Sunday, December 10, 2006
ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. & JULES BASS "In Charge Of Production"
Apparently after the airing of the ABC-TV Broadcast of SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN last week, it carried the credit of a name that had nothing to do with the actual Production of the RANKIN/BASS classic. This has become a serious problem over the last few years. While RANKIN/BASS no longer own the actual TV specials and series they Produced, this does not mean that they did not create them. Box sets of their series THUNDERCATS have been issued without the name of RANKIN/BASS on the front covers? Their Christmas specials are being called "Christmas Classics." Why? RANKIN/BASS is a recognized leader in Holiday entertainment and bringing these titles together under that title would only help sales! It is basic, common sense. It is ridiculous for an individual who runs the company that acquired the "Properties" to take a credit like "In Charge Of Production." ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. and JULES BASS deserve their proper credit and that is what I am here for. Perhaps the companies that own these shows need to hear from the fans of these classic RANKIN/BASS specials. They think we would rather see a badly animated video of a pop star singing a Christmas song, than to see a documentary about the MAKING OF the classic?