‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Co-producer Dies, Age 89

Arthur Rankin, Jr. (1924-2014)

Arthur Rankin, Jr., co-producer of all those beloved stop-motion holiday specials including Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town has passed away in his Bermuda home at age 89. Rankin was also involved in animated television series such as Thundercats and Silverhawks and was a earnest philanthropist. He will be missed as we finish this Christmas media season, and every time we hear this all-too-familiar stinger:

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