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Rudolph & the Island of Misfit Toys

The cover to the DVD release.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a CGI direct-to-video movie, produced and directed by Bill Kowalchuck, and adapted by Michael Aschner from the original story by Kevin Hoops, that was originally released to home video on October 30, 2001. Although following up the 1998 animated movie, it is actually a sequel to the Rankin/Bass Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It was presented by the Cayre Brothers, the founders of GoodTimes Entertainment, with Golden Books Family Entertainment, and produced by GoodTimes, with Tundra Productions, Inc., animated at Colorland Animation in China using Maya. The voice cast included Rick Moranis, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Richard Dreyfuss.

Synopsis

The film revisits classic characters such as Hermey the Elf and Rudolph, who is now famous at the North Pole. Not satisfied with being a "freak show" performing tricks with his nose, Rudolph tags along when Hermey travels to the Island of Misfit Toys to give King Moonracer a root canal. Meanwhile, the Evil Toy Taker is stealing all of the toys from there, claiming that he's saving them from the inevitable fact that children eventually outgrow their toys and throw them out. It's up to Rudolph, Clarice, Hermey, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snowmonster to stop him.

Songs

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter(s)
Richard DreyfussScoop T. Snowman (speaking)
Jamie Lee CurtisQueen Camilla (speaking)
Shawn King (uncredited)Queen Camilla (singing)
Clarice (singing)
Rick MoranisThe Toy Taker (speaking)
Don BrownThe Toy Taker (laughing)
Bruce RobertsThe Toy Taker (singing)
Kite (singing) [uncredited]
Scoop T. Snowman (singing) [uncredited]
Kathleen BarrRudolph
Mrs. Claus
Dolly
Peggy the Pig
Female Cardinal
Tooth Fairy
Rocking horse
Adina
Scott McNeilHermey
Yukon Cornelius
Boomerang
Comet
Duck
Gerry ChalkSanta Claus
The Abominable Snowmonster
Colin MurdockKing Moonracer
Reindeer #1
Brent MillerHank
Lee TockarCharlie-in-the-Box
Wind-up mouse
Gingerbread guard
Terry KlassenTelephone
Dizzy top
Alec WillowsKite (speaking)
Additional characters

Broadcast history

The film was aired as part of the annual 25 Days of Christmas programming block on ABC Family (which is now Freeform) beginning in the mid-2000s through 2014.

Edits

  • On the ABC Family airings, the following edits were made:
    • Part of "The Toy Taker" song is shortened a bit to remove both the Ghandi reference and movement.
    • The later split-screen credits ends after the credits scroll up. Early credits retains the post-credit and GoodTimes logo.
  • The German dub opens with the prologue that briefly recaps Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie which surges into the opening shot. The opening credits is in the different font, and the closing credits scrolls over the still of the last shot.

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