I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I really identified with Rudolph when I was a little kid. I was the little red-headed step-child who was waiting to be of use to anyone instead of just being underfoot all the time.
I loved this animation as a child. I sat rapt with attention, laying on my belly, hands holding up my chin year after year as this special came on. I don’t think anything else on television was as important to me as the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials.
This Rudolf beadsprite came out really well. The flat side doesn’t look as good as it could, but the display side is perfect. I used a few sparkle beads, and put a light behind his nose for the picture, too. I might make his little girlfriend Clarice, too.
I found the full episode on YouTube, I don’t think it will be available forever, but if you wanted to watch it again, here ya go. =)