Saturday, September 01, 2018

Sinbad Jr.

Check out the program!

For anyone not able to attend the Nostalgia Con in Maryland in a couple weeks, here is a FREE PDF file of this year's program guide with an article about radio's AMOS N' ANDY inside.


Dino the Dinosaur, heard some children say, "we don't have a Christmas tree, to trim on Christmas day." Just restored this original box from scraps. A repro cost $200 #marx #theflintstones #dino #fredflintstone #saturday #eyerecoveryweekend

Dino the Dinosaur, heard some children say, "we don't have a Christmas tree, to trim on Christmas day." Just restored this original box from scraps.  A repro cost $200 #marx #theflintstones #dino #fredflintstone #saturday #eyerecoveryweekend

I am entering my season! Glad I got things addressed right away! 👻

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Peter W. Page

Peter W. Page was the sound mixer (aka re-recording) in Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, not Ralph Friedman as credited in the special.  Ralph's facilities were used.  Peter also worked on Mad Monster Party and The Daydreamer.  Read about it in our #20thanniversaryoftheenchantedworldofrankinbass book available at #rankinbass #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #book

Marie Sevrin R.I.P.,

Pince Namor

THE Best!

More problems from Universal...a friend of mine said they were the worst when it came to blu rays

But we’re already getting word of a problem with the Blu-ray 3D release of Revenge of the Creature (1955) that’s included in the 30-Film and Creature sets. Readers are reporting that the 3D presentation has been improperly authored, causing the 1080p 3D image to be badly compromised. The film was beautifully restored in 4K by Robert Furmanek’s 3-D Film Archive and was considered the highlight of these sets and something much anticipated by fans. But it’s been included on the disc in such a way that the left and right-eye imagery is presented side by side (and not one on top of the other, per the Blu-ray spec). That means it’s not full 1080p 3D as it should be. It also means that the second film included on that disc in 2D, The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), isn’t full 1080p either. Both are 720. This appears to have been done as a deliberate choice by the studio to reduce replication costs, but it’s a HUGE mistake, is completely unacceptable, and seriously compromises the presentation of both films. We’ve learned that Universal is “looking into the matter” but here’s the deal: Universal... this is a mistake and you guys need to correct it and make it right with consumers. Author a proper 1080p Blu-ray 3D of Revenge of the Creature and a separate standard Blu-ray of The Creature Walks Among Us and make them available to everyone who has purchased these sets. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection currently sells for $137 on Amazon, while the Creature set is $27 for just three films. That is WAY TOO MUCH to pay for compromised quality. Make it right, guys... by redoing it right.
For our readers: We strongly suggest that you all contact the studio’s Customer Support team – via this e-mail link and Facebook – and POLITELY ask them to address this issue.
As soon as we learn more about this, we’ll let you know

Coming very soon to Missouri! 🎅

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Looking forward to being a guest here! I am doing two presentations.


I saw Tom working on this cool commision when I first got to Wizard World!

This is what I was afraid of when Universal dropped the ball back in the Spring...people might think I am involved with this complete trash!


From a facebook friend Anthony:   DreamWorks/Universal is releasing the Rankin/Bass Christmas Specials on DVD/Blu-ray again this October and if you're wondering if these are the same anniversary editions released a few years ago, surprisingly they're not! They'll be brand new deluxe editions with extras! Courtesy of Amazon:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
• The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass
• Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph
• Reimagining Rudolph in 4D
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction Film
• T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games
Frosty the Snowman:
• The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass
• Original Pencil Test
• Commentary by Animation Historian Mark Evanier
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town:
• The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass
• Commentary by Animation Historian Greg Ehrbar
I'm guessing that Animagic World is that featurette our pal Rick Goldschmidt was teasing about a few months back (and no doubt these releases are his doing, so thanks Rick!)
The 3 specials will be available on both formats seperately or in a box set which will also contain The Little Drummer Boy and Cricket on the Hearth:
Do note though, you might want to keep your anniversary editions from a few years ago anyway since they have some extras not ported over.
Anyway, do get these anyway since these are the editions of the classic Rankin/Bass specials we've been wanting for such a long time! Thanks again DreamWorks, Universal, and of course, Rick. ;)

I had absolutely nothing to do with the Rankin/Bass blu rays that are being solicited for the 2018 season!   The only two Rankin/Bass blu rays that were done right and I recommend are The Year Without A Santa Claus and Mad Monster Party.   I Co-Produced the documentaries and the documentaries had all the right people in them.   I see a name in this listing of a guy I appeared with at the Mid-Ohio Con in 2007.  I had the original Rudolph and Santa Claus puppets on display there and he didn't even come over to see them and had no interest in Rankin/Bass Productions what-so-ever, yet he is doing commentary on one of these blu rays.  Again, I have the 1964 ending in color and many other rare artifacts and information from Rudolph, Frosty and especially Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (My new book), but there was 0 interest from these parties.   It reminds me of The Partridge Family episode, when the Skunk gets on the bus "But the memory Lingers On."   Only in this case, many skunks got on this bus!  I have always recommended the 2001 CBS/GOLDEN BOOKS DVD Editions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town with the Rankin/Bass name large on the front and the Arthur Rankin, Jr. introductions and extra content.   It looks like these are still the best editions to date.

I will be doing many television interviews, radio interviews and media interviews about the blu rays and my new book this holiday season!   If you want to set one up, fill out our media request form at  

I repeat:   STINK!  STANK!  STUNK!

I finally framed my pal Mitch O'Connell 's original art from our book the 20th Anniversary edition of The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio! I love this art! Thanks Mitch! #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #rankinbass #art

Monday, August 27, 2018


This is the only mass produced item by Wah Ming Chang's CENTAUR PRODUCTIONS.   Centaur produced the Christmas classics The Three Little Dwarves:  Hardrock, Coco and Joe and Suzy Snowflake in stop motion Animation!   Wah worked with George Pal on his films, Designed Shrimpenstein, Designed the Star Trek devices for the original show and did so much more! 

Next show in the schedule! Can't wait to meet the Missouri fans amd make a presentation! 🎅


Dark Shadows..this was a particularly good segment of the series

That's a wrap!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Busy Sunday!

Ren & Stimpy

Bob worked at Rankin/Bass! Has great stories!


Sunday! Busy!

Great to see my friends Tom Richmond and Bob Camp at the con!   Always a pleasure to talk with them and check out their great art! 

Bob Camp was busy too!