Saturday, August 03, 2019

It's Sheer Animagic!

It's Cookie Man!

My Panel schedule so far at DRAGON CON

Here is my tentative panel schedule for DRAGON CON in Atlanta at the end of the month! Did I mention 85,000 people attended last year? My discussion/podcast will be available soon. Each panel is attended by hundreds of people, so come early! I think this is the biggest convention I have ever done! I have only heard GREAT things about it, so I am looking forward to meeting everyone! #dragoncon #atlanta #rankinbass -------------------
Title: The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass 22nd Anniversary
Description: The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio has been the bible for all Rankin/Bass fans. While Rankin/Bass produced films in cel animation and live-action, it is their unique stop-motion animation, known as Animagic, that they will be forever known for. Rick will discuss the catalog in detail.
Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: A704 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Rick John Goldschmidt)
Title: The 'Animagic' of Rankin/Bass Productions
Description: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass worked as a great duo to introduce stop-motion animation to the world in the late 20th century. Learn Rudolph, The Hobbit, and more from the 'go to guy' for any Rankin/Bass project.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Galleria 4 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Rick John Goldschmidt)
Title: The Making of Mad Monster Party
Description: Rankin/Bass’ 1967 film, Mad Monster Party inspired decades of animators and Hollywood. It is the single greatest inspiration for Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as Vincent Price in Rankin/Bass' Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Rick will explore the film’s legacy.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: A704 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Rick John Goldschmidt)
Title: High Fantasy of Rankin/ Bass
Description: The Last Unicorn, Flight of Dragons, and course The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. During the 70s and 80s Rankin/ Bass developed several beloved High Fantasy novels as animated movies. Join their official historian as he shares rare details of the production and insight into how the studio worked. I will have a big booth there too!
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: L401-L403 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Rick John Goldschmidt)
Title: The Making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday Classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Description: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, celebrates it's 55th anniversary this year. It is the longest-running, highest rated television special of all-time. Rick worked closely with Producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. for over thirty years and became close friends with the Rankin/Bass talent.
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: A704 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Rick John Goldschmidt)

Some of Jack's original cels signed by him from his Animated commercials featured on the DVD from my last post...

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Jack Davis dvd

 Jack absolutely loved this dvd I made up for us several years ago!   It contains all of his animated commercials, animatics, interviews, etc.   I saved his voice mail message when he got it and he was ecstatic!   I made some up for Atlanta and some people saw the post and wanted to order for ordering instructions!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday night was cool! Worked outside all night. I talked to my pal Bill Leff at WGN RADIO today! He was talking about me on the Bill & Wendy Show yesterday!

Lots of Outgoing! #mrzip #rankinbass #mail

I was paid a visit by some old friends today!

C. 2019 Miser Bros Press/Rick Goldschmidt archives

Tuesday was book signing and Hot Dog day! Still signing up some books! More shipping to me on Friday! Merry Christmas in July!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I took a walk to Michael's to frame up this poster from an appearance last year 🎅 I figured I could bring to a few local appearances this year 🤶 #christmasinjuly #tuesday #hermeythedentist

Happy Birthday to Edd Byrnes!

My first book pickup since my surgery and Denny retired! They were working like busy elves! 🎅 If you ordered during Christmas in July, they are coming! Printer is also shipping more to me Friday! #rankinbass #books #christmasinjuly 🤶🇺🇸

You're Alright but You Never Admit When You're Wrong

If you ordered books from us during Christmas in July, you should get this week or by the weekend! I have been signing them up around the clock!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Abbott & Costello meet blu ray

 I am glad they put out a good assortment!

I really like this film!   They put it out in 1948, Right before Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein through Eagle-Lion Films!

BK doll

This is my Burger King!

 Allen Swift, my late friend, voiced Burger King!   He also voiced many other famous characters including Felix Flankin and the monsters in Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party, Simon Barsinister on The Underdog show, Characters on The Howdy Doody Show and The Hostess Ho Ho King!
This is the Naperville, IL Burger King as it still appears today!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Our MOST Popular Christmas in July Summer T-Shirt!


I have been discussing a Cool TV Appearance since late last year (Today too, as a matter of fact), to air later this year. Something I can really get behind and promote. More info to follow... #television #fun #rankinbass