History WesternAnimation / OliveTheOtherReindeer

27th Feb '18 11:14:30 AM Mdumas43073
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Based on the children's book, ''Olive The Other Reindeer'' is a 45 minute animated ChristmasSpecial from 1999, produced by Creator/MattGroening and Creator/DrewBarrymore (who voices Olive), based on the 1997 book by Vivian Walsh and by J. Otto Seibold. It's about a dog named Olive who thinks she's a reindeer who makes a perilous journey to the North Pole to help SantaClaus fly his sleigh and [[SavingChristmas save Christmas]].

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[[AnimatedAdaptation
Based on on]] the children's book, ''Olive The book of the same name, ''Olive, the Other Reindeer'' is a 45 minute 45-minute animated ChristmasSpecial from 1999, produced by Creator/MattGroening and Creator/DrewBarrymore (who voices Olive), based on the 1997 book by Vivian Walsh and by J. Otto Seibold. It's about a dog named Olive who thinks she's a reindeer who makes a perilous journey to the North Pole to help SantaClaus fly his sleigh and [[SavingChristmas save Christmas]].



* AnimalAthleteLoophole: Sleigh-pulling is athletic, right? Well, there ain't no rule that flying-sled-pullers must be flying or reindeer or rather, as Olive puts it to Santa, "Can you afford not to find out?"



* AnimalAthleteLoophole: Sleigh-pulling is athletic, right? Well, there ain't no rule that flying-sled-pullers must be flying or reindeer or rather, as Olive puts it to Santa, "Can you afford not to find out?"
10th Dec '17 12:54:34 AM CaptainTedium
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* AdaptationExpansion: It's to be expected that an animated special running for nearly an hour based on a children's book would have more content added to the plot.

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* AdaptationExpansion: It's to be expected that an animated special running for nearly an hour based on a children's book would have more content added to the plot. For instance, more detail is added to Olive's journey to the North Pole, plus the special features a postman as the antagonist when the original book had NoAntagonist.
9th Dec '17 12:19:52 PM CaptainTedium
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** [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman]] and Franchise/Godzilla can be seen near the end of the special.

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** [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman]] and Franchise/Godzilla Franchise/{{Godzilla}} can be seen near the end of the special.
9th Dec '17 12:13:02 PM CaptainTedium
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%%* AdaptationExpansion* AdaptationExpansion: It's to be expected that an animated special running for nearly an hour based on a children's book would have more content added to the plot.



* BigBad: The Postman
%%* BlackBeadEyes

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* BigBad: The Postman
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Postman serves as the main villain, as he tries to prevent Olive from saving Christmas.
* BlackBeadEyes: Olive's eyes, and those of several other characters, are black and beady.



%%* ChristmasElves

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%%* ChristmasElves* ChristmasElves: This Christmas special has elves in it.



* DeadpanSnarker: Martini.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Martini.DeadpanSnarker:
** Martini has a few sarcastic comments.



* EasterBunny: One shows up in the bar.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Postman.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Martini.

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* DogsLoveFireHydrants: Olive is seen browsing a window display of fire hydrants in the beginning of the special.
* EasterBunny: One The Easter bunny shows up in the bar.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Postman.
Postman is only referred to as "Postman" and never given a real name.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Martini.Martini is a penguin and a secondary character in the special.



* FreudianExcuse: Partway through the film, the Postman reveals that his disdain toward Christmas is at least partly because Santa didn't give him the train set he wanted as a child.
-->'''Postman''': Santa didn't cut me any slack, so now I'm not cutting him any slack!



* HeroicDog: Olive, of course.

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* HeroicDog: Olive, of course.Olive is a dog and she saves Christmas.



* {{Jerkass}}: The Postman.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The Postman.Postman is pretty rude and, while his complaints about Christmas aren't without merit, he tries to ruin Christmas without any consideration of how anyone else would feel about the holiday being cancelled.



* MailmanVsDog: Played with in that while the main character Olive is a dog and the antagonist is a postal worker, Olive didn't bear any hostility toward the Postman until he went with his scheme of preventing her from saving Christmas.



* PunBasedTitle

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* PunBasedTitlePunBasedTitle: The title is a play on the "All of the other reindeer" lyric from the song ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer''.



* SavingChristmas: Olive attempts to do this after Blitzen breaks his leg.

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* SavingChristmas: Olive attempts to do this save Christmas after Blitzen breaks his leg.



** [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman]] and Franchise/Godzilla can be seen near the end of the special.



* VillainBar: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the song is even titled ''We're Not So Bad''.
* VillainSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BPqDveMHJ0 Bah, Bug and Hum!]]"

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* VillainBar: {{Subverted|Trope}}; the song sung by the patrons is even titled ''We're Not So Bad''.
* VillainSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BPqDveMHJ0 Bah, Bug and Hum!]]"Hum!]]", where the Postman sings about his distaste for Christmas because of how strenuous making his deliveries gets during the holidays.
10th Sep '17 5:51:51 PM Sammettik
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* BlackBeadEyes

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* ChristmasElves

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11th Aug '17 1:54:18 AM NWolfman
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* ConspicuousCG: Quite often. (The movie was made in 1999. It's fairly unavoidable.) The art style is an interesting half-drawn, half-CG mix that looks sort of like a pop-up book.

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* ConspicuousCG: Quite often. (The movie was made Subverted. Computer graphics used for entertainment were still in 1999. It's fairly unavoidable.) The art their infancy in 1999, but the ambitious 2D CGI "pop-up book" style is an interesting half-drawn, half-CG mix that looks sort has kept it from aging as poorly as some of like a pop-up book.it's contemporaries.
20th May '17 12:31:57 PM ngh93
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9th Apr '17 12:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* ThisIsReality: "There's no {{Rudolph|TheRedNosedReindeer}}; that's just one of those urban legends".

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* ThisIsReality: "There's no {{Rudolph|TheRedNosedReindeer}}; WesternAnimation/{{Rudolph|TheRedNosedReindeer}}; that's just one of those urban legends".
2nd Oct '16 8:39:19 PM Angeldeb82
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* CreepyCrossdresser: The Postman, for as long as he's wearing his "Flo the Waitress" disguise. (He still has the makeup and earrings on in the next scene, too.)



* FreezeFrameBonus: All the letters shown during the Postman's AntiChristmasSong are addressed to [[TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: All the letters shown during the Postman's AntiChristmasSong are addressed to [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].



* SweetDreamsFuel: To be expected from a Christmas special.

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* SweetDreamsFuel: SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: To be expected from a Christmas special.



* ThisIsReality: "There's no [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph]]; that's just one of those urban legends".

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* ThisIsReality: "There's no [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph]]; {{Rudolph|TheRedNosedReindeer}}; that's just one of those urban legends".



* VillainBar: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; the song is even titled ''We're Not So Bad''.

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* VillainBar: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; {{Subverted|Trope}}; the song is even titled ''We're Not So Bad''.



* VillainousCrossdresser: The Postman, for as long as he's wearing his "Flo the Waitress" disguise. (He still has the makeup and earrings on in the next scene, too.)
10th Dec '15 4:05:14 PM BobSaget9
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* LadyMondegreen: [[invoked]] The premise revolves around this. Olive gets the idea to go to the North Pole after hearing Santa saying that he needs to rely on all of the other reindeer, and mishearing it as "Olive the other reindeer".

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* LadyMondegreen: [[invoked]] The premise revolves around this. Olive gets the idea to go to the North Pole after hearing Santa saying that he needs to rely on all "all of the other reindeer, reindeer", and mishearing it as "Olive the other reindeer".
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