11 years after his television debut, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer returned, this time in Rudolph's Shiny New Year, which aired on ABC instead of NBC or CBS, the latter of which has been home to Rudolph's original special for the last several years.
After returning to the North Pole following a successful Christmas Eve tour of the globe, Rudolph is asked by Father Time to locate the missing Baby New Year. Apparently, that red beak qualifies Rudolph (Billie Richards) as a detective of some kind. Anyway, aside from the omnipresent Paul Frees, long-time Hanna-Barbera icon Don Messick, Morey Amsterdam (ex-The Dick Van Dyke Show), & Frank Gorshin round out the cast, with narrator Red Skelton.
Here's a trailer from Warnervod:
It would only take three more years for Rudolph's next adventure. Meh.