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NEW YEAR'S EVIL
RUDOLPH'S SHINY YEAR (1976) (TV)
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Directed By:
Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Starring:
Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary, Paul Frees and Billie Mae Richards

Not Rated
Genre: Fantasy
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

When the baby new year named Happy is born with odd sized ears which makes everyone in the room burst out laughing it hurts his little feelings and Happy ain't too happy and runs away.

Father Time calls Santa to help find the runaway year before December 31st or the new year will never arrive. Which is just fine for a over size coo coo named Eon who will turn to ice and snow if the new year arrives. So Rudolph goes to the archipelago of last years to find the wayward year.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, this is the best original concept the people and Rankin and Bass ever came up with. Rudolph is always a great character. The new characters and I didn't even recognize Frank Gorsin as the voice of Sir Ten-To-Three. This is a family classic that you should ring in the new year with the entire family year after year, after year. 10 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with ZEDD on this one, this is a true classic in every sense of the word. The music, the animation, the story, the cast. They're all great, for once I can't see anything wrong with a review. This is just perfect. What all movies and specials should strive for. 10 STARS as well.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CAST (The cast does a wonderful job in this.)
+ FRANK GORSIN (Who knew that was Frank Gorsin?)
+ ANIMATION (The animation is just perfect.)
+ STORY (The story works.)
+ MUSIC (The music is wonderful. As always for Rankin and Bass)
+ CHARACTERS (Great characters.)
+ FUN (Lots of fun.)

...AND FINALLY...

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- FAN BASED (If you aren't into family specials then this may not be for the best for you.)

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