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Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumdrop’ Premieres on WIGS

A cool new CG-augmented short titled Gumdrop premieres today (Nov. 19) on WIGS, the #1 YouTube channel for scripted drama. The short stars Gumdrop, a 27 year old Bulgarian actress who ... Continue Reading →
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‘Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, the classic Rankin-Bass-produced stop-motion animated TV special, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new live attraaction, a new DVD release, ... Continue Reading →