About the film
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
Release Date: April 07, 1970
|Production Companies||:||Rankin/Bass Productions, Videocraft International|
|Director||:||Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.|
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians is a 1970 American animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. After the Christmas special Frosty the Snowman (1969), it was Rankin/Bass' second hand-drawn animated work to be outsourced to Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production in Tokyo, Japan. The show aired on ABC on April 7, 1970 before the airing of that year's Oscars. It was a tribute to early vaudeville, and featured animated reworkings of various famous comedians' acts.