Jack Frost

1979

Jack Frost

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The 1979 Rankin/Bass production Jack Frost is a made-for-TV stop motion animation feature. Buddy Hacket narrates the story as the voice of groundhog Pardon-Me-Pete. The spirit of winter, Jack Frost (voice of Robert Morse) falls for a young woman named Elisa (voice of Debra Clinger). He asks Father Winter to make him into a human so he can win her love. However, she is already engaged to the brave knight, Sir Danny. When the villianous King Kubla Kraus (voice of Paul Frees) kidnaps her, Jack has to turn back into his spirit form in order to use his powers to save her.

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Critic Reviews for Jack Frost

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  • 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.

    Nov 30, 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.

    Nov 30, 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.

    Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is definitely one of the best from the Rankin/Bass team.

    Apr 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.

    Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There's nothing inherently bad about the special, and it does have a number of entertaining songs.

    Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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