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A gold member of the Christmas classic elite, Frosty The Snowman has
entertained several generations of children and adults with its charming
holiday magic. Jimmy Durante narrates this 1969 animated creation that
features the birth of Frosty, a happy upbeat snowman brought to life by a
magical hat. The story is based on the popular Christmas song of the same
name, and Durante’s narration and singing brings the animation itself to
life. One of the best holiday cartoon specials...


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A gold member of the Christmas classic elite, Frosty The Snowman has
entertained several generations of children and adults with its charming
holiday magic. Jimmy Durante narrates this 1969 animated creation that
features the birth of Frosty, a happy upbeat snowman brought to life by a
magical hat. The story is based on the popular Christmas song of the same
name, and Durante’s narration and singing brings the animation itself to
life. One of the best holiday cartoon specials ever created, Frosty The
Snowman will be a part of Christmas celebrations for years to come.

Frosty The Snowman follows the exploits of a group of school children
trapped at school on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that her students are
forced to attend class on Christmas Eve (with snow outside nonetheless),
a schoolteacher hires a local magician named Professor Hinkle as
entertainment. But Professor Hinkle is anything but a master of his
trade. He entertains the kids only by means of their laughter as his
ridiculous screw-ups. Frustrated by his failure to perform the famous
magic trick of “pulling a rabbit out of a hat,” Hinkle hurls his old top
hat out the window. But when the children are dismissed from class, the
hat finds its way onto the head of a snowman named Frosty.

A gust of wind blows Professor Hinkle’s discarded hat onto the lifeless
snowman’s head, and “presto”! …Frosty the snowman comes to life with a
passionate bellow of “Happy Birthday”! Immediately, Professor Hinkle
decides that he wants to keep his hat after all (so he can profit from
its obvious magic powers), but the kids manage to fight off his advances
in order to save Frosty. But Hinkle is the least of Frosty’s worries. The
thermometer is on the rise, and the kids conclude that Frosty needs to
get to the North Pole or else he’ll melt away. Together, they travel to
the local train station to buy Frosty a ticket.

Finding the ticket price too hefty, Frosty and his friend Karen become
stowaways on a north-bound train. What they don’t know is that Professor
Hinkle is hot on their trail, and he’ll do anything to eliminate Frosty
and steal the hat. Will Frosty survive? Only the appearance of another
magical Christmas icon can save the day…

A holiday television classic rivaled by none, Frosty the Snowman is
brilliant Christmas television programming the entire family can enjoy.
Its central theme of life and death are aptly portrayed by a snowman’s
good cheer and the love a young girl harbors for him. Frosty’s charisma
solidifies this as an enduring TV classic, right up there with all-time
greats such as Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), A Charlie Brown
Christmas (1965), and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)…

				
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