Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty Returns

DVD - 2004
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When Frosty the Snowman is accidently brought to life, he must weather a storm of adventures and the dastardly plans of an evil magician before he can find safety and happiness at the North Pole.


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Dec 10, 2019

I love this Rankin/Bass Christmas special. The narration by Jimmy Durante was great! I like his rendition of "Frosty the Snowman" best! Another must-see this Christmas! Enjoy!

Nov 25, 2019

My very favorite part about this movie was always that the main girl was named Karen. (As am I!) Having a character who isn't obnoxious being named Karen is especially exciting these days, when "Karen" has become the name for all people obnoxious. :)

For some reason, it always struck me as incredibly unrealistic that they could get to the North Pole on a train before Karen had to be home before dinner, but the fact that a snowman comes to life and dances around and people accept that as relatively normal never struck me as particularly unbelievable.

Nov 25, 2019

I guess the whole movie was made out of Christmas Snow, since the original Frosty The Snowman just keeps on coming back every Christmas, and really, why wouldn't it. It's animation is beutiful in a photo realistic and 3D animated world of 2019, and the singing, albeit my favorite in movies, was enjoyable for what it was. The villain was fun to watch on screen, but I think it would have been better if he used actual magic tricks to foil Frosty and his human acomplis. The side characters were fun too, like the rabbit who somehow was able to comunicate with Santa Clause, and the children who helped build Forsty in the first place. It was unfortuante how we never saw more the kids once the movie progressed. They just helped build Frosty, and they just dissapear when Karen had to take Frosty to the North Pole. But these are small issues that can be looked over when marveling at this timly classic. So if you are evern in need of something classy to spice your Christmas watchlist, give the original Frosty The Snowman a whirl! -@BooksRUs of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 07, 2017

I love the little movie its length of the movie was awesome I love the movie its so cute and funny you should watch it for the hoildays.!

Dec 23, 2016

A perennial holiday cartoon from the Rankin-Bass factory. "Frosty the Snowman" is pleasant family fare but as "classics" go doesn't quite reach the heights of animated holiday offerings like "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas" or even "Mr. Magoo Christmas Carol," all of which boast more memorable characters and songs.
Fine for the kiddies but maybe not as emotionally satisfying for adults, even nostalgically inclined boomers such as yours truly ;-)

Dec 16, 2016

Treacly (!!??) - Is that really the word that the snob below used in her comments to describe Frosty the Snowman?

I think that anyone who uses a word like "treacly" (especially to describe a kids' movie) is nothing but a snob 'cause they know damn-well that most people don't know what the hell that word means and they're trying to sound so educated, or whatever.

This snob also says (and I quote) - "I would rather have lumps of coal stuck in my eyes and stand outside all winter than watch Frosty the Snowman again." - Well, I wish that Miss Snob would also get all her fingers broken, as well, so that she can't type anymore. And that way we don't have to read any more of her "treacly" comments ever again.

Dec 16, 2016

I would rather have lumps of coal stuck in my eyes and stand outside all winter than watch Frosty the Snowman again. It's the kind of program station managers put on when they run out of Christmas shows, and anyway, most viewers will be eating turkey at that time. Treacly, action-free story (Frosty does little but walk around and say inane things in a whiny voice); competent but cheap-looking animation; and the music -- let's say the title song is the best one, and leave it at that. And you're going to be hearing that song A LOT.

Dec 15, 2016

First aired on TV (December 7, 1969) - Frosty the Snowman (which has a 25-minute running time) is a charming, animated Xmas special based on the song "Frosty the Snowman".

This cheerful presentation features the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as the film's narrator (Durante's final performance in a film) and Jackie Vernon as the title character.

Like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - "Frosty, the Snowman" is yet another one of those timeless classics. This show is ranked at #4 on the list of top 10 best family holiday specials.

And, as the story goes - A magic, silk top-hat brings a snowman to life. With the temperature rising above freezing this means that Frosty could melt - So it's off to the North Pole.... Meanwhile - The original owner of the hat (a ruthless/greedy magician) decides he wants it back 'cause its special power means big bucks... Oooh... Is this story's suspense totally killing you, or what?..... (*Watch "Frosty" video-clip*)

Dec 18, 2015

"Frosty The Snowman" is one of the most charming Christmas movies of all time. Jimmy Durante's voice narration in the first classic is entrancing (especially if anyone is familiar with Jimmy's other films such as "Rupert: The Christmas Wish.") The plot is fun and meaningful, and the song will make the viewers smile. This film can help teach kids the wonder of sacrificing for another friend. While the second Frosty, "Frosty Returns", is good; it is not as charming as the first classic. With that being said, "Frosty Returns" is still very enjoyable and also teaches kids how to be a positive influence in the lives of others around them. These are two films the whole family will want to watch over and over again.

Red_Sox Nov 11, 2012

Timeless HolidayCLassic!!!

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Dec 16, 2016


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This copy won't play in my dvd player. The intro plays but won't advance. It might be a bad copy.


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