2. Most of the characters names are inspired by real people. Hermey the Elf is named after “Herbie”, screenwriter Romeo Muller’s childhood friend. Rudolph’s sweetheart was named “Clarice” in honor of the bride-to-be of another close friend.
Known Elves Hermey – Toy Maker (formerly), Dentist (currently) Head Elf . Hank. Jingle Bells . Jangle Bells . Boone – Mail Elf. Doggle – Mail Elf and Rudolph’s rider in The Sleigh Race. Milo.
[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer] Hermey the Elf is really just a human . His ears are completely rounded, not pointy like all the other elves . The only other characters to have rounded ears are the human characters (the Claus’ and Yukon Cornelius).
Following production in Tokyo, the puppets were housed at the Rankin/Bass Productions offices in New York until the early 1970s when they were passed down to a series of owners. Producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. gifted the puppets to his secretary, who eventually passed them to her nephew.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001) When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa’s toys, it’s up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman “Bumbles” to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world.
Producer Arthur Rankin finally revealed on NPR in 2007 that Dolly considers herself a misfit due to her low self-esteem issues and psychological problems. She’s a doll who feels that she is unlovable.
Edinburgh University professors Gerald Lincoln and David Baird say Rudolph cannot be a male because female reindeer still have antlers at Christmas. Males shed theirs before mid-December.
Rudolph or Rudolf (French: Rodolphe , Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: Rodolfo) or Rodolphe is a male first name, and, less commonly, a surname. It is an ancient Germanic name deriving from two stems: Hrōþi, Hruod, Hróðr or Hrōð, meaning “fame”, “glory” “honour”, “renown”, and olf meaning “wolf”(Hrōþiwulfaz).
“Yearly reminder that # Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick.” The video also suggests it was problematic that Rudolph’s father verbally abused him by forcing him to wear a fake nose to be accepted by others.
Clarice is the love interest and later girlfriend of Rudolph and one of the tritagonists of the 1964 Rankin/Bass TV film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the deuteragonist in it’s 2001 sequel Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Island Of Misfit Toys.
|Born||June 23, 1940 Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Died||November 12, 1994 (aged 54) Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||130 lb (59 kg)|
The Abominable Snow Monster of the North, or better known as the Abominable Snow Monster or also known as “Bumble” for short, is the main antagonist in the 1964 Rankin/Bass special Rudolph , the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and a supporting character in its 2001 sequel Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys
The animation was produced in Japan. In total, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer took 18 months to produce , a staggering amount of time for a TV special in the 1960s.
“The Year Without a Santa Claus ” was released by Rankin/Bass Productions at the height of their powers. The classic Rankin/Bass movies were animated in stop-motion, meaning that everything that appears in the film is a miniature set, all the people are little clay dolls.
LOS ANGELES — And how the bidders loved him! A buyer shouted out with glee that they would pay $368,000 for the Rudolph and Santa Claus figures used in the perennially beloved Christmas special “ Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer .”