Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Part 1: Stop Motion Animation, From a Department Store to the North Pole, Nazi-Hunting Songwriter and a Singing Cowboy

“Whats the matter with misfits, thats where we fit in!”

Time to dive into the stop motion world of Rankin/Bass! Before we get into the special itself, it’s important to go into the history of the story and song…which explains why we never see Rudolph in Santa’s gang even though he’s famous

Learn how the story writer was a copywriter who came up with the idea just for a promotional giveaway, how the songwriter served his country before coming up with the song and how they convinced a reluctant Gene Autry into singing the first hit of the 50s.

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Author: Robert Nicholas
Title: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Part 1: Stop Motion Animation, From a Department Store to the North Pole, Nazi-Hunting Songwriter and a Singing Cowboy
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