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Zoey is the deuteragonist in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. She is the daughter of an unnamed buck and doe, and Rudolph's best friend and love interest.

Zoey first appears as a yearling doe in Mrs. Prancer's class with Rudolph and his cousin Arrow, but unlike the other yearlings, she (along with Mrs. Prancer) doesn't make fun of Rudolph's red nose and feels sorry for him. In fact, on Christmas Eve, while his father is out with the other seven reindeer, delivering toys with Santa Claus, Zoey points out that Rudolph's nose doesn't look funny at all, but, rather, is makes him unique. The two notice they are under a mistletoe, but before they can kiss, a jealous Arrow (who is in a relationship with Zoey) arrives and makes Zoey leave with him.

Years later, a now teenage Zoey takes part in the Junior Reindeer Games with Rudolph and Arrow. She finishes second to Rudolph in the Sleigh Race, but is outraged when he is disqualified after his nose lights up causing a crash (which was caused by Arrow taunting him) and confronts Arrow (who was made winner by default). Arrow says that the point is he won and Santa is going to notice him, but Zoey tells him that he's no Flyer, saying that real Flyers are brave and have character and true hearts like Rudolph. But when Arrow points out that Rudolph has a red nose (which in his opinion makes Rudolph unworthy to be a Flyer), Zoey calls him shallow and says that she doesn't want to be Arrow's doefriend anymore.

After Rudolph runs away, Zoey goes off to find him and ends up crossing the bridge of Stormella who takes her hostage but she is later rescued by Rudolph and his friends Slyly and Leonard and returns home and is reunited with her parents. She is then seen kissing Rudolph good luck before he leaves with the other reindeer to guide Santa Claus's sleigh through Stormella's storm. She is last seen along with her parents standing next to Arrow after Rudolph, Santa and the other Flyers return.


  • Zoey is based on Clarice from the 1964 Rankin/Bass adaptation, as both don't make fun of Rudolph's red nose and both are his love interest.
  • Zoey is seen standing happily next to Arrow at the end of the film despite breaking up with him on bad terms. Though it is possible that whilst Rudolph was away with Santa and the Flyers, the two reconciled and are now friends.
  • In the film's sequel book Rudolph Saves the Sprites, it is stated that Zoey is now Rudolph's doefriend.


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