|JUNE 2003 NEWS!|
LAST UNICORN ON DVD IN THE UK!
TINA LORENZO from CARLTON VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT in the UK sent this new Region 2 DVD along!
It is the RANKIN/BASS Feature film THE LAST UNICORN Starring Keenan Wynn, Alan Arkin, Angela Lansbury, Paul Frees, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Rene Auberjonois and songs performed by AMERICA and written by JIMMY WEBB!
We have received many e-mails about this classic film which I remember seeing GENE SISKEL and ROGER EBERT giving a thumbs up on their hit SNEAK PREVIEWS show when it was released! Hopefully ANCHOR BAY will issue it in the states. The UK release does feature the trailer and a still gallery.
The HIT RANKIN/BASS film was based on a book written by PETER S. BEAGLE which is also still available from SOUVENIR PRESS!
RUDOLPH BELLYWASHERS FOR THE SUMMER!
|This SUMMER you can get a cold Vitamin C drink to cool you off with none other than a functional RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER water bottle in a JINGLE BERRY flavor! When you pull up the mouth peice to drink, his nose also lights up! 12 Fluid ounces of liquid in this RANKIN/BASS container put out by BELLYWASHERS.COM available at a convenient store near you! They also did other characters like DEXTER, SCOOBY DOO, THE SIMPSONS, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, SPIDER-MAN, POWER PUFF GIRLS, THE GRINCH and many others! Comes with a neat hang tag on him as well! COOL Yourself off!|
RARE R/B SONGBOOK FOUND!
|Our old friend SUSAN BELL makes another GREAT RANKIN/BASS find! The RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR Songbook (1975)!||MAURY LAWS didn't even have this one in his archives! Lots of pictures in the book (We'll post some more later) and a nice color cover featuring FATHER TIME, RUDOLPH and HAPPY the baby new year!|
A TIP O' THE HAT!
|We would like to extend our congratulations to our friends over at PIXAR STUDIOS...especially ANDREW STANTON on creating another Modern Day Classic with the successful release their most recent animated feature, FINDING NEMO!|
|This is THE film of the Summer! Thoroughly enjoyable for both young and old! Don't miss it!|
LANE SMITH DELIVERS ANOTHER HIT BOOK!
|Our good friend LANE SMITH (STINKY CHEESE MAN, JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH, etc.), illustrates and writes another BEST SELLING book for VIKING PRESS (www.penguinputnam.com) called THE HAPPY HOCKY FAMILY MOVES TO THE COUNTRY! It is the 2nd book in the series to come out. The first book was issued 10 years ago to RAVE reviews. THE NEW YORK TIMES said "What Mr. Smith has done here is quite deft and winning. He has used this earlier genre as a basis for an affectionate spoof, and he has also provided (In a beginners' book with lots of accessible words) a fresh and sympathetic way for children to deal with such subjects as disappointment, accidents, mistakes and deceptions-and even happiness" This sequel is a GREAT book! Pick it up soon! Also look for a RANKIN/BASS reference in Lane's last book PINOCCHIO, THE BOY.|
"We hope all of the dads out there had a Happy Father's Day!"
- Rick and Mark