Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Airdate December 6, 1964
Writer(s) Romeo Mueller,
Robert May
Director Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Network NBC
Style 47-minute animated Christmas special
Company Videocraft International

Origin USA / Canada / Japan

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Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an animated Christmas special that first aired in 1964 on NBC. CBS has aired the special since 1972. It is based on a song written by Johnny Marks.



Actor Character
Billie Mae Richards Rudolph
Stan Francis Santa Claus
King Moonracer
Paul Kligman Donner
Burl Ives Sam the Snowman / Narrator
Peg Dixon Mrs. Donner
Paul Soles Hermey the Elf
Janice Orenstein Clarice
Larry D. Mann Yukon Cornelius
Carl Banas Elf Supervisor
Additional characters
Alfie Scopp Fireball
Additional characters
Corrine Conley Dolly


Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References


DVD Release

Title Release Discs
Individual Episodes  (Region 1)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer October 5, 2010 purchase 1

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External Sites