Saturday, January 03, 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
I still have many RARE RANKIN/BASS items on sale! I have the signed PAUL COKER, JR. postcards of FROSTY THE SNOWMAN for $7 shipped, I do still have LIMITED quantities of both of my books, many RARE, unreleased RANKIN/BASS tiles on DVD and CD. E-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com and ENJOY the NEW YEAR!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
RANKIN/BASS Produced two FROSTY specials....FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (1969) with Jimmy Durante and FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND with Andy Griffith and both are out on DVD. There have been some failed attempts at reviving FROSTY in other pale specials BUT they are unwatchable.
I always loved how RANKIN/BASS' HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL covered all of the holidays with it's wonderful story written by ROMEO MULLER. I finally got in THE FIRST EASTER RABBIT with BURL IVES as the voice of G.B. BUNNY. Burl has the SAM THE SNOWMAN appearance BUT as a rabbit. It is a cel animated special and rarely seen. The theme song "There's that rabbit" by Maury Laws and Jules Bass, is one of their BEST!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Writing new songs for my fourth CD "DRAMA FREE," which I hope to record demos in January and February and bring to Tempe, AZ in the Spring! I just read that my friends Nate and Sam from the Tempe band THE FORMAT broke up in 2008. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the two CDs that they did release under THE FORMAT.
As you know, we have some cool RARE collector's DVDs here: 1. 1964 RUDOLPH w/ commercials/THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY w/ commercials and GRINCH w/ bank bumpers $35 2. THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO 1 and 2 $15 each 3. THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS $20 4. THE FIRST CHRISTMAS $15 5. THE TOMFOOLERY SHOW w/ 4 episodes + WILLIE MAY, THE SAY HEY KID $20 6. TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ 1 and 2 $15 each 7. THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS $20 9. THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR (1966) with THE RED BARON $25 10. THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER w/ commercials and two FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS including THE CHRISTMAS TREE + 2 NEWS appearances with the restored SANTA & RUDOLPH ANIMAGIC figures $25 11. THE RELUCTANT DRAGON & MR. TOAD SHOW $20 12. MAD MAD MAD COMEDIANS + 2 FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS $20 13. THE BERMUDA DEPTHS with extra scenes $25 14. WILLY McBEAN & HIS MAGIC MACHINE (1965) re-mastered w/ trailer $20 15. TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ Vol. 3 $15 16. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, BOOK 2 $15 17. MAD, MAD, MAD MONSTERS Plus more! $20 18. THE FIRST EASTER RABBIT with BURL IVES + two FESTIVAL OF FAMILY CLASSICS: JOHNNY APPLESEED and PAUL BUNYAN $20 All prices are for time and trouble and include shipping. Transfers are made from the RANKIN/BASS archives and are from the BEST sources available. e-mail Rickgoldsc@aol.com