Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Studio: Jam Handy Release Date : 1948
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Synopsis

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Credits

Director

Max Fleischer

Animator

Fletcher Smith
William Sturm
Robinson McKee
Howard Kakudo

Story

Robert L. May

Narration

Paul Wing

Scenics

Shane Miller

Story Adaptation

Joseph "Joe" Stultz

Musical Arrangement

James Higgins

Photography

Charles Schettler

Musical Direction

Samuel Benavie


Trivia

  • Last cartoon by Max Fleischer.
  • Later prints of this cartoon feature a rendition of the now-famous "Rudolph" song, introduced in 1949, over the opening credits.

VHS

United States

The Fabulous Fleischer Folio: Volume Five
A Wacky Winter Wonderland

DVD

United States

A Very Classic Christmas
300 Cartoon Classics
Cartoon Crazys Christmas

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: Western Electric Sound System
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Justin Delbert :

Not as classic as the Rankin/Bass special years later, but still a great adaptation of Rudolph. Chances are, you might have seen this at least once in your life as it is public domain being used wherever possible. This includes Disney Sing-a-Longs. There has been dueling restorations/scans as of late, but the best one ended up being from The Library of Congress which has an original nitrate print using Silent Night instead of the famed song as this cartoon came out before the song. Reissue prints from years later would, of course, use the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
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