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Jack Frost (1979)
Surprisingly feminist, developed to perfection
***This review contains spoilers***
Elisa is the pretty girl to be won, but she also shows how beautiful other humans can be to other humans, so I love her. Even when she has to be rescued from the king, she isn't shamed for being helpless and she isn't even shamed for not loving Jack. She's treated as a person and considered a victim who didn't ask for it, although not as deeply as it could be, but this is for children. She matters beyond sexual reasons.
Jack is the goody-goody guy who isn't that strong, but still so cute in his efforts to find love. He even cares about Elisa, after she doesn't fall in love with him and wants her happy. The story isn't one where the girl gets shamed for not being in love with the good guy main character. She can still make her own choices.
Snip and Holly are the great sidekicks. They watch over Jack as the best friends in the world, who are even brave enough to venture to slightly unknown territory (earth) for him. Holly only has a few lines, but she's definitely a great feminist character who can overcome her own stature.
Sir Ravenal Rightfellow is a strong, dashing, gentle knight and prince. He's so connected to Elisa and would be an ideal husband for any woman. You can tell he loves her for her heart and will treat her like an equal.
Elisa's Mama and Papa feel like a real older couple you could meet. Their concern for money hits hard and they are so sweet to help Jack. It's old fashioned and patriarchal that Jack asks Papa to marry Elisa, but people did that in that time and he never meant to choose his daughter's husband. He always trusted his daughter and would be an ideal husband.
Pardon-Me-Pete is funny comic relief, but also full of depth, not just a throw away character.
Father Winter is strict, but within reason, and clearly cares about Jack as a son, but also how he and the others live by their work in nature.
Kubla Kraus is evil and everything feminism fights against, when he captures Elisa. He oppresses everyone though, through financial control, but he's no match for our team of heroes.
The voice work is amazing. ever character is distinct and memorable. The camera work is great, like a live action show. The filmmakers took such good care of this production.