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Robbie the Reindeer

"You'll want to see Robbie again and again"

" As entertaining as Wallace and Grommit any day!"

"An excellent buy for young and old alike."

" Brilliant !!"

Robbie The Reindeer In Hooves Of Fire / Legend of the Lost Tribe with Ardal O'Hanlon and Jane Horrocks

Delightful 3D model animation for Christmas with Robbie competing in the annual Reindeer Games in order to prove himself and win the girl. Features 'Come Fly With Me' sung by Robbie Williams. Incidental music composed by Mark Knopfler and performed by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher.

Review

Robbie the Reindeer is as short as many of the made-for-TV classics that have preceded it. However, so much action, zippy dialogue and witty visual puns have been packed into its 29-minute running time that you'd swear it was longer. The content of the film, like many new animations and cartoons, is geared slightly in favour of older audiences, because of its sexual innuendos and adult comedy, but the kids will love the slapstick comedy and loveable characters. Robbie's father is another stop-motion favourite, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and pop is keen to see his loveable - but lazy - son follow in his famous hoof prints. The adult theme continues in the shape of the storyline, which was actually inspired more by Rocky than by Rudolph. As in Rocky, there's a supportive female (Donner) and a crusty trainer (Old Jingle). Together they help Robbie get in shape for the Reindeer Games, where he'll have the chance to show Santa whether he has the right stuff or not. Fans of Aardman Animations should appreciate the detailed animation and clever humour. The cream of Britain's comic crop provides the voices, including Jane Horrocks as Donner. Robbie Williams narrates the story, and Mark Knopfler provides the music.

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