Oh no! There goes Tokyo. Go Go Godzilla. My kids did not believe that was a real song I was quoting from for a very long time :)
Arthur Rankin, Jr. ((July 19, 1924–January 30, 2014)
You’ve watched a production or two by this talented director and producer. Mr. Rankin and his business partner Jules Bass created cultural institutions that have entertained millions for generation and made the impossible possible. He worked alongside legendary actors and creators (including a group of animators who would later form the core of Studio Ghibli).
While the Rankin-Bass name has been pushed aside thanks to the owners of their decades of output, no one could forget the shows, films, and specials they brought to the world.
So, thank you, Mr. Rankin.
When the Rankin-Bass specials started appearing on tv every morning, you knew Christmas or Easter were coming.
|—||Josh Lewis (via larien-vardamir-arcamonel)|
Incredibly Elaborate Miniature Fairy Castle
This elaborate miniature house was created in the 1930s by silent film star Colleen Moore. The Fairy Castle is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts and is a timeless reminder of the imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship of cultures and artisans all over the world. It became a permanent exhibit when it was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in 1949. The 9-square-foot castle features about 1,500 miniatures and cost nearly $500,000 at the time it was created. The tiny treasures, include:
- A painting done by Walt Disney himself, along with a dozen other pieces of original artwork from various artists
- The tiniest Bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840
- The dining room contains a replica of King Arthur’s round table
- Three statues of the Goddess Isis, more than 4,000 years old, in the Great Hall
Second TARDIS to the right and straight on to Gallifrey
My fellow RPGers will want to embiggen this.