Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1944) Theatrical Cartoon

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1944) Theatrical Cartoon Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Jam Handy Organization
  • Cartoon Characters: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Santa Claus.
  • Voice Actors: Paul Wing.
  • Directed By Max Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer.
  • Animated By Fletcher Smith, William Sturm, Robinson McKee, Howard Kakudo, Shane Miller.
  • Music: Johnny Marks, Samuel Benavie, James Higgins, Harry R. Wilson, George Kleinsinger; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Originally Released in December of 1944 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8:11 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Rudolph's playmates make fun of his glowing nose until Santa- finding it rough going on a foggy Christmas Eve- visits Rudolph's house, gets a look at that luminous...  (more)

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The first filmed version of this story, pre-dating the famous Rankin-Bass version by over 20 years. The film was based on the original story by Robert L. May, who created Rudolph as an assignment...  (more)

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1944 ???

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The music wasn't written until 1951. More research on release date needed.

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Rudolph by Max Fleischer

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This is a pleseant, but rather pedestrian cartoon.

During the heyday of Fleischer Studios Max was the business-man, while brother Dave was the cartoon director and, apparently, added all the comic flourishes that made all their 1930's...  (read more)

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This cartoon is faithful to the original story. However, there is nothing otherwise noteworthy about. It's just a pedestrian retelling of the story. No real animation magic happening here. No inventive visuals or...  (read more)

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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One of the Jam Handy studio's rare theatrical releases, and directed by the great Max Fleischer,
this is a far better telling of the scarlet-snooted mutant caribou than the Rankin-Bass...  (read more)

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