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USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is presented by Brookfield Arts and hosted by our ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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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Larry Mann, Voice of Yukon Cornelius, Dies at 91

Veteran Canadian actor Larry D. Mann, who is best known to animation fans as the voice of Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964), has ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it the Rankin-Bass legacy—the reason we tend ... Continue Reading →
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CBS Premieres ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas’ on Nov. 23

Nickelodeon has scheduled the new stop-motion special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. following its CBS television premiere on November 23. It’s A SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Trailer for ‘SpongeBob Christmas’

SpongeBob fans were thrilled to learn that their favorite Bikini Bottom-dwelling character will star in his first full-length stop-motion animated special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Highlights Toon Details at L.A. Upfront

Nickelodeon announced more details about its upcoming animated shows at today’s upfront presentation in Los Angeles. Cabler president Cyma Zarghami confirmed Nick’s dedication to ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 19 2011

In your opinion, what’s the best animated holiday special of all time? A Charlie Brown Christmas The Grinch that Stole Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The ... Continue Reading →