Have a fun Christmas Eve ... WATCH Rankin/Bass on TV!

Be sure to tune into the latest Rankin/Bass Christmas special Santa Baby!, which will air on FOX this year on December 24th!

ALSO would even say it glows... A repeat airing of RUDOLPH will happen on CBS also on December 24th! The first time ever! Wait for Santa with a little R/B magic!

(Click the pic to the right to order your Santa Baby! Soundtrack!)

Click here to ORDER the SANTA BABY! SOUNDTRACK on cd!

Rankin/Bass in the News!!

Rick and will be featured in an upcoming article in the Chicago Tribune! The article will be out December 22nd in the Q Section of the Sunday edition and many have been interviewed for it including ARTHUR RANKIN! There's a chance it may also feature some un-published pictures!

And, again SUNDAY December 22nd, between 1-5pm every half hour, Rick may be appearing on the CHICAGO TRIBUNE's cable channel CLTV NEWS! Chicago fans tune in for some neat RANKIN/BASS!

The Interview CD Set Drawing Results!

And the winner is.........

Robert Doran of California!

Congratulations! We'll ship your Compact Disc out to you right away! Thanks to everyone who ordered items and participated in the drawing! What the heck is this about?

New! The Little Drummer Boy Keepsake Collection!
Click Here for more info or to order The Little Drummer Boy Keepsake Gift Set!

Why bid on auction sites when you can buy it online at TVDEPOT.COM? This nicely designed gift set includes:

The Original Television Special on DVD or VHS
Limited Edition Christmas Ornament
Golden Books Keepsake Child's Bible
Fold-Out Inspirational Scene

Makes A Great Christmas Gift for Your Entire Family! VHS set only $24.99! DVD set only $29.99! Available at Walmart or Click the pic to the left for more information and to order yours online today!

Click here to visit the TV Depot home page.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER! CLICK HERE TO ORDER! Order your R/B Books In Time For Christmas!

With the many book orders we have received this season so far, we are happy to say we usually ship the very next day PRIORITY MAIL. To be sure to receive your items in time for Christmas, PLEASE place your order before December 19th for Holiday delivery. THANKS again for all your orders! Rick

Shopping For Rankin/Bass on VHS and DVD?

Many of you have been writing us asking which R/B specials and features are available to purchase either on vhs or dvd. Well, we've supplied a list with hyperlinks below which you can easily browse and see if your favorite is currently available for convenient home viewing!

CLICK a TITLE to purchase at!

Bushido Blade, The Christmas 3 DVD Gift Set Emperor's New Clothes, The
Frosty the Snowman Here Comes Peter Cottontail Hobbit, The
Little Drummer Boy, The Mad Monster Party Marco*
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Return Of The King, The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph's Shiny New Year Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town Year Without a Santa Claus, The
* not available through

Bushido Blade, The Coneheads, The (Animated TV Special) Cricket on the Hearth
Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town, The Emperor's New Clothes, The First Christmas, The
First Easter Rabbit, The Flight of Dragons, The Frosty the Snowman
Frosty's Winter Wonderland Jack Frost Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Hobbit, The The Last Dinosaur, The Last Unicorn, The
Leprechaun's Christmas Gold Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, The Little Drummer Boy, The
Little Drummer Boy: Book 2, The Mad Mad Mad Monsters Mad Monster Party
Mouse on the Mayflower Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Pinocchio's Christmas
Return of the King, The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July
Rudolph's Shiny New Year Santa Claus is Comin' to Town Sins of Dorian Gray, The
Stingiest Man in Town, The Twas the Night Before Christmas Year Without a Santa Claus, The

Andy Williams - One of Our Favorites!
Click here to visit Andy's website!

If you're a baby-boomer like us you'll certainly remember Andy Williams and his annual Christmas shows on television throughout the sixties and seventies. It just wasn't Christmas without Andy, his family, and the young Osmonds. The show was as much of a holiday staple in our house as the Rankin/Bass specials, the Grinch & Charlie Brown. Andy's special's featured holiday carols and songs sung with stars and loved ones, and captured the magic of the holidays and family. Andy currently performs his Christmas show yearly live in Branson, Missouri, to the delight of young and old! Click the pic to visit Andy's website and learn more of the man's illustrious career and upcoming theater dates!

More R/B On DVD in 2003!

The Rankin/Bass feature films THE DAYDREAMER and THE WACKY WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE will be released on DVD in 2003! The star-studded THE DAYDREAMER has been a long-time favorite of Rankin/Bass fans. Featuring live action and Animagic, this wonderful fantasy should be well received in digital format. Rick is currently working on 4 page booklets for the two DVD releases which are scheduled for Spring of next year!

A sneak peek at the rough cover image for the dvd release of The Wacky World of Mother Goose!

Angels We Have Heard: The Christmas Song Stories

New for the holidays! A new, full-color 464 page, 9 inch by 12 inch, 4-color Christmas Music History Coffee Table Book entitled Angels We Have Heard: The Christmas Song Stories By James Richliano. From "Jingle Bells" to "Jingle Bell Rock", this book also includes histories of some of the songs featured in Rankin/Bass holiday classics! In words and stunning magical images, this groundbreaking book takes you on a musical Christmas journey, and makes for a unique keepsake or gift you'll want to bring out every year!

Click here to visit the official website for more info or to order your copy today! "This is a wonderful HUGE hardcover book for the Holidays (At a GREAT price)! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I was fortunate to assist, along with DOROTHY IVES, on the lengthy BURL IVES chapter and it features quite a bit on JOHNNY MARKS and ROBERT L. MAY as well! If you like CHRISTMAS music and are a fan of classic CHRISTMAS LPs and films, this is the book for you! Much of the sheet music covers are featured full page! This book includes RARE Stills, letters, movie posters, etc. JAMES ADAM RICHLIANO makes his literary debut with a BANG!"

Click the pic for more information or to order yours today!

New Statues Coming To!
Coming Soon to this site, we will have two new lines of statues to accompany our "Uncle Boris" statue. The Underdog line will feature three statues: Underdog, Riff Raff and Simon Barsinister! The Popeye line will also feature three statues: Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oyl! They are sculpted by Tony Cipriano - the same artist who sculpted "Boris", and they will be priced similarly. Our Shipments are due to arrive December 4th, so we should have them available for order by the weekend after! Keep checking this page for updates or the "Ye Olde Shoppe" pages on our site!

UPDATE! The sculptures are here and up for sale!
Click Here to visit "Ye Old Shoppe" to order yours today!

Learn about Alex!  Click here to visit the official Alex Ross website! The Alex Ross Halloween Party Pics Have Arrived!

The annual Halloween Party hosted by legendary graphic novel and comic book artist Alex Ross was again a huge success in 2002! The super-hero themed party had a great turnout. Thanks go out to Mary & Mark Braun for supplying the photos! Host Alex (pictured right) took on the role of "The Tick" for the evening!

Alex hosted as The TicK!
Mary Braun as Mary Marvel and our own Rick Goldschmidt as Steve Austin (The Six Million Dollar Man)! Rick and Legendary cartoon sculptor Tom Margarites pose with Alex's life-size figure of The Man of Steel! WCIU's Svengoolie, Rich Koz, appearing as Bizarro Superman, poses with Mark and Mary's daughter as Supergirl! The Brauns: Mary as Mary Marvel, their daughter as Supergirl, and Mark as Dr. Strange! Batman and Thor made an appearance as well!

A "Thank You" We'd Like To Share!
After giving a surprise Halloween gift of a Mad Monster Party DVD to young LEO O'CONNELL (Son of our friend & legendary artist MITCH O'CONNELL), Rick received a wonderful "Thank You" note in return which warmed our hearts. Quite the little artist! A Chip off the old block. LEO is 6 years old!

Happy Holidays!
- Rick and Mark