Search results for "Jules Bass"


The Hobbit (1977) RT 67% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 2002

Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 chief Easter Bunny, and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than this archrival to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Vincent Price  •  Casey Kasem  •  Paul Frees

The Flight of Dragons (1982) RT Audience 92%

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Harry Morgan  •  John Ritter  •  James Gregory

The Last Unicorn (1982) RT 60% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2004

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Mia Farrow  •  Tammy Grimes

The Return of the King (1980)

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Theodore Bikel  •  William Conrad  •  John Huston

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) RT Audience 54%

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby new year, before the midnight of New Year's Eve.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Red Skelton  •  Frank Gorshin  •  Morey Amsterdam  •  Harold Peary

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Shirley Booth  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Dick Shawn  •  George S. Irving

The Little Drummer Boy (1968) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 2002

In this touching Christmas classic a young orphaned drummer boy is kidnapped. After he escapes he searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. He ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Ted Eccles  •  José Ferrer  •  Paul Frees  •  June Foray

Mouse on the Mayflower (1968) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 1993

The famous ship called Mayflower is trapped amidst a huge storm. The entire story is narrated by a church-mouse called Willum, from his viewpoint. The tale begins with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Tennessee Ernie Ford  •  Eddie Albert  •  John Gary  •  Joanie Sommers

The Emperor's New Clothes (1972) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Aug 2002

This is one of the 'Animagical' titles from the children's film archive of Rankin/Bass. The story line is reminiscent of an earlier 1966 R/B Animagic film, 'The Daydreamer', ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Imogene Coca  •  Allen Swift




Jack Frost (1979)

In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.  •  Masaki Izuka
CAST:  Buddy Hackett  •  Robert Morse  •  Paul Frees  •  Larry Storch

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) RT Audience 100%

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Earl Hammond  •  Earle Hyman  •  Larry Kenney  •  Lynne Lipton

The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town (1977) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Mar 2006

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Skip Hinnant  •  Bob McFadden  •  Ron Marshall

The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Oct 1990

This cartoon version of A Christmas Carol hails from the production house of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass--the team that brought you just about every other Christmas ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Tom Bosley  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Robert Morse

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Comedy • Family • Horror
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Allen Swift  •  Gale Garnett  •  Phyllis Diller

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975)

A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Cyril Ritchard

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Red Buttons  •  Ethel Merman  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Alan Sues

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Jimmy Durante  •  Billy De Wolfe  •  Jackie Vernon  •  Paul Frees

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Paul Frees

The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)

In this animated children's film, Mother Goose and her fairytale friends must stop a group of sneaky spies  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Susan Melvin  •  Bradley Bolke  •  Kevin Gavin