Jules Bass

Jules Bass
Born (1935-09-16) September 16, 1935
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Director, producer, composer, and author

Jules Bass (born September 16, 1935) is an American director, producer, composer, 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.[1]

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 best known for his collaborations with Arthur Rankin, Jr., co-directing and producing a wide array of stop motion animated features and cartoons.[2] 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 1987, but most recently he has written a series of children's books, based around the character of "Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon".[3] As of 2005, he splits his time between New York City, his home in the Hudson Highlands, and Paris.




  1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0060072/
  2. "Jules Bass details". American Movie Classics Company. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
  3. "Jules Bass". WorldCat.org. Retrieved March 26, 2010.

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