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Ryan Voyles

Ryan Voyles
Ryan Voyles's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) The animation and Matthau help to create one of the most underrated specials in the Rankin/Bass catalogue.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
No Score Yet The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) Even at 22 minutes, this special labors to fill its run time, as summed up the nearly four-minute middle section that revolves around one song about the glory of using currency for trade.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
63% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) Lacks the lighthearted charm of the earlier specials, but makes up for it in its tight plot and the best Animagic the studio ever did.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
50% Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) As a whole, Nester is a well-intentioned (if lesser) version of the "misfits can make a difference" story that Rankin/Bass did much better in Rudolph. The story is thin and sometime struggles to fill the brief 22-minute running time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
No Score Yet Santa, Baby (2003) A true oddity in the Rankin/Bass collection, this little-seen special deserves a far better fate.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
No Score Yet Cricket on the Hearth (1967) Swapped out the now-iconic Animagic for unappealing traditional animation. It also removed any really engaging songs or fun characters.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
73% The Little Drummer Boy (1968) Certainly lives up to its reputation as the bleakest of the Rankin/Bass collection. But the 20 minutes of wallowing in misery is worthwhile for the company's best finale ever. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
95% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Rudolph set the template for dozens of specials to come, from the theme of acceptance to celebrity narrators and original songs, but few ever matched the captivating high of the godfather of Christmas specials.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
No Score Yet Pinocchio's Christmas (1980) [Rankin/Bass] took one of the most iconic figures in children's literature and forced a Christmas theme onto him, creating a weird and clumsy feature known as Pinocchio's Christmas.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
67% 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) There's a lot of weird stuff going on aside from the premise, including a central theme of "Shut up, nerd! Stop thinking and just believe.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
20% Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July (1979) Overall, it's a quirky special with some of the best Animagic Rankin/Bass ever did, but it's a long 97 minutes... If you're willing to make the time for it, it's worth the view.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
50% Jack Frost (1979) There's nothing inherently bad about the special, and it does have a number of entertaining songs.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
79% Frosty the Snowman (1969) It's a tight narrative that avoids unnecessary detours or mediocre songs, and Professor Hinkle is the perfect foil for the children and the kind, absent-minded Frosty. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
No Score Yet Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) The absent-minded Frosty character is a delight, and his specials have some of the best supporting characters. Plus, it's no Frosty Returns, which is the highest possible compliment.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) On paper, the special sounds like a fun trip, but it's a laborious viewing experience. The weird factor can only do so much to cover up the weak story, songs and supporting characters.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
92% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) This special is more in line with the light-hearted cheeriness one would expect when talking about elves and an immortal toymaker.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
No Score Yet Leprechaun's Christmas Gold (1981) The special understands that none of this makes sense, so half of its 25 minutes are give over to the leprechaun narrator explaining the lore.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) With improved Animagic, great original and cover songs, memorable characters, and the right amount of engaging weirdness, this is the rare special that hits its mark on every level.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018