Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy fantasy musical adventure film, produced by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Directed by Mark Dindal, Graham Annable and Paul Tibbitt with producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio with a co-director Brian Lynch It is based on the same name of the children's book by Johnny Marks. The film stars the voice talents of Ames McNamara, Jack McBrayer, Idina Menzel, David Rintoul, John Goodman, Albert Brooks, Catherine O’Hara, Keegan-Michael Key and Mandy Patinkin. It will be released on December 21, 2022.



Main Cast:

  • Ames McNamara as Rudolph, the main protagonist
    • Nancy Cartwright as Baby Rudolph
  • Jack McBrayer as Hermey the Elf
  • Idina Menzel as Clarice, Rudolph's love interest
  • David Rintoul as Yukon Cornelius
  • John Goodman as Santa Claus
  • Mandy Patinkin as Sam The Snowman
  • Albert Brooks as Donner, Rudolph's father
  • Catherine O’Hara as Mrs. Donner, Rudolph's mother
  • Keegan-Michael Key as The Head Elf
  • Ben Schwartz as Fireball
  • Jeff Bennett as Coach Comet
  • Tom Kenny as Charlie In The Box
  • Tara Strong as Dolly
    • Tara Strong also voices Lovey, Clarice’s friend
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Spotted Elephant
  • Ben Diskin as Windup Mouse
  • James Earl Jones as King Moonracer
  • Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny, Wally Wingert, Eric Bauza, Martin Clunes, David L. Lander, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, and Bill Hader as Male Elves
  • Colleen Villard, Joan Cusack, Kath Soucie, E.G. Daily, Alyson Stoner, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Lara Jill Miller, Hayden Panettiere, and Lori Alan as Female Elves
  • Julie Walters as Mrs. Claus
  • Frank Welker as Bumble the Abominable Snowmonster of the North, the former tertiary antagonist
  • Michael Beattie as Clarice's father
    • Michael Beattie also voices Scooter
  • Clancy Brown as Train with Square Wheels
  • Roger Craig Smith as Boat that Sinks
  • Kiely Renaud as Abby, Clarice's friend
  • Kyle Balda as Bird Fish
    • Kyle Balda also voices Plane that Can’t Fly & Edward, Fireball’s friend
  • Hank Azaria as Misfit Cowboy

Additional Voices:

  • Bill Farmer as The Dogs Sleighs
  • Bob Bergen as Jelly Gun
  • Debi Derryberry as Bunny Rabbits and Squirrels
  • Jess Harnell as Raccoons
  • Chris Parnell as Hank the Elf
  • Laraine Newman as Clarice's mother
  • Jim Cummings as Owls


  • The second Illumination Entertainment Christmas film, following Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018).
  • This is the first Illumination Entertainment film to be rated G by the MPAA.
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