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In the segment, they called them "Production puppets" and "Screen used puppets" and they are neither. I explain in my RetroFan Magazine article in issue #17 out October 13th, 2021 and I explained to Antiques Roadshow, the screen used puppets, more correctly called Animagic figures, stayed in Japan and many remained in the collection of head animator Tad Mochinaga. You can see these photos in my book on Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and our Frosty the Snowman 50th Anniversary Scrapbook. The Animagic figure of Santa in the TV Special had a smaller beard and lines in the beard that moved as his mouth did (Which you can clearly see in my book photos). The publicity photo Santa has a much bigger and rounder beard, with no allowances for mouth movement.
While this host talked about his personal connection to the Animagic figures, I heard from the seller before Antiques Roadshow. Then I appeared with the figures, after my friend Kevin Kriess bought them at many conventions and on television (2006-2009). I helped coordinate the restoral with my friends Mark Caballero and Seamus and Robin Walsh at Screen-Novelties prior. Kevin sold them to another friend of mine, Peter Lutrario. I worked on the catalog for the 2020 auction,
through Profiles In History and I also worked on the exhibit at the Center For Puppetry Arts for this Holiday season. This is the 20th Anniversary for my book The Making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday Classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
It was really disappointing to see this sort of fluff piece, after giving PBS, Antiques Roadshow and Detours so much of my time and the history of the figures! I would never do an interview for them again... and again, I am sorry I promoted it originally!