Box art for Frosty The Snowman

Frosty The Snowman

  • Rated NR
  • HD and SD formats available

independent, special interest

Do you remember whenthe children made a snowman in the schoolyard on Christmas Eve and named him Frosty?Karen placed a top hat on his head and everyone's favorite snowman magically came to life?Look at Frosty go!

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common sense

ON for kids age 3
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this classic holiday cartoon has a few mildly perilous and sad scenes and one villain in the form of a bumbling magician. Frosty occasionally loses the magic hat that brings him to life, and of course the small-town kids are sad when Frosty is just an ordinary snowman instead of their friendly, walking, talking pal. Frosty's young friend Karen runs away from home in order to help Frosty, but she truly believes she'll only be gone for a little while and no one will notice. In a few short scenes, Karen is in danger of freezing, and in the saddest scene, Frosty completely melts, and Karen believes he's gone forever -- but it's a family holiday movie, so of course he's not. Parents should also know that this DVD is often paired with Frosty Returns, a loose sequel from 1992 that isn't nearly as fun.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Karen's bravery and loyalty in helping her new friend, Frosty, as well as Frosty's unselfish gesture when he takes Karen to the greenhouse to warm up. Families can also discuss the dangers of leaving home without getting permission from a parent. Could Karen have called someone or asked a parent to come along? Families can also unite in a fun sing-along of the familiar "Frosty the Snowman" tune, which is interspersed throughout the story.

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Audience Reviews

5 stars

Frosty The Snowman is probably the best kids classic short films of all time. Full of heart and holiday cheer, this film deserves to sit on every household shelf to be watched every christmas.

- fb733768972, Friday, August 27, 2010

4 stars

great christmas classic

- sanjurosamurai, Friday, November 23, 2007

4 stars

A childhood Christmas favourite about a stoned-looking Snowman who steals a hat from a Wizard from what I can remember. It reminds me of early morning TV during the Christmas holidays in the 80's - it's probably complete crap but I'm rating it high for nostalgic reasons and because I love Jimmy Durante's voice almost as much as I love his nose!

- SirPant, Monday, December 12, 2011