Saturday, February 04, 2017

From Ron Murphy


Another cool Enchanted item!

Happy Weekend! πŸŽ¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ❄

I just put the sale mail out for the mailman (They have been great in 2017, usually just 1-2 days on our Priority mail! 💗), and baby it's cold outside!!!❄  If we are really in for 6 more weeks of Winter, now is the time to curl up with your Rankin/Bass books, wearing your Rankin/Bass T-shirts and to listen to your Rankin/Bass music on your bonus cd!  Sale continues through this weekend! 🇺🇸💛🎼💘🎨🎸 #sale #save #Rankinbass #weekend ❄ #books #apparel #music #holiday 🔥

Lou Costello in 3-D

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

February Fun!

February is starting out great! We have been cooking up a Shagadelic Monster project for weeks and it is moving further down the road (I will give details when I can). I see the Academy Awards are coming up on the 26th, and while I do not watch them anymore, it made me reflect. The Afterword in my second book, The Making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (MISER BROS PRESS), was

written by my dear friend and Academy Award winning Director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E, etc.). Andrew and I were connected by John Lasseter during the making of Toy Story. He gave me a quote for the back cover of my first book, because he was as big a fan of Rankin/Bass as I am. It turned out many of the crew were huge fans and the late, great Joe Ranft (Nightmare Before Christmas, Cars, Toy Story 2, etc.) and I became great friends as well. Joe gave me commentary that I used through out my 2nd book. I have all the ART OF books signed and drawn in by the crew and hadn't looked through them for a long while. By request, Andrew made me the LIFE MAGAZINE cover from TOY STORY 2 and I really treasure that. I was very proud of Andrew when he won the Oscars and they were well deserved! My Rudolph book is part of our sale and in-stock too! #Pixar #disney #Academyawards #oscars #hollywood

This is my Kong!

Rankin/Bass' The Year Without A Santa Claus

Rankin/Bass' The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad show

Our sale continues! In addition to our free cd offer, I will package a DVD of Rankin/Bass' The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad show today! Just mention in comments with your order at #Rankinbass #groundhogdaysale #sale #reluctantdragonandmrtoadshow

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chee-tos or Fritos?

Today I got a nice email from Joey. She bought an advertising cel that she was sure was designed by Paul Coker, Jr. and wrote

him a letter. It definitely has the Coker style, but he informed her that is was inspired by his style but not his and showed her the difference. A lot of this was going on in the 1970s...the RAID commercials were definitely inspired by Jack Davis' art. I vaguely remember this campaign as either a Frito campaign or Chee-tos campaign. It is funny how her cel also borrows from the Warner Bros Looney Tunes character, Merlin the Magic Mouse. I told her all I know. Do you recall this campaign? Today there would be lawsuits filed all over the place.

MTM is on Get TV tonight!

Mad Monster Party designer Jack Davis

We may have a few cool Monster events to talk about soon!

Remembering Arthur!

Remembering Arthur Rankin, Jr. Today..3 years since we lost him now!  #Rankinbass #20thanniversaryeditionoftheenchantedworldofrankinbass #arthurrankinjr #newyork #bermuda #Rudolphtherednosedreindeer #Frostythesnowman

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fang Mail!

Just got an email from Pat Mazza🎨 Looks like he picked up Jack's original!  I don't even remember doing any of those Mad Monster Party drawings...but I guess I did 😄 #Jackdavis #fangmail #Madmonsterparty