New York University.
Until 1960, he worked at a New York advertising agency, and then co-founded a film production company in New New York He joined American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1963 and collaborated musically with Edward Thomas and James Polack. He composed the score for some of these films, collaborating with Maury Laws.
Bass also served as lyricist for several songs.
He has also solo directed some Rankin/Bass features, such as Mad Monster Party (1967) and The Daydreamer (1966). Bass stopped directing and producing films in 1987, but most recently he has written a series of children"s books, based around the character of "Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon".
As of 2005, he splits his time between New York City, his home in the Hudson Highlands, and Paris.