Blitzen is one of Santa Claus's reindeer, originally named in the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas. His name is also the German word for "Lightning."


Prominent appearances

In the following specials, Blitzen makes a prominent appearance in the story and/or has a speaking part.

Picture Production Voiced by Year Notes
Santa Claus: The Movie 1985
Blitzen on Bonkers
Bonkers: "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" 1993
The Online Adventures of Ozzie the Elf Dan Castellaneta 1997
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Garry Chalk 1998 In this direct-to-video film, Blitzen is Rudolph's father. He is also brothers with Comet, Cupid and Dasher and has a wife named Mitzi and has a nephew named Arrow.
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1998 Blitzen gets injured and is unable to fly. The news of this prompts the title character to travel to the North Pole so she can fill in for Blitzen. He is also shown that he has a cousin named Schnitzel.
Robbie the Reindeer series Steve Coogan (original UK version)
Hugh Grant (US redub)
Takashi Taniguchi (Japanese redub)
1999, 2002 In the first two films, Blitzen serves as the main antagonist. He is jealous of Rudolph's fame and takes this out on Rudolph's son Robbie. In the first film "Hooves of Fire"', Blitzen is in a relationship with Vixen, which later ends.
Donner Mark Acheson 2001
Blizzard Leif Bristow 2003 In this film, Blitzen is has a mate named Delphi and is the father of Blizzard.
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Jim Cummings 2004
Higglytown Heroes: "Twinkle's Wish" 2004
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen Dave Harris 2006
Back at the Barnyard: "It's an Udderful Life" 2009 Alongside Donner, Blitzen is a college friend of Otis.
T.U.F.F. Puppy: "A Doomed Christmas" Jeff Bennett 2011
Saving Santa 2013
Doctor Who: "Last Christmas" 2014 Blitzen along with Rudolph and Donner appear in this Christmas special.

Minor appearances

In the following specials, Blitzen is named onscreen, but is indistinguishable from other reindeer.

Santa Claus

Santa's team DasherDancerPrancerVixenCometCupidDonnerBlitzen • Rudolph (Rankin/Bass / Other Adaptations)
Others AnnabelleArrowBarnabyBlizzardClariceClarice's fatherDartDelphiFireballFredFrostGargoffGrandpaGrandsanta's pet reindeerHollyJonniLeaderLenniLightningMitziMrs. DonnerMrs. PrancerNikoOld JingleOliveOonaPrancyRobbieRogerRustySagaSanta Claus's reindeer's great-great-grandchildrenScratcherSchnitzelSparkleSvenTapirThrasherTobiasZoey (her father/mother)