Sunday, December 15, 2013

Original end credits

My friend Gary Matheson also found a 16mm print of the original end credits in color....

RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER 50th Anniversary 2014 broadcast!  Another thing we could request CBS do, is restore RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER for the 50th Anniversary (with the scenes not seen on network television since 1964) and add a MAKING OF Documentary with the special's creators...most of which are still with us to see the 50th airing.  I would be happy to help!

Some people have asked on social media, What is missing?  I could write a book about it (I did:  THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC:  RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER)   The special CBS currently airs has sound warbles, poorly edited screen jumps, etc. etc. etc.  I would love to assist them with properly restoring the special and treating the classic in a classic way.

The late Bernard Cowan's (The vocal supervisor on the special) son Ellie, has many RARE elements he wants to share, including audio of the original SAM THE SNOWMAN (Larry D. Mann who was the voice of YUKON CORNELIUS) before Burl Ives entered the special and many RARE photographs.  This 50th Anniversary could be sensational!


This is the special that CBS should be airing with RANKIN/BASS' FROSTY THE SNOWMAN...the Actual sequel produced by RANKIN/BASS called FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND and not the unwatchable FROSTY RETURNS. I think they were mislead many years ago and think they are airing the actual sequel.   I remember Arthur saying he told the people that made it "No comment" and then he said "It is like taking the gloves off Mickey Mouse"
I think fans should contact CBS through their website and tell them they are showing the wrong special and to contact WARNER BROS for the correct one!
Here is the LINK to voice your opinion


GUELPH, ONF&M Brewery has announced the release of a new limited edition seasonal inspired by a character from a classic Christmas special.
Named after the ruler of the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, King Moonracer Cascadian Dark Ale (7.8% abv & 85 IBU) is described as follows:
What happens when a brewery has 16 different unused malts and 15 different unused hops just sitting around like a bunch of misfits? You make a beer out of it, of course… a beer fit for the king of all misfits!
King Moonracer will be available primarily on draught at select bars and pubs in Ontario, with a limited number of bottles going on sale at the brewery on Tuesday December 17th. See the F&M website and Twitter feed for more distribution details.