Saturday, December 20, 2014


Although Ralph Friedman is credited as an "audio engineer", he did not work directly on the project in any such capacity. Ralph owned Magno Sound, the post-production studio in NYC where a lot of the post work, including sound mixing, was done. The sound mixing (aka "re-recording") was actually done by my father, Peter W. Page. (whom you will see credited on some of the other Rankin Bass films, such as "The Mad Monster Party" and "The Daydreamer". Since the pre-credits were done in advance of the production, as were the end credits with the elf and packages, Ralph was given credit because his facilities were booked for the the production. I learned this just prior to my McHenry County Historical Society appearance :) You learn something everyday in the Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass :)

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