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Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002)

Legend of the Lost Tribe (original title)
Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ardal O'Hanlon ... Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
Jane Horrocks ... Donner / Arctic Fox (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Blitzen (voice)
Paul Whitehouse ... Prancer (voice)
Harry Enfield ... Old Jingle (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... White Rabbit (voice)
David Attenborough ... Himself (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... Penguin (voice)
Rob Brydon ... Prison Guard (voice)
Jeremy Dyson ... Viking 4 (voice)
Sean Hughes ... Tapir (voice)
Natalie Imbruglia ... Koala (voice)
Mark Gatiss ... Viking (voice)
Steve Pemberton ... Viking (voice)
Reece Shearsmith ... Viking (voice)
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Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie believes he was saved by a long lost tribe of Vikings - supposed to have been wiped out years ago. No one believes him and they are more concerned with the business losing money. When the evil Blitzen is released from prison 50 years early he promises to help them turn things around but double crosses them with the help of a master of disguise rabbit. Robbie escapes and goes to the Viking tribe to help him and his friends overcome Blitzen. Written by Bob the Moo

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English

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13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Jeff Goldblum, being the only American actor to appear in the original UK production, did not have his character dubbed when the special, along with its predecessor Hooves of Fire appeared on CBS. See more »

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Donner: I got some lighters.
Robbie: I got a fold-out pan.
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Funny if not hilarious
24 January 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Some time has passed since the race in `Robbie The Reindeer' and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie believes he was saved by a long lost tribe of Vikings - supposed to have been wiped out years ago. No one believes him and they are more concerned with the business losing money. When the evil Blitzen is released from prison 50 years early he promises to help them turn things around but double crosses them with the help of a master of disguise rabbit. Robbie escapes and goes to the Viking tribe to help him and his friends overcome Blitzen.

This programme will need to work hard to build the same Christmas anticipation as Wallace & Gromit did. On several occasions the BBC's big thing was the newest W&G short to be shown. Last year Robbie The Reindeer was the next shot at a clever comedy animation and it hit big with clever jokes and good voice work. Here the bar has dropped a little but it is still worth a look. The plot is a little more floppy and doesn't work as well and the jokes are funny if not hilarious.

The makers have tried to recreate the same magic but it doesn't always come off. It's telling that the sports commentators from the original, Des Yeti and Alan Snowman, have a brief cameo - they were the best bit of the last one. However it is still funny and has plenty of surreal moments and a funny (if straightforward) movie pastiche of Return of the Jedi's forest chase on Endor.

The voice work again is of an excellent calibre and you almost wish the animation had made better use of them. O'Hanlon is again good as a slightly more aware reindeer version of his Father Dougal. Coogan is great in a few roles and Horrocks et al do well in support. Alistair McGowan is again on hand for some brief impressions and a strange but enjoyable role is available for an instantly recognisable Jeff Goldblum (who is noticeable absent from the booths in the final credits).

This series needs to get better for next Christmas if the BBC want it to compete with W&G as the most anticipated Christmas animation, but aside from that it is well made, different and funny if not as funny as you'd want. Overall a quality animation to raise the mood after the Queen's speech.


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