Sunday, December 30, 2007

NWI THE TIMES article

http://www.nwi.com/articles/2007/12/30/entertainment/entertainment/docdf9de0e3f1462bd9862573be0070fba5.txt

RANKIN/BASS dolls at HALLMARK stores

You might be able to get these at 50% off now. Nice RANKIN/BASS Plush dolls.

RANKIN/BASS Bubble Lights

There were even RANKIN/BASS RUDOLPH bubble light ornaments this Holiday season. Click to Enlarge. Also, click DECEMBER NEWS 2007 at right to get all of the DECEMBER NEWS. THANKS to Chris Wolfson for the ad.

Dom Carpani's RANKIN/BASS house...


Dom Carpani was kind enough to send some pics of his home during Christmas! He even does tours for nursing homes, etc. Very nice!




Interview with KEVIN KRIESS

Here is an interview with KEVIN at his new store TOY GALAXY in the MONROEVILLE MALL with the ANIMAGIC figures of RUDOLPH & SANTA!
http://kdka.com/holidays/Rudolph.puppets.Santa.2.609823.html

When you sit on my lap today, a kiss & hug is the price you pay!

The song from this scene in SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN is called "Santa's Song" and it is available on a CD I Co-Produced with Patrick Milligan for WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC GROUP that includes the entire soundtrack to SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN. The booklet in the CD (Which features original LP artwork from the PROMO COPY ONLY releases) has RARE photos and has an interview with me about RANKIN/BASS. I think you can still find it on AMAAZON (possibly in marketplace). It was released in a nice DIGI-PACK.

CRANBERRY EAGLE Newspaper article from today's paper


THANKS to Don Sweeney! CLICK picture to enlarge to read.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Music 2007!

I want to THANK everyone that purchased my music this year! DECEMBER was a BIG month on ITUNES, AMAZON.COM and CD BABY for RICK GOLDSCHMIDT SINGS! I think it was due to the many Radio interviews I did and the exposure that Doug Whiteman of the ASSOCIATED PRESS gave us! The individual songs were some of the BEST sellers for an independent artist on ITUNES for the month of December. THANKS to all!





THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR (1966)

THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR DVDs are a little late. They will actually be in early next week and on their way shortly after. Arthur Rankin, Jr. actually took the recording equipment out to James Cagney's farm in upstate New York to record his voice for this special back in 1966. He also had to provide a letter from President Johnson to get Cagney to do it!

We wish you the Merriest, the Merriest ...


Sunday, December 23, 2007

THE LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD

Got in a few collector's DVDs of THE LEPRECHAUN'S CHRISTMAS GOLD (1981) starring Art Carney.

RANKIN/BASS Disneyland records ad

Got this ad from my pal GREG EHRBAR! He wrote a book recently called MOUSE TRACKS: The History of DISNEYLAND RECORDS that I would recommend. I offer both of these soundtracks on CD now.

THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN (1978)




Always loved these PAUL COKER, JR. Model sheets of the Vendors from the RANKIN/BASS TV Special THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN with the voice of Walter Mathau.

ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. & JULES BASS


The guys who made it all happen! I can't say enough good things about ARTHUR RANKIN & JULES BASS! They send their BEST WISHES during this holiday season!

THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR (1966)


I will have a Collector's DVD of THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR starring the voice of JAMES CAGNEY just a few days after Christmas! It is a very nice print of one of my favorite ANIMAGIC RANKIN/BASS shows too! I paired it up with THE RED BARON, which was on the ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIES. RANKIN/BASS eye candy for all to enjoy!

Friday, December 21, 2007

THE KRINGLES wish you the Merriest!


Cool RANKIN/BASS gift items at www.timeandspacetoys.com & GALAXY TOYS


HIROSHI TABATA makes ANIMAGIC! (1970)


ABC FAMILY

I wish ABC FAMILY had aired the "We Are Santa's Elves" Documentary that is now on the DELUXE EDITION DVD of THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (Warner Brothers). I had suggested that to them months ago. It only seems fair to give credit to the Producers and RANKIN/BASS cast for supplying ABC FAMILY with hours of entertainment for many years on their 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

Still shipping out orders.....




If you ordered something from me, it is already in the mail! I am caught up! I will still ship items out this weekend, so feel free to order all you like via www.rankinbass.com EBAY seller ANIMAGIC1 and MISER BROS or direct. E-mail: Rickgoldsc@aol.com THANKS for a GREAT season! SEASON'S GREETINGS!


THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS


Just got in some FLIGHT OF DRAGONS Collector's DVDs! I also have THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR (1966) w/ the voice of JAMES CAGNEY and THE RED BARON (1972) being mastered right now for an upcoming Collector's DVD. 1964 RUDOLPH DVDs going fast...order soon! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

SHIRLEY TEMPLE

Here are a few other ANIMAGIC figures that survived from a SHIRLEY TEMPLE special/series that was never produced. The ANIMAGIC figures reside in Arthur Rankin's collection.