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Rick Goldschmidt , Arthur Rankin , Jules Bass , Doug Ranney , Burl Ives , Paul Coker , Bruce Timm , Jack Davis
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Product Description

Product Description

The complete illustrated history of RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS. ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. and JULES BASS have Produced many, many Holiday television classics such as RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, THE HOBBIT, THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN, THUNDERCATS, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS with the HEAT MISER & SNOW MISER, etc. They have also Produced feature films such as MAD MONSTER PARTY and THE LAST UNICORN. Known for their Stop-motion animation which is called ANIMAGIC. Rick Goldschmidt Authored this book and has become the historian for the studio.

From the Publisher

"A FRIEND of TODD RANKIN......says.......
Your son, Mr Rankin....has the most admiration for you and your accomplishments...Your marvelous book adorns the home . All who enter....can enjoy your many talents. You have created a great man and I love him....thank you

From the Author

A Dream come true project that has lead to further R/B proje
First of all, I would like to THANK for making my book a GREAT success, since it's Christmas release in 1997. I originally had a friend post my comments and as a result, he was bombarded by questions and requests, which I did not get until only recently. I apologize to your readers and want to offer my new address for this holiday season! There will be plenty of behind-the-scenes info there for everyone. In addition, we will offer RARE items and give the latest news on products and video releases (eg. MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD, VIDEO & CD). I am glad to see that MOST of your customers understood that my book is "A Portfolio" which Arthur Rankin, Jules Bass and I designed with great care and attention to layout. This was not my attempt at a "How to animate" book, for which I feel there is a much smaller audience (from the feedback I received). It is a celebration of the wonderful holiday programming presented by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass and it has been reviewed quite well I might add. For example, Leonard Maltin (ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT) said, "I was blown away by this new book...What an incredible tribute, and wealth of information it contains!" I have acted as a consultant on all things RANKIN/BASS since it's publication (eg. re-mastered video and DVD releases, CD's, Figurine designs at ENESCO, STUFFINS dolls, magazine articles) and will continue to do so as long as there is interest! I went into the RANKIN/BASS project with the prospect of writing more books BUT the various RANKIN/BASS projects have taken up so much of my time, that I must continue to assist in preserving the history of RANKIN/BASS productions! I want to wish you and your customers the warmest of holiday seasons and invite you to visit us at the R/B website or e-mail me directly, if there are any questions I can answer. THANK YOU!
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