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Frosty the Snowman (1969)


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Release Date: Dec 7, 1969 Wide



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Frosty the Snowman is an animated television special based on the classic song about a magic snowman who comes to life and befriends several children. Jimmy Durante narrates the special and sings the title song. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi


Animation, Kids & Family


Romeo Muller

Jul 25, 2001

Artisan Entertainment

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It adds a new dimension to a fun Christmas song only Rankin Bass could have pulled off.

December 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Retains its charm and all-ages appeal decades after its original broadcast.

December 10, 2004 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Frosty the Snowman

A childhood Christmas favourite about a stoned-looking Snowman who steals a hat from a Wizard from what I can remember. It reminds me of early morning TV during the Christmas holidays in the 80's - it's probably complete crap but I'm rating it high for nostalgic reasons and because I love Jimmy Durante's voice almost as much as I love his nose!
December 12, 2011

Super Reviewer

I haven't seen this movie in years, but I loved it when I was a kid, and I think kids today will enjoy it still. Watch it for Christmas this year and see for yourself. Merry Christmas!
December 12, 2010

Super Reviewer

Basically an extended version of the song, Frosty the Snowman probably holds more cheer for American audiences. In England we have The Snowman, a much subtler and sadder story, but very similar. Here we have some kids looking to have fun with Frosty while a magician tries to reclaim his magic hat. I couldn't completely enjoy this as, to me, it was rightfully the magician's hat in the first place. The song is always great, and I liked most of the voice work. At under half an hour, it's a great, quick dose of Christmas.
December 11, 2010

Super Reviewer

by far my favorite of rankin basses films
December 4, 2010
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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    1. The Magician: I must get that hat back! Think nasty, think nasty, think nasty! [cackles]
    – Submitted by Nick S (21 months ago)
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