Rankin/Bass Productions was an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials.

Feature films

Title Year Director(s) Screenwriter Composer Narrator Ref
The Wacky World of Mother Goose 1967 Jules Bass Romeo Muller Jules Bass [1]
The Last Dinosaur 1977 Alex Grasshoff
Tom Kotani
William Overgard Jules Bass
Maury Laws
[2]
The Last Unicorn[a] 1982 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Peter S. Beagle Jimmy Webb
Matthew McCauley
[3]

Television specials

Title Year Director(s) Screenwriter Composer Narrator Ref
Return to Oz 1964 [4]
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 Larry Roemer Romeo Muller Johnny Marks Burl Ives [5]
The Ballad of Smokey the Bear 1966 Larry Roemer Joseph Schrank Johnny Marks James Cagney [6]
Mouse on the Mayflower 1968 Jules Bass

Arthur Rankin, Jr.

Romeo Muller Maury Laws Tennessee Ernie Ford [7]
The Little Drummer Boy 1968 Jules Bass
Takeya Nakamura
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Colin Romoff Greer Garson [8]
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Jimmy Durante [9]
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians 1970 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws [10]
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 1970 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Jules Bass
Maury Laws
[11]
Here Comes Peter Cottontail 1971 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Jack Rollins Danny Kaye [12]
The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes 1972 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Danny Kaye [13]
Mad Mad Mad Monsters 1972 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Louis Silverman
William J. Keenan
[14]
Festival of Family Classics: The Arabian Knights 1973 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Maury Laws [15]
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jerome Coopersmith Maury Laws Joel Grey [16]
The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
William J. Keenan
Phyllis McGinley
Maury Laws Shirley Booth [17]
The First Christmas 1975 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Julian P. Gardner Maury Laws Angela Lansbury [18]
The First Easter Rabbit 1976 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Julian P. Gardner Maury Laws Burl Ives [19]
The Little Drummer Boy: Book II 1976 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Maury Laws Greer Garson [20]
Frosty's Winter Wonderland 1976 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Jack Rollins
Steve Nelson
Andy Griffith [21]
Rudolph's Shiny New Year 1976 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Johnny Marks Red Skelton [22]
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town 1977 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Fred Astaire [23]
The Hobbit 1977 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Maury Laws [24]
Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 1977 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Roger Miller [25]
The Stingiest Man in Town 1978 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller
Janice Torre
Charles Dickens
Fred Spielman
Janice Torre
Tom Bosley [26]
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Johnny Marks
Maury Laws
[27]
Jack Frost 1979 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Buddy Hacket [28]
The Ivory Ape 1980 Tom Kotani William Overgard Bernard Hoffer
Maury Laws
[29]
The Return of the King 1980 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Maury Laws [30]
Pinocchio's Christmas 1980 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws [31]
The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold 1981 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Romeo Muller Maury Laws Art Carney [32]
The Flight of Dragons 1982 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Maury Laws [33]
The Sins of Dorian Gray 1983 Tony Maylam Peter Lawrence Jules Bass
Bernard Hoffer
[34][35]
Beauty and the Beast[b] 1983 [36]
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus[c] 1985 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Julian P. Gardner
L. Frank Baum
Bernard Hoffer [37]
The Wind in the Willows[d] 1987 Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
[38]

Feature films

Stop motion animation

Traditional animation

Live action

Animated TV specials

Stop motion animation

Traditional animation

Episodes of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Animated TV series

Stop motion animation

Traditional animation

Animated TV movies

Live-action TV movies

Notes

  1. ^ The Last Unicorn (1982) was co-produced by Rankin/Bass Productions with ITC Films and Jensen Farley Pictures.
  2. ^ Beauty and the Beast originally aired on November 25, 1983 on CBS as a Kenner Family Classics Thanksgiving special.
  3. ^ The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) is based on the 1902 children's story of the same name, written by L. Frank Baum.
  4. ^ The Wind in the Willows (1987) is based on the 1908 children's story of the same name, written by Kenneth Grahame.

References

  1. ^ "The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Last Dinosaur (1977) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The Last Unicorn (1982) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Return to Oz (1964) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Burl Ives. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "The Ballad of Smokey the Bear (1966) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. November 24, 1966. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Mouse on the Mayflower (1968) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ the Vienna Boys Choir. "The Little Drummer Boy (1968) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Jimmy Durante. "Frosty the Snowman (1969) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians at IMDb
  11. ^ "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1970) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "The Emperor's New Clothes (1972) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. February 21, 1972. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "The Arabian Knights (1973) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Jules Bass'. "The Year without a Santa Claus (1974) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "The First Christmas (1975) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "The First Easter Rabbit (1976)". AllMovie. Retrieved December 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Zero Mostel. "The Little Drummer Boy: Book 2 (1976) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)". AllMovie. Retrieved December 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "The Easter Bunny Is Coming to Town (1977) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "The Hobbit (1978) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July (1979) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "Jack Frost (1979) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ "The Ivory Ape (1980) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. April 18, 1980. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ "The Return of the King (1980) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. May 11, 1980. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. ^ "Pinocchio's Christmas (1980) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ "Leprechaun's Christmas Gold (1981) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  33. ^ "The Flight of Dragons (1982) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  34. ^ "The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983)". AllMovie. Retrieved December 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  35. ^ Epstein, Adam (August 17, 2017). ""The Picture of Dorian Gray" is getting a gender-swapped film adaptation". Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  36. ^ DeBeaumont (November 25, 1983). "Beauty and the Beast (1983) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  37. ^ L. Frank Baum. "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  38. ^ "The Wind in the Willows (1987) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. July 5, 1987. Retrieved December 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)