Three Days In History Posted on December 6, 2014 by Mike Glyer Talk about your evergreens! December 6, 1964 Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premiered on TV. December 7, 1969 Frosty the Snowman premiered on TV. December 9, 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on TV. Share this:TwitterFacebook
I also preferred Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, myself, but it seems to have sunk into the dustbin of history.
Happily, the Magoo seems to be all over the place now, and it seems you can even get DVDs for as as little as 5.99, at Amazon, TCL….
A gentleman named Darrell Van Citters has also written a book about the special, and seems to have a wonderful website/blog:
This page also shows concept art from an unrealized Thurber project, Don Quixote… Neat stuff!
The Rudolf shows has been edited down a bit: Yukon Cornelius no longer shoots that rifle….
The music and songs in the Magoo special were exceptional.
There’s actually going to be a live concert version of the Magoo, on the 15th, in Manhattan, to benefit the Actors Fund.
Douglas Sills takes on the title role, with an all-star cast of musical veterans.