Rick & Billie Mae Richards on NPR Morning Radio!

The good folks at NPR radio recently interviewed Rick Goldschmidt and Billie Mae Richards, the voice of Rudolph, for their morning show and the segment, "Look Who's 40: ' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'" aired on December 1st of this year! If you missed it, CLICK HERE to link to and click on "Listen" to hear the segment. It's short but very well done! Enjoy!

Also, for everyone in the Chicagoland area, tune in to see Rick partake in a live televised interview for a segment on the WGN MORNING NEWS on Monday, December 20th between 7 and 8 AM.!

Holiday Event at TheDeepArchives Animation Gallery!

from 2p.m. - 6p.m.

The Exhibition will feature a number of different AnimationArtists including
the Artists of the
RANKIN/BASS Holiday Classic Specials
also included in the Event
The Original Stop-Motion Art of Legendary Animator
a limited Number of Original CLAY GUMBYS & POKEYS will be available
as well as the RARE Original Storyboards from the
GUMBY Holiday Episode HUMBUG.

For More Information or to see Images; contact the Gallery or check out the Gallery's Website.

Starving Artists Benefit Show!

The STARVING ARTISTS are playing a BENEFIT Show for ERICK ORQUIOLA (Food Vendor). He is 29 and suddenly had a brain Annurism and was put on LIFE SUPPORT. The Show will be at Hactor Padilla's Night Club ILLUSIONS at 2525 W. Division in Chicago, IL. Donations/Cover will be taken at the door and THE STARVING ARTISTS start at 9PM to be followed by Hector Hernandez's band ...FOR ALL I CARE

New Christmas Discussion Forum Site!

We recently received an email informing us of a new website dedicated solely to the purpose of allowing users to join and discuss anything Christmas and holiday related! The site has alot of amazing features, check it out!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER! Order your Rudolph Book 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

Rudolph at Build A Bear Workshop!

Build A Bear Workshop has started selling their Beary Limited™ Rudolph® plush figure with light-up nose! They're sold out right now, but if you CLICK HERE you can sign up to be notified by email if another limited quantity of Rudolph® become available after the Christmas holiday!

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 with some of your Rankin/Bass favorites 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

Happy Holidays!
- Rick and Mark