WorldCat Identities

Rankin/Bass Productions

Overview
Works: 200 works in 506 publications in 2 languages and 20,595 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, 791.4372
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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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,372 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. Frosty returns: When a power-hungry tycoon invents a product that will eliminate snow, Holly must convince the people of Beansboro to save the snow and her friend Frosty
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 2,022 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 )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,999 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 Easter Bunny is comin' to town by Fred Astaire( Visual )

17 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 )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 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 )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nestor, the long-eared Christmas donkey: An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem
Santa Claus is comin' to town( Visual )

17 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( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 726 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 687 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 598 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
Frosty the snowman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 464 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 )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
J.R.R. Tolkien's return of the king( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 389 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 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. 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
Jack Frost by Warner Brothers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 367 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
'Twas the night before Christmas by Joel Grey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 347 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 341 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
Cricket on the hearth by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 323 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
The original Christmas classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 296 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
Santa Claus is comin' to town ; The little drummer boy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 293 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
 
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The first Easter Rabbit
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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
Alternative Names

controlled identityVideocraft International, Ltd.

Rankin and Bass (Firm)

Rankin/Bass

Rankin Bass Animated Entertainment

Rankin/Bass Productions

Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. (New York)

Videocraft International

ランキン・バス

蓝金贝斯公司

Languages
English (205)

Spanish (5)