Jules Bass

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jules Bass (born September 16, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American director, producer, composer, and author. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jules Bass, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Hobbit (1977)

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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, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

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

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, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

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

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)

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 earn the top spot...and save Easter for children everywhere!  (more)

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

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 earn the top spot...and save Easter for children everywhere!  (more)

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

The Flight of Dragons (1982)

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The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who ...  (more)

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

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who ...  (more)

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

The Last Unicorn (1982)

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 discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by ...  (more)

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

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 discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by ...  (more)

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)

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

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)

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

The Wind in the Willows (1987)

The Irresponsible Toad is in a mess and needs help from his friends try and save Toad Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Charles Nelson Reilly  •  José Ferrer  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Paul Frees

The Irresponsible Toad is in a mess and needs help from his friends try and save Toad Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Charles Nelson Reilly  •  José Ferrer  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Paul Frees

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)

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

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

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

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

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

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 Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical ...  (more)

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

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 Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical ...  (more)

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

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

After being kidnapped and escaping, a young drummer boy searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. He gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has; a song on his drum, said song being the only gift Baby Jesus responds to.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Ted Eccles  •  José Ferrer  •  Paul Frees  •  June Foray

After being kidnapped and escaping, a young drummer boy searches for his camel and finds him in the Nativity of the Baby Jesus. He gives Baby Jesus the only gift he has; a song on his drum, said song being the only gift Baby Jesus responds to.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Ted Eccles  •  José Ferrer  •  Paul Frees  •  June Foray

The Mouse on the Mayflower (1968)

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 pilgrim preachers deciding to move to America and getting aboard the Mayflower. However, ...  (more)

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

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 pilgrim preachers deciding to move to America and getting aboard the Mayflower. However, ...  (more)

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

The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (1972)

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', both of which chronicles the fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Imogene Coca  •  Allen Swift

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', both of which chronicles the fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Danny Kaye  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Imogene Coca  •  Allen Swift

Jack Frost (1979)

Pardon-me Pete, the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see him. His request is granted, but only on the condition that by the ...  (more)

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

Pardon-me Pete, the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see him. His request is granted, but only on the condition that by the ...  (more)

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

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)

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 baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up ...  (more)

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

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 baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up ...  (more)

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

The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977)

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 kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Skip Hinnant  •  Bob McFadden  •  Ron Marshall

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 kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Skip Hinnant  •  Bob McFadden  •  Ron Marshall

The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)

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 special you saw as a kid (including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Reinvented as a 49-minute ...  (more)

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

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 special you saw as a kid (including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Reinvented as a 49-minute ...  (more)

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 is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Allen Swift  •  Gale Garnett  •  Phyllis Diller

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 is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. ...  (more)

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 gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Don Messick

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 gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Don Messick

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 awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of ...  (more)

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

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 awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of ...  (more)

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. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate ...  (more)

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

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. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate ...  (more)

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

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)

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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 toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Paul Frees

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 toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Paul Frees
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