JACK FROST (TV 1979 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Jack Frost uses stop motion animation to tell its story. The storyline is solid and creative. It could easily become a classic winter watch for both the child and adult audience. The voicing cast has been well-chosen. The movie is completely refreshing because it is thoughtful—not too brassy, loud, or noisy. This is a little piece of heaven that may have been overlooked as a very good addition to the family home video collection. It’s lovable and rewatchable. Very good work by Directors Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. Thank you.

Storyline

Jack Frost falls in love with a human and asks Father Winter if he can be turned into a real boy.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Jules Bass ad Arthur Rankin Jr. for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pardon-Me-Pete (voice of Buddy Hackett), Jack Frost (voice of Robert Morse), Kubla Kraus/Father Winter (voice of Paul Frees), Papa (voice of Larry Storch), Groundhog Day Television Reporter (voice of Dave Garroway), Elisa (voice of Debra Clinger), Snip (voice of Don Messick), Mama (voice of Dee Stratton), and Sir Ravenal Rightfellow (voice of Sonny Melendrez).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie is undeniably a B-grade film, but it is well done, holds its storyline, and turns itself into a credible child/adult share animation piece.

Ben Meyers

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