History WesternAnimation / RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer

7th Jun '16 11:21:11 AM deven0711
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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Some of the things Rudolph's father says and does are seriously close to the border of emotional abuse. Although [[ValuesDissonance considering the time when the creators were growing up and when the movie was released]], it was probably wasn't intended to come off as abusive and was meant to be a typical father-son relationship. Men being hard on their sons was considered the norm, whether it was fair or not, and could still be considered reasonably well-adjusted. To be fair though, the narrator does state that Donner felt pretty bad about the way he treated Rudolph when Rudolph runs off.

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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Some of the things Rudolph's father says and does are seriously close to the border of emotional abuse. Although [[ValuesDissonance considering the time when the creators were growing up and when the movie was released]], it was probably wasn't intended to come off as abusive and was meant to be a typical father-son relationship. Men being hard on their sons was considered the norm, whether it was fair or not, and could still be considered reasonably well-adjusted. To be fair though, the narrator does state that Donner felt pretty bad about the way he treated Rudolph when Rudolph runs off.
1st May '16 10:55:49 AM Snicka
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* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Rudolph's mother in the 1944 short is much more anthropomorphic than the male reindeer (who are already somewhat more anthropomorphic than the Rankin-Bass adaptation). The male reindeer, including Rudolph, are usually quadrupedal, but sometimes walk on two legs when they want to use their hooves as hands; Rudolph's Mother, on the other hand, always walks on two legs, has a much more humanoid body shape (most notably, her [[HumanlikeHandAnatomy arms]] and [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy legs]]), and is the only one who wears clothes.



* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Rudolph's mother in the 1944 short is much more anthropomorphic than the male reindeer (who are already somewhat more anthropomorphic than the Rankin-Bass adaptation). The male reindeer, including Rudolph, are usually quadrupedal, but sometimes walk on two legs when they want to use their hooves as hands; Rudolph's Mother, on the other hand, always walks on two legs, has a much more humanoid body shape (most notably, her [[HumanlikeHandAnatomy arms]] and [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy legs]]), and is the only one who wears clothes.
11th Apr '16 5:58:31 PM Adept
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** As per normal with [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] narrators. [[SantaClausIsCominToTown Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger]] and [[FrostyTheSnowman Jimmy Durante]], anyone?

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** As per normal with [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] narrators. [[SantaClausIsCominToTown [[WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger]] and [[FrostyTheSnowman [[WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman Jimmy Durante]], anyone?
11th Apr '16 5:56:14 PM Adept
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** In a way, it almost lampshades ''FrostyTheSnowman''...

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** In a way, it almost lampshades ''FrostyTheSnowman''...''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''...
14th Feb '16 5:22:25 PM Kinola
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7th Feb '16 3:39:39 PM nombretomado
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The Rankin-Bass special, of course. However, many years before the famous stop-motion special, the Jam Handy animation studio made a short subject adaptation of the cartoon (hewing closer to the original story) in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1944]], directed by none other than [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer.]] The song was not written yet during its original run, but a 1948 re-release of it dubbed in the song over the opening.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The Rankin-Bass special, of course. However, many years before the famous stop-motion special, the Jam Handy animation studio made a short subject adaptation of the cartoon (hewing closer to the original story) in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1944]], directed by none other than [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer.]] The song was not written yet during its original run, but a 1948 re-release of it dubbed in the song over the opening.
1st Feb '16 9:39:13 AM DarkStorm
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* AnimatedAdaptation: The Rankin-Bass special, or course. However, many years before the famous stop-motion special, the Jam Handy animation studio made a short subject adaptation of the cartoon (hewing closer to the original story) in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1944]], directed by none other than [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer.]] The song was not written yet during its original run, but a 1948 re-release of it dubbed in the song over the opening.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The Rankin-Bass special, or of course. However, many years before the famous stop-motion special, the Jam Handy animation studio made a short subject adaptation of the cartoon (hewing closer to the original story) in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1944]], directed by none other than [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer.]] The song was not written yet during its original run, but a 1948 re-release of it dubbed in the song over the opening.
7th Jan '16 8:29:12 AM Psi001
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The 2001 sequel depicts Rudolph with stumpy antlers only slightly larger than his younger form. This looks like a continuity SnapBack, but reindeers in fact shed their antlers around winter.
7th Jan '16 8:21:29 AM Psi001
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* DepravedDentist: Hermey is a rare heroic example. In the climax, he rips out the Bumble's teeth with pliers.

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* DepravedDentist: Hermey is a rare heroic example. In the climax, he rips out the Bumble's teeth with pliers. In the 2001 sequel he gives him dentures as a ContinuityNod.
31st Dec '15 9:09:09 PM Psi001
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!!The Rankin/Bass Christmas Special provides examples of:

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!!The Rankin/Bass Christmas Special provides and it's sequels provide examples of:



* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Yukon Cornelius is a big, strong, tough guy; and he's the only adult who isn't mean to poor Rudolf. (Not that he's exactly ''dumb'', of course, but it doesn't change the fact that the strong guy is the nice guy.)

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Yukon Cornelius is a big, strong, tough guy; and he's the only adult who isn't mean to poor Rudolf. (Not that he's exactly ''dumb'', of course, more just incredibly quirky, but it doesn't change the fact that the strong guy is the nice guy.)



** [[spoiler: The Toy Taker]] in ''Island of Misfit Toys'' [[spoiler: after Santa acquaints him with his long lost owner's daughter.]]



** Santa's remark to Donner might have meant he should be ashamed of hiding Rudolph's nose.

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** Santa's remark to Donner might have meant he should be ashamed of hiding Rudolph's nose. He bothers to point out he was getting off to a good start on his own.


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* TookALevelInKindness: Bumble gets redeemed after his DisneyDeath and helps Santa's elves prepare Christmas. Santa and most of the adults are also considerably nicer in the sequels.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Toy Taker in ''Island of Misfit Toys'' abducts toys with the purpose of protecting them from kids he believes are neglectful and abusive. [[spoiler: As it turns out, he is in fact a teddy bear who spent a lot of his life forgotten and accidentally sent away by his owner.]]
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