Leonard Kohl talks to Santa. I haven't seen him since our days at COLUMBIA COLLEGE in Gordon Sheehan's Animation class. Gordon worked on all the classic Fleischer cartoons and I believe Leonard wrote a book on the POPEYE cartoons.
One of Bill's dear friends and puppeteers!
Did you say "No Mail?"
Jim's art from the event Program. THANKS to George Pappas for giving me one!
Jim Engel says hello! Jim was kind enough to contribute to both of my RANKIN/BASS books!
This time the network uses the classic RANKIN/BASS FROSTY THE SNOWMAN and pairs him up with a voice that is inappropriate, distasteful and off color for a promo/commercial....and apparently, thinks it is funny. I am hearing many complaints from people that are fans of the classic RANKIN/BASS TV Special, that grew up with FROSTY. Who is minding the store there? Who thinks this is funny? What is the world coming to?
What is the BEST commercially released DVD of RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER?...this is it! It came out around the time it was re-mastered 2000-2001. It also correctly credits me for the cover photo and has the name RANKIN/BASS on the front cover. It also has a nice introduction by ARTHUR RANKIN on it with behind the scenes photos that I provided for the doc. All of this stuff was inexplicably removed and all the DVD releases since have been missing class and quality content. I prefer to watch the 1964 version with commercials and original ending, etc.
Pick up those LITTLE DRUMMER BOY figures! They may not be around for long! RANKIN/BASS' THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, BOOK 2 was up for an Emmy when it was released. Always enjoy watching that one on our collector's DVD!