Posted a few new cool things on EBAY under seller ANIMAGIC1 and MISER BROS. If you have any questions OR are looking for something, just e-mail me at: Rickgoldsc@aol.com THANKS! It was 2 Degrees here in CHICAGO today and FROSTY too!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Here is another PAUL COKER, JR. painting/model sheet from my RANKIN/BASS Project with ANDY WILLIAMS & THE OSMONDS...THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. Andy's Christmas shows were the BEST! He is the ONE Celebrity that is still with us that I think BEST represents the Holidays! Johnny Mathis would be another.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Many people have been asking about a 3rd printing of my first book. I definitely want to do it for the Holidays 2008! I was talking to McFARLAND PRESS and then I bought the new I SPY book and was very disappointed in the quality of the book...especially the photo reproductions. My friend JERRY BECK put me in touch with his publisher for the HANNA-BARBERA TREASURY, BUT I haven't heard back from them. I would love to do it full color with pullouts. I can certainly update and add more info. Keep your fingers crossed.
Here is the 3rd DVD I Produced for ANCHOR BAY in the trio of RANKIN/BASS movies that were originally co-produced by JOSEPH E. LEVINE. Notice the RANKIN/BASS name and logo on the front cover of the DVD. I also wrote the liner notes. Each ANCHOR BAY DVD has an Easter Egg on them. When you go to the SPECIAL FEATURES section and watch the trailer for the specific film on the DVD...the other two trailers can be found by clicking around for an icon. You can get this one at http://www.amazon.com/ very cheap in MARKETPLACE. We also sell the soundtrack CD.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
THE DAYDREAMER is one of my favorite RANKIN/BASS feature films and I was lucky enough to work on the ANCHOR BAY DVD release of the film. It is a LIVE-ACTION and ANIMAGIC film with a star studded cast including BORIS KARLOFF, BURL IVES and RAY BOLGER. The black and white TV Commercials on this DVD are a real treat. I wrote the liner notes and provided the still gallery. If you don't have this DVD, pick it up at http://www.amazon.com/
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
RANKIN/BASS did a wonderful series called FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS that Paul Coker, Jr. designed in the early 1970's. It was a cel animated show and featured many of the literary classics. They are often used in school classrooms these days. In fact, this is how my kids were introduced to RANKIN/BASS. Some are available on DVD right now and others I am having transferred to collector's DVDs such as PAUL BUNYAN, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, THE CHRISTMAS TREE, JACK O' LANTERN and others.
Monday, January 14, 2008
It is snowing in Chicago today! Here is a neat greeting that Nadina and Mike Field sent out last year, of their son BENJI Louis (Born August 12, 2007)! Nadina tells me she is Associate Art Director now at MAD MAGAZINE. PAUL COKER, JR. still works for MAD and of course, JACK DAVIS did for a very long time. Both PAUL & JACK designed most of the RANKIN/BASS shows, including the ones that inspired the toys that are pictured with BENJI!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Even though we are not properly credited, GARY MATHESON and I provided all of the memorabilia on BONUS DISC 2 in the COLLECTOR'S ONLY section in the new MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. DVD box set. The way this came about is...GARY and I provided this material for the first U.N.C.L.E. CD soundtrack set from FILM SCORE MONTHLY by Lukas Kendall and they just lifted the material from that and credited others. We were properly credited in the CD and we also provided memorabilia for the I SPY soundtrack CD for our friend EARLE HAGEN. I still love what TIME-LIFE did with the DVD set and am glad it finally was released.