Saturday, November 02, 2019

Don't forget to Fall Back Tonight/Sunday AM! #fallback


 Wes Garlatz and Jonathan Johnson are working hard to finish up!

Coming up quick! Thursday November 14th at 2pm in Orland Park, IL

More exposure for Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the snowman and Santa Claus is Comin' To Town this year, while I am out there signing books and making presentations during the season! πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸ‘πŸ¦ƒ #cbs #abc #freeform #christmas #rankinbassproductions #rickgoldschmidtappearances — with Wes Garlatz.

 Arthur Rankin, Jr. asked me to keep the History alive and going and I will!   Romeo Muller (Seen Above in his high school yearbook) was the creator of all the characters in Rankin/Bass' version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and I hear from his family regularly!   He wrote all of the Rankin/Bass classics and deserves much of the credit for their longevity!

 Tony Peters or TP (As he signed above) designed all of the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer characters, including the Bumble as seen above.   In other words, Muller/Peters were the Lee/Kirby of the Rankin/Bass Universe!
Paul Coker, Jr. (Still with us today at age 93) designed Frosty the Snowman, The Year Without A Santa Claus, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and more!   He was most responsible for the Rankin/Bass look that we have come to know and love!

   AMC is showing the rest of the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials that you can read about here:

They show them uncut and I was planning on going into the history of them.

I am almost certain that FREEFORM will show the same bad version of Rudolph and Frosty that air on CBS and were released on Blu Ray and DVD in 2018.   Someone needs to restore the specials properly.  I was willing to do so with Universal in 2018 and then the $%^& hit the fan and that project went South.   The Blu Rays are literally garbage!

Happy Birthday to April Dancer! #stephaniepowers #thegirlfromuncle

Howdy Doody

When I see Howdy now I think of my late friend Rhoda Mann, who was Howdy's original puppeteer and my late friend Gary Busk, who owned the Happy Days Howdy!

I watched and collectrd lots of Munsters during October!

 TV GUIDE photo from the Fall Prevue issue!
RARE Grandpa paint set!

November morn....

I have the very best version on dvd with the McDonald's presentation!  Absoultely Wonderful!

Friday, November 01, 2019

IE Review 2006

I found this November 2006 IE review of my first CD today....

I have Willy McBean & His Magic Machine back in-stock on dvd! One of my favorites! #rankinbassproductions #animagic #film

November has been a busy month already! Signing up some books and mailing tomorrow! Love November and Turkeys!

A New Product too:

Welcome November! Boy, did the weather go wild early this year! We have some new miser sets!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday night Halloween practice!

I just got the Shazam! blu ray set today and it looks like I am appearing at Cosmic Comic Con January 4th and 5th with my old Amigo Jackson Bostwick! The show is at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles! Should be a great way to kick off 2020! #shazam #rankinbassproductions #captainmarvel

For more info, click this link:

Chickens Today, Feathers Tomorrow (HD) - Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas ...

Busy and Fun Wintry mix day in October! Book orders are flowing and more snow falling tomorrow! I heard from NPR. Lots going on!

 Great day for their Chicken Pot Pie soup!

NEW FTD release!

DVD now in-stock with the 1972 Rankin/Bass Documentary from my collection!  Email