Santa and Rudolph Rescued

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Santa and Rudolph, the puppets from the Rankin — Bass TV special that is, were found abandoned in an attic a few years ago and through a series of strange events (including a trip to the PBS series ‘Antiques Roadshow’) found their way to a puppet restoration specialist. They’re now on display in NYC and drawing huge crowds, as well they should.

It’s not Disney, but it’s like a piece of my childhood has been saved. Plus it’s nice to have some good news this holiday season. (Read)

Update: Lots more at TimeandSpaceToys.com, Screen Novelties, and Rankin-Bass History Blog.

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About Ken Pellman

I was a Disneyland Cast Member for 15 years. Currently a freelance writer.
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3 Responses to Santa and Rudolph Rescued

  1. Pat says:

    This is fantastic news. So good to see these figures.

  2. Boing Boing says:

    Omakase linkdump: Merry Craftsmas

    A roundup of festive crap sent in to BoingBoing by you, dear readers: • Evil Christmas Carols. How beautiful! With “sinister” key changes, they sound menacing, like soundtracks to silent movies about damsels in distress on Christmas eve. • Weird nativ…

  3. Jeremy Riley says:

    Just heard that. it’s too bad the other puppets from the show got melted.

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