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Frosty Returns (1992)

The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas.

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Oliver Goldstick, Jim Lewis (based on a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jonathan Winters ... Narrator (voice)
Jan Hooks ... Lil (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Miss Carbuncle (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Twitchell (voice)
Elisabeth Moss ... Holly (voice)
Michael Patrick Carter ... Charles (voice)
John Goodman ... Frosty the Snowman (voice)
Steve Stoliar ... (voice)
Phillip Glasser ... (voice) (as Philip Glasser)
Gail Lynch Gail Lynch ... (voice)
Mindy Ann Martin Mindy Ann Martin ... (voice) (as Mindy Martin)
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Storyline

Twitchell's invented Summer Wheeze: a spray can that instantly removes snow and slush. And Beansborough's getting snow-free. And Holly has to keep Frosty from melting, and convince everybody that snow's actually a good thing. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Возвращение Фрости See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The special is not a direct sequel to the original 1969 special, as the two were produced by different companies (Rankin/Bass produced the original, this was made by Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video with help from Peanuts director Bill Melendez). See more »

Goofs

When Frosty starts melting, Holly and Charles point out that there isn't any more snow on the ground, when in fact there is. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some folks say if you really want to see the country, take a bus. Or hop a train. Ride a bike. Me, I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy. Stick to what I know: snowflakes. I know it's not for everyone, but as long as you pack light, I mean, and wear at least three layers of undies, it's a lovely way to spend the winter.
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Connections

Follows The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

We Love the Snow/Oh No, Not Snow!
Performed by The Kids and Their Parents
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Blasphemous...
4 January 2001 | by bcg5See all my reviews

I saw this Christmas Special for the first time this past Christmas and that was one time too many. This was by far the worst Christmas special I have ever seen. It was played right after the classic original "Frosty the Snowman" making viewers think it has something to do with it. One of the reasons it is so bad is the fact that it has nothing to do with Christmas whatsoever. The story revolves around a winter festival or something similar and some villain who wants to take winter away. The animation is awful as well, no where near the quality of the original or even the good sequel "Frosty's Winter Wonderland." The fact that they stuck this on as a bonus feature for the DVD of the original turned me away. I really can't describe how bad it really is. I'd say "see if for yourself" but no one should have to endure this farce. It is a complete blasphemy to anything relating to Christmas, Frosty, or winter. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!


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