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Jules Bass

Highest Rated: 73% The Last Unicorn (1982)

Lowest Rated: 20% Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1980)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1935

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

One half of the celebrated animation production company Rankin/Bass, Jules Bass produced, directed and wrote music for some of the longest-running, universally adored animated holiday specials, including "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (NBC, 1964) and "Frosty the Snowman" (CBS, 1969), as well as "The Hobbit" (NBC, 1977) and weekly series like "ThunderCats" (syndicated, 1985-89). Rankin/Bass's stop-motion "Animagic" process imbued their efforts with a level of wonder and technical finesse that was underscored by the charm and genuine warmth of their stories, which often surpassed the fabricated emotions of bigger-budgeted studio and network efforts. Rankin/Bass produced an enormous array of animated projects between 1964 and 1987, as well as several live-action features and TV films, though none of these were held in the same regard as their holiday specials, which became an essential part of the season itself through yearly screenings. Jules Bass' best work with Arthur Rankin, Jr. was not unlike the holiday itself: magical, moving and altogether memorable.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mumm-Ra Lives Executive Producer - 1987
No Score Yet 70% Wind in the Willows Director - 1987
73% 86% The Last Unicorn Director,
Producer
- 1982
No Score Yet 92% The Flight of Dragons Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Easter Rabbit Director - 1982
No Score Yet 44% Leprechaun's Christmas Gold Director - 1981
20% 32% Pinocchio's Christmas Director - 1980
67% 38% The Return of the King Director - 1980
20% 35% Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Director - 1980
57% 61% Jack Frost Director - 1979
100% 52% The Stingiest Man in Town Director - 1978
No Score Yet 41% The Bermuda Depths Producer - 1978
56% 54% Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Director - 1977
69% 65% The Hobbit Director,
Producer
- 1977
No Score Yet 50% The Last Dinosaur Producer - 1977
No Score Yet 44% Frosty's Winter Wonderland Director - 1976
50% 52% Rudolph's Shiny New Year Director - 1976
No Score Yet 67% The First Christmas: The First Christmas Snow Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Producer - 1973
No Score Yet 70% Here Comes Peter Cottontail Director,
Producer
- 1971
73% 72% Frosty the Snowman Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wacky World of Mother Goose Director - 1967
70% 67% Mad Monster Party? Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 40% The Daydreamer Director,
Original Music
- 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet SilverHawks Executive Producer 1986

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