Pluto comes bounding outside to help Mickey get a Christmas tree. Chip 'n Dale see him and make fun of him, but the tree they take refuge in is the one Mickey chops down. They like the ... See full summary »
Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »
Frosty the Snowman goes where he is needed most, and the town of Evergreen sure needs a visit. Mr. Tinkerton, the mayor, runs a tight ship, and there's no room for talk of magic or any ... See full summary »
Frosty the Snowman and Peter Cottontail are wonderful recently discovered UPA rarities
I recently discovered on Mark Evanier's site as linked from Cartoon Brew a couple of UPA animated holiday shorts that are on YouTube. One was Peter Cottontail which for some reason is not listed on IMDb. That one played the whole song and depicted visually the entire premise down to the hunter that shot the rabbit's tail. This one, Frosty the Snowman, features the title character's fun with some kids before he leaves so he won't melt away. Both had a chorus that featured no musical accompaniment, just them singing in the standard jazzy style of the period. These were longtime annual staples on Chicago kid shows for years. As a longtime animation fan, these were pleasant surprises. Definitely worth a look.
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