|Name Jules Bass|
Awards Peabody Award
|Education New York University|
|Born September 16, 1935 (age 80) (1935-09-16) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Occupation Director, producer, composer, and author
Movies The Last Unicorn, The Hobbit, Mad Monster Party?
Books Headhunters, Herb - the Vegetarian Dragon, Cooking with Herb - the Veget, Peace - Love And Vegetables, Cooking With Herb
Similar People Arthur Rankin - Jr, Romeo Muller, Maury Laws, Paul Frees, Bob McFadden
Organizations founded Rankin/Bass Productions
The Last Unicorn Review - Off The Shelf Reviews
Jules Bass (born September 16, 1935) is an American director, producer, composer, lyricist, and author. Until 1960, he worked at a New York advertising agency, and then co-founded a film production company in New York. He joined ASCAP in 1963 and collaborated musically with Edward Thomas and James Polack.
Life and career
Bass was born in Philadelphia. Educated at New York University, he first worked at an advertising agency in New York until the early 1960s, when he founded the film production company Videocraft International (now called Rankin/Bass) with his partner Arthur Rankin, Jr.. He is known for his collaborations with Arthur Rankin, Jr., co-directing and producing a wide array of stop motion animated features and cartoons. He composed the score for some of these films, collaborating with Maury Laws. Bass also served as lyricist for several songs. He has also solo directed some Rankin/Bass features, such as Mad Monster Party (1967) and The Daydreamer (1966).
Bass stopped directing and producing films in March 4, 1987, but most recently he has written a series of children's books, based around the character of "Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon".