With Rankin/Bass Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Last Unicorn (1982)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

A brave unicorn (Mia Farrow) and a magician (Alan Arkin) fight an evil King (Sir Christopher Lee), who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin

Votes: 23,248 | Gross: $6.46M

2. Thundercats (1985–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 15,187

3. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Theodore Gottlieb, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 11,988

4. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.7
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32 Metascore

Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 31,023 | Gross: $84.50M

5. The Return of the King (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad

Votes: 3,439

6. Chapter 27 (2007)

R | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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32 Metascore

A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

Director: J.P. Schaefer | Stars: Chuck Cooper, Victor Verhaeghe, Robert Gerard Larkin, Lindsay Lohan

Votes: 10,091 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 24,575

8. The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)

Passed | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan

Votes: 5,131

9. Silverhawks (1986– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Family

7.3
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A team of cyborgs protects Limbo from Mon Star and his gang.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Peter Newman

Votes: 2,520

10. King Kong Escapes (1967)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller, Akira Takarada

Votes: 2,104

11. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 11,329

12. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 14,374

13. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 7,440

14. The King and I (1999)

G | 87 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

4.5
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29 Metascore

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson

Votes: 3,562 | Gross: $11.96M

15. The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Julie Woodson

Votes: 597

16. The Last Dinosaur (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A wealthy big game hunter and his group become trapped in prehistoric times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur.

Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Richard Boone, Joan Van Ark, Steven Keats, Luther Rackley

Votes: 661

17. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 2,595

18. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Rudolph must find Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 3,261

19. The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–1974)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie - renamed The New Saturday Superstar Movie in its second season - is a series of one-hour animated TV-movies (some of which also contained live action), ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Messick, Joan Gerber, John Stephenson, Richard Long

Votes: 75

20. The Wind in the Willows (1987 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Roddy McDowall, José Ferrer, Eddie Bracken

Votes: 442

21. The Bushido Blade (1981)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History

5.3
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A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Richard Boone, Toshirô Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy

Votes: 313

22. Cricket on the Hearth (1967 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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A cricket seeks to rescue a poor toymaker and his blind daughter from an exploitative miser.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Hans Conried, Paul Frees

Votes: 521

23. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.0
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An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 4,224

24. Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Danny Kaye, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Casey Kasem

Votes: 992

25. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 2,507

26. Return to Oz (1964 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Family, Musical

5.9
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Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz.... See full summary »

Directors: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn, Larry Roemer | Stars: Larry D. Mann, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Susan Morse

Votes: 128

27. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 210

28. The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Horror

5.8
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In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star, makes a deal that switches her soul to her image on film, then proceeds to sleep ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Belinda Bauer, Joseph Bottoms, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 151

29. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,980

30. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,816

31. The Coneheads (1983 TV Short)

PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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In this animated pilot based on the SNL sketch, The Coneheads come to conquer Earth but they soon find themselves becoming domesticated.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Bob McFadden

Votes: 414

32. The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Bob McFadden, Allen Swift

Votes: 633

33. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees, Don Messick

Votes: 1,706

34. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Paul Frees

Votes: 2,479

35. Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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This 150-episode series of shorts chronicles Dorothy's long stay in the land of Oz. The Munchkins are portrayed as tiny globs; the Scarecrow is a fool named Socrates; the Tin Woodman is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Banas, Corinne Conley, Peggi Loder, Larry D. Mann

Votes: 91

36. King Kong (1966– )

30 min | Animation

7.0
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An animated series about the adventures of King Kong and his young pal Bobby Bond. Also featured were the adventures of "Tom of T.H.U.M.B.", a 6" tall secret agent.

Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Carl Banas, Susan Conway, John Drainie

Votes: 124

37. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 934

38. Pinocchio's Christmas (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Alan King, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Patricia Bright

Votes: 531

39. The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967)

81 min | Animation, Family, Musical

5.5
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Animated feature film based on Charles Perrault's stories and nursery rhymes. It features Humpty Dumpty, The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, and the Crooked Man.

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Bob McFadden, Susan Melvin, Bradley Bolke

Votes: 131

40. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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A young shepherd, Lucas (David Kelley), is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) describes Christmas snow to Lucas and he works a small miracle.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn

Votes: 394

41. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse

Votes: 328

42. The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Art Carney, Peggy Cass, Bob McFadden, Ken Jennings

Votes: 456

43. Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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Little Willy McBean joins up with a Mexican monkey named Pablo to travel back in time and stop the evil Prof. von Rotten from changing history.

Director: Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Larry D. Mann, Billie Mae Richards, Alfie Scopp, Paul Kligman

Votes: 73

44. Festival of Family Classics (1972– )

Animation, Family

7.6
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Stars: Bernard Cowan, Peggi Loder, Peg Dixon, Billie Mae Richards

Votes: 42

45. The Ivory Ape (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

Director: Tsugunobu Kotani | Stars: Jack Palance, Steven Keats, Cindy Pickett, Céline Lomez

Votes: 48

46. The First Easter Rabbit (1976 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Burl Ives, Robert Morse, Stan Freberg, Paul Frees

Votes: 193

47. Mouse on the Mayflower (1968 TV Movie)

TV-G | 45 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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The Mayflower journey as see through the experiences of a church mouse.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Eddie Albert, John Gary, Joanie Sommers

Votes: 134

48. The Osmonds (1972– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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Stars: Paul Frees, Alan Osmond, Donny Osmond, James A. Osmond

Votes: 44

49. The Comic Strip (1987– )

TV-G | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.9
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Animated anthology series featuring four different segments.

Stars: Donald Acree, Josh Blake, Camille Bonora, Gary V. Brown

Votes: 60

50. The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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This is one of the 'Animagical' titles from the children's film archive of Rankin/Bass. The story line is reminiscent of an earlier 1966 R/B Animagic film, 'The Daydreamer', both of which ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Danny Kaye, Cyril Ritchard, Imogene Coca, Allen Swift

Votes: 44


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