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Jack Frost -- A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Jack Frost -- A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.


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13 December 1979 (USA) See more »
The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Buddy Hackett ... Pardon-Me-Pete (Groundhog) (voice)

Robert Morse ... Jack Frost (voice)
Paul Frees ... Kubla Kraus / Father Winter (voice)

Larry Storch ... 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)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Romeo Muller  written by

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer (as Masaki Izuka)
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
Production Management
Seiichi Araki .... production supervisor: Animagic
Ichirô Komuro .... production supervisor: Animagic
Akikazu Kôno .... production supervisor: Animagic
Hiroshi Tabata .... production supervisor: Animagic
Sound Department
Glenn Berger .... sound recordist
Tom Clack .... sound effects
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Bob Elder .... sound recordist (as Robert Elder)
Dave Iveland .... sound recordist
Music Department
Jules Bass .... lyricist
Maury Laws .... conductor
Maury Laws .... music arranger
Crew believed to be complete

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48 min
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Jack Frost:I have words now. I think I just spoke one; I have bones now. I think I almost broke one.See more »
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Great Looking Twist on the Story, 4 December 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Jack Frost (1979)

*** (out of 4)

Fun stop-motion animated film from the Rankin-Bass team has a groundhog telling the story of the one and only time that Jack Frost was human. We learn that Jack Frost, when he was the bitter winter, fell in love with a girl and was given permission from Father Winter to become human as long as he would be able to fit in with human life. JACK FROST is certainly another winner from the duo who by this time were already legends in their field. This film clocks in at 45-minutes but it not once feels like its running too long and this is due to the wonderful animation but story itself is also a very good one with memorable characters. I thought the Jack Frost character was truly a memorable one and especially the way he came from being nothing but winter to a human. I found the story to be fun to sit through but at the same time touching and especially the ending. What really makes the film so memorable is the actual animation that just jumps off the screen. I really loved the visuals, the colors and especially how the animation just really makes the characters and location come to life.

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