original christmas specials collection, steelbook, blu rayUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced a new Limited Edition ‘The Original Christmas Specials Collection’ Steelbook release on Blu-ray which will feature 5 fan favorite animated specials including ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Cricket on the Hearth. The Blu-ray set will be available to own on November 2, 2021. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the collection!

'The Original Christmas Specials Collection'; Arriving In A Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook Set November 2, 2021 From Universal 2

THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SPECIALS COLLECTION

 

GIVE THE PERFECT GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE LIMITED EDITION, COLLECTIBLE STEELBOOK FEATURING FIVE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AND BONUS CONTENT EXPLORING THEIR ICONIC ANIMATION

 

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ON BLU-RAY™ ON NOVEMBER 2, 2021

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


SYNOPSIS: ‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection featuring five unforgettable stories. Produced by Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerSanta Claus is Comin’ To Town and The Little Drummer Boy feature iconic “Animagic” stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman and Cricket on the Hearth are beautifully animated. Starring the iconic voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the holiday season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come!

 

THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SPECIALS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  4. The Little Drummer Boy
  5. Cricket on the Hearth

 

ENCHANTING BONUS CONTENT, INCLUDING:

  1. The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass
  2. Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph
  3. Reimagining Rudolph in 4D
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction Film
  5. Commentaries and more!

 

The Original Christmas Specials Collection will be available on Blu-ray™.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

 

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER FILMMAKERS:

Director: Larry Roemer

Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr.

Screenplay: Romeo Muller

Narrator: Burl Ives

Based on the Work(s) of: Robert May

 

 

 

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN FILMMAKERS:

Director: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Screenplay: Romeo Muller

Voice Talent: Billy De Wolfe (The Magician / Professor Hinkle), Jackie Vernon (Frosty the Snowman)

Narrator: Jimmy Durante

Based on the Work(s) of: Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins

 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN FILMMAKERS:

Director: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Screenplay: Romeo Muller

Voice Talent: Mickey Rooney (Kris Kringle / Santa Claus), Keenan Wynn (Winter Warlock)

Narrator: Fred Astaire

 

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY FILMMAKERS:

Director: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Screenplay: Romeo Muller

Voice Talent: Jose Ferrer (Ben Haramed), Greer Garson (Our Story Teller), Paul Frees (Aaron’s Father / The Magi), June Foray (Aaron’s Mother), Ted Eccles (Aaron)

Based on the Work(s) of: Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone

 

CRICKET ON THE HEARTH FILMMAKERS:

Director: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Producer: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

Voice Talent: Danny Thomas (Caleb), Marlo Thomas (Bertha), Ed Ames (Edward), Abbe Lane (Moll), Hans Conried (Tackleton), Roddy McDowall (The Cricket)

Based of the Work(s) of: Charles Dickens

 

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