Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Actor | Director | Producer | Writer
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Arthur Rankin, Jr. (born July 19, 1924 in New York City) is an American-born, Bermudian director, producer and writer, mostly working in animation.
The son of actor Arthur Rankin, in the early 1960s he founded the film production company Videocraft International (now called Rankin/Bass) with Jules Bass. The two worked closely together for many years, co-directing and producing a wide array of stop motion animated features and cartoons, perhaps most famously the holiday-themed TV specials, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV special), and Jack Frost. He is also credited with devising the story for many Rankin/Bass productions, including the featurefilms The Daydreamer and Mad Monster Party?.
In 1977 Rankin and Bass produced a version of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. The pair ... Show more...
As: Second Telegraph Operator
An orphan whose father has been killed by bandits inherits a mine. Cisco saves the mine and the child and also finds the child's real mother.
Runtime: 74 min.
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds