MARCH 2003 NEWS!

Free Peter
Cottontail
Action Figures!

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Time & Space Toys is having an Easter Peter Cottontail FREE FIGURE promotion while supplies last. The figures are from the extremely well done Diamond Select Toys / Cipriano Studios action figure line based on the R/B Classic TV special, "Here Comes Peter Cottontail".

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For a limited time our friends at Time & Space Toys are including FREE Peter Cottontail Action Figures with EVERY order. Whether your shopping for Rankin/Bass favorites like Peter, Rudolph, Frosty, Miser Bros., Little Drummer Boy, or for any other classic movie or TV toy, just select the free offer when checking out to get your free figure(s). See details at

www.timeandspacetoys.com!


Wild Chicago Airdates!

The airdates for our appearance on WTTW's Wild Chicago have finally been announced! If you live in the Chicagoland area, catch Rick and the gang on PBS' Channel 11 on the following dates (Central Standard Time):

Sunday, April 6th at 10:30pm
Wednesday, April 9th, at 10:30pm
Saturday, April 12th at midnight

Hope you enjoy watching the segment as much as we did shooting it!

Santa Baby Writers Nominated!

The Writers Guild of America recently announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in screen, television and radio writing during the 2002 season. Among the nomations for their writing talents in the new category of Animation any length one airing time, were Rankin/Bass' very own Peter Bakalian & Suzanne Collins for their work on the christmas special Santa Baby! Congratulations Peter & Susan!

Miser Brothers Costumes a Hit!

Jonathan White as Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus! We recently received the following email from Rankin/Bass fan Jonathan White: Willy Campbell as Snow Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus!

Hello there,

I wanted to share with you costumes that my partner and I made and wore this past Halloween to various parties in San Jose and San Francisco. We were the Miser Brothers. Snow Miser is Willy Campbell, and Heat Miser is Jonathan White (me). We were VERY popular, which was fantastic! Rankin Bass is in everyone's hearts!

Feel free to comment or use on your site.
Jonathan White

Wow! GREAT costumes Jonathan & Willy! Perfection! Thanks for sharing the pics with the rest of us! You couldn't have done better!

Explore the World of Mary Blair!
Click here to visit The World of Mary Blair Another non-R/B artist we admire here at rankinbass.com is Mary Blair, whose distinct design style can be seen in such Disney films as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan (as well as the It's a Small World attraction in the Disney theme parks!) Visit www.worldofmaryblair.com and check out an informative and colorful website celebrating Mary's long and wonderful career! The site contains a bio, a gallery, and even some of her artwork available for purchase! Click here to visit The World of Mary Blair

Rankin/Bass DVD Reviews at cartoonresearch.com!
Click here to read the reviews! Read reviews of the two latest Rankin/Bass DVD releases, The Daydreamer and The Wacky World of Mother Goose at cartoonresearch.com! Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt states that these reviews are "dead on"! (Click either pic to read both reviews!) Click here to read the reviews!

Worth mentioning....

Rick Goldschmidt may be appearing at WIZARDCON in CHICAGO this Summer as well as at the SAN DIEGO COMICON. .....There is also a NEW RANKIN/BASS CD Project in the works with PERCEPTO.COM. Details to follow. ........The Simon Barsinister and Riff Raff figurines available on our site are officially sold out at the manufacturer! Get 'em while you can! Once our supply runs out - they're gone!

- Rick and Mark