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Jack Frost (1979)

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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

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Romeo Muller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buddy Hackett ... Pardon-Me-Pete (Groundhog) (voice)
Robert Morse ... Jack Frost (voice)
Paul Frees ... Kubla Kraus / Father Winter (voice)
Larry Storch ... Papa (voice)
Dave Garroway ... Groundhog Day Television Reporter (voice)
Debra Clinger ... Elisa (voice)
Don Messick ... Snip (voice)
Dee Stratton Dee Stratton ... Mama (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ... Sir Ravenal Rightfellow (voice)
Dina Lynn Dina Lynn ... Holly (voice)
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Storyline

Jack Frost ushers in winter every year, but he is upset that he is unable to interact with humans, since they cannot see him. When he falls in love with the young peasant woman Elisa, he requests to be made human and his superior, Father Winter, who agrees to make him permanently human as long as he has a house, horse, bag of gold, and a wife by the beginning of spring. When Jack arrives in town and is introduced to Elisa and her family, he learns they are oppressed by a greedy Cossack, who has eyes on the peasants' income and Elisa. And Jack must also contend with Elisa's childhood sweetheart, Sir Ravenal. Will he decide to remain human in the end? Written by cupcakes

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TV-G

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Trivia

Cossacks are members of an ethnic group found in southern Russia and Ukraine. They are known for their horsemanship and fighting skills. See more »

Quotes

Papa: Oh! If only I had a team of horses instead of a dog and a duck!
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Crazy Credits

Rankin/Bass Productions logo is yellow screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Jack Frost is Here
(uncredited)
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Buddy Hackett and Chorus
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Underrated Christmas classic
1 January 2019 | by kristopherllSee all my reviews

If you like "Rudolph" and "Frosty", then you'll love this film. The animation is amazing, as always. The story is a bit off, but it's pretty good. The voice acting is so-so. The characters are likable, especially Jack Frost himself. Find this online, get some McDonalds, and chill! (ha ha puns)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Frost See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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