Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July


Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July (1979)



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Santa, Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against the sinister Winterbolt, who hopes to subdue Frosty, extinguish Rudolph's glowing nose and leave Santa lost in the fog forever. Voices... Santa: Mickey Rooney. Winterbolt: Paul Frees. Frosty: Jackie Vernon. Rudolph: Billie Richards. Lillie: Ethel Merman.

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Critic Reviews for Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 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.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Dark, creepy story lacks Yuletide spirit.

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

Audience Reviews for Rudolph and Frosty: Christmas in July


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 Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Kind of dumb

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

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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 Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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