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#1 Posted : Monday, December 25, 2017 7:43:57 AM(UTC)
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Merry Christmas


radio interview with Billie Mae Richards the voice of Rudolph




Interview with Rankin/Bass Historian Rick Goldschmidt and Film maker John Brickley

http://fanboynation.com/...hmidt-and-john-brickley/



Archive of American Television has their own interview with Arthur Rankin Jr

http://www.emmytvlegends.../people/arthur-rankin-jr

Johnny Marks interview from the early 1970's




Arthur Rankin Jr at the Museum of Television & Radio











The history of Robert L May and his book Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer



Music Composer Maury Laws







Paul Coker Jr.



Storyboard Artist Don Duga



a video that compares the soundtracks of the VHS tape to the 1998 remaster
Whats Wrong With The Little Drummer Boy DVD/Bluray


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#2 Posted : Monday, December 25, 2017 8:01:45 AM(UTC)
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The Ballad of Smokkey the Bear with James Cagney



interveiw with Rick Goldschmidt




Alternate opening to Frosty's Winter wonderland (1976)
instead of Romeo Muller getting the writing credit, it was Jullian P. Gardner AKA: Jules Bass



Frosty's Winter Wonderland Bumper



Frosty The Snowman (1969) pencil test


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#3 Posted : Monday, December 25, 2017 8:31:37 AM(UTC)
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Rankin/Bass' Festival of Family Classics: A Christmas Tree (1972)



short CBS news spot from 2014 on the 50th annversary of Rudolph




Robert L May's Rudolph first edition. the book was Faithfuly adapted by Max Fleischer and Jam Handy in 1948





Max Fleischer and Jam Handy's Rudolph film, restored by the library of congress
https://blogs.loc.gov/no...irst-starring-film-role/

the Animagic Puppets, they are NOT clay








and more still survive in Japan where they where made and used for animation

http://enchantedworldofr...inia-there-is-santa.html
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#4 Posted : Monday, December 25, 2017 9:00:04 AM(UTC)
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the "Rankin/Bass" store MiserBros Press
http://miserbros.com/



more interviews with Rick Goldschmidt



https://jholmsey.wordpre...midt-on-radio-once-more/
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#5 Posted : Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:41:54 PM(UTC)
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Rankin/Bass Historian Rick Goldschmit remembers the production problems on The King and I 1998 (Warner Bros/ Rankin/Bass/ Morgan Creek/Richard Rich)

Well what happened with that was I knew about that when I did my first book and Arthur was telling me that they were trying do it in a much bigger way than it ended up,
Was umm I forget the name of the company that released it....... ummmmm but I remember Arthur had a meeting with Michael Eisner back then because Eisner was the Disney chairman
and he had worked with Rankin/Bass on the Jackson Five Show and the osmounds because he was in charge of the saturday morning cartoons on ABC in the early 70's
So Arthur wanted to do it with Disney originally. and then Morgan Creek was the company that actually released it.

and the Animation was done by a Japenesse almost the son of Arthur, sort of an adopted son: Masaki Iizuka
and I when I went to Arthur's memoreal Masaki and I were talking about The King and I he said "It didn't have the song, it didn't have the main song of King and I" and he said "it's not going to work!
it just won't work!"
and he still dosn't know why, why they did it the way they did it. and it wasn't a success and I think Arthur was trying to do was still keep in the bussiness and still see things through, the way he aways did

but in this day in age, you don't go to a company and say "I wanna make a movie" and they give you the money and you do it, you have to go through all kinds of groups and focus group channels and all kinds of stuff
So by the time it finally comes out, it's not what you envision.

http://fanboynation.com/...hmidt-and-john-brickley/

Edited by user Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:12:17 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:54:16 PM(UTC)
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http://cartoonresearch.c...animation-anecdotes-136/

Jim Korkis’ Animation Anecdotes # 136: The Tolkien Battle.

Lawyers representing Saul Zaentz’s Fantasy Films and Tolkien’s estate filed suit to prevent Rankin-Bass’ The Return of the King (1980) from being televised,
charging Rankin-Bass with copyright violations.

An angry Ralph Bakshi stated, “They’re (Rankin-Bass) not going to stop us from doing The Lord of the Rings and they won’t stop us from doing The Hobbit.
Anyone who saw their version of The Hobbit know it has nothing to do with the quality and style of our feature.
My life isn’t going to be altered by what Rankin-Bass choses to do badly.”

Jules Bass replied, “I liked Bakshi’s version. There were some interesting and exciting sequences.
But I don’t see any problem or confusion with our doing The Return of the King. There were six versions of “A Christmas Carol’ on the air last December (1979).
People take each on its own terms. If Bakshi does a sequel in two or three years, it will just be his version.” The suit went to court but was settled “amicably” although no specifics were released.

Rankin-Bass’ The Return of the King aired May 1980.

Orson Bean was the voice of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins with John Huston doing the voice of Gandalf

Excerpt from an interview with Rick Goldschmidt
Rick Goldschmidt: "the thing about that whole story too was umm Arthur told me (pause) uhh and we had a night at his honur at the museum of broadcast of television and radio in New York,

I think it was at breakfeast the next day he told me was something about the whole Tolkien experiance, after a while Tolkien didn't want them to do the speical that he didn't (unitelligble aduio quips) anymore

There were some legal issiues that came from that too, there was also a point where they were in court over The Hobbit and being released in Canada, there were a lot of legal issiues with that

that resulted in and why they had to make The Return of The King the way they had made it. Because orginially it was going to be called The Hobbit 2.

I'm not a huge umm hobbit fan or you know Tolkien fan. but when I watch them I think man, did they capture uuh a stlye and a look and a uneverse that is so different than Rudolph, Santa you Know.

I give them kudos for really working to make something very uniqe and represent the books and they can do it."

pardon me, the poster art says Frodo The Hobbit II
http://enchantedworldofr...bass-return-of-king.html


here is the link to Rick's interview
http://fanboynation.com/...hmidt-and-john-brickley/

Edited by user Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08:39 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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