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Frosty the Snowman (1969)

Frosty the Snowman
6.8 Rating
(186 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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Starring
Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante

Narrator
Billy De Wolfe

Billy De Wolfe

Professor Hinkle
Jackie Vernon

Jackie Vernon

Frosty the Snowman
Paul Frees

Paul Frees

Santa Claus / Traffic Cop / Additional Voices
June Foray

June Foray

Teacher / Karen / Additional Voices


Written by
Romeo Muller

Romeo Muller

(written by)


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Classic cash-cow

7 years, 11 months ago at Jan 19 12:50
2 votes
The Rankin/Bass team brought us the amazing Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer, as well as special gems such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Little Drummer Boy, and Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey, but I think "Frosty the Snowman" is just a holiday cash-cow they rushed thru. First off, where is that beautiful puppet/stop-motion animation found on most other Rankin/Bass TV specials? Instead, we have a che... read more

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3 years ago at Dec 11 3:14
2 votes
"Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?"

Although general perception of 1969's Frosty the Snowman seems to suggest that it's a beloved Christmas classic, this 30-minute TV special is astonishingly undeserving of such a reputation. It's a moderately clever expansion of the song of the... read more
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Release date: 7 December 1969
UPC: 074645145594
Christmas (12), Animation (8), Fantasy (5), Musical (5), Holiday (4), Animated (4), Tv Movie (3), 1960s (3), Classic (3), 1969 (2), Out-of-this-world (2), Valuable (2), Tight (1), Remarkable (1), Marvelous (1), Children's (1), Well-done (1), Rad (1), Incredible (1), Family (1)
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" Favorite Moment: Frosty's tear-jerking sacrifice"


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" We picked up a box set of Christmas TV specials primarily for this & Rudolph, after my daughter started geeking out every time she saw anything remotely Christmas-y. She watched this once that I know of in November & then multiple times in December."


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Why is this held in such high regard?

“"Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?"

Although general perception of 1969's Frosty the Snowman seems to suggest that it's a beloved Christmas classic, this 30-minute TV special is astonishingly undeserving of such a reputation. It's a moderately clever expansion of the song of the same name, but this Rankin/Bass-produced slice of Yuletide animation lacks the suitable qualities to make it a holiday mainstay. Frosty the Snowman is dangerously drab, occasionally awkward, without a worthwhile message, and lacking in worthwhile heart and comedy. It has a few charms, but it has not aged gracefully.

As the story opens, it's Christmas Eve and several children are building a s” read more

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" This was probably the least favorite of my must-see Christmas specials. I am not sure why. I guess I didn't consider it to be up to par with the rest. It was another Rankin/Bass production. They did the original Rudolph as well. This time they went with regular animation instead of stop-motion. They used an animated Jimmy Durante as the narrator/host. They take the basic story from the popular song and expand it to fill out a 30 minute special. They add a villain, a magician who can't d"


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"First Viewing "Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?" Thoughts: Er, this sucked. I had heard good things about it and expected a classic piece of Rankin/Bass animation history, but it was soulless, laughless and pointless. Full review here "


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" The cutest thing, even though I thought it was kind of creepy. I want to hug Frosty."


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Prelude posted a review 7 years, 11 months ago

Classic cash-cow

“The Rankin/Bass team brought us the amazing Rudolph Red-Nosed Reindeer, as well as special gems such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Little Drummer Boy, and Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey, but I think "Frosty the Snowman" is just a holiday cash-cow they rushed thru. First off, where is that beautiful puppet/stop-motion animation found on most other Rankin/Bass TV specials? Instead, we have a cheaply-animated cartoon, using many repetitve scenes and frames, and the story is so weak and cheezy the only thing this has going for it is the catchy tune. But even that, I can remember most of other songs from other Rankin/Bass specials, but this one, I only remember the Frosty song. I'm not a 100% positive, but I think its the only one in the show, repeated over 3 or 4 times throughout. Pure ” read more

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