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The WTTW van hits the streets of PALOS HILLS,IL!
WILD CHICAGO, the long running documentary series on WTTW which focuses on off-beat and unusual places and people in and around the city, traveled to the South Suburbs recently. Their Mission: to pay RICK GOLDSCHMIDT a visit at one of the offices of RANKINBASS.COM for a segment scheduled to air on Channel 11 (Chicago) in JANUARY, 2003 and throughout the year of 2003! Check www.wttw.com for air dates and times!
Rick signs books for the staff as associate Producer LISA MARSHFIELD looks on.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of 'WILD CHICAGO' LISA MARSHFIELD goes over shooting detailswith Rick.
Segment Host DICK O' DAY poses for the camera with RANKIN/BASS Research assistant TOM FREDERICK (Yes...he does look like CAP'N HUFNPUF from BEANY & CECIL)
Rick's Sister LINDSEY poses with DICK O' DAY.
LINDSEY plays the part of RUDOLPH for the segment!
Rick and Dick O' Day shoot their interview!
The friendly cameraman takes it all in!
The cameraman had difficulty getting into
Rick's office, so many things needed to
be brought out to photograph!
During the WILD CHICAGO shoot, Rick unveiled some of the current RANKIN/BASS projects he is working on and showed his sketchbook with many of the designs that were used to devlop figures and figurines. Some are still in the planning stages like this FANG drawing!
Dick mugs for the camera!

In The New York City Area?
Your Invited!

New Rankin / Bass Bobblehead Dolls arriving in October!
Rudolph Series 2 Bobbleheads by Toy Site. Previously offered as a set of 3, now expanded to a set of 4 new bobbleheads for 2002!

1. Yukon Cornelius
2. Sam the Snowman
3. Misfit Doll (just added)
4. Clarice

Pre-orders are still being taken at www.timeandspacetoys.com at a special pre-order price for a limited time.

Also still available at Time & Space Toys are Rudolph Series 1 bobbleheads. http://store.yahoo.com/timespacetoys/preorrudbobs.html

Frosty the Snowman Bobblehead Doll by Toy Site.. Frosty has finally come to life as a Bobblehead figure! Frosty stands nearly 7" tall, and has a unique bobbling body effect. Pre-orders are being taken at www.timeandspacetoys.com

Also, for the Frosty collector, Frosty is featured in a unique new collectible Snow Globe Coin Bank combo. The large 100 mm diameter globe includes a coin bank in its base with a trap door at bottom to remove money.

Pre-orders at a special price will be taken right up to the in-stock date (currently late October 2002). www.timeandspacetoys.com

Available now (From AMAZON.COM)! This is the first book to go into detail about all the great CARTOON MUSIC Composers Like CARL STALLING, HOYT CURTIN and our own MAURY LAWS! We assisted our Friend GREG EHRBAR with his wonderful chapter on Maury!

The book also features writings by Chuck Jones, Neil Strauss, Will Friedwald and Irwin Chusid. It also has drawings by John Kricfalusi and Chris Ware! Edited by Daniel Goldmark and Yuval Taylor and published by ACAPPELLA BOOKS in Chicago! Would make a Wonderful Christmas gift for that cartoon fan! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Mini- RUDOLPH ornaments by ENESCO available at TARGET stores!
Here is a nice little gift idea for those Mini-Christmas trees out there. Comes from ENESCO with the same basic designs as their figurines. The small box gift sets sell for about $6 and are available at TARGET stores!

Interview CD Set Give-A-Way!
Rick has assembeled a collection of 2 CDs with Radio interviews and CBC TV Appearances of the GREAT Canadian Voice actors that became part of the early days of VIDEOCRAFT INTERNATIONAL under the guidance of BERNARD 'BUNNY' COWAN. We will be offering a set as a FREE Bonus from purchases made on the site. Each purchase you make gets an entry into the drawing. The set will be given away THANKSGIVING day! This set will also be a BONUS set with the entire RANKINBASS.COM Handmade CD collection listed on EBAY under Seller=ANIMAGIC1! Enjoy!


Rick and Mark