Location: Madison, WI USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 20:42:23
I saw the article in "TV Guide" and I just had to stop by and rekindle some old memories! I can remember very vividly as a young boy in the 70's watching "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", etc... It was wonderful! It's fun watching them now with my kids. Seeing the look on their faces goes to show that true classics never lose their magic. Merry Christmas!
Name: A pretty doe with long eyelashes who sings in a falsetto voice
Location: the happy land of Wisconsin,
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 20:16:34
I would actually pay cash money for a figurine of that one elf in Rudolph who's kind of tall and wears horn-rimmed glasses. He kind of looks like Richard Deacon. Thank you very much.
Name: felix flankin
Location: island, island of evil
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 16:11:22
Terrific site so much on it.Mad Monster Party rules.Hope to see alot more collectibles from cvs, for the easter specials as well as mad monster party would be great for halloween.MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY AND HAVE A HAPPY, HAVE A HAPPY,HAVE A HAP,HAP,HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Name: D. Wiederhold
Location: Lebanon, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 12:11:06
I'd like to know how I can get the videos for "Frosty...", "Rudolph...", "The Year Without...", and "Santa Claus is Coming...". They don't run all of them on TV every year and sometimes I miss when they do air.
Name: Judi Webb
Location: Portland, OR USA
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 11:50:30
Great Site! I am wondering which stores here will carry the CVS plush set? If any Oregonians have seen them, let me know! Thanks!
Location: Thornhill, ON Canada
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 21:24:30
Top notch website! Thank you, thank you thank you! I grew up on The New Adventures of Pinocchio...I was addicted. The Christmas specials added that extra special flavour to the holiday season and continue to do so to this day. I am so pleased that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is now on DVD! Any news on other RB work coming to DVD? Did i hear Frosty the Snowman? What about TV shows like Pinocchio? Can we lobby to get this done? Who can we write to? Anyway, I love the site! Please keep up the excellent work! Best wishes for this holiday season!
Name: Heat Miser
Location: New Haven, CT USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 18:23:39
THE TV GUIDE ARTICLE, "THEY'LL GO DOWN IN HISTORY" brought me here (11/27-12/3 issue). A fabulous site- a great tribute to Rankin/Bass and their timeless productions. Who can forget Yukon Cornelius flinging his pick axe into the air (then it sticks into the snow), he pulls it out, licks it, and then says simply "nuthin" (or something like that). That's the story of my life--just kidding. Well done--I look forward to visiting often.
Name: Rich Roder
Location: Union, NJ USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 11:18:48
What a great site! I loved the book and the site is a great complement.The Christmas animagic specials have been a tradition in my family & my life for 30 years and always will be. Glad to know where I can purchase Mad Monster Party because I haven't seen it in almost 30 years! Thanks & will visit the site often.
Name: Samurai Princess
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 09:38:08
what about the tv series and movies of R/B? silver hawks,thundercats,the last unicorn,the hobbit and the return of the king? the animagic shows are all well and good but whta about the full length films and tv shows all a part of my 80's childhood!
Name: Chris Davis
Location: Clayton, NC USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 08:27:30
Great site dedicated to two true artists, Rankin/Bass. I collect autographs and would be honored to add Rankin/Bass to my collection. Does anybody have an address that I can write to them in care of? I will provide card to sign as well as SASE. Thanks!
Name: Bill Cameron
Location: Knoxville, TN USA
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 at 06:50:38
I was pleasently surprised by the article printed in the TV Holiday Issue. It was the missing link to find out more about my all time favorite Christmas show. I have already purchased both lines of CVS beanie babies, (plus ornaments), and the entire Enesco line. I saw about possible "Year Without a Santa Claus" ornaments. Is it true? Are there going to be any merchandice with this show, too? Just having a Rankin/Bass moment! Thanks!
Location: mountain lakes, njDate: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 22:36:18
great site!..One of the greatest joys of Christmas is sharing the magic of all my favorite Rankin and Bass characters with my children. Make my collections complete and get the Heat/Snow Miser dolls manufactured! Thanx for the great stroll down childhood lane!
Name: Laurie Curtis
Location: Ayer, Ma USA
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 20:56:39
My children find your misfit toy collection from CVS the greatest thing. Thank you
Location: Milford, MA USA
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 17:43:09
I would be the first in line for a Heat Miser or a Snow Miser ornament or figurine...Any plans????
Name: Bobby Richardson
Location: Oakbrook, IL United States
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 17:40:33
Great Site.....I'm very interested in The Jackson Five cartoons. Is there a site with pictures on that old show. Also, are there any animations of those characters'. If not is it possible to have some created.
Location: Lorain, OhioDate: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 15:51:37
What a great site. I think that "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is the best Christmas special of ALL time. I watch it every year since I was a little girl and I intend to watch it every year . It's the best.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 13:44:47
Saw the site, GREAT!!! One thing though, What is wrong w/the doll on the Island Of Misfit Toys? also read down a few and saw someone thought that the penquin in Santa Clause Is Coming to Town was named "Waddles" at one point, i,too remember this..Is it true? His name is "Topper" now..I was also upset to see that the CVS plush Misfit Doll from last year,had her hair in a wrong style from the doll in the special..did anyone else notice this?? All in all, a great site to explore!! Anyone have the answers to my questions above? Let me know.. Thanx :) P.s. I wish I could live on The Island of Misfit Toys.. :)
Location: Selma, Al USA
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 12:49:07
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! I love these old shows! Thanks for the memories and this GREAT wwebsite.
Location: holyoke, ma usa
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 08:22:31
Great job i have both snow miser and heat miser songs on my hard drive. and my telephone answering machine. Whatching these childhood favorates brings me back to christmas past. I want a charlie in the box.
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 06:11:10
Finally the site I have been searching for!!!!!!!!! Great Job! My only question is why has it taken so long to realize the need of our collective holiday subconscious?
Name: Reggie Sirls
Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 02:57:21
I read the article about Rankin and Bass in the Times last week. Just like Tim Burton, I have watched Rudolph The Red Nose Raindeer every year since its been on television. You never forget the things that made you happy as a child. It continues to make me happy each time I see it. Now I watch it with my two kids and they seem to love as I do. Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Little Drummer Boy and all the other Christmas shows are a standard part of our celebration of Christmas season. If you speak with Mr. Rankin or Mr. Bass, let them know that a kid who grew up in Compton Ca. and is now 41 years old still loves every moment of their wonderful artistry.
Name: Suzannah Zaborowski
Location: Ayer, MA USA
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 21:39:55
This site is great. Growing up in the 60's and 70's the Rankin Bass Christmas specials were so beloved to my sister and I. Now watching them with my own kids I love them as much as ever! Santa Claus is Coming to town being somewhat "dated" as some have said, only makes me love it more. It has always been my personal favorite. Maybe someone can answer a question thats been driving me crazy for years!? Sometime in the early 70's, my sister and I "taped" several of the christmas specials with a little tape recorder by hoding the microphone up to the TV. We then listened to them AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. We could practically recite every line! There is something in Santa Claus is coming to town that has been driving me crazy for years now...maybe someone out there has the answer or at least can agree that I'm not crazy! I'm posotive that at one time the penguins name was "Waddles" and then at some point got changed to "Topper". Does anyone else remember that??? Please drop me a line if you do or if you know anything about that. Thanks....and thanks for this great, nostalgic site!!!
Name: James Helsing
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 21:36:04
Thank you for the loving tribute to these two National treasures--it's about time!
Name: Christine Sturlini
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 16:38:30
Great site!!! I love Rankin/Bass, and thanks for answering the question that's been bugging me since I was 7 - what's wrong with the girl doll on the Island of Misfit Toys.
Location: churchville, ny usa
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 14:18:14
My son Cameron and I enjoy all of Rankin and Bass holiday specials. I can relive my childhood while watching my son enjoy the best animated specials in tv history. Today's cartoonists don't even come close to what Rankin and Bass have provided for millions of children throughout the world. Yukon Corneilius RULES! Tinman Bumbles Bounce!
Name:Larry J. Hall
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:56:34
I just had to sign this guestbook again! I'm surprised that I'm the only one who's mentioned that Rankin-Bass did a cartoon series for The Jackson 5 & The Osmonds. If they had put their minds to it, they should've had a Hanson cartoon! Anyhow, my favorite Rankin-Bass memories are the songs. Here are the top 5: 5). Even A Miracle (Twas The Night Before Christmas; Joel Gray & Tammy Grimes) 4). My World (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; Robbie Lester) 3). Frosty & Crystal (Frosty's Winter Wonderland; Andy Griffith) 2). Heat Miser Theme (The Year Without A Santa Claus; George S. Irving [The Underdog Narrator]) 1). Silver & Gold (Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Burl Ives). You mentioned Romeo Muller. He made a few Christmas specials of his own two years in a row on NBC (Noel; 1992 & The 12 Days of Christmas; 1993). The 12 Days of Christmas is my favorite Christmas carol that I collect a lot of 12 Days stuff (coffee cups, glasses, ornaments, clock & the NBC special). Thank you for reading my comments.
Name: aubrey davis jr
Location: lee,s summit, mo usa
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:24:23
rankin bass will always be a part of my life. even though i am 32, i still find out when these specials are on. i thank rankin bass for filling the holidays with such fun characters. i also want to thank both of you for writing a book to remind us of the timeless classics. thanks
Name: Brendan Byrnes
Location: New York, NyDate: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 12:39:15
Thank you so much for fulfilling my Rankin/Bass fantasies! I came across your book at the Virgin Megastore, and have already bought many copies for friends. Like many people, it is the Christmas specials that have become a nostalgic and important part of my celebration of the season. I am a big fan and it is great fun to know that I am far from alone- I do believe this has been one of the biggest Rankin/Bass years ever! All the best...
Name: Debra Mitchell
Location: Versailles, KY United States
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 09:54:46
I was born in 1964, the year Rudoplh came out, and with the exception of the first year or two I certainly remember watching Rudolph without fail since! It didn't matter whether I was 6, 16, or 26, I never miss it and have it on tape as well. Now my kids watch Rudolph and all of the other great specials from Rankin and Bass. Thanks for a childhood of memories, I couldn't imagine the holidays without these shows.
Name: Frank Gelatka
Location: Flanders, NJDate: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 21:45:09
This webpage is great. These shows bring back great memories from childhood.Now my 3 year old enjoys them,she wants to watch all year not just Christmas!I'm trying to find The Year W/o Santa on video,is it out?Will it be out soon?Thanks for a great website!!!!!
Name: James Smith III
Location: West Fargo , ND Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 15:11:36
Dear Rick: On Family Channel, I see clips of various RB specials, but no times on them. Perhaps you should put them on your page as soon as you find out. I think I saw the Lepracahn Gold one. James
Name: Joann Francis
Location: Linthicum, Md U.S.A
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 12:58:13
Thank you both so much for the wonderful website. I have been a huge fan since I was a little girl. The Year Without a Santa Claus, Jack Frost and The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town rank among my very favorites. I have all of the Rankin/Bass videos on tape. They get watched on a regular basis at my house. Keep up the good work. Joann Francis
Name: cindy sanders
Location: chicago, il usa
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 08:13:30
Until now, I thought my sister and I were the only Rankin/Bass fanatics left on earth...what a relief and joy to know we are not alone. For the past 25 years, we have both been addicted to these wonderful programs, (I am especially fond of the Easter specials!!). At any given moment growing up, we would break into one of the great songs from the specials, and that would turn into an evening-long song-fest that would drive our family crazy. I have been looking for a website for Rankin/Bass for the past several years, and I am so thankful you guys have created such an informative and entertaining addition to the world wide web. I want to end by mentioning a couple of shows that are among my favorites that I didnt' notice on your web site or among the guest book: Jack Frost, The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town, The First White Christmas (with the wonderful Angela Landsbury), and The Life and Times of Santa. Again, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! I going out to buy your book today!!!
Name:Lisa Bunting Thoms
Location: Charleston, SC USA
Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 07:46:04
I have been a Rankin/Bass fan since birth! I can't tell you how many times I've seen each of the Christmas specials. I was really excited when AMC aired "Mad Monster Party?" last month...I recorded it to show my hubby. My favorite is "The Year Without a Santa Claus." Go Heat Miser and Snow Miser!
Location: Columbus, OHDate: Friday, November 26, 1999 at 06:07:40
Thanks for the great memories! I have all the R/B Christmas specials on video and of course I can't resist watching them when they air on TV. Thanks for the website!
Name: Kevin Bowling
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Date: Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 07:59:48
Well, I read the TV Guide article and had to visit your site. You know, I'd never even heard of Mad Monster Party, until now. I guess I'll have to see it when it comes out on video. I have bookmarked your site and will be back plenty. Thanks , Kevin
Name: Jobi Bridgers
Location: Wilson, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 23:01:58
Finally a site dedicated to maintaining childhood memories! Rankin & Bass were pioneers and their work should be honored! Thanks for the updates on current projects and new products. You're at the top of my bookmark list!
Name: Chris Ballard
Location: Greenville, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 22:03:19
You have a great site. I'm looking forward to your articles on the music of the Rankin Bass specials as well as Romeo Muller.
Name: Robin Watson
Location: San Diego, CA Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 21:37:23
Like all the others who have signed your guestbook, I grew up with Rankin/Bass Christmas specials and loved every minute of them. I am thrilled that such classic Christmas shows are still aired for the children of today. I have made a point to seek out the videos in the hopes that I may be able to share them with children of my own. For now, I bundle up in the memories of yesteryear and enjoy the shows myself. I swore that I wouldn't be a "beanie" collector, but at the age of 30, purchased ever CVS/Stuffkin I could find last year. Thanks for keeping my childhood memories alive.
Location: Glassboro, NJ USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:48:02
I just read the holiday edition of TV Guide and discovered this AWESOME website!!! I am 35 and have literally grown up with R/B Christmas shows every year of my life. My friends and siblings always look forward to the annual telecasts of such favorites such as Rudolph, Frosty, and The Year W/O a Santa Claus! I never thought as a kid that I would still be soooo wrapped up in this stuff as an adult...it just brings back great childhood memories. I can't imagine a year without Rankin / Bass! Thanks for the great website and look for my order in the mail!!!! Bob Rourke
Location: Randolph, MA USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 11:56:54
It's good to see some things don't change over the years !
Location: WV USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 11:42:01
I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR WEBSITE. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN AND FROSTY THE SNOWMAN ARE MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS. I HAVE THEM ON VIDEO TAPE AND I WATCH THEM EVERY YEAR.
Name:Larry J. Hall
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 09:49:17
When Christmas came around, that meant it's Rankin-Bass season. I've always loved every one of their Christmas specials from Rudolph to Pinocchio's 1st Christmas. My favorite Frosty though was Frosty's Winter Wonderland when Frosty married Crystal & had that same traffic cop gag. Rankin-Bass wasn't just for Christmas specials, they also had series (The Jackson 5, The Osmonds, Thundercats, Silverhawks). What a great cartoon company this is!
Location: Joliet, IL 60436
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 09:12:31
Thanks for bringing back lots of memories for me. My kids love the same charachters that I did growning up, and Rudolph and Hermey are Christmas staples in our house. So is the Winter Warlock from Santa Claus is coming to town..
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 08:43:48
I just wanted to let you know that I believe that this webpage is wonderful!!! I have been a big fan of Rankin/Bass ever since I was a little girl. So, naturally, when I opened the TV Guide this morning and saw the Rankin/Bass article, I had to click on and check this out. I have been avidly trying to collect all the videos for my 5 yr and 3 yr old daughters ( a project that has been under way since before their births) because I want them to grow up watching what I did, and I hope to instill that same love and appreciation for Rankin/Bass in them. I commend you in your efforts!!!
Name: Reginald D. Garrard
Location: Camilla, GA USA
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 05:44:57
To Whom it may concern: When I saw the website listed in this week's TV Guide, I could not resist the chance to send a message singing the praises of the outstanding animated work that you have done. My Christmas season is not complete without the annual viewing of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reinder." I hate to admit it, but at 46, I have watched the show since its first airing, I believe back in 1964. It just wouldn't be the season without that show. I have probably seen every television program produced by you. Besides the aforementioned "Rudolph," I have fond memories of "The Hobbit," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and the rarely seen "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," the latter featuring great voiceover work from the late, great Vincent Price and comic wizardry from Phyllis Diller. This new computer-generated tendancy on the part of Hollywood cannot compare to the painstaking craftsmanship that you and your artists did. Geniuses like you and Ray Harryhaussen deserve wider recognition than those guys at ILM. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Reginald D. Garrard
Name: A TV GUIDE MESSAGE FROM RICK 11-23-99
Email:Tons of R/B SPECIALS on TV early Dec.
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 22:49:26
The TV GUIDE article arrived on news stands this week in two formats! First in it's regular format on page 45 with a Rosie O' Donnell HOLIDAY cover. In this article it is titled "TOY STORY" and features a photo shot for TV GUIDE of a young girl with RUDOLPH products hanging from her jacket. In the NEW larger magazine format TV GUIDE the article is entitled "THEY WENT DOWN IN HISTORY" and features a large color RUDOLPH cast shot (same photo offered FREE w/ purchase on our MERCHANDISE page). This issue of TV GUIDE has many ads and listings for all the classic RANKIN/BASS specials including the network re-broadcast (2nd year) of THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS on CBS December 2nd at 7:00pm Central time. FOX FAMILY is showing many of the other titles and some of our early airdate information we received may be incorrect. Check this issue of TV GUIDE for all your local listings. TV GUIDE also did another one of their famous TOP 10 lists that will only aggrevate RANKIN/BASS fans. I guess these things are there to prompt mail response. RUGRATS before SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN? Where are THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS & THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY? In the memories of holiday television viewers (not critics) with taste! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all! Rick
Location: Louisville, KYDate: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 18:55:22
it's terrific seeing a site that is devoted to a little corner of my childhood. these were the specials i waited all year to see and now i can own them for myself. it's great to have someplace to come that can relate to those feelings. happy holidays everyone! keep your red nose lit.
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 18:42:35
Incredible site I love the cvs stuff they have been doing to, easter they also did a petercottontail also that looked just like peter it was sold by gemmy industries www.gemmy.com.Again though terrific site
Name: Lisa Bowden
Location: Galveston, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 09:48:36
Finally you're here!!! Some of my most favorite chidhood memories are watching R/B Christmas specials. Now I cam share them with my 2 year old daughter. Thank You!!
Location: Sacramento, CADate: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 02:20:05
Finally, there is a web page that honors the memory of one of the finest animation studios in the world. I really enjoy watching the holiday cartoons every Christmas. There's not one Christmas that goes by without seeing them. I happen to own the new Rudolph DVD, and have tapes of just about every Rankin/Bass film produced for the holidays. I grew up watching Rudolph, Frosty, and friends, and they are as much a part of my Christmas seasons as Santa. Believe it or not, these films have not been outdated one bit, even when they stand against today's computer animation. They remain classics, and hold a place in television history. It is my hope that one day we will all see the Rankin/Bass films on video with their original commercial plugs and commercials themselves....plus all the supplements. God bless us all, and God Bless Rankin/Bass!!!
Location: saginaw, mi u s a
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 17:10:31
i just love the new figurines, ornaments, bean bag toys, and snowglobes with the rudolph theme i have all of them!!!
Name: Doug Rednour
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 17:01:19
Great site - I think that there is so much that Rankin & Bass have been involved with over the years that it's amazing that there hasn't been more written on them. As much as I love their animation,though, I was wondering if you are planning on doing any articles on their live action efforts (Last Dinosaur, Bermuda Depths, a samurai film called, I think, Bushido Blade, and one more)? The theme song for the Last Dinosaur was apparently sung by Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart. In any case, thanks for the site, and I look forward to reading more!
Name: Taraneh Quinn
Location: Barnegat, N.J. U.S.A.
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 at 16:56:12
Just dropping a note to thank you for all the wonderful memories. As a child, my sister and I would look forward to watching the Santa and Rudolph series-even with the commercials. Now that I own all the videos and the TWO sets of misfits, I am complete. When I have children they will fall in live with the shows like I have. I also purchased the CD from CVS and I love it. Thanks again for touch ing my heart and giving me even more to look forward to at Christmas.
Name: Joseph Benedict
Location: Glendale Heights, IL usa
Date: Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 22:29:15
This website is a dream come true, just when you thought that your childhood was lost forever, someone has the knowledge and knowhow to create such a great site for us 30 years old and over, who were kids when these were on television. Thanks to the creators for helphing us relive our memories !!!
Name: Carlos A. Benanti
Location: Charlotte, NC U.S.A.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 01:23:34
I can hardly believe it; this site does exist! I've been looking for information on how to obtain R/B merchandise for so long, it's like a dream come true! Thanx for putting it together, your efforts are not unappreciated, trust me!
Name: Mary-Kate Grover
Location: Burke, VA USA
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 15:37:41
Nestor always makes me cry. It's a very sweet story. Tilly is really cool.
Name: Brian Clarke
Location: Washington, DC USA
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 14:58:37
Paul Frees, voice characterization god and frequent vaguely eastern European-sounding contributor to the R-B aural experience, won an audience with Elvis during one of Presley's Vegas stints in 1972. At the meet, fellow law enforcement buff, Frees brandished his prized possession, a Federal Agent's badge of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. For Elvis, it was an epiphany. The plenty awed and green-with-envy King would no more be contented with the s***kicker police badges he'd once treasured; only the best would do. Two weeks later, he was on a plane to DC via Palm Springs to present his humble request to Dick Nixon. The rest is history. (Filched from Albert Goldman’s Elvis bio and, what the heck, I choose to believe it.) While we're all laying bare our secret wishes here, I would like very much to own unreleased music such as what's covered on the rankinbass.com CD and, especially, some of the numbers from "Nestor" (watch it without weeping unabashedly and you haven't got a pulse) and "The Easter Bunny's Comin' to Town" (the Hendrews Sisters R-U-L-E!). I began searching for this website about two years back, driven only by the firm conviction that it SHOULD exist and that if it did not I'd do something about it myself eventually, by golly, but having such an impressive and growing wealth of information here and in the pages of Mr. Goldschmidt's book is sheer bliss, and more than I could have hoped for. Thank you.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA US of A
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 12:48:20
Wow! Great site. Rankin Bass rules!!!! Keep up the good work!
Name: Eddie Kellar
Location: Warren, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 21:52:42
Excellent website!! I loved the "Enchanted World" book! Rankin/Bass was a huge part of my childhood, my adult years, and now (through your book, website, and videos...)it will be part of my sons! Keep up the great work!
< Name: Bill Jackson
Location: Cartoon Town, U.S.A.
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 at 22:12:01
Dear Rick & Mark, What a beautifully rendered web site! And thanks so much for including mine as one of your favorites. The Gang and I are just getting started at this, and your plug will give us a great boost. Blob lives!
Location: Marina del Rey, CA USA
Date: Friday, November 12, 1999 at 22:33:39
Cool site! But not a single mention about the forgotten Rankin Bass / Tsuburaya movie (made for TV) from 1978 called The Bermuda Depths. Remember this one everybody? The giant turtle in the sea... Connie Sellecca as the ghost girl, also starring Burl Ives, Carl Weathers amongst others? If you grew up in the 70's you know the one I'm talking about, and it's been buggin you for years right? I just found a copy of it and I can't believe that this isn't available to the general public. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 23:01:40
Re: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town on TV: It was shown of Fox Family this past summer. They had a Christmas in July. But they cut the love ballad sung by the girl who will become Mrs. Claus! So why watch it there? I just saw it with the Christmas videos at the video store. Thanks to Rick and Mark these videos will keep coming!
Name: Phil M.
Location: Hackettstown, NJ US
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 15:02:57
A long time coming for this website. The information on the website has helped me purchase the "Mad Monster Party" comic book and your "hard to find" hardcover "Enchanted World of Rankin Bass" book. It's nice to have current information available regarding Rankin/Bass projects.
Name: D. Haab
Location: Woodridge, IL U.S.
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 16:01:58
The Rankin/Bass site is wonderful. Can you please tell me why "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" is not shown on television anymore? I haven't seen it for years on cable or broadcast television. What gives? Thanks, D. Haab
Name: Melissa Boudreaux
Location: Picayune, Ms usa
Date: Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 19:23:31
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!I love all the Rankin/Bass specials! Visiting your website today made me feel like a little kid again! My brothers and I loved "A Year Without A Santa Claus" and we never missed it! The Miser brothers were our favorites!!!Thanks again!!!
Name: Jon Cooke
MEDate: Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 17:12:27
I was at a CVS today and you wouldn't believe how much RUDOLPH stuff they had! Wrapping paper, large plush dolls of grown-up Rudolph, keychains, plush character stockings, plush doorknob hangers, a magnet picture frame, and there will no doubt me more out tommorow! -Jon
Name: Alison Nead
NJDate: Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 22:23:18
This is a great website! Thanks so much guys. I have been a fan of Rudolph for years and lately with all the ornaments and beanies coming out it seems the fans are coming out of the woodwork. I was at a concert last week where one of the performers blurted out between songs that "No child wants to play with a Charlie in the Box". I almost died laughing...amazed that I am not the only one who knows almost all the dialogue and does impressions of the characters. Though you can go almost anywhere and do an impression of Rudolph saying "She thinks I'm cute" and everyone knows what it is and will join in the fun! Thanks for lots of great memories!
Name: John Twigg
Location: Hammond, IN USA
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 20:13:37
I LOVE the many holiday specials of Rankin & Bass(especially the stop animation).I have been searching for "Mad Monster Party" for five years. Everywhere I went they said it was out of print. I have finally found it! I was wondering if there is a main source to find the movies I don't have? Are there any sound tracks available? Thank you for this site. P.S. I used a curly font on my Christmas letter last year. It's similar to the font from "Rudolph". I see you hve used it on the banners in the site. I knew I liked it for some reason. I also do a pretty good impression of "Charlie in the Box".
Name: JAMES SMITH III
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 19:09:54
Dear Rick: This is James Smith from West Fargo. It's a beautiful web page, congraulations, and all the best. I hope you get a great many visitors. More power to RB. For too, long they'be been underappreciated. Now it's a chance to change that. P.S. I'm using a library computer, I don't have internet (no e-mail address) Sincerely, James Smith III Will write later with comments about Mad Monster Party on AMC. I had seen bits of it in the past, but not the WHOLE thing. I'll let you know later. Loved the humor, but not sure about the ending. More later James
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 16:11:33
Hi, Ultimate tv.com says Rudolph will be shown on Dec. 1st. take a look at: http://www.ultimatetv.com/news/UpcomingShows.html?4057 P.S. Keep up the great work Rick and Mark! Danny
ILDate: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 06:00:53
Love the website. I also enjoyed your book. I would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks for the info on the CVS and Enesco stuff. I'll be waiting for further news. Keep up the great work!
Name:Matt & Yvonne Fletcher
Location: Pueblo, CO USA
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 14:26:15
When will you have more about Pinnochio on your web site? We remember this great "actor" from our childhood and we would love to learn more about him and to possibly buy the video and other merchandise (plush toys, holiday ornaments, etc.) Thank you for a great web site!!! Matt & Yvonne
Name: Bobby Challice
Location: Little Falls, N.J. U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 14:02:23
What a great site!!I thought I was the only Rankin/Bass nut around.I can't wait to see more things on here.My secret wish is to own the Frd Astaire Ani-magig figurine.Loved the book too.Keep up the good work!!
Name: scott jeralds
Location: valencia, ca. u.s.
Date: Monday, November 1, 1999 at 18:29:42
HEY RICK! AMAZING WEBSITE! IT WAS COOL SEEING MY PAUL COKER DRAWING!
Name: Lane Smith
Location: New York,Date: Monday, November 1, 1999 at 09:50:09
Hey Rick, Great Site. As The Monster's Mate would say, "You're different!"