Arthur Rankin Jr. Interview (NYC 2005) @televisionacad

Arthur Rankin, Jr. was interviewed for three and a half hours in New York City for the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television. The interview was conducted by Jim Colucci on October 25, 2005.

Arthur talks about: his childhood and early influences; animation’s early days in the 1950s; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and the Animagic legacy; Santa Claus is Coming to Town; adapting JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit; The Jackson Five show with Diana Ross; the television movie The Bermuda Depths; advice to young animators.

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