The Jackson 5ive: Before He Was the Gloved One

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 26, 2009 in Animation

Believe it or now I recall watching this show as a child, although it may have been in re-runs! The Jackson 5ive ran for two seasons from 1971 until 1973 and was produced by Rankin/Bass in collaboration with Mowtown. The show was very similar to the Beatles cartoons that ran a few years before: The average plot was that the group is on tour, one member falls intro trouble and crazy antics resume which are interrupted by musical numbers: Read more…

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Rudolph the Ripped-Off Reindeer: Hollywood Robs Rankin

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 22, 2008 in Animation

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Hollywood rips off Arthur Rankin

Warner Bothers is ripping off Arthur Rankin who was half the team behind so many of those great Rankin/Bass cartoons from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to ThunderCats. Due to an “accounting error” Warner Brothers claims that it’s too late to pay Mr. Rankin in a dispute that now goes back over twenty years: Read more…

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