Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a 1964 Christmas stop motion animated television special. It first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964, on the NBC television network in the United States. Since 1972, the special has aired on CBS; the network unveiled a high-definition, digitally remastered version of the program in 2005. It has been telecast every year since 1964, making it the longest continuously running Christmas TV special.
About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special) in brief
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a 1964 Christmas stop motion animated television special. It first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964, on the NBC television network in the United States. Since 1972, the special has aired on CBS; the network unveiled a high-definition, digitally remastered version of the program in 2005. As with A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph no longer airs just once annually, but several times during the Christmas and holiday season. The 50th anniversary of the television special was marked in 2014 and a series of postage stamps featuring Rudolph were issued by the U.S. Postal Service on November 6, 2014. It has been telecast every year since 1964, making it the longest continuously running Christmas TV special. The special was based on the Johnny Marks song \”Rud Rudolph the Red, Nosed Re-indeer\” which was itself based on a poem of the same name written in 1939 by Marks’ brother-in-law, Robert L. May. It was sponsored by General Electric under the umbrella title of The General Electric Fantasy Hour and aired on NBC from December 6 to December 14, 1964. It is currently distributed by Universal Television and is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-Ray Disc in the US and Canada. The show is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, with an English version available in the UK and Australia as well as an English and German version in Europe.
The English version has been released on DVD and the German and French versions of the English version have been released in the USA and Canada, with a Spanish version available on the UK version in Germany and France. The German version has a different soundtrack and a different set of illustrations. The American version has an English soundtrack and an English-language version with a German version. It also has a Spanish and French version, and a German and English version of an English translation of the French version. The U.K. version has the same title, but with a different English translation and an American English version, but a German translation of it is available only in America and the UK. The US version has two English versions, one in English and the other in German and one in French. The UK version is also available in Spanish and Italian. The original version was released in 1964, and the US version in the 1990s, and has been shown on PBS and PBS stations since 2004. The British version has also been shown in Australia and the Netherlands since 2004, and on PBS in the 2010s, the Netherlands in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and in Australia in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as well. The story follows the adventures of Rudolph, Hermey, Yukon Cornelius, and Clarice, a doe and a lion named King Moonracer on the Island of Misfit Toys. They escape the Abominable Snow Monster of the North and land on the island.