Producer Jules Bass has passed away at the age of 87… after more than five decades of his career in Hollywood

Frosty the Snowman producer Jules Bass has died at the age of 87 after a prolific Hollywood career.

Jules Bass, the producer behind Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and Frosty the Snowman, died at the age of 87 in an assisted living facility in New York on Tuesday.

The talented director, who received an Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Special in 1976, has died of age-related illnesses, according to media outlet Jennifer Fisherman, who confirmed the news until the deadline.

In addition to helping spread Christmas cheer through his holiday TV shows, including Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, he has written several children’s books.

Rest in peace: Jules Bass, the producer behind Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and Frosty the Snowman, died at the age of 84 in an assisted living facility in New York on Tuesday

His published work includes Herb, Vegetable Dragon, Cooking With Herb and Headhunters, which were adapted into the hit 2011 film Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez.

After attending New York University and working in an advertising agency, Bass began working with the late Arthur Rankin, with whom he collaborated on classics such as Mad Monster Party and the TV series The New Adventures of Pinocchio.

In 2005, Rankin praised Bass and said that they “kind of compliment each other” because each “has certain talents” that the other doesn’t.

Prolific work: The talented director, who earned an Emmy nomination for Best Children's Special in 1976, has died of age-related illnesses, according to publicist Jennifer Fisherman, who confirmed the news until Deadline.

Prolific work: The talented director, who earned an Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Special in 1976, has died of age-related illnesses, according to publicist Jennifer Fisherman, who confirmed the news until Deadline.

Holiday essentials: In addition to helping spread Christmas cheer through his TV specials, including Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, he's written several children's books

Holiday essentials: In addition to helping spread Christmas cheer through his TV specials, including Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, he’s written several children’s books

‘He had certain talents that I didn’t have, and I have certain talents that he doesn’t have. I was basically an artist and a creator. The director, who worked mostly in animation, said before his death in early 2014, that he was a creator, writer and poet.

The pair went on to get Peabody in 1978 for their animated version of The Hobbit.

Their prolific work on television includes The Ballad of Smokey the Bear (1966), The Wacky World of Mother Goose (1967), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), as well as the Easter special Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971), The Year Without Santa Claus (1974) and more.

Author: His published work includes Herb, Vegetable Dragon, Cooking With Herb and Headhunters, which were adapted into the hit 2011 film Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez.

Author: His published work includes Herb, Vegetable Dragon, Cooking With Herb and Headhunters, which were adapted into the hit 2011 film Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez.

Additionally, they collaborated to create the animated film The Coneheads in 1983.

They founded Rankin/Bass Productions in 1960, then closed in 1987.

Earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Bass’s daughter, Jane Nicole Bass, died in January at the age of 61.

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