Jack Frost 1979

Jack Frost

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Critic Reviews for Jack Frost

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

  • Jack Frost features some marvelously cracked creations... but the 1979 special's fairy-tale structure and flimsy integration of Groundhog Day folklore make for a bloated, quasi-magical mess.

    December 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Nearing the absolute maximum threshold for strange, vaguely European mythical spirits and the dark magic they wield, "Jack Frost" is certainly more screwed up than it is festive.

    December 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The animators kept the borscht belt humor coming... in a fable that fits right in with the bedtime stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

    December 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is definitely one of the best from the Rankin/Bass team.

    April 17, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • It gets a little bogged down by its own insistence on worldbuilding, but if you make it to the final moments, you get one of the most moving things Rankin/Bass ever produced.

    December 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There's nothing inherently bad about the special, and it does have a number of entertaining songs.

    December 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jack Frost

  • Feb 03, 2020
    From Rankin/Bass comes the animated holiday special Jack Frost. Famed groundhog Pardon-Me-Pete recounts the tale of how he met Jack Frost one fateful Groundhog Day and the time that Jack attempted to become human. Narrated by Buddy Hackett, the film has a strong cast that features several Rankin/Bass regulars. And as usual, the animation and character designs are especially well-done. Additionally, the songs, such as "Jack Frost is Here" and "Just What I Always Wanted," are charming and whimsical. Entertaining and fun, Jack Frost is another solid entry in the Rankin/Bass catalog.
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