When Baron Von Frankenstein discovers the formula for a powerful anti-matter potion, he gathers all of the monsters -- and his nebbish nephew Felix -- for a party to announce his retirement. But the monsters aren't happy that he's named Felix as his successor, so they scheme to rub out the mortal.

    This 'animagic' feature from Rankin/Bass (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) bombed theatrically but got a cult following from airings on TV, as well as on video & DVD. Director Tim Burton cites this as the inspiration for THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Followed by the animated prequel MAD, MAD, MAD MONSTERS.