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Rudolph's Shiny New Year [1976]
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Director:Arthur Rankin Jr.
Jules Bass
Writer:Romeo Muller
Composer:Johnny Marks
Songs:Johnny Marks
Length:60 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
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  • Kids
  • Stop Motion
  • Family
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Synopsis: Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.


Reaction: A bit of an odd one, but there are some nice, hummable tunes here.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Arthur Rankin Jr. => Director
Jules Bass => Director
Romeo Muller => Writer
Johnny Marks => Composer / Songs
Billie Mae Richards => Rudolph
Don Messick => Papa Bear
Frank Gorshin => Sir Ten-To-Three
Harold Peary => Big Ben
Morey Amsterdam => One Million (O.M)
Paul Frees => Seventeen Seventy Six 'Sev' / General Ticker / Eon / Santa Claus
Red Skelton => Father Time / Baby Bear

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Red Skelton recreated his popular radio character "Junior" for the voice of the Baby Bear on Fairy Tale Island.
  • According to Frank Gorshin, who voiced the knight Sir Ten-To-Three, the voice work was all done in one day.
  • Happy, the Baby New Year, becomes the year "Nineteen-Wonderful".