Monday, July 28, 2014

McDonald's then and now


I love the design of this newer McDonald's in Lombard, Illinois.  It resembles the McDonald's of old, like the original Ray Kroc owned McDonald's in Des Plaines, IL BUT still keeps the modern functionality.   I am starting to really hate the two lane drive thru windows that McDonald's installed at all of their locations including this one.  I have had several people rudely cut me off in these windows....has this happened to anyone else?  The cars in the outside window pull up to each other bumper to bumper and they won't let you in (even the people that ordered after you).  I can see why McDonald's isn't doing so good in the market these days.

Did an interview with Bermuda's THE ROYAL GAZETTE today :)

THE STARVING ARTISTS "Little Sister" cover 07-03-2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Arthur Rankin, Jr.



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Many more events and items honoring and celebrating the works of Arthur Rankin, Jr. coming up this year, during the 50th Anniversary year of his and Mr. Bass' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER!  I will be helping with a much larger display of his work at MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART and am doing an interview on Monday for Bermuda's newspaper THE ROYAL GAZETTE.

The GLOW was fun!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MASTERWORKS: MUSEUM OF ART IN BERMUDA


A couple of RARE shots of Arthur I am adding to an upcoming project :)  They were on display at the museum and then Olga brought to Arthur's 90th Birthday party!  The one on the left is an early filming of a VIDEOCRAFT commercial for WEST PINE.  The photograph on the right is Arthur working on WILLY McBEAN & HIS MAGIC MACHINE.

November 11th, 2014





I like the covers they put together here.  I think the DVD cover looks better than the BLU RAY so far.  Looks like they are on the right track...the cover needs to be a simple color image with the BATMAN TV logo, in my opinion :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETER GUNN





RANKIN/BASS' MAD MONSTER PARTY REUNION


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This is the piece I was blown away by in Arthur's den in Bermuda! I knew my pal Jack Davis did it for Arthur BUT never saw it. Arthur always wanted to keep prospective projects under wraps until they happened. They made test footage for this project in CGI, which Jack was impressed by. Masaki also said it was very good. I will see it soon and I asked Olga if I could bring this to some of my upcoming events :) I like for all of the fans that love this stuff as much as I do, to be able to share it...

Dobie!


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RANKIN/BASS' PUNCH & JUDY



Animagic that didn't make it to the screen BUT Amazing stuff!  Masaki Iizuka told me there was an early 1990's treatment of this show BUT the project dates back to the 1960's and was also intended to be part of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF DANNY KAYE series featuring the voices of Jerry Lewis and Carol Burnett.   We also have many of the demo tracks for the project and featured a few on THE DAYDREAMER soundtrack cd.

MASTERWORKS THE ART OF BERMUDA in ARTHUR'S GALAXY!  It is a small space right now BUT they intend to make it a much bigger display and I hope to be a part of that.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

JAMES GARNER R.I.P.



Quality actors keep passing (few left) and we are left with actors barely passing...

Shirley Temple in Animagic!



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Arthur Rankin, Sr. appeared in Shirley Temple films and Arthur Rankin, Jr. had Shirley's approval for an ANIMAGIC project but failed to win over her agent.

It's Arthur Rankin week!


Olga Rankin checks out ARTHUR'S GALAXY before the big open.
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Good morning!