Jules Bass

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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1935

Filmography

Director (27)

Pinocchio's Christmas 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wind in the Willows 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

The Coneheads 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

The Last Unicorn 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Jack Frost 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

Pinocchio's Christmas 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Director

The Little Drummer Boy, Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

The First Christmas Snow 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director

The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad 1970 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Mad Monster Party 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

The Daydreamer 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Frosty the Snowman (TV Show)

Director

Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Show)

Director

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (TV Show)

Director

Mad Mad Mad Monster (TV Show)

Director

Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Show)

Director

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (TV Show)

Director

The First Easter Rabbit (TV Show)

Director

The Hobbit (TV Show)

Director

The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold (TV Show)

Director

The Little Drummer Boy (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (19)

Comic Strip 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pinocchio's Christmas 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Silverhawks 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Thundercats 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Unicorn 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bermuda Depths 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

The Osmonds 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

The Jackson Five 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Producer

Marco 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tomfoolery 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mad Monster Party 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Willy McBean and His Magic Machine 1965 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Kid Power (TV Show)

Producer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV Show)

Co-Producer

The Ivory Ape (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Dinosaur (TV Show)

Producer

The Little Drummer Boy (Movie)

(Producer)

The New Adventures of Pinocchio (TV Show)

Producer

The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV Show)

Producer
Music (4)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

("Snow Miser") (Song)

The Daydreamer 1965 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Little Drummer Boy (Movie)

(Songwriter)
Writer (1)

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

(from novel: "Headhunters") (Source Material)

Biography

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.

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