Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Studio: Rankin/Bass Release Date : December 6, 1964 Series: Television Special
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Synopsis

The traditional Gene Autry tale (embellished a bit from the original song) of how Rudolph was born with a shiny red nose and how it saved one Christmas.

Characters

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(Voice: Billie Mae Richards)

Music Sources

Marks, Johnny : "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer "
Marks, Johnny : "Jingle Jingle Jingle "
Marks, Johnny : "We Are Santa's Elves "
Marks, Johnny : "There's Always Tomorrow "
Marks, Johnny : "We’re a Couple of Misfits "
Marks, Johnny : "Silver and Gold "
Marks, Johnny : "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year "
Marks, Johnny : "A Holly Jolly Christmas "
Marks, Johnny : "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree "


Broadcasters

NBC (Original broadcast network)
CBS

Cut Scenes

  • The 1965 broadcast version featured a new song ("Fame in Fortune") in place of "We're a Couple of Misfits" and Yukon Cornelius discovering the Peppermint Mine was removed to make room for a new ending where Santa stops at the Island of Misfit Toys (which was made due to complaints from children that Santa didn't keep his promise and nothing was done to rescue the toys). The 1965 ending still airs on TV to this very day.

Trivia

  • Adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks.

VHS

United States

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

DVD

United States

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector's Edition
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Deluxe Edition
The Original Christmas Specials Collection Deluxe Edition

BluRay Disc

United States

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector's Edition
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Deluxe Edition
The Original Christmas Specials Collection Deluxe Edition

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 51:37
Animation Type: Stop Motion Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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