Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday's Film Adaptation: Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh & J Otto Seibold

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes "Olive... the other Reindeer... I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need. Colorful graphic illustrations accompany this zany dog story from the well-known author and artist team, Vivian and J.otto Seibold. Adorable Olive and her hilarious adventures are sure to make anyone's Christmas merry.

When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas.

Release Date: December 17, 1999(Made-for-TV)
Release Time: 45 minutes

Drew Barrymore as Olive
Jay Mohr as Tim
Joe Pantoliano as Martini
Peter MacNicol as Fido, Olive's pet flea
Dan Castellaneta as The Postman
Billy West as Eskimos
Edward Asner as Santa Claus
Tim Meadows as Richard Stans
Michael Stipe as Schnitzel, Blitzen's flightless cousin
Tress MacNeille as Mrs. Claus and the news reporter
Matt Groening as Arturo, the elf that Schnitzel threw Olive into
Diedrich Bader as Zookeeper

Author Bio:
Vivian Walsh
Vivian Walsh's best selling book, "Olive, the Other Reindeer," is based on her Jack Russell Terrier. Olive is a relentlessly active, determined, well-loved, and sometimes confused lap dog. Olive is flattered that in the animated version of the book she was portrayed by the fabulous Drew Barrymore. The TV special was put together by Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons.

The Mr. Lunch books are about the adventures of a dog who is a professional bird chaser. These books were based on the diligent and earnest efforts of another pet Jack Russell terrier.

The goal of this particular author is the share the love of story and books amongst the young. Her next title will feature two of the larger creatures in the animal kingdom: a hippo and another hippo.

VW lives in sometimes sunny San Francisco with her many children.

J.otto Seibold(Illustrator)
J.otto Seibold has illustrated, and in some cases also written, 15 books for children, including Quincy, the Hobby Photographer; Penguin Dreams; and the Mr. Lunch books. He lives in San Francisco.

Vivian Walsh

J.otto Seibold


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