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Frosty the Snowman (1969)

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Starring
June Foray June Foray
Teacher / Karen / Additional Voices
Paul Frees Paul Frees
Santa Claus / Traffic Cop / Additional Voices
Jackie Vernon Jackie Vernon
Frosty
Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante
Himself - Narrator
Billy De Wolfe Billy De Wolfe
Professor Hinkle / The Magician


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Classic cash-cow

13 years, 9 months ago at Jan 19 12:50
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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

Why is this held in such high regard?

8 years, 10 months ago at Dec 11 3:14
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"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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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
Release date: 7 December 1969
UPC: 074645145594
Tags: Christmas (14), Animation (12), Fantasy (9), Musical (8), Holiday (5), Family (4), Animated (4), 1969 (4), 1960s (4), Comedy (3), Tv Movie (3), Short (3), Kids (1), {animated 09} (1), Overrated (1), Frosty (1), Movie (1), Children's (1)
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"DIR: Arthur Rankin Jr., George Bass SUMMARY: A snowman is magically brought to life by a magician's hat... but the magician wants it back. WHY IT'S HERE: Rankin-Bass's 'Frosty the Snowman' is one of the most famous holiday specials in the USA and is an annual Christmas tradition on television. Beloved of entire generations, this charming TV cartoon has been a little overrated due to nostalgic festive memories but, that said, it still has the power to disarm with its good-natured simplicity. "



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