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The Rankin-Bass films and holiday specials are generally quite solid, but this one-which you may also encounter around Independence Day-is a bloated, trippy affair, with a helping of holiday skeez.
Overall, it's a quirky special with some of the best Animagic Rankin/Bass ever did, but it's a long 97 minutes... If you're willing to make the time for it, it's worth the view.
The attempts to turn these corny stories into some sort of epic strain with flopsweat, and the hoped-for Avengers-style team-up of the company's big two mostly results in scenes where you wonder why Frosty's not melting in the middle of July.
The idea of crossing over Rudolph and Frosty is logical, because they were the company's two most popular character (aside from maybe Santa Claus), but the way it actually happens is just nuts.
Dark, creepy story lacks Yuletide spirit.
Rankin/Bass dip into the well once more with the ultimate Christmas team-up, Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. To save the Circus By the Sea Rudolph and Frosty team-up for a special 4th of July performance, but little do they know they are being manipulated by King Winterbolt who has awakened from his long slumber and is trying to ruin Santa Claus. Contrived doesn't even begin to describe the plot, and the songs are bad; they have no charm and aren't catchy. There's even some retconning of Frosty and Santa Claus' backstories. Still, there are some fun characters and it's a treat to see Rudolph and Frosty together. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July has its moments, but overall it's a disappointing effort that's kind of lacking the spirit of the season (either one of them).
Kind of dumb
wha? I didn't quite understand or appreciate this movie. It's long and makes little sense. The idea of having Christmas in July at a big circus parade is very unusual. The songs just aren't very memorable.
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