Jules Bass

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Date of Birth September 16, 1935
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 85 years old
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Jules Bass 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.

Born: September 16, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence: New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Director, producer, composer, lyricist, and author
Notable work: Mad Monster Party, The Little Drummer Boy, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, The Year Without a Santa Claus, The Hobbit, Jack Frost, The Return of the King
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About Jules Bass

Writer, film and television director, and producer best known for his stop-motion animation work with Arthur Rankin, Jr. He served as executive producer for a 1980s animated television series called Thundercats.

Before Fame

After graduating from New York University, he began a production company called Videocraft International (later Rankin/Bass).


He wrote a series of children's books focusing on a vegetable-eating dragon named Herb.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


He and screenwriter Deborah Kaplan both studied at New York University.

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