Arthur Rankin, Jr. ((July 19, 1924–January 30, 2014)
You’ve watched a production or two by this talented director and producer. Mr. Rankin and his business partner Jules Bass created cultural institutions that have entertained millions for generation and made the impossible possible. He worked alongside legendary actors and creators (including a group of animators who would later form the core of Studio Ghibli).
While the Rankin-Bass name has been pushed aside thanks to the owners of their decades of output, no one could forget the shows, films, and specials they brought to the world.
So, thank you, Mr. Rankin.
Oh man, I had no clue. Rankin still did interviews and stuff just recently. It’s too bad he’s gone. I loved all of Rankin Bass’ output as a kid.
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