Apologies to J Otto for aping his style. Actually, it was fun to do something totally different. I did an homage to Olive last year in the snow globe, and was waiting for an excuse to try the cutout style again. Turned out pretty close to the real deal.
Olive the Other Reindeer was great. One of the few specials in the last decade worth seeing more than once. The animated version was created by Simpsons and Futurama alums, so while there’s no drunken robots or Kwik-E-Mart shopkeepers, you do get a kleptomaniac penguin and an irate postal worker. Think you can still catch this on Cartoon Network every now and then, so if you’re a fan of Groening, it’s worth hunting down.