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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

As you watch, "Frosty Returns", you do notice some similarities to "The Peanuts" gang. You will notice the two main kids, almost match Peppermint Patty and Marci, and the villian's cat resembles Snoopy's neighbor cat. 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 Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

No More Snow!
Performed by Brian Doyle-Murray
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Not good.
7 December 2004 | by sonic345See all my reviews

I think the biggest issue I have with this holiday perennial, is that it was obvious that the writers were trying to put together a script that appealed to kids on one level, and adults on another, not unlike Willy Wonka. While this is certainly admirable to shoot for, it's very difficult to pull off and when it misses it can be quite painful to watch. This was no exception; it not only missed, but missed badly; consequently, much of this is completely unwatchable.

Additionally, the animation is poor. One of the producers is Bill Melendez, famous for his work on the Peanuts cartoons. Not coincidentally, the animation and the characters at times look like something out of a Peanuts cartoons. Unfortunately, it captured none of the charm of even the least inspiring of the Peanuts cartoons.

Not least of all, the music was tuneless and uninspiring. It wasn't hummable, it wasn't memorable, it was just embarrassing.

Why this continues to be shown every year opposite the original Frosty - in my mind one of the three best Christmas specials of all time - escapes me. If it were my call, I'd just run the original Frosty, twice. In the meantime, on this I'll pass.

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