Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT tech-innovation-turned-holiday-classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" will light up CBS' air once again.
Rudolph was a pioneer. Not just because of its protagonist's navigational prowess, but because of its "Animagic" method created by producers Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass.
At the time, there was nothing like it. From Rudolph and Frosty to the Abominable Snowman, Rankin/Bass Productions' stop-motion animation has a distinctive look, recognizable for its doll-like characters with spheroid body parts, and powdery snow projected over the action to create the look … Read more