Santa Claus from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


The Rudolph Movie's Dolly Is A Misfit Toy For A Really Dark Reason
The long-running stop-motion holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" introduced families to the lovable gang of unwanted playthings on the Island of Misfit Toys.
Abandoned due to their abnormalities, the characters await the day they can find children to love them. The rag doll named Dolly, however, has nothing outwardly wrong with her.
In response to the Television Academy Foundation’s question about why Dolly belongs on the island, "Rudolph" producer Arthur Rankin Jr. joked that she had psychiatric issues.
This sentiment was elaborated on in a 2007 episode of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," where it’s revealed that she was "clinically depressed" after being disowned by her owner.
This detail has been backed up by a 1998 CVS exclusive toy with a tag reading "I'm a little rag doll who just wants a friend. I think that will help my broken heart mend."
There’s even the 2014 graphic novel "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Island of Misfit Toys," which presents the heartbreaking moment where Dolly is left behind.