This Christmas show has been my favorite ever since I was a little girl - I was born the year it came out and I never missed it until I was well into my 20s. Sometimes I had to fight my sisters to get the TV the night it was on, but I always seem to win (being the oldest has it's rights!) But in the past few years, my sister and I have been wondering about the doll on the island of misfit toys-why is she there? The other toys have things like square wheels, or squirt jelly. We have been watching the show faithfully for about 40 years and although we weren't critical or analyzing the show for the first 20 years (probably!), we have been watching more critically the last years. Not to criticize, but more closely watching the show.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) 1080p YIFY Movie
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a TV movie starring Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, and Larry D. Mann. A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.
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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 of misfit toys. Rudolph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...
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question?Reviewed bykimberlysue55324Vote: 7/10
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of most famous reindeer of them all,what evidence that a blinking red nose can have its benefits?
In December of 1964,as Lyndon B. Johnson prepped for a full term as the President of the United States,The Beatles,as well as The Beach Boys were cranking out hit records,while Julie Andrews,Audrey Hepburn,and Sean Connery packed cinemas in their respective movie hits "Mary Poppins","My Fair Lady",and "Goldfinger"-NBC at the time,took a huge gamble on a unique special that used a stop motion animation style dubbed "Animagic" by producers Arthur Rankin,Jr. and Jules Bass.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer",premiered on Sunday December 6, 1964 as an NBC Special Presentation in color,and it was the first of many holiday specials that were produced by Rankin-Bass,and was the first to be sponsored by a major company,GE(General Electric). It became a huge hit,and it remain on the Peacock Network for eight years until 1972,when it moved to CBS-TV,where it has aired annually ever since. For many people,it just wouldn't be holidays without the saga of Rudolph's adventurous,tuneful path to guiding Santa's sleigh one foggy Christmas Eve...thanks to his unique schnoz,once an albatross but ultimately being the saving grace of a "Holly Jolly Christmas"(narrated by the great Burl Ives).
Popularized by Gene Autry,composer Johnny Marks' song about without Rudolph would have been famous anyway. The Rankin-Bass production made it even so,paving the way for other "Animagic" shows to follow such as "The Little Drummer Boy","Santa Claus Is Coming To Town","The Year Without A Santa Claus",and its straight animated cartoons like "Frosty The Snowman",and "The Mouse That Saved Christmas". Speaking of the Rankin-Bass 50th Anniversary,let me go over the soundtrack album of this classic television special,which is on Decca Records,and it is also on CD as well. Released around the same time as the special the album to the soundtrack "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" features some great songs that are timeless classics including two selections from Burl Ives("Silver and Gold" and "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas")as well as some great songs from composer Johnny Marks and Maury Laws including "There Always Tomorrow","When Christmas Day Is Here","Couple of Misfits" "We Are Santa's Elves". Great to listen to around the most joyous time of the year.
Another one of the things that made Chirstmas interesting is this fantasy tales that have been constructed, much like with Greek Myth it's just timeless; just as this special is. I remember seeing this Christmas special when I was about six and to this day I still watch it; it's one of my personal favorite Chistmas films.
The stop motion claymation effects are just great, to this day they hold up because they all look real, you can tell the Ralkin and Bass company really went to great lengths to make this possible, not just to give us great visuals but to also simply help tell a great story. The backgrounds are great they really construct a cold yet fascinating fantasy world where there could be anything just around the next bend. But most impressive is the character animation where everyone looks diverse from each other.
The music is great from a few of the songs from the late great folksinger Burl Ives which are memorable my favorite from him is "Holy Joly Christmas" it's just fun and energetic. Though my favorite song believe it or not is "There's always tomorrow" from the character Clarise which I think is a sweet and touching because it's a song about hope.
The characters are great, the protagonists each I feel are sympathetic because they have one think in common their outsiders and they have a dream. Herbie the Elf is one that wants to be a dentist, I really don't see what the problem is health for your teeth is important but I guess in the north pole they don't take it seriously.
Yukon Cornelous whom is a fun character, he's tough, ambitious, has a keen sense of taste as he licks his pick Ax to detect minerals of value, but also indecisive as he always can't decide whether he wants gold or silver; which is something I can sometimes emphasize with since I'm a little indecisive sometimes.
But of course the main character Rudolf is the one that is the most sympathetic of the bunch since his character throughout the film is getting crap canned left and right all because of his nose. Man, I still want to kick Fireball ass, just take his antlers and knee him in the face. Sorry that sounded extreme but after the crap he gave Rudolf for his nose, will push anyone over the edge.
Prejudice is a revolving theme throughout the film, as the characters go to a place full of Misfit toys whom are all labeled that because each of these typical conventional toys all have one feature that makes them different. I personally don't think are bad toys at all, I'd play with those toys. I'll admit this fact just made me feel sad for Rudolf, Herbie, and those toys all the more; being banished because your different isn't right. Personally I've always believed that differences exist because there is a reason for them, and this of course is the pay off in the end.
The film has a good anti prejudice message, about accepting people for who they are no matter their differences. But also that just because something is different doesn't mean it's bad.
Rudolf lit up our hearts and still shines bright to this day.
Rating: 4 stars