Article writer, film and tv director, and manufacturer most widely known for his stop-motion computer animation use Arthur Rankin, Jr. He offered as executive manufacturer for the 1980s animated tv series known as Thundercats. After graduating from NY University, he started a production firm known as Videocraft International (afterwards Rankin/Bass). He composed some children’s books concentrating on a vegetable-eating dragon called Herb. He was created in Philadelphia, Pa. He and screenwriter Deborah Kaplan both examined at NY University.