Happy Thanksgiving!

by / Saturday, 29 November 2014 / Published in Announcements


Mad Monster Party Book Cover

We're Excited to Announce the Upcoming Release of Our New Book, "The Arthur Rankin Jr. Scrapbook"
 Preorder Now for the December 6th Release 

Film Maker/Producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. passed away January 30, 2014 at his home in Bermuda. He created such television classics as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, The Little Drummer Boy and The Hobbit. The weekend after his passing, Rankin/Bass historian/Biographer Rick Goldschmidt and his partner Wes Garlatz discovered what was Arthur's original scrapbook, kept at Dentsu studios in Japan from 1959-1961, when he began his first Animagic production of The New Adventures of Pinocchio (A syndicated TV series in the same stop-motion animation style of Rudolph). In this book, you get the entire never-before-seen scrapbook complete with RARE, behind-the-scenes photographs, articles (some in Japanese), clippings, notes and even Arthur's original Videocraft International business card. If you have Rick's other three books on Rankin/Bass Productions, you will want to add this one! It celebrates the life of Arthur Rankin, Jr. from beginning to end.

102 ALL COLOR pages. 8 1/2" x 11" Softcover. Click HERE to order or for more information.

SPECIAL OFFER:
The first 30 book orders include this
Limited Edition 8"x10" Rudolph The
Red-Nosed Reindeer Print!


 


 

Just In Time for Black Friday, Save Big on Our New Book Bundles

Save up to $25 with our new book bundles. Choose from our 2, 3 or 4 book bundle. Get all of Rick Goldschmidt's books, "The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass", "Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party", "The Making of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and our new book, "The Arthur Rankin Jr. Scrapbook."

And now with our 2 and 3 book bundles, you can pick the books in your bundle!

Click HERE to order or for more information. 


 


 

This December, CREATURE FEATURES celebrates the legendary duo Arthur Rankin & Jules Bass, creators of such timeless TV perennials as RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA, THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY and more, with this group art show showcasing tributes from over 100 artists in the fields of film & TV, fine art, comics, make-up & visual FX, children’s book illustration and more!

Curated by author/historian Rick Goldschmidt and artist Patrick Owsley, this month-long family-friendly exhibit promises a holly jolly time for all who attend!

Opening reception is December 6 from 4pm-9pm, and features a visit from Santa! The show runs through Sunday, January 4th during regular store hours.

Participating artists include:
 

Matthew Adams
Bill Alger
Jorge Baeza
Becca Balistreri
David Bamundo
Fulton Beal
Zach Bellissimo
Christine Benjamin
Megan Besmirched
Shana Bilbrey
Jason Brower 
Chris Buentello
Kevin Cannarile
Julian Chaney
Tony Cipriano
Paul Coker, Jr.
Nicole Aguilar-Copp
Jack Davis
Gabi de la Merced
Amanda Dempsey
Eric Diaz
John Eaves
John Ellis
Mark Engblom
Jim Engel
Samanta Erdini
Melissa Eugene
Kali Fontecchio
Art Fuentes
Michael Funk
Kevin Gallegly
Rick Goldschmidt
El Gato Gomez
Phillip Graffham
Kevin Graham Morris
Andrew Grenon
Kevin Graham Morris
Andrew Grenon
Gris Grimley
Kimber Grobman
Robert Heckman
Danny Hellman
Bill Jackson
Robert Jimenez
Kup Kake
Daniel Killen
Tom Krohne
Sean Krummel
Gary LaCoste
Dave Lanphear
Chad Lenzi
Bob Lizarraga
Rebecca Lord
Albert Lozano
Jerrod Maruyama
Chris Mason
Bridget McCarty
Caroline McFarlane-Watts
Patrick McKay
Woody Miller
Jordan Monsell
Ben Montes
Ken Morgan
Ron Murphy
Nesshead
Michael Noland
Mitch O’Connell
Eric October
Patrick Owsley
Caleb Paullus

Click HERE for more information. 
 


"The Making of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Back In Stock!

 

The book, originally issued in 2001, goes into the complete process of making a RANKIN/BASS Animagic TV special, featuring their longest-running, highest-rated TV special of all-time, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. Includes a foreword by Producer ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. and an AFTERWORD by ANDREW STANTON (PIXAR). It also features commentary by the late, great JOE RANFT (PIXAR). If you are interested in the process, this is the book for you. It also features an early draft of ROMEO MULLER's script, behind-the-scenes photos, a chapter on the legendary Canadian voice actors lead by BERNARD (BUNNY) COWAN and much more!

216 pages 6" x 9" Hardcover. Click HERE to order today.

 

Rick Goldschmidt to Speak at Notre Dame's Bond Hall Auditorium

A special speaking engagement featuring Rick Goldschmidt, official Rankin/Bass Historian & Biographer.

Rick will be speaking about Arthur Rankin, Jr., Rudolph’s 50th Anniversary, THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS and his other books with a book signing following the talk. He recently authored the historical text that accompanies the UNITED STATES POST OFFICE postage stamps.
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 at 7:30 P.M.

at the UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME’s Bond Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by Morrissey Manor.

 





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