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"In his very thorough book about RANKIN/BASS Productions, Goldschmidt lists more than 50 television specials, series and films." -- THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, December 10, 1999

"Thorough enough to give us three appendices, two indexes, and a section on collectibles and memorabillia at no extra charge" -- TOON MAGAZINE Summer, 1998

About the Author

Rick Goldschmidt has been the official RANKIN/BASS Biographer/Historian for the studio for the last decade. He has worked with various companies (GOLDEN BOOKS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, PERCEPTO.COM, ENESCO CORP., PLAYING MANTIS, etc.) on RANKIN/BASS related products since the release of his first book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS. With MISER BROS. PRESS, he has recently published his 2nd book available in Hardback only, THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER which features a foreword by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and the participation from all that made the longest-running, highest-rated TV Special in the history of the medium.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Miser Bros. Press; 2nd Printing edition (September 21, 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 097130811X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971308114
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,501,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I am the official RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS historian/biographer and have authored two books on RANKIN/BASS. The first is THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO and the second THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. I also was the project consultant and am featured in the documentaries on the DVDs MAD MONSTER PARTY (Sept. 8, 2009 DELUXE EDITION) and THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (Christmas edition 2007)BOTH available on AMAZON. I have recorded three CDs with the GIN BLOSSOMS and my first is available at AMAZON "Rick Goldschmidt Sings."

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Rankin/Bass animagic Holiday specials are as much a part of my childhood memories as putting up the tree, hanging the stockings and painting the eggs.
It is nice to see Rick Goldschmidt drag them from the foggy haze of my nostalgia and bring them back into the light. I never new that there was so much information on Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. "The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass" has it all, from the most obscure cel animated cartoon to the classic animagic of Rudolph and Santa.
Everything you could want is here: Behind the scenes photographs, a complete list of Rankin/Bass works, well-written articles and a jumble of Rankin/Bass memorabilia. This book is even more relevant, now that the Rankin/Bass filmography is being released on DVD. It will make you chomp at the bit for each new release.
If Peter Cottontail, The Snow Miser and Heat Miser, Frosty the Snowman and Happy the Christmas Baby ("those ears!") ring any bells for you, then you will enjoy "The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass."
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth B. Sharp on October 18, 2000
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Impeccably researched and comprehensively detailed, "The Enchanted World Of Rankin/Bass" is a treasure trove of info for fans of the wonderful animated programs created by the duo. Lovingly written by Rick Goldschmidt, the book is a wonderful keepsake chronicling the creation and enduring impact of the classic rankin/Bass animated shows. Tons of rare photos--many in breathtaking color--rare memorabilia plus lots more await the reader on this terrific journey back in time. Compelling interviews with many of the personnel involved with the shows --voiceover artists, script writers, set designers, inudstry big wigs---draw the reader into the story. From "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" to "Frosty The Snowman," all your faviorites are here in this terrific tome. This is the bible for fans of Rankin/Bass and author Goldschmidt should be commended for his exemplary efforts. Refreshing, informative and full of fascinating minutaie, the book is a true labor of love. What are you waiting for? Stop reading this review and buy the book...NOW!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By George Zadorozny on October 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
Rick Goldschmidt has done an UTTERLY SUPERB job in creating his incandescently splendid book, "The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass!" Not only is it a unique goldmine of information about the studio and its magnificent writers and artists and musicians, it is also the single most gloriously illustrated book I have EVER seen! I've had the book for two years, and every time I look at it, I'm STILL bowled over by the incomparable beauty of the photographs depicting the various films made by Rankin/Bass. The gorgeous quality of the photographic reproductions is UNMATCHED by any other book I've EVER seen! (How'd you do it, Rick?!?) In sum, this book is bright, brilliant, effulgent, lambent, luminous, lustrous, refulgent, shiny, bewitching, charming, enthrallong, entrancing, spellbinding, fascinating, lovely, delightful, coruscating, gleaming, glimmering, glinting, glistening, glittering, scintillating, shimmering, twinkling, winkling, peppy, pert, spirited, sparkling, resplendent, sumptuous, ebullient, exuberant, joyous, and marvelous! BRAVO!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LINDSEY LYTHBERG on September 29, 2001
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This book is AMAZING and I was so happy to hear it was in PRINT again! Copies were selling for Hundreds of dollars at EBAY...even for the soft-cover! The Hardcover was selling for twice as much! Love this book! ...Pictures and info galore on RANKIN/BASS and Tons on RUDOLPH and MAD MONSTER PARTY! My two favorites! Don'tmiss this one!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Denny on November 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
How can anyone not buy this book,I will buy it today,but even without it Rankin Bass has given us all great memories of such classics as Rudolph and Frosty and there characters still live on today through many promotions such as the new beanies that are out.Rick Goldschmidt should be commended greatly for letting everyone enjoy once more the magic that is Rankin/Bass.The only shame is the company that now owns the various products Rudolph,Frosty and others did not leave the Rankin Bass ending logos at the end of the video when they reproduced them on video and dvd.5 stars go out To Rick and Tiger Mountain Press for keeping an old standby Ranking Bass in our memories and thoughts.ScottDenny
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul Petroskey on October 14, 2000
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This is one of my favorite books, EVER! When I found out that this book existed, it was a happy day! Born in 1970, I grew up watching all of these shows and they became a huge part of my life. Even having read the book, I still get it out every Christmas to re-read about the shows as I watch them. There are more illustrations in here than I could possibly take the time to count! My four year old loves to look at it, too. This book can even help you identify some of the specials you only have a vague remembrance of - it's all here! If you, like me, find yourself singing the "Heat-miser/Snow-miser song" in the middle of the summer, than buy this book today!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen McCarthy on March 16, 2000
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Rick Goldschmidt captured my memories from childhood and put them in a book! Even as an adult, I Still love watching Rudolph and Frosty! This book gives a synopsis of all the Rankin/Bass shows and fills in many of the blanks. Thanks Rick, for a wonderful book. I truly enjoyed reading it.
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