New Items In Our Online Shop!

Check out the new items we've recently made available for purchase in our online shop!
Rudolph With Lighted Nose figurine by Enesco

Deck the halls with two previously released figurines by Enesco that are now becoming hard to find in stores.

First we present "Rudolph With Lighted Nose" - a wonderfully cute fiurine from Enesco's 2003 line of Rankin/Bass figuines, and yes, his nose actually lights up and glows bright red! Makes an excellent addition to your Rudolph figurine collection!

Also available is a figurine of our favorite abominable snowmonster, Bumble (as Yukon Cornelius calls him) from Enesco's 2001 line titled "We all need a little extra love at Christmas" and reminds us that even the most beastly can become a "humble Bumble" at Christmastime. But don't drop it - this Bumble doesn't bounce!

Bumble on Ice figurine by Enesco
Thundercats Logo T-shirt by Delta Pro Weight
And finally, for all of you Thundercats fans, we now have officially licensed t-shirts available featuring the Thundercats logo emblazened in bright red across the chest! These cool shirts are are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and are available in medium, large and XL sizes and make a great gift for the Thundercats fan in your family!

Order early to beat the Christmas rush as we only have limited quantities available for these three items.

CLICK HERE to view all of the items in our ONLINE SHOP

Rudolph To Air on Broadcast Television
November 30th!
Don't forget to gather up the kids and watch the longest running holiday special in television history, Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) on Wednesday, November 30th at 8:00 PM (ET/PT) on CBS. Once again the digitally remastered version will be broadcast.... we're hoping without the alternate Destiny's Child end credits!

And don't forget to order the hardcover book Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Making of the Rankin/Bass Animated Classic from our online shop!

Cast photo of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town art by Paul Coker
S.D. Kluger from Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town art by Patrick Owsley Also, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town returns to ABC Primetime this year on December 2nd! It will also air on ABC Family's 25 Days Of Christmas on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM (ET/PT)! It has been absent from broadcast Prime Time for about 25 years!

Click Here for a handy list of Holiday TV Showtimes at! (Remember to adjust viewing times to your time zone!)

Arthur Rankin & Rick Goldschmidt
Interviewed For Leeza Live!
Leeza Gibbons
Arthur Rankin caricature by Jack Davis

Producer/Director Arthur Rankin and Rankin/Bass Historian Rick Goldschmit were recently interviewed by phone by Leeza Gibbons for her Westwood One Radio Network radio show Leeza Live!
Rick Goldxchmidt caricature by Jack Davis

The brief interviews with Leeza will air on her radio show on the evening of Monday, November 28th around 7:48 wherever her show airs. (Same time in all time zones.)

Rick has also recently been interviewed or is scheduled to be interviewed for:
The Boston Globe
WGN Morning News
A documentary about comic strip cartoonist Morrie Turner
and more!

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery!
Rankin/Bass' Animagic style has been lifted once again for advertising purposes. I wonder where the designers of these characters got the idea to use the black oval eyes, round noses, half moon mouths and rounded fingers? Coupon with characters of a familiar style!

Remember Hardrock, Coco and Joe?
Hardrock (right), Coco (2nd from right), Santa and Joe (left)
If you grew up around Chicago in the 60's you'll remember watching these wonderful pre-Rankin/Bass black and white shorts. We looked forward to viewing Hardrock, Coco and Joe, Suzy Snowflake and Frosty The Snowman which aired on Garfield Goose (and later on Bozo's Circus) a week or two before Christmas each year.
Suzy Snowflake and Frosty The Snowman

Well, now you can relive the days of your youth! Thanks to WGN television, all three animated gems are now posted on the net for your viewing pleasure right on your monitor for free! We love these classic holiday treats! They're not Rankin/Bass, but they still have the magic!

CLICK HERE to watch them now!

Ole olady olady I oh
That's Hardrock, and Coco, and Joe!

(Click here to view the lyrics for the entire song at

Also, if you live in the Chicago area, remember to watch Bozo, Gar and Ray - a two hour special airing on Chritmas Eve, December 24th at 7:00 PM on WGN!

The Easter Bunny Is Comin' To Town On DVD!
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' To Town, DVD Warner Home Video is releasing The Rankin/Bass Animagic Easter Special, The Easter Bunny Is Comin' To Town on DVD! Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire and Robert McFadden, the disc is scheduled for release on March 7, 2006 - and is already taking pre-orders! Don't forget to order one for Easter - it'll be here before we know it!

Click here to order yours!

Rick and Mark