‘Robbie the Reindeer’ Specials Ring in the Holidays

Robbie the Reindeer

CBS announced their primetime holiday fare will include Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire and Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe. Both animated holiday specials will air on November 26, 2016 and feature the voices of Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Jim Belushi, Leah Remini, and Brad Garrett. The Robbie the Reindeer specials were executive produced by Helen Nabarro, Kevin Cahill and Richard Curtis, with Peter Peake directing Legend of the Lost Tribe and Richard Goleszowski directing Hooves of Fire.

The Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire Plot: Robbie must train to compete in the Reindeer Races against reindeer-gone-bad Blitzen to become a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Robbie (Stiller) travels to Coldchester, the ski resort where the Reindeer Races are held, to try out for a position on Santa’s team. Blitzen (Grant), however, feels his position of captain on Santa’s team is threatened by the arrival of the new recruit and airs his insecurities to Prancer (Garrett).

When Santa (Belushi) throws a party to unveil his new sleigh, which features a sophisticated radar system designed by the conniving Blitzen, Robbie realizes he must work hard to win a place on Santa’s team. Assisting Robbie in his training is veteran coach Old Jingle (Jerry Stiller) and Donner (Spears), who has a crush on Robbie. However, Robbie only has eyes for the vampish Vixen (voiced by Leah Remini). Also, Des Yeti (Dick Enberg) and Alan the Snowman (Dan Dierdorf) prepare to announce the action at the Reindeer Races. When Robbie’s day of competition arrives, a turn of events makes for interesting surprises for Robbie and the rest of the reindeer bunch.

The Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe Plot: Robbie, with the help of an elusive tribe of Vikings, battles Blitzen in an effort to stop his nemesis’ launch of a reindeer theme park. Robbie and his reindeer friends, including Donner, Prancer, Old Jingle and Tapir (Belushi), are all working hard in Santa’s North Pole Holidays Office; however, not all is cheery in the workplace since the reindeers’ attempts to make money have failed. Meanwhile, all of Robbie’s attentions have been focused on the tribe of Vikings which saved him from falling down the crevasse of a mountain.

Worries about the office’s success are cast aside by the re-appearance of Blitzen, who was recently released from prison for good behavior. Blitzen assures the other reindeer that he has “turned over a new antler” and is eager to help out. He suggests they open up a luxury hotel to turn new profits. But, soon Blitzen shows his true colors, using the luxury hotel as his “Reindeer World” theme park, with plans to use the reindeer gang as the robotic attractions. Robbie, Donner and Prancer search for the tribe of Vikings to help the rest of the reindeer escape the clutches of the evil Blitzen and his thugs. In their own unique way, the Vikings devise a plan to disguise themselves and save the reindeer, while Blitzen meets Robbie and Donner in a final confrontation.