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Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andy Griffith ... Narrator (voice)
Shelley Winters ... Crystal (voice)
Dennis Day ... Parson Brown (voice)
Paul Frees ... Jack Frost (voice)
Jackie Vernon ... Frosty the Snowman (voice)
Shelly Hines Shelly Hines ... Child (voice)
Eric Stern Eric Stern ... Child (voice)
Manfreed Olea Manfreed Olea ... Child (voice)
Barbara Jo Ewing Barbara Jo Ewing ... Child (voice)
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Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frosty's Winter Wonderland See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Aside from Frosty himself, the only other returning character from Frosty the Snowman (1969) is the traffic cop. See more »

Quotes

Parson Brown: A parson's not a parson til he holds the Good Book in his hand.
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Soundtracks

Frosty the Snowman
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson
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Wonderful "Winter Wonderland"!!
22 December 2006 | by lauraeileen894See all my reviews

This has been my favorite Rankin Bass special since childhood! In the lighthearted sequel to "Frosty the Snowman", we find Frosty (the incomparable Jackie Vernon) returning to the children once "someday" finally comes. Yet Frosty is unhappy... he has spent three lonely seasons in the North Pole, and even when he's reunited with his beloved band of kids, he's still lonesome (they always have to go inside, and they can't bring him along 'cause, well, he'll melt). Even worse, Frosty's popularity has incurred the wrath of Jack Frost (Paul Frees, Rankin Bass's favorite villain). He's determined to steal Frosty's magic hat to regain his popularity. Meanwhile, the kids conjure up the perfect cure to Frosty's blue Christmas: a snow-wife! So they build a lovely snow-wife named Crystal (Shelley Winters), who comes to life via the magic of love. She and Frosty hit it off immediately, but Jack Frost is now doubly jealous. Will the "icy miracle" of Frosty and Crystal's wedding melt Jack Frost's envious heart before it's too late? By 1976, Rankin-Bass's hand drawn animation took on a different, more Anime-inspired look, and it works. I thought Frosty looked better in this one, with more expressive eyes, smaller shape and a nice new scarf (hope it's not too warm). Andy Griffith is the narrator this time around, and he's absolutely superb. His familiar, down-home voice really fits the mood, and he also gets to display his most underrated gift: his excellent singing voice. The entire cast is in fine form, especially Vernon, who is the ONLY voice of Frosty in my mind. Winters is also good; her normally harsh voice is so warm and tender, you almost forget that this is the same brassy dame from "Lolita" and "A Double Life". Happy Birthday! What a great sequel!!


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