But before Buddy, there was Hermey — a misfit elf who dreams of being a dentist in the stop-motion Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer .
CHICAGO – After 50 years of dreaming about becoming a dentist and promoting good dental health to his friend Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and everyone in the North Pole, Hermey the Elf was today named a DDG—Dental Do Gooder, that is, by the president of the American Dental Association (ADA).
[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).
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.
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.
The bumbling prospector Yukon Cornelius is with a bone handled revolver in his belt. Since it’s a stop-motion children’s Christmas cartoon, the detail isn’t great, but it looks like the gun is modeled after a Colt Single Action Army.
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.
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.
Elf is a Christmas classic, despite only being 17 years old, it’s a Christmas movie that was almost instantly beloved. According to Production Designer Rusty Smith, Elf took too much inspiration from the 1964 TV Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rankin/Bass productions.
|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)|
There are only six reindeer in addition to Rudolph , instead of the usual eight. It has been confirmed that there are only six reindeer because of the time that the creators had to make them, and because they were rather expensive to build.
Unfortunately, that particular bird was the one from the Island of Misfit Toys, and cannot fly (but swims). The elf “Hermey” is called “Herbie” by some characters. Donner and Comet’s voices are identical. This is in response to Moonracer asking them to get Santa to distribute all the misfit toys.
Cupid-Clarice’s father is the father of Clarice and a minor character in the 1964 Rankin /Bass film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Clarice’s father .
|Family||Clarice (daughter) Unnamed doe (wife)|
|Friends||His daughter Clarice, Rudolph , Santa Claus, Other Reindeer and Elves|