Rudolph The Reindeer Returned To Your TV Screens To Celebrate 50th Birthday

Posted: Dec 10 2014, 8:17am CST | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind


Rudolph the Reindeer returned to your TV Screens to celebrate 50th Birthday
  • Rudolph was initially a character in a Robert L. May book which sold 250 copies.
  • It originally was featured in a movie in 1964 and became famous worldwide.

The Rudolph the Reindeer song was sung by Gene Autry. CBS aired Rudolph as one of its Christmas specials last night.

Originally a book character written by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward's annual Christmas book, Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer, is a glowing red nosed reindeer. He is an outcast because of his nose but when on a particularly foggy night, Rudolph’s shiny nose helps Santa to deliver all the presents before Christmas.

It’s all the Christmas fun and in the holidays spirit. Rudolph was made a feature in 1964 and since then, it has been the longest Christmas feature to be seen across generations. It has been adapted overtime using different techniques in the different parts of the world including slow imaging, screen by screen shots and animation by Disney. The reindeer has been so much in demand. 

One of the reasons it has been a hit is of course the Gene Autry song. May invested his brother-in-law Johnny Marks to make a song for the character. After various singers, the song landed to be sung by Gene Autry. The song was a hit worldwide and added to the reindeer’s popularity.

Rudolph has been used commercially for promotions and marketing but since then the feature has taken a back seat in TV specials. CBS has took an initiative to revive the pay per view generation with the holiday classic.

It will be featuring the Rudolph the Reindeer on 9th of December and near the holidays as well. People who remember the Rudolph magic are excited to watch it again with their families and have already ordered the primetime screening of the show. 

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