Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. (founded as Videocraft International, Ltd.) was an American production company, best known for its seasonal television specials, particularly its work in stop-motion animation. The pre-1974 library is owned by NBCUniversal, while the post-1974 library is owned by Time Warner. Rankin/Bass stop-motion features are recognizable by their visual style of doll-like characters with spheroid body parts, and ubiquitous powdery snow using an animation technique called "Animagic." Often, traditional cel animation scenes of falling snow would be projected over the action to create the effect of a snowfall.
Categorized here are Christmas specials, movies, and albums produced by Rankin/Bass Productions.
All items (30)
- A Christmas Tree (Festival of Family Classics)
- Cricket on the Hearth (1967)
- The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow
- Frosty the Snowman (Rankin/Bass)
- Frosty's Winter Wonderland
- The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold
- The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
- The Little Drummer Boy (Rankin/Bass)
- The Little Drummer Boy, Book II
- Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin/Bass)
- Rudolph's Shiny New Year
- The Rudolph, Frosty & Friends Sing Along
- Rudolph, Frosty and Friends' Favorite Christmas Songs
- Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
- Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and Frosty the Snowman: The Original Television Soundtrack Recordings
- Santa, Baby!
- The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)