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Frosty Returns (1992)

The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas.

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Oliver Goldstick, Jim Lewis (based on a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jonathan Winters ... Narrator (voice)
Jan Hooks ... Lil (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Miss Carbuncle (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Twitchell (voice)
Elisabeth Moss ... Holly (voice)
Michael Patrick Carter ... Charles (voice)
John Goodman ... Frosty the Snowman (voice)
Steve Stoliar ... (voice)
Phillip Glasser ... (voice) (as Philip Glasser)
Gail Lynch Gail Lynch ... (voice)
Mindy Ann Martin Mindy Ann Martin ... (voice) (as Mindy Martin)
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Storyline

Twitchell's invented Summer Wheeze: a spray can that instantly removes snow and slush. And Beansborough's getting snow-free. And Holly has to keep Frosty from melting, and convince everybody that snow's actually a good thing. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frosty Returns See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The special is not a direct sequel to the original 1969 special, as the two were produced by different companies (Rankin/Bass produced the original, this was made by Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video with help from Peanuts director Bill Melendez). See more »

Goofs

The first movie showed Frosty ceasing to live when his top hat was removed, but in this movie he takes the hat off multiple times and stays alive. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some folks say if you really want to see the country, take a bus. Or hop a train. Ride a bike. Me, I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy. Stick to what I know: snowflakes. I know it's not for everyone, but as long as you pack light, I mean, and wear at least three layers of undies, it's a lovely way to spend the winter.
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Connections

Follows Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

We Love the Snow/Oh No, Not Snow!
Performed by The Kids and Their Parents
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uglier weaker and less charm
15 December 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jonathan Winters as the narrator visits Beansborough's annual carnival but it may not happen this winter. Little Holly would rather play with her magic set. A heavy wind blows her magic hat which lands on a snowman. Frosty (John Goodman) comes alive with her hat. Mr. Twitchell has invented a spray Summer Wheeze which disappears snow and he sends out his trucks to spray his invention. Frosty is in danger. Holly has to convince everybody that snow is actually good.

The animation looks simplistic like old 70s kids show. However, it's different from the original Frosty the Snowman. The original is softer and more charming. This animation looks uglier. The spray actually seems like a good idea although Twitchell doesn't make sense. He's a weird villain who is battling nature. The whole thing seems like a late-night writing session gone wrong. This is way too stupid without the charm of the original. Also the songs are pretty weak. This is one Christmas special that doesn't need to be repeated.


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