WorldCat Identities

Rankin/Bass Productions

Works: 206 works in 534 publications in 2 languages and 20,533 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Drama  Christmas television programs  Animated television programs  Children's television programs  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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 )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frosty the snowman: When Frosty comes to life, he must weather a storm of adventures and the plans of an evil magician before he can find safety and happiness at the North Pole
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 2,017 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 hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is middle earth. The time is long ago, when man shared his days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Bilbo Baggins is a hero and a hobbit, a roundish, peaceable homebody who sets off on a dangerous quest -- even though adventures make hobbits late for dinner!
The Easter Bunny is comin' to town by Fred Astaire( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 1,289 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 )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 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 )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 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. Nestor the long-eared Christmas donkey: An outcast donkey escorts an expectant couple to Bethlehem. Rudolph's shiny new year: Father Time asks Rudolph to find the missing New Year baby
Santa Claus is comin' to town( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how Kris Kringle got his start as the world's most famous gift giver by struggling to bring toys and happiness to the children of Sombertown
The king and I by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 711 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."
The return of the king by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure continues ... as Frodo and Samwise battle Dark Lord Sauron to save Middle Earth, destroy the cursed Ring of Doom and restore King Aragorn to the throne of Gondor. This epic tale of Good vs. Evil is the conclusion to J.R.R. Tolkien's classic trilogy of Hobbit stories
The first Easter Rabbit( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuffy the Rabbit is a cuddly toy who magically comes to life and jouneys 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
Frosty the snowman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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
Mad monster party by Boris Karloff( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 445 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 by Fred Astaire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven animated Christmas tales, as they originally aired on network television
J.R.R. Tolkien's return of the king( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 385 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
Jack Frost by Warner Brothers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 369 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
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer : the classic story by Thea Feldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 347 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
'Twas the night before Christmas by Joel Grey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 343 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"--Container
Cricket on the hearth by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 319 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
Santa Claus is comin' to town ; The little drummer boy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Santa Claus 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
The original Christmas classics : Santa Claus is comin' to town; The little drummer boy; Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol; Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer; Cricket on the hearth; Frosty the snowman; Frosty returns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes seven original Christmas classics, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town; Frosty the Snowman; and others
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The first Easter Rabbit
The Easter Bunny is comin' to townRudolph the red-nosed reindeerThe year without a Santa ClausThe king and IThe first Easter RabbitJack Frost'Twas the night before Christmas
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Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. (New York)

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