Red Caps (TV series)

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Red Caps
Genrefantasy, animation
Country of originItaly, Finland
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production companyCartoon-One
Original networkRai Gulp
Original release11 December 2011 (2011-12-11)

Red Caps is an Italian-Finnish animated television series produced by Cartoon-One in 2011. The series focuses on the adventures of a group of elves, and it is characterized by educational and moral purposes which gained to it the support of a number of institutions, including UNICEF and the Finnish Ministry of Environment.[1][2]

A film based on the series, titled Santa's Magic Crystal, was distributed in 2011 in 3D.[1][3] In the English-language version, Joe Carey played Santa Claus, Kyle E. Christensen as Yotan and David Dreisen as Grouch.[4]


It has become impossible for Santa Claus to personally answer all the children's cries for help from all over the world. So Santa has gathered all his best tomties around him and founded the RED CAPS Task Force, versus Santa's evil brother Basil with his assistants Grouch and robotics.


  1. ^ a b Pietari Kääpä (24 April 2014). Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas: From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. pp. 101–3. ISBN 978-1-4411-4321-1.
  2. ^ Ryan Ball (August 22, 2008). "Cartoon One's Vampires, Buttercup, Caps Headed to MIP Jr". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Hopewell, John; Keslassy, Elsa (February 11, 2011). "TF1 takes a shine to 'Santa's Magic Crystal'". Variety. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. pp. 272–273. ISBN 978-1-4766-7293-9.