|AUGUST 2003 NEWS!|
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town Joins Enesco Family!
As RUDOLPH & FROSTY Enjoyed another CHRISTMAS IN JULY...NEWS arrived that they will be joined in the ENESCO Product line by SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN! The Following ENESCO PRESS release was made available:
Itasca, Ill., June 10, 2003 – Enesco Group, Inc. (NYSE: ENC), a leader in the giftware, collectible and home décor industry, today announced that the Company signed a multi-year license agreement with Classic Media, the New York-based family entertainment company that is home to Underdog, Lassie and The Lone Ranger, to develop seasonal giftware products based on the classic Rankin/Bass holiday animated holiday feature, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town.
Under the agreement, Enesco will develop giftware and tabletop products, including ornaments, cookie plates, tumblers, banks, musicals and waterballs, based on the Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town animated feature. Holiday ornaments will roll out to chain-drug outlets in the second quarter of 2003, with products shipping by August and in stores by November. Expanded product formats will be available at mass-market retailers in 2004 and beyond.
About Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town has been a holiday TV favorite since 1970. Starring the voice talents of Hollywood legends Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney, this animated special is the definitive story of Kris Kringle and how he got his start as the world's most famous gift-giver – Santa Claus. The special also explains how the most cherished of Christmas traditions originated.
About Enesco Group, Inc.
A global leader in the gift, collectible and home décor industries for 45 years, Enesco Group, Inc. offers such notable product lines as Cherished Teddies, Mary Engelbreit, Lilliput Lane, Border Fine Arts, and NICI, among others. The Company's award-winning Precious Moments figurine collection is one of the top collectible lines throughout the world. Further information is available on the Company's web site at www.enesco.com.
About Classic Media
Classic Media manages some of the world's most recognizable family properties across all media, including feature film, television, home video and consumer products. The company's extensive library features a diverse collection of popular animated and live-action characters, such as: Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Mr. Magoo, Richie Rich, Peter Cottontail, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Underdog, Little Lulu, pat the bunny, and Lamb Chop. Visit Classic Media online at www.classicmedia.tv.
TIMEANDSPACETOYS.COM and RANKINBASS.COM make a SPLASH at SUMMER CON!
The WIZARD WORLD CONVENTION at the DONALD H. STEPHENSON CONVENTION CENTER was quite busy at the RANKIN/BASS booth! It was GREAT meeting all of you at the CON! We would like to THANK KEVIN KREISS for making it fun and LONDO & STEVE for all of their help and Support!
One of the hits of the con was the new T-SHIRT from STEVE ROSENBERRY DESIGNS (Award Winning T-Shirt Designer!) It features the beautiful MITCH O' CONNELL art on the front and the MISER BROS PRESS logo and TIMEANDSPACETOYS.COM logo on the back! Starting in September, these colorful shirts will be available to order from us online for a Price of $15 + $4 shipping in sizes Small through XXL (PLEASE allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). FOR A LIMITED TIME...you will also get the EXCLUSIVE BUMBLE card (Only offered at WIZARD WORLD) with each T-SHIRT you buy! Part of the proceeds will go to a charity as well! Check the Online Shoppe next month!
|We showed some RARE clips at the con including the RARE GE RUDOLPH Commercials and unveiled our plans for publishing the new book MYTH, MAGIC & MORTAL by TV's CAPTAIN MARVEL, JACKSON BOSTWICK from the 1970's TV Series SHAZAM! This was greeted with alot of enthusiasm! ALEX ROSS is doing some new art for it as well and PC HAMERLINK is editing and designing the book! PC is a noted CAPTAIN MARVEL/C.C. BECK biographer.|
Time & Space Toys featured a great new item at the booth - A Giant Airblown Illuminated Frosty!
The good news is that timeandspacetoys.com has now made it available for purchase online!
Decorate your yard with this GIANT 8 FOOT airblown inflatable Frosty The Snowman. You've seen all of the plain ol' inflatable snowmen around, but here's the official fully licensed Frosty, based on the classic Rankin/Bass Holiday TV Special design.
Frosty lights up for a glowing nighttime display! Easy assembly, lightweight durable nylon, heavy duty outdoor fan, incldes bulbs, yard stakes, stand, and tethers, collapses for easy storage.
boxed, by Gemmy, 2002, 2003
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS TODAY! (Take advantage of Time & Space Toy's August BIG COUPON to receive free shipping on your entire order (even pre-orders!). You may use this coupon as often as you'd like on all orders placed by August 31. Enter "bigcoupon" when you checkout at www.timeandspacetoys.com. Please note that this coupon applies only to orders shipping within the continental United States.)
RICK'S BOOK RECOMMENDATION
It's finally here...Another GREAT book by Animation Historian JOHN CANEMAKER THE ART AND FLAIR OF MARY BLAIR : An Appreciation This is a beautifully illustrated, long overdue book on the Great DISNEY Color Stylist and designer of IT'S A SMALL WORLD...MARY BLAIR! OUR HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! The book is laid out perfectly stressing the beautiful art of Blair and just the right amount of text from the Author to compliment the illustrations!
Also look for the newly released THE DISNEY TREASURES by Robert Tieman. Another long awaited book with actual reproductions of artifacts from the DISNEY archives, which also includes an audio CD with WALT DISNEY telling his own story and GREAT commercials from the early days of DISNEYLAND among other snipets! What a GREAT idea for a book! Let's hope DISNEY takes a cue from this GREAT effort and does more to preserve the DISNEY archives!
- Rick and Mark