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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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Jack Frost (voice)
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Kubla Kraus / Father Winter (voice)
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Papa (voice)
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Groundhog Day Television Reporter (voice)
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Elisa (voice)
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Snip (voice)
Dee Stratton ...
Mama (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ...
Sir Ravenal Rightfellow (voice)
Dina Lynn ...
Holly (voice)
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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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Джек Фрост  »

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Cossackas are member of a people of southern Russia and Ukraine, noted for their horsemanship and military skill. See more »

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[Jack Frost breathes on Elisa's wedding flowers, covering them with beautiful ice crystals]
Sir Raveneau: What was that?
Elisa: An old friend kissed the bride.
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References Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) See more »

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Recessional Wedding March
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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An underappreciated gem
10 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Among all the Rankin-Bass-Muller holiday treats, this one is an underappreciated gem. It's clearly not as well-known as several of the others, probably because it's only marginally a specifically Christmas story, is not associated with a popular Christmas carol, etc. However, in our family we like this one every bit as much as any of the others, if not more. The plot is more emotionally engrossing, the original songs are terrific, and there are some particularly appealing and fascinating characters developed. This story works successfully in different ways for different agegroups.


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