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Jules Bass

Lowest Rated:   60% Frosty the Snowman (1969)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Director
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Las Travesuras Del Superchido
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Wind In The Willows
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
  • Producer
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1985
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Producer
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet The First Easter Rabbit
  • Director
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet The Sins of Dorian Gray
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet The Flight of Dragons
  • Director
  • Producer
1982
No Score Yet Leprechaun's Christmas Gold
  • Director
1981
67% The Return of the King
  • Producer
1980
No Score Yet Pinocchio's Christmas
  • Director
  • Producer
1980
No Score Yet Jack Frost
  • Director
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July
  • Producer
1979
67% The Hobbit
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Stingiest Man in Town
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Rudolph's Shiny New Year
  • Director
  • Producer
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
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Producer
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Marco
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Director
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail
  • Producer
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Director
  • Producer
1970
60% Frosty the Snowman
  • Executive Producer
1969
No Score Yet 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
92% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1964

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