HIROSHI TABATA works on the set of SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN for RANKIN/BASS in 1970.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Just got in another shipment of fun collector's DVDs of RARE RANKIN/BASS shows to watch! Many have asked about the titles...just e-mail: Rickgoldsc@aol.com Most have not been released and there are no plans to release them.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We are still REALLY busy in the Enchanted world of RANKIN/BASS! Many, Many orders are coming in and we are doing our best to keep up. THANKS so much for your patience. The photo of the RANKIN/BASS Christmas caroling elves is from TONY PETERS! Apparently, these ANIMAGIC figures were used in some GE commercials that I have not located yet. It's possible that it was in 1963. Maury Laws told me he worked on some GE COMMERCIALS BUT not the ones that appeared during the first few airings of RUDOLPH. These were commercials that ran in 1962 or 1963.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
My son Josh and I have been doing alot of HANNA-BARBERA collecting these days. Here is a cool segment of a piece of art that my friend PATRICK OWSLEY did and offers at his blog (Click on his link to the right). Patrick and I had the pleasure of having meetings with BILL HANNA & JOSEPH BARBERA some years back with our friend SCOTT JERALDS. What a GREAT studio! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jerry Beck's HANNA-BARBERA TREASURY book too.
Wrote a new magazine article on MAD MONSTER PARTY for CRYPTIC MAGAZINE. Should be out on news stands soon. I also wrote the booklet that is in the DVD and provided the extras on the disc. My very first RANKIN/BASS article was in MONSTERSCENE Magazine.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Here is another PAUL COKER, JR. painting/model sheet from my RANKIN/BASS Project THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR with ANDY WILLIAMS and THE OSMONDS. I was just watching complete episodes of THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW from TIME-LIFE and what an amazing talent Andy is! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND those DVD sets!
Another cool item is the MATTEL talking hand puppet of KING KONG & BOBBY BOND from 1966. One of the few RANKIN/BASS shows that actually had some toy items released before my book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS came out in 1997.
Bernard 'Bunny' Cowan played a huge role in the recording of the Canadian voice actors for the early RANKIN/BASS Productions including RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER! We hope that his archives, courtesy of his son Elliot, will be part of a RANKIN/BASS DVD box set this year! It is all up to CLASSIC MEDIA & SONY WONDER.
Here is another one. A COLLEGEVILLE COSTUMES costume of PINOCCHIO from RANKIN/BASS' TV series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO. My plans are to do the third printing of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO like Jerry Beck's HANNA-BARBERA TREASURY book. It would be nice to flip through and pull out some cool RANKIN/BASS collectibles.