Stop-Motion Rudolph Returns as Birds of Prey Is Unhinged Christmas Fun

The stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special recreates the bird of prey for wild Christmas fun and a zany twist on the classic.

The stop-motion animation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer transforms the classic character into a bird of prey for unhinged Christmas fun. Originally created by Robert L. May in 1939, the fictional reindeer has become one of the most recognizable characters of the holiday season. With his own songs and a few film and TV specials, most notably Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964, his story is well known, especially among children. Rudolph had a bright red nose, which he used to lead Santa's sleigh, and the story of Rudolph also worked for its audience, celebrating a person's uniqueness, despite criticism in recent years questioning the value of its lessons.

Now, a Twitter account called But With Raptors is taking a twist on the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, imagining the character as a dinosaur. The two clips, brought to life in a style similar to the 1964 stop-motion special depicting Rudolph and others, feature a small green raptor with a shiny red nose. One of them pointed out that Santa eventually noticed because a man hilariously commented on the fact that he was a dinosaur. Another video sees Rudolph wearing fake reindeer ears while his peers make fun of him. Check out two recreations of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer below:

How Rudolph Being A Raptor Would or Wouldn't Change The Story

Most of you probably know the story of Rudolph, a young reindeer born with a red nose who was made fun of by the other reindeer because he was different And being left out is funny, but Rudolph's unique qualities are essential on a Christmas Eve. As the weather conditions affected Santa's vision, he asked Rudolph to open the way for his sleigh, which was praised by his companions. As a bird of prey, there will still be some similarities in the character's story, such as his misfit being abused by reindeer, as shown in the clip. He also has the ability to use his nose to help Santa travel as long as he can fly.

If Rudolph had been the Bird of Prey, his story might have changed in some respects, since, as the stop-motion video and other Twitter users pointed out, he would have reacted differently to the ongoing jeers. One of the clips shows his peers not knowing what they're getting into, hinting at the idea that Rudolph might fight back, and given he's a dinosaur, it's likely to end Bad for them if he does. When it comes to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or other movies based on the character, it's worth wondering how his interactions with others will work out, and whether Santa himself will be afraid of him.

With all the recent twists on famous Christmas stories, it's fun to see a classic like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer transformed in this way. Interestingly, this recasting of Rudolph as a Bird of Prey might resonate with others, as the information embedded in it, while interestingly updated, remains the same. Those who enjoy seeing holiday characters imagined as dinosaurs, darker, zany projects like Violence Nights and the upcoming Grinch horror movie should definitely keep an eye out for any other unhinged Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer adaptation .

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