'Robbie the Reindeer': Release date, plot, creator and all you need to know about CBS All Access' Christmas special
‘Robbie the Reindeer’ series including ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire and ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe’ will be aired on the same night back to back
CBS is bringing the best of Christmas back to TV with two back to back holiday flicks, this weekend as a part of CBS 2020 Christmas Specials Lineup. This year, the specials will also include ‘The Story of Santa Claus’ on November 28 and Rudolph the ‘Red-Nosed Reindeer’ on December 1.
The ‘Robbie the Reindeer’ series, including ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire' and ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe’ will be aired on the same night back to back. Along with TV, viewers can log in from their CBS app to catch the festive specials. The app is compatible with all Android, Apple, Roku, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 devices.
The specials kicked off on Friday, November 27, and are set to feature 6 festival special movies. Here’s what you need to know about ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire and ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe’.
Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire will be live on November 28 at 8 p.m. ET and the sequel ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe’ will come p the same night at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The first part of the trilogy ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire’ begins with Robbie, son of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer arriving at the North Pole to follow his father’s hoofprints in being a reindeer for Santa Claus' sleigh team. Unlike Rudolph’s glowing nose which he used for navigation, Robbie has a GPS device. Robbie meets the other members and falls for Vixen but Blitzen; the captain of the sleigh team and Vixen's boyfriend plots against Robbie and tries to prevent him from being part of the sleigh team as he was not happy with Rudolph’s success.
In the sequel, ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe’, Robbie and the other reindeer now run a bankrupt holiday resort where Robbie tries to rescue a tourist and almost falls from a cliff only to be saved by a Viking. Blitzen is released from prison early due to good behavior and tries tricking the reindeer into building a trap for themselves. Somehow, Robbie, Donner, and Prancer are the only ones who escape and go on to help the last remaining Viking tribe (whose diminutive members are all named "Magnus").
The original ‘Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire’, a BBC animation production, was written by Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, and Richard Curtis, directed by Richard Goleszowski in 1999. ‘Legend of the Lost Tribe’ was then made in 2002, written by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley and directed by Peter Peake.
Where to watch
Along with network TV, CBS is available across a number of apps including, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and AT&T TV Now where you can opt for subscription plans to catch CBS programs.
Watch the short trailer here.
Pack your bags, because we're headed to the North Pole with #RobbieTheReindeer. Watch Robbie in Hooves of Fire and Legend of the Lost Tribe this Saturday, starting at 8/7c on CBS. pic.twitter.com/AleCel0t3e— CBS (@CBS) November 25, 2020
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