Jules Bass

Birthday: Sep 16, 1935
Birthplace: Not Available
For anyone who grew up in the 1960s, '70s, or '80s, the mention of producer/director Jules Bass will no doubt spark the synapses to recall a warm, animated world where anything seemed possible. From television classics like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and Frosty the Snowman to such memorable features as The Hobbit (1978) and The Last Unicorn (1982), it's virtually impossible to think back to these animated wonders of childhood without experiencing a warm wave of nostalgia. A Philadelphia native who received his education at N.Y.U., Bass had his first post-college job at a New York advertising agency, though his creative instincts were left markedly unfulfilled by the position. Bass soon took his future into his own hands, however, and co-founded a New York-based film production company with Arthur Rankin Jr. Their collaboration with Rankin/Bass musical composer/conductor Maury Laws led to such memorable songs as "The Heat Miser/Snow Miser Theme" and "Put One Frost in Front of the Other," with Bass himself serving as lyricist on many of the tunes. Taking the director's chair for such efforts as Mad Monster Party? (1967), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976), and Pinocchio's Christmas (1980), Bass crafted some of the most warmhearted children's films of his generation. Although his activity on the small screen waned after the late '80s, Bass kept busy by penning a series of children's books based on the adventures of Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon and holding a series of children's cooking lessons in France to display the healthful nature of the herbivore creature's dining habits.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Producer Director 2006
No Score Yet Las Travesuras Del Superchido Director 1990
No Score Yet Wind In The Willows Director 1987
63% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Screenwriter Producer Director 1985
71% The Last Unicorn Director Producer 1982
No Score Yet The First Easter Rabbit Director Producer 1982
No Score Yet The Flight of Dragons Director Producer 1982
No Score Yet The Sins of Dorian Gray Producer 1982
No Score Yet Leprechaun's Christmas Gold Director 1981
67% The Return of the King Director Producer 1980
20% Pinocchio's Christmas Director 1980
57% Jack Frost Director Producer 1979
20% Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July Producer 1979
69% The Hobbit Producer Director Screenwriter 1978
100% The Stingiest Man in Town Director 1978
56% Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Director Producer 1977
No Score Yet The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town Producer Director 1977
No Score Yet The Last Dinosaur (Kyokutei tankensen Pora-Bora) Producer 1977
50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year Producer Director 1976
No Score Yet Frosty's Winter Wonderland Director Producer 1976
No Score Yet The Little Drummer Boy Book II Producer Director 1976
No Score Yet The Story of the First Christmas Snow (First Christmas) Producer Director 1975
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus Director Producer 1974
71% 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Actor Producer Director 1974
No Score Yet Marco Producer 1973
No Score Yet The Emperor's New Clothes Producer Director 1972
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail Producer Director 1971
93% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Director 1970
73% Frosty the Snowman Producer Executive Producer Director 1969
75% The Little Drummer Boy Producer Director 1968
70% Mad Monster Party Director 1967
No Score Yet The Daydreamer Director 1966
No Score Yet Wacky World of Mother Goose Director 1966
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Executive Producer Producer 1964


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