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Rankin/Bass Productions

Works: 162 works in 442 publications in 2 languages and 19,085 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Christmas television programs  Animated television programs  Film adaptations  Children's television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Rankin/Bass Productions
Most widely held works by Rankin/Bass Productions
Frosty the Snowman by Jimmy Durante( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frosty the Snowman goes where he's needed most, and the town of Evergreen sure needed a visit. Mr. Tinkerton, the mayor, runs a tight ship, and there's no room for talk of magic or any other such nonsense. But, when Frosty the Snowman comes to town, he shows the town's children that magic is real
The hobbit by Peter Jackson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,885 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,803 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 )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Kidsville, a town run entirely by children, the children and Sunny the Bunny make goodies for the Easter holiday, and win over the grumpy nearby Town of grownups by inventing many happy Easter traditions
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer by Romeo Muller( Visual )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 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 )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,086 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 comin' to town by Family Home Entertainment( Visual )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does Santa's suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the world's most famous gift giver
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated adaptation of the musical, with additions such as an evil sorceror plotting to steal the throne and playful new characters "kids will love."
Jack Frost by Maxfield Parrish( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated film where Pardon-Me-Pete, the official groundhog of Groundhog Day tells the story of Jack Frost. Jack Frost falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see him. When his request is granted, the girl he loves is kidnapped by an evil Cossack who threatens to destroy the entire town. But the only way he can save her and the town is to have his magic powers back
The first Easter Rabbit( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 624 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
The return of the king by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated version of Tolkien's story of the battle between good and evil denizens in which Frodo journeys to Mt. Doom to destroy his magic ring and is pitted against the forces of Sauron
Mad monster party( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 454 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
J.R.R. Tolkien's return of the king( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frodo the hobbit is back to battle the evil forces that have invaded Middle Earth. This continues the quest for the now-villainous Ring. Frodo vows to destroy the Ring, even if it costs him his own life. He pursues the Ring to the inside of Mount Doom, a volcano. He does this on behalf of good-guy Aragon, who will never be able to escape the dreaded land of Sauron so long as the Ring retains its evil powers
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 401 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 362 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 352 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 )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some sour soul has angered St. Nick, calling Christmas 'a fraudulent myth!' The skeptical rodent Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses 'and let up a little on the wonder why.' How Albert is persuaded to change his tune paves the way for Santa's jolly return to Junctionville
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer : the classic story by Thea Feldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 326 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 )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 280 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 Dennis R Shealy( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 238 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
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Rankin and Bass (Firm)


Rankin Bass Animated Entertainment

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Spanish (5)

The Easter Bunny is comin' to townRudolph the red-nosed reindeerThe year without a Santa ClausRodgers and Hammerstein's The King and IJack FrostThe first Easter RabbitThe return of the king'Twas the night before ChristmasRudolph the red-nosed reindeer