October 07, 2004

The Island of Obsessive Fans

Here is more than you ever, ever wanted to know about the making, remaking, restoration, and god-knows-what-all-else of the Rankin/Bass Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". And yet, somehow, the question of what made the misfit girl doll a misfit gets short shrift. If only she had come along , when doll culture became more welcoming.

Posted by Francis at 07:08 PM | TrackBack

Has anyone ever gotten a look-see at what she's got UNDER that dress?

Ya know I have the book and I don't remember: I'll have to report on my findings.


Posted by: Toonhead! at October 8, 2004 10:13 AM

I've written extensively on this, but the gist is that the Island of Misfit Toys gets the reputation of being for badly designed toys, but in the dialogue it is very clearly for toys that are unloved. The song is misleading.


Posted by: Vardibidian at October 9, 2004 09:03 PM