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Friday, July 12, 2013

Rankin/Bass Voice Actors: Recap

Ever wondered what the professional actors and celebrities who loaned their voices for our favorite Rankin/Bass animated specials looked like? Want to actually SEE them in live action Christmas programs?  Last January, I wrote a series of blog entries about the actors and actresses who shared their voice talents in the Rankin/Bass animated specials, and where you can see them in live action (that is, non-animated) Christmas entertainments. Today I've collected the links to those posts together in one place.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by some of these other Christmas episodes, specials and movies.

Rankin/Bass Voice Actors in Other Christmas Entertainments:

Mrs. Claus in The Year Without A Santa Claus is voiced by Shirley Booth.

Part 1 : Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Durante

The magician Professor Hinckle in Frosty the Snowman is voiced by Billy DeWolfe.

Part 2 : Billy DeWolfe, Art Carney, Buddy Hackett, Greer Garson, Angela Lansbury

Father Time in Rudolph's Shiny New Year is voiced by Red Skelton.

Part 3 : Red Skelton, Danny and Marlo Thomas, Cyril Ritchard, Morey Amsterdam

Alicia in Santa Baby! is voiced by Vanessa Williams

Part 4 : Vanessa Williams, Fred Astaire, Dennis Day

Crystal in Frosty's Winter Wonderland is voiced by Shelley Winters.

Part 5 : Shelley Winters, Tom Bosley, Robert Morse

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