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Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Director:

Steve Moore (as Oscar Moore)

Writers:

J. Otto Seibold (book), Vivian Walsh (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Drew Barrymore ... Olive (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... The Postman (voice)
Joe Pantoliano ... Martini (voice)
Edward Asner ... Santa (voice)
Peter MacNicol ... Fido (voice)
Tim Meadows ... Richard Stands (voice)
Jay Mohr ... Tim (voice)
Michael Stipe ... Schnitzel (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Zoo Director (voice)
David Herman ... Guard Shack Elf (voice)
Matt Groening ... Arturo (voice)
Mitch Rouse ... Round John Virgin / Comet (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Jacobs
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)
Kath Soucie ... (voice)
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Storyline

After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman who's tired of handling all the extra Christmas mail. Will Martini the penguin be able to help Olive realize her dream? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olive, the Other Reindeer See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Martini the penguin, after being kidnapped by the postman, says he is "shaken, but not stirred" - a reference to the way James Bond orders his martinis. See more »

Quotes

Martini: Was that you or your stunt double?
Olive: Oh, go on!
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Alternate Versions

Further airings by Fox has some scenes removed in order to show more commercials. See more »

Connections

References The Bullwinkle Show (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas...Bah, Bug and Hum
Written by Matt Groening
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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GREAT FUN!
31 December 1999 | by xf_603See all my reviews

I loved this animated special on the FOX network. And Drew Barrymore just brought the main character to life. It's about a dog (Barrymore) who thinks she is a reindeer and goes on a quest to help Santa after one of the other reindeer can't. With the help of a little penguin named Martini, they accomplish their task while dodging the evil mailman who wants to stop Christmas. I hope this comes to video and DVD. I think it will be another instant classic like "How the Grinch Stole X-Mas" and "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer". 5 out of 5 stars! So if it is aired next Christmas, DON'T MISS IT!


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