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Arthur Rankin Jr.

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Date of Birth:
19 July 1924Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Date of Death:
30 January 2014Harrington Sound, Bermuda

Birth Name:
Arthur Gardner Rankin Jr.

Short Biography:

The Last Unicorn (1982)

# 01449 IMDb

The Last Unicorn (1982)

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Family, Animation, Fantasy (1h 32min)

USA USA, UK UK, Japan Japan, West Germany West Germany

Fine! Rated 7.5 after 20,966 votes on 08-Feb-18.

1 nomination

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

The Flight of Dragons (1982)

# 01374 IMDb

The Flight of Dragons (1982)

TaglineA wondrous tale of action and suspense, damsels and ogres, dungeons and dragons, questing knights and evil warlocks.

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy (1h 36min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 4,680 votes on 08-Feb-18.

Faced with the inevitable replacement of magic by science, the magician Carolinus summons his 3 brothers (all magicians) to pitch a wild plan. The creation of a realm of magic to exist separate and apart from the world of man, where all things magical can be protected. 2 of Carolinus' brothers buy into the plan and offer their assistance. However one brother Ommadon rebels refusing to join this (...)

The Return of the King (1980)

# 00609 IMDb

The Return of the King (1980)

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Animation, Musical, Fantasy (1h 38min)

USA USA

Rated 5.7 after 2,767 votes on 03-Aug-16.

This film adapts the final book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy where the Hobbits, Frodo and Samwise, struggle through the barren land of Mordor to destroy the Ruling Ring in Mount Doom. At the same time, Gandalf and the others wage a desperate battle against the forces of Sauron at Minos Tirith, but Sauron seems to have the upper hand while the source of his power, the Ring, slowly threatens to (...)

Jack Frost (1979)

# 14710 IMDb TV-G 

Jack Frost (1979)

By Jules Bass (directed by), Arthur Rankin Jr. (directed by)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance (48min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 2,337 votes on 28-Jul-18.

Jack Frost ushers in winter every year, but he is upset that he is unable to interact with humans, since they cannot see him. When he falls in love with the young peasant woman Elisa, he requests to be made human and his superior, Father Winter, who agrees to make him permanently human as long as he has a house, horse, bag of gold, and a wife by the beginning of spring. When Jack arrives in town (...)

The Hobbit (1977)

# 01136 IMDb

The Hobbit (1977)

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Animation, Fantasy, Family (1h 17min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 11,125 votes on 23-Sep-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by an evil dragon named Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he (...)

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

# 09193 IMDb

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical (51min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.9 after 5,550 votes on 09-Oct-17.

Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser, first, before they land in Southtown, USA, where it never snows (...)

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

# 08576 IMDb

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

By Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura (uncredited)

Family, Short, Animation (25min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 2,816 votes on 01-Mar-17.

Animated film version of the legendary song of a boy who lets out all his frustrations on a drum, little knowing how significant this drum will be in the birth of the newborn Jesus.

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

# 08477 IMDb

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

TaglineIt's the Silliest Party of the Year... and you're all invited!

By Jules Bass

Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Musical (1h 34min)

USA USA

Rated 6.7 after 2,301 votes on 19-Nov-17.

When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there including Dracula, The Werewolf, The Creature, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and many more. But Frankenstein's title is not all that is at stake. The famous doctor has also discovered the secret of total destruction that must (...)

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

# 07631 IMDb

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

By Kizo Nagashima, Larry Roemer

Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical (47min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.1 after 18,627 votes on 25-Feb-17.

Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the (...)

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