The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

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Complete credited cast:
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Pardon-Me-Pete (Groundhog) (voice)
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Jack Frost (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Kubla Kraus / Father Winter (voice)
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Papa (voice)
Dave Garroway ...
Groundhog Day Television Reporter (voice)
Debra Clinger ...
Elisa (voice)
Don Messick ...
Snip (voice)
Dee Stratton ...
Mama (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ...
Sir Ravenal Rightfellow (voice)
Dina Lynn ...
Holly (voice)
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Storyline

Jack Frost ushers in winter every year, but he is upset that he is unable to interact with humans, since they cannot see him. When he falls in love with the young peasant woman Elisa, he requests to be made human and his superior, Father Winter, who agrees to make him permanently human as long as he has a house, horse, bag of gold, and a wife by the beginning of spring. When Jack arrives in town and is introduced to Elisa and her family, he learns they are oppressed by a greedy Cossack, who has eyes on the peasants' income and Elisa. And Jack must also contend with Elisa's childhood sweetheart, Sir Ravenal. Will he decide to remain human in the end? Written by cupcakes

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13 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Джек Фрост  »

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Papa: Oh! If only I had a team of horses instead of a dog and a duck!
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Soundtracks

She is Beautiful
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Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Paul Frees
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Best Rankin & Bass By FAR
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my FAVORITE stop-motion/claymation/whatever holiday special of all time. My entire family groans at me because I get so excited when these come on every year, and I LOVE Jack Frost. Why? Dummy is hilarious. Holly and the groundhog make me squeal with happiness, they're just so darn cute. The fact that the old couple uses an adorable dog and a duck to plow their fields. And call me a nerd, but I think this little cartoon is incredibly romantic. Moreso than How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days or any other crappy romantic films out there. The story is truly one that tugs at your heartstrings and makes you really empathize for Jack Frost. And the twist ending is the best, though it's quite sad. It almost makes me want to sigh.

And Jack Frost is kinda hot. There. I said it.


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