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Jules Bass

Director, Producer, Composer
16 September 1935 to 25 October 2022

An American director, producer, composer and writer, who will be forever remembered for a series of Christmas television specials, namely Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), Frosty the Snowman (1969) and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970). As one half of Rankin/Bass Productions, his producing and directing repertoire went far beyond these festive favourites, and included the likes of The Smokey Bear Show (1966), Jackson 5ive (1971-1972), The Hobbit (1977), The Last Unicorn (1982) and Thundercats (1985).

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