Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July 1979

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Billie Mae Richards) realizes his famous red nose is getting dim. Santa Claus (Mickey Rooney) explains that the glow was provided years ago by Lady Borealis to make sure he could make it through a storm created by the evil Winterbolt (Paul Frees), ruler of the North Pole. Lady Borealis put a spell on Winterbolt that sent him into a deep sleep, but now the villain is awake and trying to draw Frosty the Snowman into a plot to extinguish Rudolph's nose for good.

Cast & Crew

Red Buttons
Milton
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Ethel Merman
Lilly Loraine
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Mickey Rooney
Santa Claus
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Alan Sues
Scratcher the jealous reindeer
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Jackie Vernon
Frosty
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Shelley Winters
Crystal
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Paul Frees
Winterbolt, Jack Frost, Policeman
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Darlene Conley
Mrs. Santa Claus
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Critic Reviews for Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July

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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.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

    Colin Fleming

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  • 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.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    December 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Dark, creepy story lacks Yuletide spirit.

    December 20, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July

  • Oct 17, 2017
    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).
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2007
    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.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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