Eye Colour


Fur Colour

Brown and Cream


Santa's Village


Unnamed doe (mother)
Unnamed buck (father)


Rudolph (boyfriend), Slyly, Leonard, Blitzen, Mitzi, Santa Claus, Stormella Ridley, Arrow (ex-boyfriend), Mrs. Prancer, Stormella's Wolves, Cupid, Dasher, Comet


Stormella (formerly), Ridley (formerly), Arrow (formerly), Stormella's Wolves (formerly)

Voiced By

Vanessa Morley (yearling)
Myriam Sirois (adolescent)
Debbie Lytton (singing voice)

Zoey is the daughter of an unnamed doe and buck, the ex-doefriend of ArrowRudolph's best friend, primary love interest, and later doefriend. She is also the deuteragonist in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie and it's sequel book Rudolph Saves The Sprites.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MovieEdit

As a YearlingEdit

She is shown at the start of the film as a yearling doe at school in Mrs. Prancer's class with Rudolph and his cousin Arrow (who is Zoey's boyfriend). She is seen answering Mrs. Prancer's question about The Junior Reindeer Games and is the only reindeer in class (other than Mrs. Prancer) who doesn't bully Rudolph.

She is later seen at the launch with her parents on Christmas Eve, watching Santa leave for his annual trip. She later meets up with Rudolph and asks to go for a walk, but not before she listens in on his acceptance speech, in which she is honored as the "doe of his dreams." She tells him that she wants to be his friend and that she doesn't care what others think, as she thinks Rudolph's nose is unique like him. She motions him to the mistletoe, and says that he has to kiss her. He is shocked by this but he is convinced to kiss her on the cheek, but Arrow appears. Zoey reassures him that she and Rudolph are just friends and tells Arrow not to get jealous, which he denies being, before making Zoey go with him. As she does, but looks back and smiles at Rudolph, showing him that she does like him.

As an AdolescentEdit

Zoey is next seen a year later as an adolescent preparing to take part in the Junior Reindeer Games event The Sleigh Race with Rudolph and Arrow. She wishes Rudolph luck by giving him her pendant, and even kisses him on the cheek. She finishes second to him in the Sleigh Race but is not happy when Arrow is made winner by default after Rudolph is disqualified for his red nose blinding Arrow and making him crash.

After the race she confronts Arrow about cheating in the games but he replies that the point is he won and Santa is going to notice him. Zoey angrily replies saying that Arrow was no flyer and that Flyers are brave and they have character and true hearts like Rudolph. Arrow points out that Rudolph's got a red nose (which in his opinion makes Rudolph unworthy to be a Flyer), angering Zoey, leading to her calling him shallow and ending their relationship.

Later that night, Zoey sings "Show Me The Light" before going to Rudolph's home to talk to him, only to be told by his father Blitzen that he ran away. Zoey goes to look for Rudolph and crosses Stormella's bridge (which had been made off limits a few years prior) and is imprisoned by Stormella. Whilst in her cell, Zoey sings "Show Me The Light" again, which is heard by Rudolph and his polar bear friend Leonard (who had come to rescue Zoey). However, Stormella arrives and imprisons them too, before announcing that due to Zoey crossing the bridge, she will create a storm to stop Santa from doing his Christmas Eve deliveries. Zoey blames herself for the incident as she had crossed the bridge, but Rudolph says that it is his fault as he had ran away. Zoey tells Rudolph that he would not have ran away if she had told him that he means everything for her, to which Rudolph replies that Zoey makes his heart glow.

Shortly afterwards, Rudolph's fox friend Slyly arrives and manages to steal Stormella's key and frees the trio. However as the group get outside Ice Castle, they are confronted by Stormella, who prepares to freeze Zoey. Rudolph jumps to Zoey's defence and his nose lights up, causing Stormella to fall down the cliff she is on. Zoey helps Rudolph rescue Stormella and watches him wish for Stormella to be nice. The group then meet two elves named Boone and Doggle (who had been sent out by Santa to find Zoey and Rudolph), who bring the group back to Santa's Village. Zoey is reunited with her parents and watches Rudolph accept Santa's request to use his nose's light to guide him and the Flyers through the storm. Zoey wishes Rudolph good luck and kisses him on his cheek.

Zoey is last seen with her parents, Arrow and the other villagers on Christmas Day singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as Rudolph returns with Santa and the Flyers.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated MovieEdit

In this book based on the film, Zoey's role remains the same except her relationship with Arrow is never mentioned and that she has blue eyes and spots which she doesn't have in the film. Also unlike the film, Zoey's romantic feelings for Rudolph is omitted and is instead only his best friend.

Rudolph Saves The SpritesEdit

In this book set after the film, Zoey is now Rudolph's doefriend and helps him look for the Sprites of the Northern Lights after they fail to appear at Santa's Winter Celebrations to put on their light show.

She and Rudolph follow a path of glowing blossoms to Ice Castle where they find the Sprites in an ice cage and learn that Ridley took them to put on a surprise light show for Stormella as she is never invited to Santa's Winter Celebrations (due to her being wicked in the past). After the Sprites are freed, they put on their light show with Stormella as the guest of honor.



Zoey compared to her parents.

In the film, Zoey has medium brown and cream fur (which is resulted by her mother's light brown fur mixing with her father's dark brown fur) and dark brown eyes whilst in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated Movie, she has blue eyes and spots on her fur. In Rudolph Saves the Sprites, Zoey retains her blue eyes but no longer has spots.

Songs sung by ZoeyEdit



  • She is similar to Clarice from the 1964 film Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer as both don't pick on Rudolph and both serve as his love interest. Both also leave home to search for him only to be captured by the villain (Zoey with Stormella and Clarice with Bumble) but are later saved by Rudolph and his friends. She was originally going to be called Clarice, but this was changed due to copyright reasons.
  • In the first draft of the screenplay, Zoey was actually named Bunny. The producer worried that the Chinese animation studio would take the translation literally and draw her as a rabbit, so he asked the writer to change the name.
  • On the VHS and DVD covers of the film Zoey is shown with spots on her fur, but does not have any in the actual film.
  • Zoey is the only one of the three young reindeer (the other two being Rudolph and Arrow) to not be the child of a Flyer. Whilst Rudolph's father is Blitzen and Arrow's father is Cupid, Zoey's father is a normal reindeer.
  • It is possible that Zoey may have liked Arrow at one point as when in school, she is seen smiling at him when he tells the class about how Cupid told him he was born to be a Flyer. Though it is easy to say, that this stopped when Zoey witnessed Arrow laughing at Rudolph for wanting to be a Flyer despite his red nose. So Zoey disliked Arrow from that point and only dated him so he wouldn't get jealous of her and Rudolph's friendship.