In the book Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoon and Blacklisted Animators in America, animator Shamus Culhane lamented that while "some of the finest jazz films I directed [...] are considered as racist, and are never shown" he saw some serious unfairness in the world of pop culture. and Claymation Easter (1992/23 min.) Even if you're not familiar with the name, you know what he's done — he was the drummer for Jimi Hendrix, and Mental Floss notes that he also collaborated with Carlos Santana. 1. Includes Claymation Comedy of Horrors (1991/24 min. CALRAB had been collecting around $20 million a year for marketing expenses, but the new coalition only had a budget of around $6 million. And do you know where else The California Raisins show up? While they doubted they could afford that, he said he'd do it for free — as long as the only person he dealt with was Vinton. I wish one of the networks, or even The Disney Channel would play this great show this time of the year. [img]http://www.iconator.com/ikons/658/ICONATOR_911e55d3a20fffc3ca022ad2ec601a51.gif[/img]. As the specia… Yes one of my favorites. The entire show was claymation and starred the California Raisins and their friends as they reinacted classic Christmas songs. In 2010, claymation versions of the California Raisins were featured in the special Christmas episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, "A Very Sunny Christmas". See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The Omaha, Nebraska native was only 60-years-old when he passed, but had been playing for almost 50 years. I liked everybody coming out and having different words for wasselling. But this is the best Christmas CD ever! The California Raisins are turning out to be the hottest imaginary entertainers in the world. "Mother Brain will catch you my sweetie! Pop culture was in love with The California Raisins. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Christmas with the California Raisins - The California Raisins on AllMusic - 1988 - From their 1988 claymation CBS-TV special, the… Even if you vaguely remember those dancing Claymation California Raisins from commercials, you may have forgotten how big they really were. The California Department of Food and Agriculture gave the new raisin board permission to use the Raisins, but there was a problem — money. Oh God I remember the California Raisins Christmas special. 84 on the Billboard charts. Claymation Christmas - California Raisins - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer The Temptations, as the California Raisins, sings Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.The Temptations, as the California Raisins, sings Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. The dancing, singing Claymation raisins were a massive hit, but today, you'll be hard-pressed to find these stylish, anthropomorphic raisins outside of the occasional nostalgic reference, such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Claymation Christmas special. Feb 6, 2012 - California Raisins best part about Christmas specials. They starred in a Saturday Morning Cartoon show, a Christmas special, spawned a shocking number of toys, and even went from promoting just raisins to Post's Raisin Bran cereal. According to Food & Wine, The California Raisins did something that advertising had never done before: they personified food. TheCaptain 15 years 1 month ago Posts: 51; This was probably one of my favorite holiday specials that I loved watching as a kid. Musically, The California Raisins were a big deal right from the beginning. Thread: California Raisins Christmas Special. Good Times! You can not find this CD at any ordinary record store! I'd love to see this show again on tv, it's a classic and deserves to be seen during this time of year. We had it recorded back then but dont know what happened to the tape. . He's also one of the great unsung heroes of rock history, a drummer and singer as ferocious as a hurricane..." and also pointed out that his success with The California Raisins — a distinctly corporate entity — was a bit ironic. Doc.....are you telling me that this sucker is NUCLEAR?! ... CBS followed up by agreeing to run the special for another 4 years, and ordering two more specials, one for Halloween, and one for Easter. Chips Ahoy cookies, McDonald's chicken nuggets... thanks to The California Raisins, the advertising world started seeing a whole new potential when it came to creating food as characters and strangely? Piecing the story together is a little tricky, but according to a tiny blurb in the Los Angeles Times, the board ended citing "irreconcilable differences" among the members about fees they were required to pay. Food & Wine says Will Vinton was in a meeting when Michael Jackson called, wanting to be a raisin. By 1999, that was down to 160,000 tons — nowhere near the 432,000 tons of raisins produced. Did the California raisins give anyone else nightmares as a kid?????? And they did: Mental Floss says that the very first California Raisins commercial aired on September 14, 1986. Food & Wine says that Seth Werner's ad agency had been hired by the California Raisin Advisory Board to come up with something that would make raisins cool. They were designed by Will Vinton, who both coined the term "Claymation" and won an Oscar for his animation work. When it comes to snack time, raisins (or, as they're also known, "obstacles") aren't really on the top of a lot of favorite lists. He continued: "The clay-animation studio who made the raisin commercials made caricatures of N****es that were remarkably ugly, yet I never have heard a complaint about their approach to N***o caricatures. Still, they're something of a hard sell, so the raisin people needed to come up with a way to make them cool. And it absolutely changed advertising, too. It was great. Animated series based on the popular series of commercials featuring singing raisins. Thanks Amazon! I love this CD like i love the California Raisins! The two appeared in previous Will Vinton videos dating back to 1980 including Dinosaurs! And the talent behind them was also insane. But this is the best Christmas CD ever! They started out as the brainchild of a 31-year-old copywriter named Seth Werner. Perhaps you've bitten into what you thought was a chocolate chip cookie, only to find out it wasn't chocolate — but raisins. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay. The new association of raisin growers had much the same goal as the old: market raisins, and make them something people actually wanted to eat. Still, while he can still be heard doing session work for guys like David Bowie and Eric Clapton (via The Guardian), it's the Raisins everyone knows. That style, better known as Claymation, was already award-winning and at the peak of its cultural currency—thanks in no small part to one of Vinton Studios’ greatest creations, The California Raisins, which were featured in the Christmas special. And when you think about it, it's a little weird. With Cam Clarke, Brian Cummings, Jim Cummings, Rebecca Gilchrist. Today, we have characters like the M&Ms, and we're totally fine with giving them personalities and identities, then joking about eating them. A kid?? california raisins christmas special??????????! To congestive heart failure since 1990 or so was Claymation and starred the California Raisins part! 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