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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family | Fantasy  -  1 July 1979 (USA)
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

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Milton (voice)
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Lilly Loraine (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
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Scratcher the jealous reindeer (voice)
Jackie Vernon ...
Frosty (voice)
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Crystal (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Winterbolt / Jack Frost / Policeman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ...
Rudolph (voice)
Harold Peary ...
Big Ben (voice) (as Hal Peary)
Shelby Flint ...
Laine, Lilly's daughter (voice)
Don Messick ...
Sam Spangles (voice)
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Steffi Calli ...
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Howard Shapiro ...
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of July so that Frosty and Rudolph can help Lilly's circus and Milton can marry his girlfriend on the high-wire, and Santa will use his sleigh to make sure everybody gets back to the North Pole in time...which leaves Winterbolt alone at the North Pole on the Fourth... Written by Kathy Li

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This was released theatrically first. It played only a few play dates and was a flop. One sheets from the theatrical release are out there, but rare. See more »

Quotes

Frosty: As I always say, "A family that slides together, abides together".
Crystal: But you never say that.
Chilly: Stick to the script, Dad.
Frosty: If Santa doesn't get here soon we're going to be sticking to everything.
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Follows The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977) See more »

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Rankin/Bass: The Movie
24 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Feature-length spectacle that combines elements from previous Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph, Frosty & wife Crystal, Santa & Mrs. Claus). Also adds an overcomplicated story and dark atmosphere. In addition to the familiar characters, we get new ones. An evil wizard named Winterbolt (who is accompanied by the creepiest music from any of the Rankin/Bass specials), good witch Lady Boreal, ice cream man Milton, Lily and Laine Loraine, Scratcher the evil reindeer, and the mega-scary Genie of the Ice Scepter.

The story is about Winterbolt awakening from a deep sleep he was put into by Lady Boreal. She put her power into Rudolph's nose, which will stop glowing if it is used for evil. So Winterbolt plans to destroy Rudolph and reclaim the North Pole from Santa. That's just scratching the surface, folks, and it already seems like a very involved plot. The reason why I called it "The Movie" is because it reminds me of when a television cartoon series would put out a theatrical film. It has lots of familiar characters though they're not quite the same, plus tons of new characters that are hit or miss, and a new plot that is a bit much for what should be a simple show. Also, and I'm not sure on this but it was my impression, the budget on this seemed higher than other specials. Lots of flashier effects, particularly for the Winterbolt scenes, and added sound effects that you don't usually hear in a Christmas special. Maybe this was their attempt to make something the Star Wars generation would enjoy.

The creepiest and most interesting scenes involve Winterbolt and his lair. So dark and spooky with weird music and sound effects. Those dragons! Beyond this, the rest of the film has little to recommend except for the curiosity factor. It doesn't have as much warmth and heart as the more popular Rankin/Bass specials. Why are Frosty and his family all decked out in orange? I never got that. Anyway, the voicework is fine but the new songs are weak. Animation is excellent, of course. I would recommend if you are Rankin/Bass fan you check it out but if you're a parent looking to share it with your kids, I would watch it first by yourself to decide. Because it's pretty dark in tone and Winterbolt is just oozing evil.


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