Friday, December 01, 2006
Check out KEVIN & ELANA KREISS from www.timeandspacetoys.com on CBS KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1x2RlY32ys They will be at the PITTSBURGH EXPO CENTER at the BIG COMIC & TOY show this weekend 12-2 through 12-03 with the original RUDOLPH and SANTA from the classic RANKIN/BASS TV Special AND they will have a real SANTA for pictures with another ELF girl model! Don't miss it if you are from that area!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I did an interview today with KEVIN CASTLE at the KINGSPORT TIMES NEWS in Tennessee. We talked about the restoral and appearances of RUDOLPH & SANTA by www.timeandspacetoys.com among many other things including the restoral of the RUDOLPH TV Special. The article will be a cover story for their magazine and it will be out on 12-07-06 and I will post it here when I get it. MAURY LAWS concert is in APPLETON, WI tomorrow night! Good luck with that MAURY!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I had SANTA CLAUS & RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER over to my home for THANKSGIVING this year thanks to my friend KEVIN KREISS & www.timeandspacetoys.com! I also had my sister Lindsey, my sister Stacey (who just screened her film on WEIRD PAUL in LEADS, ENGLAND), my mom Carol and my neighbor George Tackes over too. Over the weekend, I did interviews for AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE www.americanroadmagazine.com to be posted soon and for the CANADIAN newspaper NATIONAL POST with Bob McKenzie. Bob interviewed Arthur Rankin, Jr. last week too! It is confirmed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER will air on CBS Dec. 8 7pm Central, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN will air on CBS Dec. 8th too at 8pm, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN will air on ABC Dec. 5th at 7pm Central, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS will air on ABC FAMILY Dec. 4th at 7pm Central (RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR will be on that night too), THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY will be on ABC FAMILY Christmas Eve at 11am. Many RANKIN/BASS classics will be on ABC FAMILY's schedule between now and Christmas...check your local listings.
I have been asked to Co-produce a new COOL McCOOL dvd set that is in the works. My friend Wally Wingert is Producing it. I will certainly help out. The late Bob McFadden became a friend of mine, because of all the great work he did for RANKIN/BASS and he even recorded voice mail messages for me as COOL, JINGLE BELLS (From YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS), MILTON THE MONSTER, BORIS KARLOFF (from MAD, MAD, MAD MONSTERS) and FRANKENBERRY. His COOL voice was based on JACK BENNY. Wally is also a voice actor for Animation and I know he appreciates what BOB has done over the years.
KEVIN KREISS www.timeandspacetoys.com and I met up with MAURY LAWS, his beautiful wife Karen and his son John on the Magnificent mile at the DRAKE HOTEL Friday night! We had a wonderful time and talked further about the RANKIN/BASS Symphony project. MAURY will have a RANKIN/BASS concert this Thursday in APPLETON, WISCONSIN. This will be a prototype to the larger symphony that will tour the states Christmas 2007! My CONGRATS goes out to MAURY! Check his website at www.maurylaws.com Also, he did some suites for the current BASEBALL MUSIC PROJECT that is playing accross the country right now. His HEAT MISER/SNOW MISER themes will be used in the new live action NBC special THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS Dec. 11.
We had a GREAT time meeting everyone that came out to AMAZING FANTASY BOOKS & COMICS in Tinley Park, IL www.afbooks.com ! People loved seeing the ANIMAGIC figures in person and could not have been nicer! We signed books for two solid hours and CHRISTMAS definitely came early this year for alot of people. The Staff at AF BOOKS was super and our sincere THANKS go out to GARRETT & JOE for hosting this GREAT event! That is KEVIN KREISS from www.timeandspacetoys.com in the pictures with me. He sells all the wonderful RANKIN/BASS merchandise you see in the pictures! To see larger images...just CLICK on the pictures. People loved the FREE MISER BROTHERS ornament set which is an EXCLUSIVE to TIME & SPACE TOYS. You can buy them there NOW! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!