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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)

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)
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Frosty (voice)
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Crystal (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Winterbolt / Jack Frost / Policeman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ...
Rudolph (voice)
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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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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas  »

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Trivia

Mickey Rooney,Red Buttons & Shelley Winters teamed up together earlier, they all did Walt Disney movie, Pete's Dragon (1977). See more »

Quotes

Lilly Loraine: Elephants? I thought the midgets were going to play the elves.
Clown: Nah, they wanna play the polar bears.
Lilly Loraine: Actors.
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Follows Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) See more »

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Don't Let the Parade Pass You By
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Performed by Ethel Merman
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Christmas mashup
22 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

The King of the North Pole, Winterbolt, ruled ruthlessly with his Ice Scepter. Lady Borealis casts a spell putting him to sleep for many winters. Santa Claus arrives to built his toy factory. Borealis fades and Winterbolt wakes. He aims to get rid of Santa Claus by stopping him from delivering his toys. Borealis leaves her last magic onto the nose of baby Rudolph the reindeer. With Rudolph, Santa is able to defeat the fog laid down by Winterbolt's Snow Dragons. Winterbolt has an elaborate plan to lure Rudolph out of the north and extinguish his magic nose. Ice cream man Milton arrives on his balloon who convinces Rudolph and Frosty to go save the circus. Milton is in love with circus owner Lily Loraine's daughter Lainie. Winterbolt gives amulets to keep the Frosty family from melting until 4th of July ends. Winterbolt sends sneaky reindeer Scratcher south to lead Rudolph astray.

This is a mashup of the Christmas characters from a few different specials. I don't like the circus idea or a lot of the convoluted story. I wish the story is simpler and more natural. I do like Rudolph's dilemma. It is a touching moment. In the end, this is Rudolph and Frosty together. It's good family fun over the holidays.


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