Saturday, August 30, 2008


KIDDIELAND in Melrose Park, IL is celebrating it's 80th year! We will never get is too much fun staying young! What a beautiful day in KIDDIELAND today!
Down the log ride chute!

This was my favorite ride at the OLD CHICAGO amusement park.

Sara was surprised to see the guns attached to these planes...

I have childhood memories of these boats from the KIDDIELAND that was in Oak Lawn, IL

Have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend!

From our home to yours!

Friday, August 29, 2008

This is out of an e-mail I received...

From a Japanese Production company trying to put together a documentary on the origin of RUDOLPH:
The decision has been made based on the negative response from the original book's copyright management, Character Arts, stating that they'd prefer to promote Rudolph as a myth or legend itself but not to promote its creator.(Their exact words were "Promoting Robert May as Rudolph's creator is like telling kids Santa Claus doesn't exist.") This conflicts our program's concept.

Absolutely, Absurd! Shame on ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS. Kids do not watch documentaries about the creation of a character..adults do. Sounds like kids are running this company.

HOLIDAY Ornaments


Straight out of the RANKIN/BASS Archives, I offer this collector's DVD of their classic TV Special THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS starring John Ritter, James Earl Jones and others! E-mail: I do ship to the UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, etc. and it is in REGION 0. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

As summer comes to a close...

Picked these up at too! Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!


This is the STARVING ARTISTS literally! I am helping Scott Thill at WIRED MAGAZINE with a little spot article on the famous band from MAD MONSTER PARTY performing "The Mummy." Maury Laws could not remember who actually performed the song BUT it is rumored to be DYKE & THE BLAZERS.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am working on so many projects right now, it is hard to keep up. Many have been e-mailing me about a 3rd printing of my first book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO. I plan on doing it before the Holidays. Not sure how big the print run will be yet or if it will be a very LIMITED hardcover or softcover BUT stay tuned here! Doug Ranney is transferring the original files as I type this to a new format.


I ordered this great magazine from along with a few other cool things I will post soon. Wonderful article in here on the art of Haddon H. Sundblom and James Avanti! It is a re-issue of the first ILLUSTRATION magazine, with a new cover.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Check out this website ! Talked with MARUY LAWS and ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. today and both are doing very well! We are starting to make Holiday plans already as it chills up in Chicago...

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Shop early for the Holidays of 2008!

Brooke, the elf girl says "Buy your books and DVDs early this year!" Holiday orders are already starting to heat up for us and they will be harder to keep up with towards the holidays, so order early if you can. is taking pre-orders on tons of cool RANKIN/BASS items!


Here is the link to my GARFIELD GOOSE & FRIENDS article!


Rick Goldschmidt's Facebook profile
Finally joined FACEBOOK! In the mood to meet NEW people! Just click on the picture bar above to view my profile and add as a friend!

Patrick's AWESOME H-B art!

Click on my friend PATRICK OWSLEY's link to the right of this post. What a GREAT piece of art! Love Mr. Pebbles and Twiddle!


Had a very nice talk with my old pal PAUL COKER, JR. on Sunday! He is working on the art for our Holiday 2008 postcard and will be signing them as well! PAUL designed most of the RANKIN/BASS TV Specials, series and films! He is still doing work for MAD MAGAZINE and had two new pages assigned to him. His HALLMARK card work has slowed down, due to the fact that they have hundreds on file at this point. What a GREAT and unique artist!