Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ring in the Holidays! The books arrive!!!


Just got back from picking up the first batch of books! I will be e-mailing everyone that reserved one, with payment instructions. This is a small batch BUT I am ready to take some orders besides the ones that have been reserved. Email: Rickgoldsc@aol.com
The books are $75 + $7 shipping. This is the 3rd printing of my book
THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO
in hardback. Original 1997 copies have been selling between $650-750
just recently, so decided to offer the book again in a nice quality at an affordable price for the RANKIN/BASS fans that missed out on the
first two printings. I am glad I got the first batch in before THANKSGIVING! Also, I will sign and draw in the books for you! The
books will ship PRIORITY MAIL with DELIVERY CONFIRMATION.
There are a few updates to the book and it features a new cover designed by TONY AMATO and features the re-stored SANTA & RUDOLPH
ANIMAGIC figures! Enjoy!


CONCEPT COVER

Here is one of the GREAT concept covers BOB PLANT (Of ROUND 2 TOYS) did for my 2nd book! I could have used any one of the GREAT covers he did for the book.

Clarice's song


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Thursday, November 20, 2008

ARTHUR RANKIN, JR.

I spoke with ARTHUR RANKIN this am! He sends his warm regards to all the RANKIN/BASS fans and a very happy Thanksgiving!

STARVING ARTISTS video

Shooting a STARVING ARTISTS video this Sunday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS (1975)


Just got THE FIRST CHRISTMAS collector's DVD done today! $14.99 +$2 shipping PAYPAL: Wonderfullife01@aol.com

IT'S SHEER ANIMAGIC!


MUSICAL ELVES

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CAVE SET

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A Blinking Beacon!

I called the printer again and was promised my books for this coming Monday! I will e-mail everyone on the book reaserve list then and advise how to make payment. THANK YOU for your patience!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TOONSEUM

We are planning a RANKIN/BASS event at TOONSEUM in Pittsburgh, PA for the 20th of December! Don't have all the details yet BUT I am planning on being there to sign my new LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER book of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO and to screen some very RARE RANKIN/BASS stuff! It is possible that I may appear in the MONROEVILLE MALL on December 21st as well. Stay tuned!

Champaign, Urbana Radio show!

I did a radio interview with Jason Croft for a show called SIDETRACK about RANKIN/BASS for WILL Radio! The program will air on Saturday, December 6th at 6pm (Central time). You can find the streaming audio here: http://will.illinois.edu/am (go to AM580 Live). The archives will be up soon after that and will be here: http://will.illinois.edu/sidetrack/ I am also looking into playing with the STARVING ARTISTS at a few places: THE HIGH DIVE and COWBOY MONKEY! Stay tuned.

Monday, November 17, 2008

AMAZON

AMAZON.COM placed a HUGE Holiday order for my book THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER yesterday! This leaves me with only a handful left. If you are going to order one of the last hardcovers...get your order in soon! If I do a 2nd printing, it will most likely be soft cover. Enjoy!

THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER DVD (1968) IN COLOR!

THANKSGIVING DAY is coming and I still have MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER Collector's DVDs left w/ commercials PLUS extra specials on them! They are $25 shipped PAYPAL: Wonderfullife01@aol.com Even though the stills are black and white, the special is in color (re-mastered) with commercials! A few of FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS (THE CHRISTMAS TREE & JACK O' LANTERN) are on the disc too PLUS a few of my appearances with SANTA & RUDOLPH (The original ANIMAGIC figures). Hurry for the holiday!

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (1970)

Setting up many radio and TV INTERVIEWS right now! Rickgoldsc@aol.com Also, assisting with many newspaper articles.

THE DEEP ARCHIVES

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RANKIN/BASS DVD set

Many ask...what is the BEST of the many DVD sets to come out. This is the one! The one with RANKIN/BASS on the cover. It came out around 2001.

MONDAY!

There was snow on my car this am! It is FROSTY in Chicago!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

I love watching HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS with the bank bumpers! It is on the 1964 RUDOLPH DVD with those original bumpers. Love this shot of BORIS KARLOFF with the GRINCH.

scheduling RANKIN/BASS Radio interviews for 2008

I have done many, many holiday radio interviews about and with ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. and JULES BASS on radio from NPR to LEEZA GIBBONS. I am scheduling the 2008 holiday interviews now. I can occasionally come on your show with PAUL COKER, JR. (Designer of HEAT MISER, SNOW MISER, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, etc.) or BILLIE MAE RICHARDS (Voice of RUDOLPH). We can talk about why the specials have lasted so long OR why some of the DVD companies decided to take the name RANKIN/BASS off the front of the DVD covers. E-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com

THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER (1968)

With THANKSGIVING just around the bend, I am still offering the collector's DVD of MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER! I also have the soundtrack on CD! VERY POPULAR special this time of year!

THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

This was the last of the RANKIN/BASS Holiday ANIMAGIC TV Specials and a HUGE cult favorite!

Oh le oh layi-I-O!


SEASON'S GREETINGS!


One of the many airings of RUDOLPH....


A GIFT FOR GRANNY DVDs are available!


Bill Jackson sent me a copy of the DVD and it was REALLY good quality! He has them available at his site right now http://www.dirtydragon.com/

Another cool ad from RON MURPHY!


PRESTO!

Picked up this very cool GOLDEN BOOK at the grocery store Saturday, illustrated by PIXAR pal TEDDY NEWTON! WALL-E comes out on DVD Tuesday! PRESTO will be on the dvd as well....probably my favorite PIXAR short to date.