: : : Prancer Returns


Sleigh bells may not ring briskly for this often-somber sequel to the 1989 hit Prancer, but there is plenty to like about its sympathetic characters and wistful storyline. Ten years after the little heroine of Prancer saved a wounded reindeer that might have been a magical member of Santa's flying herd, a friendless boy named Charlie Hooper (Gavin Fink) clandestinely adopts an orphaned buck in the same Michigan town. Convinced that he also has St. Nick's (apparently ever-wandering) Prancer on his hands, Charlie grows determined to lead the deer back to the North Pole. A finely balanced supporting cast (Jack Palance, John Corbett, Michael O'Keefe) brings some interesting textures to this simple tale of redemption and, hey, kids are bound to love the sight of a baby reindeer making himself comfortable in Charlie's bed. Prancer Returns may prove to be a minor holiday classic, worth revisiting every year when the trees grow bare and Christmas is around the corner. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Two Interactive Holiday DVD-ROM Games
  • Prancer Desktop Theming Including Holiday Icons, Wallpaper, Sounds, Cursors and Screensavers
  • Downloadable Prancer Activity Book


Michael O'Keefe
Jack Palance
Stacy Edwards
John Corbett
Gavin Fink

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Joshua Butler
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 90 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 20, 2001
  • Ratings
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 5, 2004
    EuropeDec 2, 2002
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