The Rankin / Bass Christmas Collection
|Number of Discs
08 November 2023
|Runtime (in minutes)
Featuring ground-breaking ‘Animagic’ stop motion animation
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Have a holly jolly Christmas with the most famous reindeer of all in this original holiday special. After being told he could not play in any reindeer games due to his glowing nose, Rudolph sets out on a fantastic journey where he meets Hermey the eld, prospector Yukon Cornelius and a host of misfit toys, all while trying to hide from the Abominable Snow Monster. It’s a race against time as his family and Clarice try to find him during a big snowstorm that threatens to cancel Christmas. It’s pure holiday magic for the entire family.
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
- The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass – documentary
- Restoring The Puppets of Rudolph – featurette
- Reimagining Rudolph in 4D
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer attraction film
- T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games – video storybook
Frosty The Snowman
Discover how everyone’s favourite happy, jolly soul came to life one day in this original holiday special. After Karen and her friends build a snowman on Christmas Eve, Frosty comes alive with a little help from a discarded magic hat. As temperatures rise, Karen must help Frosty get to the North Pole before he melts. At the same time, they are also being chased by Professor Hinkle who wants his magic hat back. Includes the bonus holiday special – FROSTY RETURNS.
- Audio commentary by animation historian Mark Evanier
- Original pencil test
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Celebrate the season with the story of Kris Kringle in this original holiday special. After being discovered by a family of elves, baby Claus is raised by the Kringles and grows up to become a toymaker. Wanting to share his toys with the children of Sombertown, Kris must overcome the Winter Warlock and the Burgermeister Meisterburger along with some help from Miss Jessica and Topper.
- Audio commentary by animation historian Greg Ehrbar
The Little Drummer Boy
The heart-warming story of Aaron, the Little Drummer Boy, who comes upon the birth of baby Jesus and learns that the best gift is one given from the heart.
Cricket On The Hearth
The story of a toymaker and his daughter who are befriended by a cricket named Croket on Christmas morning. Based on the story by Charles Dickens.
Mr Magoo’s A Christmas Carol
This musical adaptation of the classic tale by Charles Dickens stars Magoo as the cold-hearted old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and was the first-ever animated holiday special created for television.
- Audio commentary
- From Pencil To Paint – Production montage slide show
- “Ringle Ringle” – Styne & Merrill song demo
- Lord’s Bright Blessing – storyboard sequence
- Fezziwig – Storyboard sequence