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Frosty the Snowman [1969]

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Director:Arthur Rankin Jr.
Jules Bass
Writer:Romeo Muller
Composer:Maury Laws
Length:25 minutes
MPAA Rating:TV-G
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
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  • Kids
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  • Cartoon
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Synopsis: The classic tale of a snowman and a hat.


Reaction: This is a fine telling of Frosty's story for the kids.


Personal Rating: 8/10


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"Happy Birthday!"

Select Cast and Crew
Arthur Rankin Jr. => Director
Jules Bass => Director
Romeo Muller => Writer
Maury Laws => Composer
Billy De Wolfe => Professor Hinkle
Jackie Vernon => Frosty the Snowman
Jimmy Durante => Narrator
June Foray => Teacher / Additional Voices / Karen
Paul Frees => Additional Voices / Santa Claus / Traffic Cop

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Jimmy Durante's final film (not counting documentaries and one short film appearance).
  • Voice actress June Foray was cast for both Karen and the Teacher and had recorded vocals for both characters. However, only her recordings for the Teacher made it into the final special as another actress was called in to replace Foray's Karen, for reasons that even Foray herself to this day does not know. No changes were made to the credits, so the actual voice actress we hear as Karen remains unknown and uncredited. Foray's Karen can be heard on the Rhino Records soundtrack.