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I moved this article from The Stingiest Man in Town (Rankin/Bass) before I realized there was another special of the same name (a search on IMDb didn't turn anything up). Should we move this back, or keep it where it is seeing as the Rankin/Bass cartoon is probably the more popular version. My vote is for the latter. —Scott (talk) 18:03, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
- Well some we've disambiguated the versions rather than give preference to the more popular one - such as with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin/Bass) and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Rankin/Bass). Whereas with others we haven't done that - see Jack Frost, The Year Without a Santa Claus, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I don't really care either way. — WaldoWatcher, 18:58, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
- One, I'm not sure either program is all that popular on the whole (in contrast to the Rankin/Bass Rudolph, which I personally think trumps the Flesicher short as far as being more popular or identifiable by the general public). Secondly, they use the same "book and music"; the Rankin/Bass is essentially an animated remake of the earlier version, with the addition of a cartoon cricket narrator and some other changes. Right now, since the Rathbone version doesn't appear to be in any kind of circulation at present (though a soundtrack album was released), I think the page could discuss what is known about both versions (working the Rathbone section as a kind of background history) until such time as there's a way to see and expand the Rathbone version (my VHS of the Rankin/Bass version is buried somewhere; it's out of print, but shows up at Big Lots and the like, and still airs on TV). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:56, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
You know, this film is one of four that I know of that were originally intended as live action productions - The Aristocats, Ultraman: the Cartoon Series, Titans A.E. and this one, The Stingiest Man in town.Glammazon (talk) 00:13, August 19, 2017 (UTC)