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Rankin/Bass Productions

Works: 153 works in 414 publications in 2 languages and 19,088 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Children's films  Fantasy films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Christmas television programs  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Animated television programs 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rankin/Bass Productions
Most widely held works by Rankin/Bass Productions
Frosty the Snowman by Jimmy Durante( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snowman built by elementary school children comes to life after they place a magicians top hat on his head. Frosty befriends Karen, one of the little girls, and she tries to make certain that Frosty lives on
The hobbit an unexpected journey by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely unicorn, believing herself to be the last, searches for any others of her kind, while avoiding the malevolent Red Bull, the agent believed to have destroyed the rest of her herd. She finally finds help from a magician named Schmendrick and a knight named Prince Lir
The Easter Bunny is comin' to town( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny. An uplifting message that teaches children about the origins of Easter traditions such as Easter egg hunts, egg rolling contests and Easter bonnets
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by William R Kowalchuk( Visual )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas will be canceled unless Santa can find a way to guide his sleigh through a blizzard. Frosty the Snowman (Burl Ives) narrates and sings the animated story of a misfit reindeer who saves Christmas
The year without a Santa Claus( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year without a Santa Claus: When Santa decides to take Christmas off, two elves go to find children to convince Santa to come back, but first they have to get past the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser
Santa Claus is coming to town by Katherine Davis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Santa Clause is comin' to town] Relates the story of how Santa Claus gained fame as the ultimate gift-giver, and Little drummer boy portrays the spirit of Christmas. [The little drummer boy] A little orphan boy laments that he has no gift to bring the infant Jesus. He finally realizes that he can share his most precious gift of music with the new-born babe
Jack Frost by Maxfield Parrish( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack uses all his icy powers to free the pretty maiden Elisa from the evil clutches of Kubla Kraus the Cossack
The first Easter Rabbit( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuffy the Rabbit is a cuddly toy who magically comes to life and journeys to Easter Valley, an enchanted realm where it's always springtime, even though it's not all that far from Santa's house. From there, the Bunny hopes to bring the first-ever basket of Easter goodies to children. Unfortunately, a cold-hearted ice creature named Zero refuses to allow such happiness. If Zero has his way, he will freeze out Easter celebrations forever
Mad monster party( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls a convention of monsters to elect his successor
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Cricket on the hearth: tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Frosty the snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. Frosty returns: The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. Santa Claus is comin' to town: A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. The little drummer boy: An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol: The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve
One Christmas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Sister Theresa rescues an orphan shepherd boy from a lightning storm, she lovingly nurses him back to health. However, the boy suffered injuries during the storm and wakes up blind and discouraged in his new surroundings. With Sister Theresa's help, the pint-sized shepherd with the king-sized heart learns that seeing goes deeper than what your eyes show you. Together, they discover that unconditional love can overcome any obstacles
Cricket on the hearth by Charles Dickens( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. It tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter which were helped by a Cricket named Crocket on Christmas morning. Crocket restores peace and happiness when tragedy strikes the family
'Twas the night before Christmas by Joel Grey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people and mice of Junctionville are worried when their letters to Santa are returned. Will Santa stop in Junctionville?
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer : the classic story by Thea Feldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Share the classic story of Rudolph with his glowing nose, an elf named Hermey who dreams of becoming a dentist, the prospector Yukon Cornelius, the Island of Misfit Toys, and the scary Abominable Snow Monster
The flight of dragons( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To stop the sinister Red Wizard Ommadon from destroying nature, the Green Wizard Carolinus snatches Peter, a man of science and magic, from the 20th century to capture Ommadon's empowering red crown. Peter is helped on his quest by a fire-breathing dragon, an elf, and a knight
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer by Robert L May( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shunned by the other reindeer because of his red nose, Rudolph becomes a hero when he guides Santa's sleigh through a blinding blizzard, and Christmas morning is saved for boys and girls all over the world
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful story of the eccentric Mr. Toad and his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole. This quirky quartet are the centerpiece of an engaging adventure/comedy that teaches a valuable lesson in modesty
The enchanted world of Rankin/Bass by Rick Goldschmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rankin Bass Animated Entertainment

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English (203)

Spanish (4)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerThe year without a Santa ClausJack FrostThe first Easter Rabbit'Twas the night before ChristmasRudolph the red-nosed reindeer