History WesternAnimation / RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer

9th Jan '17 3:55:42 AM tymime
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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Sam the Snowman. Apparently, his only ''raison d'etre'' besides telling the audience the story is to sing and perform on the guitar songs that are only tangentially related to the plot.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Sam the Snowman. Apparently, his only ''raison d'etre'' besides telling the audience the story is to sing and perform on the guitar banjo songs that are only tangentially related to the plot.


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** In the sequel ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'', however, it's revealed that the foggy weather was caused by the warlock Winterbolt, in an attempt to prevent Santa from making his Christmas Eve rounds.
18th Dec '16 8:47:56 PM ryanasaurus0077
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The ''[=GoodTimes=]'' adaptation has [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer1998 its own work page]].

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The ''[=GoodTimes=]'' [=GoodTimes=] adaptation has [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer1998 its own work page]].
16th Dec '16 10:43:13 AM Argon2
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!!The [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment film provides examples of:

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Slyly has a bizarre way of speaking, perhaps intended to be an exaggerated New York accent.
* AwardBaitSong: Show Me The Light. In the film it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4pCnRA6dHQ performed by the composer and his wife]]. During the credits.... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75rrBWmbGh4 Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes]].
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: Stormella operates under this logic. [[spoiler: Until Rudolph uses a "wish" for her to be nice.]]
* BatmanGambit: ''Arrow'' of all people pulls off one. During a race, Arrow riles Rudolph up by pretending that Zoey only likes Rudolph because she feels sorry for him. Rudolph is aware that it's a lie, but the mere fact that Arrow would badmouth Zoey in that manner makes him so mad that his nose glows and blinds Arrow, causing Arrow to crash and causing Rudolph to win the race...which is considered cheating, so Arrow ends up winning by default since Rudolph is disqualified.
* ChristmasElves: Obviously.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Arrow.
* CunningLikeAFox: The character's name is ''Slyly''. It doesn't get more blatant than that.
* ExpositionFairy: A literal example with ''four'' fairies who sing about the story. [[spoiler: They also contribute to the plot; they're the ones who finally inform Rudolph what his nose can really do.]]
* {{Expy}}: Zoey to Clarice and Arrow to Fireball. Arrow only ''looks'' like Fireball, and appears to be based on Fireball's attitude on Rudolph after he learned about his nose. Zoey was actually going to be called Clarice but couldn't due to copyright reasons.
* GentleGiant: Leonard the polar bear.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Sort of. [[spoiler: After Rudolph saves Stormella from falling to her death, she is bound by the Rules of the North Pole to grant Rudolph a wish, anything he wants. The Friend or Idol decision part comes into play when Stormella has a suggestion of her own: Rudolph could wish for a ''normal nose'', what he's always wanted! Rudolph insists that his wish is: "I want you to be nice."]]
* HeroicAlbino: Slyly the fox is this mixed with JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* AnIcePerson: Stormella, who even has the power to create a massive snowstorm.
* IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler: Stormella eventually owes Rudolph her life after Rudolph saves her from falling off a cliff to her death. And according to the Rules of the North Pole, that means Stormella owes Rudolph a "wish". Rudolph wishes for Stormella to be nice.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Arrow.
* LighterAndSofter: Than the Rankin/Bass special. Santa and Rudolph's parents, while still troubled by his nose, are much more accepting towards him. Most of the movie is SweetDreamsFuel, especially when one compares it to the first.
** ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Actually, the film seems to make a point of having nearly everyone in a powerful position be either this or sympathetically motivated. Let's go down the list:
** Santa Claus is a responsible, caring boss to his workers. There's a point in the film's beginning where Rudolph is running away from school, in tears because (almost) every child there was bullying him. Santa finds him- this lonely colt who he has no knowledge of- and takes the time to reassure Rudolph, giving him an encouraging pep talk about how ''every'' deer and elf is welcome in his village. Later on, when his elves are being bullied by Stormella, he refuses to allow the sorceress to 'punish' ([[NeverSayDie i.e, kill them]]) any of them, defiantly protecting his employees. (He does demote Boone and Doggle after learning of their crime, but that's understandable given the circumstances.) And in the film's climax, when Rudolph and Zoey's parents realise that their children are missing, he immediately sends out a search party.
** Rudolph's parents are loving and supportive, and nearly every scene they have is a heartwarming moment.
** The unnamed referee at the Reindeer Games has good reasons for disqualifying Rudolph from the race he won. The usage of Rudolph's light ''did'' cause an accident, and this accident ''could'' well have had serious consequences. That Rudolph didn't mean to create it is irrelevant; the other racers could have been badly hurt.
*** Which doesn't explain why he didn't disqualify Arrow for crashing into the other racers at the beginning and causing one elf to have to be carried away on a stretcher. However, since the referee was standing near the finish line, this can easily be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the referee simply not having seen Arrow's behavior since he did it at the start of the race.
* TheMovie: Inverted. ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie'' is a re-imagining of the song. The sequel, however, is an unofficial sequel to the famous Christmas special.
* TheLadysFavor: Before the Reindeer Games begin, Zoey gives Rudolph her heart-shaped locket to wear while racing in them. Unfortunately, she's still dating Arrow at this point, and Arrow sees it while competing against Rudolph and gets pissed. After Rudolph leaves the village, the locket is one of the few things he takes with him.
-->'''Slyly:''' Who gave that to you?
-->'''Rudolph:''' Somebody special...I don't want to talk about it.
-->'''Slyly:''' I don't blame ya, kid. [[LoveHurts Love is for]] [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids suckers.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Let's face it, Eric Idle can't hold onto a Brooklyn accent long enough.
* RunningGag: A strange one, in which Slyly keeps stealing Rudolph's teddy bear to snuggle with while he sleeps. [[spoiler:Rudolph just gives it to him for Christmas at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:SaveTheVillain: Rudolph saves Stormella near the end of the film.]]
* SpeechImpediment: Leonard tends to stutter.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Rudolph's voice is noticeably more adult (and male) in "Show Me the Light".
* ThemeNaming: Boone and Doggle.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Boone and Doggle the elves.
* TuftOfHeadFur: Bucks like Rudolph and Arrow have fur on their heads while does like Zoey don't.
* UnderTheMistletoe: Happens in this adaption also between Rudolph and Zoey, though much earlier in the film.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Boone and Doggle accidentally set off most of the problems in the movie when they accidentally wreck Stormella's ice garden. This prompts her to show up demanding that the two be handed over to her for "justice"; when Santa Claus refuses to give them up, Stormella tries to wreck Christmas as revenge.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Reflected in this adaptation from the Rankin/Bass special. There's also a subversion: Rudolph overhears his father say "That nose of his was an accident", and in response, he runs away. The subversion is that Rudolph heard that sentence out of context: his father was ''standing up for him'' to the referee, contesting the decision to disqualify Rudolph for blinding Arrow, since the nose problem isn't Rudolph's fault.
* WinterRoyalLady: Stormella
16th Dec '16 10:41:37 AM Argon2
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The ''[=GoodTimes=]'' adaptation has [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer1998 its own work page]].
13th Dec '16 10:15:23 AM Argon2
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''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' is a song and popular Christmas story about Santa Claus's ninth and lead reindeer who possesses an unusually red-colored nose that gives off its own light, powerful enough to illuminate the team's path through inclement weather.

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''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' is a song and popular Christmas story about Santa Claus's ninth and lead reindeer who possesses an unusually red-colored nose that gives off its own light, powerful enough to illuminate the team's path through inclement stormy weather.
12th Dec '16 12:45:20 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TookALevelInBadass: Finally through with running from his problems, Rudolph finds his family and Clarice at the mercy of the Bumble and wastes no time fighting the creature off to save them. He proves horribly outmatched, but his bravery after months of fleeing from the creature cannot be understated.
11th Dec '16 1:49:46 PM snichols1973
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* OverprotectiveDad: After Rudolph takes Clarice home, her father shows these tendencies after seeing Rudolph's shiny nose:
-->'''Clarice's Father''': Clarice!
-->'''Clarice''': Papa?
-->'''Clarice's Father''': You get back to your cave this instant!
-->'''Clarice''': But I -
-->'''Clarice's Father''': This instant, young lady!
-->'''Clarice''': Yes, sir.
-->'''Clarice's Father''' [to Rudolph]: Now, there's one thing I want to make very plain: No doe of mine is going to be seen with a red-nosed reindeer!
8th Dec '16 7:04:57 AM Arivne
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hermes lures the Snow Monster away from the reindeer by squeaking like a pig, after Cornelius tells him, "I've never seen a Bumble turn down a pork dinner for deer meat." And it works.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hermes lures the Snow Monster away from the reindeer by squeaking squealing like a pig, after Cornelius tells him, "I've never seen a Bumble turn down a pork dinner for deer meat." And it works.
8th Dec '16 7:00:15 AM Arivne
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** The head elf is especially bad, and initially refuses to let Hermey be a dentist. He eventually relents and allows him to open a Dentist office after Christmas.

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** The head elf is especially bad, and initially refuses to let Hermey be a dentist. He eventually relents and allows him to open a Dentist dentist's office after Christmas.
8th Dec '16 5:25:26 AM Arivne
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** The head elf is a especially bad, and initially refuses to let Hermey be a dentist. He eventually relents and allows him to open a Dentist office after Christmas.

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** The head elf is a especially bad, and initially refuses to let Hermey be a dentist. He eventually relents and allows him to open a Dentist office after Christmas.
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