Friday, December 09, 2022
I assisted with something that will be shown on NBC's TODAY SHOW Christmas morning (It will include Jules Bass and possibly Paul Coker, Jr.). I also assisted with the Children's and family EMMYS.
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
Antony Peters designed this and it is pictured in my book, The making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Videocraft International (Later known as Rankin/Bass Productions) did many commercials, both live action and Animagic (See my book The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook: The Birth of Animagic). Tony was always involved with these commercials and his designs were used through 1965. Maury Laws told me, he developed his Rankin/Bass Christmas music, through these 1962 General Electric commercials. He said he borrowed some from the Nutcracker, but it turned into his own unique style. This is Maury's music with the session voice people that were also used in the 1964 Rudolph GE Commercials. The same actors also appeared in the soundtracks for Willy McBean and his Magic Machine and The Daydreamer.