Thursday, June 11, 2015

Help Support the Indie Go Go Campaign for a Rankin Bass Productions Documentary!

I have no idea how this documentary project on Indie Go Go is being overlooked! Rankin Bass brought us timeless tv and film classics such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, the animated 1977 version of The Hobbit and follow up The Return of the King, The Last Unicorn, and Thundercats. It really is time someone made a documentary worthy of their legacy. Thankfully, there is still time to save it!

Here's a bit of their campaign pitch:
If you are not already familiar with Rankin/Bass Productions, they have no doubt been responsible for some of your favorite holiday programing, and most likely been a part of one production or another that you grew up with. Rankin/Bass produced everything from holiday specials to cartoon shows, from feature dramas to cult horror. Rankin/Bass is a pivotal influence to American and World Culture. Their works have influenced generations of filmmakers and industry, authors and artists, as well as most of us to some degree or another. 
Their best known work is the 1964 holiday favorite “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” which still airs every year, and has now been viewed by over ONE-BILLION people worldwide. Other notable Rankin/Bass feature favorites include 1969’s “Frosty the Snowman” 1974’s “The Year Without A Santa Claus”, 1970’s “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, 1979’s “Jack Frost”, and 1967’s “Mad Monster Party?”. Rankin/Bass also produced many of the 1960’s, 70’s & 80’s favorite cartoon shows, including ThunderCats, SilverHawks, The Smokey Bear Show, The Jackson 5ive cartoon series, TigerSharks, and many, many more!

This Documentary is long overdue, and has been years in the making. We have mountains of information, and every contact imaginable with all the Rankin/Bass affiliates. However, most of the surviving members who are still around are getting up there in years. Arthur Rankin Jr. recently passed away, and we desperately need to get the stories from everyone else while there is still time.
Check out their Indie Go Go page for perks for donating to their cause. Or watch the video below! Hopefully this documentary will be able to get off the ground!

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