Adults of a certain generation would remember waiting with excitement and anticipation during the holiday season for the day their favorite Christmas movie would come on television.
For the next ten days, I will share my top ten in no particular order.
Frosty The Snowman was one of those classics that even though its primary audience was children…most of the characters were voiced by adults, including voice legend June Foray.
Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin. Bass was also responsible for several classics including The Little Drummer Boy (1968), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970), Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971), Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979) and the ver popular Rudolph the REd-Nosed Reindeer…most of which were based on classic Christmas tunes.
The classics were done with an animation style called stop-motion, which is being used again in such current animation films as The Boxtrolls.
Frosty comes to life when a discarded hat lands on top of the snowman, but the evil Professor Hinkle is determined to melt the good natured snowman in an attempt to prevent him from ever coming to life again.
I know it sounds sinister and a little to evil for children to bond with, but I assure you, I would cry like a baby. When Frosty melted and he came back to life, I was just as elated as the children in the cartoon if not more! It was one of the many things that help foster the imagination that led to my success as an actress.
Take a look back with me at Frosty the Snowman…