Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Celebrates 40 Years on TV With Release of Two Collector’s Edition DVDs

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2004

40 years and still glowing! 2004 marks the 40th annual broadcast of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?the longest-running and highest-rated holiday special in television history. In celebration, Classic Media is releasing a special 40th anniversary collector?s edition Rudolph DVD. As an added bonus, Grammy Award?winning artists Destiny?s Child have recorded their own version of the famous holiday title song, which is included exclusively in the Rudolph DVD package as a free CD single.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will also be featured in the repackaged ?Original Television Christmas Classics? three-disc gift pack.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 40th Anniversary Collector?s Edition DVD with Bonus Destiny?s Child CD (SRP $ 16.98) Since 1964, more than 100 million families have tuned in to watch the most famous reindeer of all and his friends Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Misfit Toys save Christmas. This classic Animagic special features a world-renowned original musical score and the vocal talent of Burl Ives.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of the most popular holiday songs of all time. This year, superstars Destiny?s Child join the ranks of more than 100 popular recording artists including Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, The Supremes, and Harry Connick, Jr. who have covered the 1949 hit by Johnny Marks.

Rudolph DVD extras include:

?Destiny?s Child sings ?Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? CD single

?An interview with award-winning Rudolph producer Arthur Rankin

?Segment including the ?Fame and Fortune? song

?Interactive Rudolph Trivia Game

?Original TV promo

?Spanish language version

?The Original Television Christmas Classics? Gift Pack (SRP $ 39.98)

This ultimate three-disc holiday DVD collection set is now available as a new book-bound keepsake and includes such perennial favorites as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Santa Claus is Comin? to Town, and The Little Drummer Boy.

The Christmas Classics Gift Pack is also packaged with a free bonus CD that features twelve of the world?s most popular holiday songs recorded by the Silver and Gold Singers, including ?A Holly Jolly Christmas,? ? Santa Claus is Comin? to Town,? ?Put One Foot in Front of the Other,? and ?We?re a Couple of Misfits.?

Additional Christmas Classics Box Set Extras include:

?An interview with award-winning Rudolph producer Arthur Rankin

?Segment including the ?Fame and Fortune? song

?Interactive Rudolph Trivia Game

?An animated pencil test from the making of Frosty the Snowman

?Interactive Frosty puzzle

?Spanish language versions of each feature

To download Rudolph and holiday artwork, please log onto:

User Id: Rudolph

Password: Reindeer

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Press Contact:

Sasha Junk

Classic Media


Ed James

Andy Morris & Company


Jules Feiler

Andy Morris & Company


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