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.
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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the nation the Christians were having a grand celebration. They left their offices early and closed all the shops, and it seemed almost as though the whole world has just stopped.
But hidden away, tucked far out of sight The Others were having a less silent night. They emerged from their houses in frolicsome fleets, Shouting with glee as they danced through the streets:
“Now Muslim! Now Jain! Now, Buddhist and Hindu! On, Jewish! On, Pagan! On, Bahá’í and Shinto! And all other faiths, and all nonbelievers! Get ready for Dim Sum, get ready for movies!”
And so off they went, the whole ethnic flock to India Palace and Mandarin Wok. They stuffed themselves silly on dumplings and kheer only stopping to watch the movies premier
Then they all stayed out late because none of them had to get home for Santa Clause. And at the end of the day they said with delight: "Merry Christmas to some, but to all a good night!”