Saturday, October 24, 2009

BEN COOPER costumes and Brach's Halloween candies

Marshall Crenshaw said Josh looked like a member of the band THE HULLABALOOS.

these have been some HAPPY DAYS!

Even stranger....

Who is the dude on the right? My GUITAR PLAYER came in the mail today and that doesn't look like the SPACE ACE I remember. There is also an interview with the original SPACEMAN ACE FREHLEY.


I saw the film WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE today on an IMAX screen and I think the word strange sums it up best for me. I loved the book as a kid and read a four star review of the film in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, so I went into it with an open mind. The review compared it to the quality of PIXAR'S UP.....I definitely would not compare it to UP. I guess I didn't get it. It had a soundtrack that sounded like it was out of the film JUNO, the WILD THINGS seemed to be the personalities of some kind of HIPPIES and I never really cared about MAX or any of the WILD THINGS characters. There was definitely an attempt to make this a more artsy type of family film instead of the awful things that normally show up in the theaters for kids....and I admired that, BUT I didn't see the point to the story and it was kind of a downer.


SAM'S CLUB has the DVD for $8.88. I am on it with the RANKIN/BASS cast.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another book from my library...

I love this book and have Ron Murphy to Thank for it! I understand it is worth quite a bit of money these days.

from my Halloween library...



Watched it again last week...


Only have a few of these left too....handsigned postcards by RANKIN/BASS designer PAUL COKER, JR.. He designed RANKIN/BASS' SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS and many more!

Still have a few posters left!

Pics from my friend Craig's FLEXITOON blog

Craig made these!

Three of my favorites puppeteers! Bil Baird, Burr Tillstrom and Jim Henson


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Favorite Vic Mizzy soundtrack and one of my favorite films!

THE GHOST & MR. CHICKEN is a Halloween tradition around here! Love it! If you don't have the soundtracks for THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT and THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND those too! GREAT packaging, booklets and music!

Vic Mizzy passes at age 93

I was sorry to hear of Vic's passing today! Love all of his music. My friend Taylor White released most of his soundtracks on CD before Vic's passing. Some are still available at Wonderful stuff!


Two Svens!