Olive, the Other Reindeer

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Olive, the Other Reindeer is a 1999 American computer-animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young, based on the children's book by Vivian Walsh, and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening's The Curiosity... read more

Olive, the Other Reindeer is a 1999 American computer-animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young, based on the children's book by Vivian Walsh, and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening's The Curiosity Company and animated by DNA Productions. It first aired on December 17, 1999 on Fox, produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Flower Films. The special combines paperlike character art in 3-D environments. Sometimes, traditional animation is used. The special made its cable TV premiere on Nickelodeon in 2001. The special premiered on Cartoon Network on December 11, 2002 and aired during the holiday season until it was last seen in 2014.

Original Release

12/17/1999

Cast

Drew Barrymore Olive (voice)
Dan Castellaneta The Postman (voice)
Joe Pantoliano Martini (voice)
Peter MacNicol Fido (voice)
Tim Meadows Richard Stands (voice)
Tress MacNeille Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)
Matt Groening Arturo (voice)
Jay Mohr Tim (voice)
Michael Stipe Schnitzel (voice)
Diedrich Bader Zoo Director (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steve Moore

Writers

J. Otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh, Steve Young

Cast

Drew Barrymore Olive (voice)
Dan Castellaneta The Postman (voice)
Joe Pantoliano Martini (voice)
Peter MacNicol Fido (voice)
Tim Meadows Richard Stands (voice)
Tress MacNeille Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Eskimo (voice)
Matt Groening Arturo (voice)
Jay Mohr Tim (voice)
Michael Stipe Schnitzel (voice)
Diedrich Bader Zoo Director (voice)
David Herman Guard Shack Elf (voice)
Mitch Rouse Round John Virgin / Comet (voice)
Danny Jacobs
Kath Soucie (voice)
Billy West Mr. Eskimo (voice)
Edward Asner Santa (voice)

Producers

Drew Barrymore Executive Producer
Claudia De La Roca Executive Producer
Matt Groening Executive Producer
Nancy Juvonen Executive Producer
Keith Alcorn Producer
Alex Johns Producer
Michael Stipe Producer

Editors

Paul D. Calder

2000 Emmy Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour) Nominated
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