough on you. I guess we all were." Some people have commented that by today's standards, they find this "too lame" of an apology. Again, I say that times have changed, and not necessarily for the better. People today are less willing to forgive and, instead, seek revenge. Imagine if Rudolph would have said "stuff it, Santa." Kids throughout the world would have suffered because of his anger and resentment. Instead, he took a higher road and became a hero. Even the final words of the song tells of him going down in history.Finally, my son and daughter love it. They are both very young, and the things that would be criticized by the P.C. police out there go straight over there heads and I don't believe in the whole brainwashing conspiracy theory . It's a simple story that isn't so frightening that it makes them run from the room in tears. It also ends on a cheerful note and they love the music.As a kid and even as a teenager, I loved to see it on T.V. after Thanksgiving. It was one of the seasonal shows that meant Christmas was coming. Now, since all T.V. seems to show are reality shows or night time soap operas that are not family appropriate, I will continue to play the DVD for my kids anytime they would like to see it between Thanksgiving and Christmas... and I will delightfully watch it with them.
What would the Christmas season be without that "nose"! (by 14faithful)
Memories of my Grandpa calling my Mother and reminding us each Christmas season that Rudolph was going to be on television that night, will forever be with me. It is a "warm & fuzzy" tradition that I have tried to continue with my girls since Grandpa has been gone for 11 years.
A Rankin/Bass musical delight, based upon Johnny Marks' classic song, is a little heavy on the self-pity, and has a puzzling amount of "Wizard Of Oz"-isms, but is very colorfully produced and features a terrific song score. I love the Island of Misfit Toys, and King Moonracer who circles the globe looking for unwanted playthings. But my favorite character has to be the Head Elf, with his little goatee, who constantly second-guesses himself and does hilarious double-takes. Burl Ives narrates as Sam the Snowman, and his song "Silver and Gold" should have become a holiday <more>
perennial in its own right. A worthy Christmas special, happy and hopeful, if just a touch syrupy.
perhaps the best of the early rainker/ bass productions, Rudolph and the tale of the island of misfit toys is classic, nearly flawless with great original songs. there is little better to get into the holiday spirit. the animation is a little bizarre and perhaps even a little frightening for young kids, which may explain why they don't show it as much. or maybe it's because it lacks flash and pizazz and all that showy junk that passes for entertainment on tv nowadays. Give me this stuff anyday. the only problem i have is the fact that they make santa and all the other reindeer out to <more>
be such b*****ds. If I were Rudolph, I wouldn't let santa use me as his tool, I'd tell him to cram it. Of course that's just my opinion.
....Or, the Tale of a Young Homosexual's Acceptance (by evanston_dad)
I loved this film as a kid, and love it now. It's got terrific songs, and wonderful narration from Burl Ives, whose warm-rum voice is forever associated in my mind with the title song, Gene Autry or no Gene Autry. Though on watching this again recently, I was surprised by the story involving the abominable snow monster. I could have sworn that he was cranky because of a toothache and that the little dentist elf made him happy when he pulled his tooth. Don't know where I got that. My favorite character is Yukon Cornelius -- he's a hoot whenever he licks the end of his pick to see <more>
if there's any silver or gold on it, and then says, with disgust, "Nuthin'." Grade: A
Sam the Snowman narrates the story of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. His parents, the Donners, try to hide his glowing nose but during the Reindeer Games, his fake nose falls off. He is ridiculed and kicked out of the games. Meanwhile, an elf named Hermey would rather be a dentist than making toys. He runs away and meets Rudolph. They join up with prospector Yukon Cornelius who is looking for gold and silver. They escape the Abominable Snow Monster and discover the Island of Misfit Toys.This is a classic with two of the best Christmas songs ever; "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" <more>
and "A Holly Jolly Christmas". The stop-motion animation has an old fashion charm. It also brings to the world the Island of Misfit Toys. The only minor complaint is that Santa needs to be more jolly. He's a little judgmental on Rudolph's nose early on. It's a small point in what is an imaginative icon.