Tag Archives: Rankin/Bass

Mad Monster Party?

Say the name Rankin/Bass and just about anybody who has a passing interest in animation will know who you’re talking about. Though the company ceased production about ten years ago, they were prolific during the 1960s through the 1980s, particularly … Continue reading

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A Miser Brothers Christmas

Rankin/Bass made a lot of stop-motion Christmas specials during the 1960s and 1970s, and one of the most fondly remembered today is The Year Without a Santa Claus. The reason for the special’s enduring popularity can be found in a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Christmas Specials

It’s that time of year when TV stations start airing their annual selection of Christmas specials. Well, OK, technically that “time of year” started the day after Thanksgiving; I notice some of the cable stations such as ABC Family are … Continue reading

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