WorldCat Identities

Rankin, Arthur Jr

Overview
Works: 294 works in 914 publications in 3 languages and 27,017 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Drama  Christmas television programs  Animated television programs  Children's television programs  Christmas films  Fantasy films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Director, Production personnel, Performer, Author, Other, Film editor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur Rankin
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer by Romeo Muller( Visual )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relive the magic when Rudolph visits the Island of Misfit Toys, and Santa asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve
Frosty the Snowman by Jimmy Durante( Visual )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,545 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 hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,332 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 last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( Visual )

67 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,180 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
Santa Claus is comin' to town( Visual )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,855 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 classic about Kris Kringle, the world's most famous gift-giver
Here comes Peter Cottontail( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Cottontail wants to be the chief Easter Bunny and everyone in April Valley agrees, except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than his rival to earn the top spot and save Easter for children everywhere
The little drummer boy( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphaned drummer boy witnesses the birth of baby Jesus. Having no gift for him, he gives the only thing he has: a song
The year without a Santa Claus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 822 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
Frosty's winter wonderland( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frosty's winter wonderland: Frosty the snowman comes to life and his friends build him a snowwife. The snowpeople fall in love and prepare for a lavish wedding celebration. But the evil Jack Frost freezes Frosty lifeless. Only a special warm kiss placed onto Frosty's cold cheek and the words "I love you" can bring him back to life
The Easter Bunny is comin' to town by Fred Astaire( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 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
The first Easter Rabbit( Visual )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 603 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
Cricket on the hearth by Charles Dickens( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 523 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
Frosty the snowman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 461 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
Santa Claus is comin' to town ; The little drummer boy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 416 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 year without a Santa Claus : plus, Rudolph's shiny new year, and, Nestor, the long-eared Christmas donkey( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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
'Twas the night before Christmas by Joel Grey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 387 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
The original Christmas classics by Fred Astaire( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Claus is comin' to town!: The Burgermeister has outlawed toys from the children of Sombertown. Now, Kris Kringle will get his start as the world's most famous gift giver - Santa Claus - by struggling to bring toys and happiness to children
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
The king and I by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 370 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."
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Claus must save Frosty and Rudolph from a bad wizard
 
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The first Easter Rabbit
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Frosty the SnowmanHere comes Peter CottontailThe year without a Santa ClausThe Easter Bunny is comin' to townThe first Easter Rabbit'Twas the night before Christmas
Alternative Names
Arthur Gardner Rankin 1924-2014 Jr

Arthur Gardner Rankin Jr. 1924-2014

Arthur Rankin

Arthur Rankin Jr. Amerikaans filmregisseur (1924-2014)

Arthur Rankin jr. amerikansk regissør

Arthur Rankin Jr. director estadounidense

Arthur Rankin Jr. regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Arthur Rankin mlajši

Rankin, Arthur 1924-2014

Rankin, Arthur Gadner, Jr. 1924-2014

Rankin, Arthur Gardner

Rankin Arthur Jr.

Rankin Arthur Jr 1924-2014

Άρθουρ Ράνκιν Τζούνιορ

Ранкин, Артур

란킨, 아서 1924-2014 주니어

란킨, 아서 주니어 1924-2014

아서 랜킨 주니어

アーサー・ランキン・Jr

小亞瑟・蘭欽

小亚瑟·兰金

Languages
English (420)

Spanish (15)

German (1)