Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Corrected entry: In several shots throughout the show, there are trees visible. The North Pole is not on any land mass: therefore, there can be no trees.


Correction: There are no flying reindeer in the North Pole either. Nor is there an abominable snowman or an Island of Misfit Toys. This is a fictionalised version of the North Pole which has trees.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the elves introduce the 'We are Santa's Elves' song to Santa Claus, the head elf's voice doesn't match his voice from previous and subsequent scenes.

Rick Johnstone

Correction: The Head Elf was putting on a fake "nice voice" so that Santa and Mrs. Claus would think he was a nice guy most of the time. As soon as Santa and Mrs. Claus leave the room, he reverts back to his usual mean and shouting persona.

Correction: Yukon is clearly not the smartest man on earth. It's a joke, not a mistake, that he's looking for gold in a place where he'll never find it. At most it's just a character mistake.

Corrected entry: What is wrong with the doll on the Island of Misfit Toys? She looks fine to me.

Correction: When the 'charlie in the box' is explaining what the island of misfit toys is, he mentions that toys that are no longer wanted go there as well, which is probably the case for the doll.

Correction: Comet is actually wearing the hat, not Donner. Each character is consistent.

Corrected entry: When Rudolph and his friends are on the Island of Misfit Toys, the toys are singing a song about being misfits. Then some of the toys start explaining why they are misfits. The bird says that he cannot fly...only swim. Then at the very end after Santa has picked up the toys from the Island and is delivering them, there is an elf giving each misfit toy an umbrella and letting them drop to the ground. When he pulls the bird out he doesn't give him an umbrella...just lets him drop out. Now if he doesn't fly, just swim...what becomes of this poor bird?

Correction: During the scene at the end, we see that the owl does fly away. He lacked confidence to fly earlier in the show, per the show's producers.

Corrected entry: Even though the song lists eight reindeer, when Santa takes off on Christmas Eve there are only seven hitched to his sled: six plus Rudolph.


Correction: Santa has a harness that holds eight reindeer. Rudolph is needed in the front to lead the way. Since he has never pulled with the team before, it would be easier for him to be solo in the front, hence 7 deer total.

Other mistake: At the end of the show when the misfit toys are being delivered, the elf in Santa's sleigh gives an umbrella to each of the misfits so they can glide down with the exception of the bird, who jumps off, apparently forgetting that he is a misfit toy and can't fly; as he stated earlier in the show, he can only swim.


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Santa Claus: From what I see now, that will cut through the murkiest storm they can dish up. What I'm trying to say is, Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Rudolph: It would be an honor, sir.

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Trivia: Rudolph and others visit the island of misfit toys and promise to help them. In the original version, the Misfits don't get mentioned again, and the producers were swamped with letters from children, upset that the Misfits didn't get the help they were promised. A new scene was produced and included in future versions, where Santa and Rudolph give the toys new homes.

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Question: Yukon has a gun - why he didn't just shoot the snow creature at the cave?

Answer: Plot wise, if the snow creature had been killed, it would have ruined the happy ending. Yukon has a kind nature, and he probably wouldn't kill anything.

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