Poll Sug: What is The Best Production Design of a Rankin Jr. / Bass Animagic Film?

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The list - http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027614409/

This is not about the stories (which were good stories themselves), but about the visuals of the sets and the costumes of the stop motion puppet animation films produced or directed by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. Some of them were quite detailed, beautiful and lush. A production designer is the man who is responsible for the visuals and style of the sets, costumes and lighting of the film. Which one was the best visually? No cell animation.
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BTW, "Animagic" is the term they used for their technique of stop action puppet animation. Also the costumes on the puppets are fully sewn like human clothing the way designers and dollmakers do for large collectible dolls.
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What inspired this pollisthat I had just gotten a new deluxe edition DVD of "The Year Without A Santa Claus" which comes bundled with "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" and "Nestor The Long eared Christmas Donkey". Since I had just done the poll suggestion about animated films telling the nativity from the animal's point of view, i decided to watch Nestor first since I haven't watched the film for a long time. I was by how detailed and beautiful the stables were in that film. Then I had watched the rest of the films on that DVD in reverse order with my eye paying attention to the sets and costumes and was impressed how detailed the were. People went through allot of work doing those.

Also I had learn while doing this. I had learned of "Mad monster Party", "The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ballad Of Smokey The Bear" which I did know about!

You can watch these two rare ones here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjyYi...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFYir...
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