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YouTube and Rankin Bass - I Am So Pleased

Quite frankly, I am old. I don't like change. I prefer what is old to what is new. But so often, when I visit my favorite old video source, YouTube, I find what is old is now $2.99 to watch! Greedy suckers.

So I was surprised, and quite happy, to recently find some of what is old is still free. I found the Rankin-Bass animated stories are still free.

So far, I've found the Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, Puss in Boots, Robin Hood, and Paul Bunyan. I will soon download more! They are absolutely free.

Do you, too, have fond memories of older times when video productions were worth not only one watch, but more? Why not shoot for the Rankin-Bass productions that are on YouTube (still) for free?

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MegL wrote on October 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

I must have a look for those, although my grandchildren tend to watch netflix these days and I won't leave the older one on Youtube unsupervised because it is too easy for them to find material I don't want them to access.

VinceSummers wrote on October 21, 2017, 2:08 PM

You are right. Frankly, I am sick and tired of sites that put on cr*p.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 21, 2017, 3:06 PM

I never heard of Rankin Bass Production but you know a lot more about stuff than I do. I will check it out.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 21, 2017, 3:08 PM

I have seen Google references to YouTube that are very bad ones. In fact when a person unscrupulously tries to upload porn, they knock it out ASAP and that is a good thing. Are you familiar with what is called the Internet Archive? I think there is a 5 Petabyte system that stores all the digital data just in case of a problem in the future and they need backup digital information so most of what is on video is probably saved on that system, just my guess.

https :// www . tweaktown . com / news / 27829 / the _ internet _ archive _ expands _ storage _ to _ 5 _ petabytes / index . html

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VinceSummers wrote on October 21, 2017, 3:37 PM

I visited YouTube and an opening image was two guys kissing. Frankly, I don't care to see that.

MegL wrote on October 21, 2017, 5:33 PM

Yes. And even though it is not being searched for, the list of suggested videos on the side can often include some really "bad" stuff. It may look as if it is intended for children but it's not suitable for them by any means, some of it should be burned!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 22, 2017, 12:56 AM

Indeed not! I am offended by that kind of nonsense.

VinceSummers wrote on October 23, 2017, 12:18 PM

Don't expect these animated gems to quite match the content of the classics they claim to represent. You won't be disappointed too badly in that case. Some of the entries, especially the 2-parters, are quite rewarding.

HappyLady wrote on October 23, 2017, 3:53 PM

I use Youtube and find there is a lot of old stuff you can find there for free.