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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Red Buttons ... Milton (voice)
Ethel Merman ... Lilly Loraine (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)
Alan Sues ... Scratcher the Jealous Reindeer (voice)
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty (voice)
Shelley Winters ... Crystal (voice)
Paul Frees ... Winterbolt / Jack Frost / Policeman (voice)
Billie Mae Richards ... Rudolph (voice)
Harold Peary ... Big Ben (voice) (as Hal Peary)
Shelby Flint Shelby Flint ... Laine, Lilly's daughter (voice)
Don Messick ... Sam Spangles (voice)
Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Santa Claus (voice)
Nellie Bellflower ... Lady Boreal (voice)
Steffi Calli Steffi Calli ... (voice)
Howard Shapiro Howard Shapiro ... (voice)
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of July so that Frosty and Rudolph can help Lilly's circus and Milton can marry his girlfriend on the high-wire, and Santa will use his sleigh to make sure everybody gets back to the North Pole in time...which leaves Winterbolt alone at the North Pole on the Fourth... Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first time Frosty was seen in stop-motion animation following his hand-drawn stints in Frosty the Snowman (1969) and Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976). The Jack Frost character from the latter also appears in this special. See more »

Quotes

Laine, Lilly's daughter: Oh, isn't Milton wonderful? He's the greatest ice-cream man in the world.
Lilly Loraine: Forget 'im. If life has taught me anything is that you can't live on banana splits.
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Connections

Follows Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Ethel Merman
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A tad long, but nice to see some old friends...
29 October 2002 | by barlowman9See all my reviews

Okay, I'm a big fan of all that is Rankin/Bass, so I'm a little biased in enjoying this film. I got to watch this film on a cold winter day, huddled up in some blankets and reconnect with some old TV X-mas friends from winter's past. First of all it was nice to see Frosty and his clan finally made into clay-mation form. The Frosty cartoons are great, but clay-mation makes it more original and unique. Plus all the guest appearances by Big Ben, Jack Frost, Santa and Mrs. Claus from previous Rankin/Bass specials. Sure it is a long (over an hour and a half), but you do find the true origin of Rudolph's shiny nose!


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