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.
Hermey’ is a character of the 1964 Rankin/Bass film Rudolph the Red – Nosed Reindeer and it’s 2001 sequel Rudolph the Red – Nosed Reindeer and The Island Of Misfit Toys. He dislikes making toys and wishes to be a dentist instead.
[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).
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.
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.
“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.
Dolly is a red-haired rag doll originally featured in the Rankin/Bass Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The special’s producer, Arthur Rankin Jr., said that her problem was in fact psychological, caused from being rejected/abandoned by her mistress and suffering depression from being unloved.
The Elf Foreman, also known as The Head Elf, and The Boss Elf, is a character from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer .
Hermey is the only elf without pointed ears. 22 sets were built for the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer . Sam the Snowman was voiced by the legendary Burl Ives . By 1964, Burl had 23 film and television credits to his name.
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. Prof Lincoln said: “Rudolph classically is this red-nosed reindeer who is around at Christmas.
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.
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).
The head elf’s voice is clearly a different actor when he’s conducting the choir. When Mrs. Claus goes out the door after Santa, the sound of the door slamming occurs before the door is shut.
After all, King Moonracer is not a toy . He is the ultimate misfit , a flying lion who wears a tiny crown. But unlike the all the other misfits on the island, no one laughs at King Moonracer .
Demise. After its last series output, Rankin / Bass shut down its production company on March 4, 1987. Arthur Rankin , Jr.