Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman
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Discover how everyone's favorite happy, jolly soul came to life one day in the original holiday special, Frosty the Snowman! After Karen and her friends build a snowman on Christmas Eve, Frosty comes alive with a little help from a discarded magic hat. As temperatures rise, Karen must help Frosty get to the North Pole before he melts. At the same time, they are also being chased by Professor Hinkle who wants his magic hat back. Based on the timeless song, the Rankin/Bass production of Frosty the Snowman features unforgettable character designs by Paul Coker, Jr. and is sung and told by Jimmy Durante. It's pure holiday magic for the entire family!
© 1969 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Frosty the Snowman is a jolly, happy sing-along that will delight children with its crisp animation and affable title character, who makes an indelible impression with his corncob pipe, button nose, and eyes made out of coal.
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Common Sense Says
Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic holiday cartoon has a few mildly perilous and sad scenes and one villain in the form of a bumbling magician. Frosty occasionally loses the magic hat that brings him to life, and of course the small-town kids are sad when Frosty is just an ordinary snowman instead of their friendly, walking, talking pal. Frosty's young friend Karen runs away from home in order to help Frosty, but she truly believes she'll only be gone for a little while and no one will notice. In a few short scenes, Karen is in danger of freezing, and in the saddest scene, Frosty completely melts, and Karen believes he's gone forever -- but it's a family holiday movie, so of course he's not. Parents should also know that this DVD is often paired with Frosty Returns, a loose sequel from 1992 that isn't nearly as fun.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
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- Genre:Family, Shorts
- Release Date:December 7, 1969
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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