Posted October 18 2005 - 05:32 AM
A couple of years ago I broke down and bought the VHS versions of the above mentioned specials, minus Stingiest Man since I am mainly interested in stop motion. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus almost reaches the ranks of the best RB. However, it is a rather "dark" christmas tale, and would be hard to sell as traditional family entertainment. Fans of Tim Burton's stop motion would be enthralled.
While we're at it...a release of Willie McBean & His Magic Machine (1965 theatrical film) would seem to be in order. Anchor Bay, come to the rescue, please!
"It is the unique power of cinema to allow a great many people to dream the same dream together and to present illusion to us as if it were strict reality. It is, in short, an admirable vehicle for poetry."
-Jean Cocteau, The Testament of Orpheus