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Jack Frost (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2008)

Buddy Hackett , Robert Morse , Jules Bass , Jr. Arthur Rankin  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch, Dave Garroway
  • Directors: Jules Bass, Jr. Arthur Rankin
  • Format: Animated, Color, Original recording remastered, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Run Time: 49 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CO32FS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,158 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jack Frost (Remastered Deluxe Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Totally Cool Crafty Creations: Kids learn how to make their own holiday crafts
  • Snip's Snowy Singalong: Sing some of this show's wonderful songs with Snip, the Snowflake Maker

Editorial Reviews

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A 1979 Rankin-Bass, stop-motion animated program similar to Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jack Frost is a classic winter tale of good and evil, hope and despair, and love and sacrifice that will captivate viewers 5 and older. Narrated by Pardon-me-Pete Groundhog (Buddy Hackett) and framed as an exploration of the tradition of Groundhog Day, the music-filled Jack Frost is actually the story of young sprite Jack Frost who, under Father Winter’s leadership, is responsible for bringing winter weather to the world. Felt, but never seen, a lonely Jack begs to become human when he falls in love with January Junction resident Elisa. Father Winter grudgingly grants Jack Frost a winter of humanity, warning that in order to remain human forever, he must acquire the four essentials of a home, horse, bag of gold, and wife by springtime. Finding these essentials requires that Jack Frost overthrow the evil King of the Cossacks Kubla Kraus, a mission that is difficult and dangerous. Even with the help of fellow sprites Snip the snowflake maker and Holly the snowflake gypsy, Jack must make a very significant personal sacrifice in order to remove Kubla Kraus from power and ensure the continued well-being of Elisa and January Junction. Bonus features include three "Totally Cool Crafty Creations" with Francine Flake (cutting snowflakes, making a snow globe, and creating instant snow) and the three sing-along-songs ("Jack Frost," "Just What I Always Wanted," and "The Groundhog Song") accompanied by movie footage and onscreen lyrics. --Tami Horiuchi

Product Description

Voices of Buddy Hackett, Debra Clinger, Larry Storch. Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin spent a lifetime making wonderful animated masterpieces and here is yet another. Jack sheds his dark heart to become human after he falls in love with Elisa. But when the evil king kidnaps Elisa, Jack returns to his winter form to rescue her. 1979/color/48 min/NR/fullscreen.

Customer Reviews

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another extraordinary film by Romeo Muller! November 21, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
"Jack Frost" tells the story of how the wintry sprite is transformed by his love for someone very special to him! And the great voice actor Paul Frees (best known as the voice of Boris Badenov in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle") does an amazing job as the voice of the villain, Kubla Kraus. Don't miss him singing the "Rub-a-Dub" song! (Which is usually cut from TV broadcasts of this film.) "Jack Frost" is another extraordinary film by Romeo Muller, who also wrote the classic Animagic, Rankin/Bass Christmas films, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman," among many other enchanting tales.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's that nipping at your nose? January 16, 2002
Format:DVD
"Jack Frost" has always been one of my favorite Rankin/Bass Christmas specials. Because it was not aired as often as "Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer" or "Frosty the Snowman," there was always something special about it. It was more of a treat when I got to see it. Also, it had knights, castles and a steam-powered horse, which was a big bonus for me as a child.
This is an animagic production, with stop-motion puppets instead of cell animation. The story is winter-focused rather than Christmas focused. Jack Frost, an invisible elf who can never participate in the joy he brings to the humans, falls in love with a human girl. He petitions Father Winter to grant him humanity and give him the chance to win her love. The villain of the story is Kublah Krause, the Cossack King. He gets the best song. "I'm Kublah Krause, I could have been a Shogun, but there are no Samurai around here, there's the rub, there's the rub..."
The only holiday represented is Groundhog's Day, and the Groundhog himself (voiced by Buddy Hackett) makes an appearance. "I've got a day named after me, February 2..." Other characters include Holly the Snow Gypsy and Snip the Snowflake Cutter.
This DVD is a fairly frill-free production, and contains only the main feature. It was produced for stores to put in their "bargain DVD" racks. Still, the quality is great and there is no other DVD version of "Jack Frost" available. A definite must-have for the holidays.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jack Frost was very likable. December 6, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This was the first of many Rankin/Bass holiday specials I saw on TV (the only ones I owned on video being the popular "Rudolph" and "Peter Cottontail.") I was pleased by this one too. In fact, I recall seeing part of it once last year on TV too--it also seems to be one of the more popular ones. Anyway, the idea that a girl is in love with "Jack Frost" and then Jack Frost, who's lonely, becomes human because he thinks she really loves him, was, I thought, quite adorable. So "Jack Snip" the tailor moves in with the girl's family. I liked the song they sang while unwrapping an empty box and pretending it was "just what they'd always wanted." It was sad, yet cute. Snip, the snowflake-maker, followed Jack to Earth to help him reach his human-like goals by spring and remain a human, and also to keep out of trouble. The story only began to drag a little when the "k-nights" came into it, and the snowed-in castle. In the end, the girl marries the man she truly loves, her "knight in golden armor." And of course, Jack Frost is present at her wedding. It's really a very nice tale.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars And now for something different... December 2, 2002
Format:DVD
A bit darker than the average Rankin/Bass holiday special, this moving entry is almost up there with "Rudolph" and "The Year Without a Santa Claus" - and perhaps has the most beautiful script of the lot.
Jack, the gentle personification of the better aspects of winter, is going about his business when he overhears Elisa, a pretty villager of January Junction trying to get her parents to stop nagging her about marriage, joke that she'll only marry Jack Frost. Shaken to the core, Jack - who doesn't really fit in with the less earthy winter sprites in charge of snow, sleet and hail but who also remains distant from the humans among whom he carries out his duties, realizes as if for the first time how lonely he really is. He asks for - and is granted - a winter of humanity that may change to permanent status if he can earn his way in the world and win a wife by spring. The gracefully awkward Jack is befriended by Elisa and her parents, all of whom he comes to love.
Jack, however, has two strikes against him - a good-guy noble knight who turns Elisa's head and the evil Kubla Kraus, who forces Jack to make a heartwrenching but inevitable decision for the sake of his loved ones.
This classic also has legs beyond Christmas, being appropriate anytime between first frost and Groundhog Day.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cherish it! December 9, 2006
By Egdar
Format:DVD
if you apprecaite classics and want something to enjoy every christmas season, then buy this! i have been watching this movie every christmas for the last 5 years. its a good movie with a kinda sad ending, but totally worth it! you just gotta love the animation style, and the story isn't fluffy like some movies tend to be.

its just a great christams movie
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Groundhog Day Movie February 1, 2001
By Joey D
Format:VHS Tape
This really is a Groundhog Day/winter video, not a Christmas one. With all the great Rankin/Bass classics there is no need to squeeze this into your Christmas collection; rather, keep it hidden until Groundhog Day to whip up some more holiday fun. I just showed the movie to a class of third graders and they really liked it, but the ending did shock them and pretty much went over their heads (as did half the humor in the show). Nevertheless they laughed at "Dommy" and all the bad guys and pretty much followed it all the way through. Basically, it's a fun video and you can't go wrong with Rankin/Bass and Buddy Hackett tunes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute movie
I loved watching this movie as a kid. It doesn't get played as often as the other bass rankin movies but it should. It has a very nice story.
Published 14 days ago by S. Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
I'm glad I bought this DVD. My niece especially enjoys the Christmas classics with Jack Frost being her absolute favorite! Great quality!
Published 1 month ago by gloria
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice old cartoon, very musical.
Nice old cartoon, very musical, cute puppetry. One character bit strange (bad tsar of the cossaks on mechanical horse, can you imagine?! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anastasia
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic.
This movie is beautiful, well made, well thought out and always with a message for everyone. It has become a classic and in my house we watch it every christmans along with all... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris R.
2.0 out of 5 stars didn't se tthru more than a few minutes
bought this based on the some reviews I saw for it here. But it did not grab our attention when we tried to watch it and it may have been black an white, it just seemed depressing... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jennjin
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia
Just as I remembered it from childhood. Glad to now own it so I do not miss it on tv every year due to my busy schedule again. Very satisfied.
Published 2 months ago by Heather Athens
5.0 out of 5 stars I remember!
Why isn't this on tv anymore? I haven't seen this since I was 13! What a flashback. Despite the fact that Buddy Hackett is in this, I loved it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mebsie
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas season
My grandkids come to visit now and then and no matter the real weather outside, they like to watch Christmas movies, this one is fun and sweet.....everyone really enjoys it.
Published 2 months ago by Happy shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic
This is a classic from my childhood. When I presented it to my children, they fell in love with these characters as much as I did at their age.
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Ochsner
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Frost
Great for our 6 year old grandson. He loved it and was glued to the screen! Would recommend this for kids of all ages.
Published 2 months ago by David Y. Chomitzky
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