Dec 6, 2023

Other reindeer used to laugh and call him names...

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TODAY IN DESIGN 1964

A Holiday Classic Takes Flight: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Debuts.

On this day, a beloved holiday classic twinkled onto television screens for the first time: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." This stop-motion animation special brought a new dimension to Christmas storytelling, captivating audiences with its charming narrative and distinctive visual style.

Crafted with meticulous care, the animation of "Rudolph" was a labor of love, each frame handcrafted to bring the characters to life. The use of stop-motion, a technique less common in the era of traditional 2D animation, gave the film a unique texture and warmth, endearing it to viewers and setting it apart in the annals of holiday specials.

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