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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July -- Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.


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1 July 1979 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Red Buttons ... Milton (voice)

Ethel Merman ... Lilly Loraine (voice)

Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)

Alan Sues ... Scratcher the jealous reindeer (voice)

Jackie Vernon ... Frosty (voice)

Shelley Winters ... 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)

Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Santa Claus (voice)

Nellie Bellflower ... (voice)
Steffi Calli ... (voice)
Howard Shapiro ... (voice)
Eric Hines ... (voice)
Cynthia Adler ... (voice)
Bob McFadden ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Candy Candido ... The Snow Dragon (voice) (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer
Original Music by
Johnny Marks 
Production Design by
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Production Management
Iwao Kondo .... production manager
Art Department
Shinichi Noro .... set designer
Sound Department
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Bob Elder .... sound recordist
Dave Neland .... sound recordist
John Richards .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Ichirô Komuro .... character model sculptor
Camera and Electrical Department
Takeo Ando .... camera operator
Mitsuharu Hirata .... lighting technician
Hiroshi Otokozawa .... camera operator
Animation Department
Seiichi Araki .... animator
Paul Coker Jr. .... character designer
Hiroshi Tabata .... animator
Shigeru Ômachi .... animator (as Shigeru Ohmachi)
Music Department
Michael Colicchio .... additional music arranger: vocals
Maury Laws .... conductor
Maury Laws .... music arranger
Lois Winter .... vocal supervisor
Other crew
Thomas Bush .... production assistant
Akikazu Kôno .... supervisor: Animagic
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | USA:TV-G

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Mickey Rooney,Red Buttons & Shelley Winters teamed up together earlier, they all did Walt Disney movie, Pete's Dragon (1977).See more »
Winterbolt:[When his scepter is broken] No! When my scepter dies, I go too. I turn - I turn - I turn into a tree.
[Does just that]
Lilly Loraine:What an exit.
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Christmas mashup, 22 December 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

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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