Frosty the Snowman

1969

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

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Critic 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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This special release celebrates the 45th anniversary of an animated Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman. First airing on CBS, the Jimmy Durante-narrated special has been a staple of Christmastime for decades. Enjoy the holiday special in all its digitally restored glory.

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Critic Reviews for Frosty the Snowman

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

The animation is folksy and cute, like an old-timey holiday card, and the raspy voice of Jimmy Durante...as the narrator is like home sweet home.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The 1969 original, which, though hardly an animation classic, had a genuine, simple sweetness stemming from its inspiration.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

From the raspy sound of Jimmy Durante's narration to the pastel animation of the town, watching this movie...is like the warmth of listening to an old record.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…
indieWire
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To those of middle age who remember Frosty fondly, we offer this warning: Look again, and yawn.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

There's not much to it beyond Jimmy Durante's raspy narration and Jackie Vernon's dim, galoot-y voice as the icy golem of the title.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…
AV Club
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'Frosty' is surprisingly emotional because of the level of love Frosty himself shows for the kids who made him.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frosty the Snowman

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!

Aj V
Aj V

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½

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.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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by far my favorite of rankin basses films

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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Frosty The Snowman is probably the best kids classic short films of all time. Full of heart and holiday cheer, this film deserves to sit on every household shelf to be watched every christmas.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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