With fellow producer-director Jules Bass, he was behind the holiday TV specials – and perennial ratings hits – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
Sad to hear. Despite its release WAY before my time, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer was one of the coolest, old-school stop-motion films I saw 'round Christmas time. Even watched it again just two years ago for an English class. RIP Mr. Rankin, RIP
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