We found this particular movie for free on the Roku channel. Paranorman is a stop-motion movie from 2012 about a boy who can talk to the dead. Of course, no one believes him until an old curse breaks loose, resurrecting several zombies in the process. The movie was a lot of fun and even features some good plot twists. Plus, I always love some well done stop-motion!
Earlier this year, I wrote about a dozen reviews covering various Rankin/Bass Christmas specials, which was made possible due to some DVD collections we bought containing a bunch of their work that I had never heard of before. This was generally a fun endeavor (even if a few were rather painful to watch), but I just realized that I had failed to actually rank them. (You could say that these specials were made for…Rankin…what?) So today, I shall be ranking every Rankin/Bass Christmas special that I’ve seen from worst to best. It will not include A Miser Brothers Christmas from 2008, which was actually made by Warner Bros. Oh, and if you’re curious about full reviews, then here’s a link to my last review of Jack Frost from 1979, which includes links to most of the others at the bottom.Continue reading Ranking Rankin Bass Christmas Specials
Our focus this week is Rankin/Bass specials starring Frosty the Snowman. Last time, we discussed Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976). Considering that Frosty is probably the second most well-known character to star in Rankin/Bass’ work, after Rudolph, of course, it makes sense that they would eventually get a crossover. And this crossover is the topic of today’s post, Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979).Continue reading Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979) Review