Watch Rick Goldschmidt on the Svengoolie segment of the Wolfman – Tonight!

by / Saturday, 18 October 2014 / Published in Announcements

Rick will be talking about Mad Monster Party with Svengoolie

Saturday, 10/18 @ 9:00 p.m. CDT on Me-TV


A segment with Rick will air during the Wolfman show hosted by Svengoolie.

Rick talks about his book, “Rankin/Bass’ Mad Monster Party” and shows many collectables from the feature film including some rare items, never before seen by the public.

Rick discusses the various names the film went through during its making.

He also reveals the new Mad Monster Party inspired Halloween masks from Trick or Treat Studios.


Meet Rick in person at Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics

Sunday, 10/26 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT


Fresh form his Halloween TV appearence, Rick will be signing his book, “Rankin/Bass’ Mad Monster Party”, along with his other books and celebrating Halloween with this Mad Monster Party! Trick or Treat!

Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics
15948 Harlem Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


Listen to Rick on the David Plier Show on WGN Radio 720 am


In this radio interview which aired on October 12, Rick talked about Rankin/Bass’ Mad Monster Party and how it has become a cult classic via its television airings over the years.

Also, his upcoming appearance on Svengoolie with Rich Koz, who was recently honored for his 35 years as Svengoolie at the Musem of Broadcast in Chicago. Dave Plier is the Vice President at the museum and will have Rick on his show again soon to talk about Rudolph’s 50th Anniversary.

To listen to the recorded broadcast, click HERE


Rankin/Bass’ Mad Monster Party Book In Stock!

Get them in time for Halloween!

This is the story of the classic 1967 RANKIN/BASS Feature film MAD MONSTER PARTY, written by Len Korobkin and Harvey Kurtzman (MAD MAGAZINE). RANKIN/BASS trademark ‘Animagic’ stop-motion made this film very special, as it did their annual Christmas TV special RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

Author and official RANKIN/BASS Historian Rick Goldschmidt, with access to the studio’s archives, offers insight into the creation of the cult classic. Interviews with the many people who wrote, directed, voiced, and animated the film combine with a treasure trove of behind-the-scene photos and artwork – many never before published – to afford an in-depth look at the creative process of this special film. The book also contains the complete 1967 shooting script! 



  • 272 pages contaiing over 300 Images, many Never Before Published.
  • 55 Full Color pages of Photos and Artwork.
  • Rare Concept Sketches and Storyboard Artwork.
  • The original 1967 Shooting Script in it’s entirety.
  • Original working Sheet Music including the title song, “Mad Monster Party” written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws.
  • The complete Mad Monster Party Dell Comic Book.
  • Behind the scene Interviews and Insight form the Cast and Crew.And Much, Much More!