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Frosty the Snowman (1969)

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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

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Romeo Muller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Durante ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Billy De Wolfe ... Professor Hinkle / The Magician (voice)
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty (voice)
Paul Frees ... Santa Claus / Traffic Cop / Additional Voices (voice)
June Foray ... Teacher / Karen / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

A discarded silk top hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and a young girl who he befriends stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back. This animated short is based on the popular Christmas song of the same name. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Trivia

Aired on the 28 year anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. See more »

Goofs

After Santa raises the melted Frosty back to his original form, Frosty reappears without a smile. After Hinkle appears from behind a tree, Frosty's smile reappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: I suppose it all started with the snow. You see, it was a very special kind of snow. A snow that made the happy happier, and the giddy even giddier. A snow that'd make a homecoming homier, and natural enemies, friends, natural. For it was the first snow of the season. And as any child can tell you, there's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow, especially when it falls on the day before Christmas. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow...
[laughs]
Narrator: Well, ...
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Crazy Credits

In the end of the credits, Frosty gets back into Santa's waiting sleigh and they return to the North Pole, with Frosty proclaiming, "I'll be back on Christmas Day!" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original airing, June Foray provided the voices of Karen and the other children. Starting with the third airing, most of Foray's recordings as Karen and the children were replaced with child voice actors. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Unikitty!: No Day Like Snow Day (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Jimmy Durante and the Children
© 1951 Hill & Range Songs
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He's cool....
31 August 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Who didn't grow up watching Frosty tell the world "Happy Birthday"?

"Frosty the Snowman" is a pure delight and an annual tradition at our house (even before we had children). Christmas just isn't Christmas until we see "Frosty" on TV.

Besides, here's a story that reinforces a child's love of Christmas time and the wonder of the first snowfall. Not to mention the power of friendship, kindness and good old Santa Claus.

Ten stars. This Christmas, chill with "Frosty"!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frosty the Snowman See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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