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Jack Frost (1934)

A young grizzly bear, undaunted by his mother's warnings of the coming winter, runs away from home only to be confronted by Old Man Winter himself.

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Jack Frost paints the leaves orange and brown as he warns the animals of the forest that Old Man Winter is coming. A bear cub mocks the idea, via song. He's a grizzly bear, he declares; and he's got a nice, warm coat. Later, his mother tucks him into bed, but he tries to sneak away. She spanks him and puts him back to bed. Tearfully, he runs away from home. He enjoys seeing the jack o' lanterns come to life, and listening to the scarecrow scat sing. But suddenly Old Man Winter arrives, and the poor bear cub is freezing. He'll need Jack Frost's help, in this animated musical short. Written by J. Spurlin

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Entertaining Short
30 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Jack Frost (1934)

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Ub Iwerks' directed this animated short about a young grizzly bear who decides to go outside even though his mother warned him that a cold winter was about to hit. I always enjoy watching the work of Iwerks because even today his images are quite striking and they're certainly unlike anything else that was out at the time or even today. This film isn't among his greatest works but I think there are enough unique touches that make the thing worth watching. I really liked the images but this here should go without being said. I especially liked the winter landscape as the bear wonders out of his house thinking that his fur is going to protect him. The scene showing the snowman being created was terrific and the imagination in it was excellent. Earlier there's a very good sequence with some dancing trees and the scenes with the pumpkins was also very good. The bear cub himself was a good and memorable character and his little journey has many cute moments as well as some darker ones.


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