Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas In July 1979 NR CC

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Rudolph and Frosty are pitted against Winterbolt, an icy wizard who plots to make the North Pole his evil domain and enlist the help of Jack Frost and others to fight the Winterbolt.

Starring:
Red Buttons, Ethel Merman
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Musical, Kids & Family
Director Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Starring Red Buttons, Ethel Merman
Supporting actors Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues, Jackie Vernon, Shelley Winters, Paul Frees, Billie Mae Richards, Harold Peary, Shelby Flint, Don Messick, Darlene Conley, Nellie Bellflower, Steffi Calli, Howard Shapiro, Eric Hines, Cynthia Adler, Bob McFadden
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

I hate to get fired up about a kids special, but there is just so much wrong with this thing.
Roberto Grau
He figures that if he can get rid of the nose, then there will be nothing that can save Santa from his next snow storm, and then he can take over the world.
SuperOdie34
It's a great movie that not only my wife loved, but my 2 daughters aged 3 and 8 loved too and we'll watch them for years to come every Christmas.
Steven Downham

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Randall Cyrenne on December 18, 2004
Format: DVD
I have more to say about it at DVDtoons.com, but here's the short of it: It does run a little long, and could have certainly used some editing, but this movie is fun and rates well against the R-B TV specials. Anyone who thinks this movie is too confusing could not have been paying much attention, and I also would not say it's scary--- my 3-year old loved it (of course, it will depend on your own child's "scare threshhold"). Personally, I enjoyed the "origin" of Rudolph, found the new mythology of the characters charming, and thought Winterbolt to be a great villain. The movie gets a 7/10 from me, although the video quality could have been a little better on the disc. The lack of extras was disappointing too.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
If you are a Rankin-Bass fanatic like me, you will want to add this video to your holiday viewing schedule. While it's not perfect, the enjoyable parts outweigh the flaws. It's wonderful to see old friends like Rudolph, Frosty, Crystal (along with their two snow children), Big Ben, Jack Frost, and others all reunited. Winterbolt and his crew are without a doub the most scary of all Christmas villains and lend a chilling element to the story that adults will love, but which may be a bit too much for children. Though I do agree that it would have been even better to see Clarice, Hermie, and Yukon again too, the characters who DO appear are wonderful. I think you'll enjoy this one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Phoenician on December 4, 2005
Format: DVD
A fan of the Christmas classics as well, I feel that this sequel works quite well with the other films. Is it long? Perhaps. Is it scary? Not really. It does get dramatic just as much as it is cheerful. We get to see the Origin of Rudolph's Nose as well as Frosty's Hat.

In the spirit of Christmas, this film is well worth it. In July? Absolutely, especially when the winter temperatures seem to be gone forever and you begin to reminisce about winter and such.

Overall, this film grows on you, just because if you saw it as a child, you have a personal bond with it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Troy G on October 22, 2004
Format: DVD
I just purchased this DVD and I must say I am greatly disappointed!

The audio is not in sync!!!

The audio is ahead of the video by 1 to 2 seconds.

I just can't imagine how this could happen with a Warner Brothers release.

Being a huge Rankin and Bass fan this was an utter let down.

I hope this error is corrected and Warner Brothers offers some sort of exchange.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By equistina on April 18, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Don't listen to reviews saying the storyline doesn't make sense, how could the story line not make sense, it was written for kids, I understood it when I was 5 and still understand it now. You can't look at everything so literal, look at the world with some imagination. This is a great classic xmas movie and a must for your collection, I have bought it not only so I could enjoy, but so my future children can watch it with me as well
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SuperOdie34 on December 31, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
There must be some movie making law that sequels HAVE to murder their proceders. Maybe that's why I was afraid to watch "Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas In July", one of the most confusing and overly-written sequels on the planet. It's also too long, (almost two hours) meaning that the film makers have to find places to kill time. As a result, we have a countless number of songs and an overblown vilian. Darn!
As sequels are one to do, "Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July" answers all the questions that have been keeping you awake at night. One of them of course being, "How The Heck Did Rudolph Get That Nose?" Turns out Rudolph's nose was actully given to him by a goddess. She gave it to him as a gift to Santa, the kindest guy in the world. Rudolph can use his nose whenever he wants, unless he uses it for an evil deed. If Rudolph shines it for a bad thing, his blinker goes out. Forever.
This thrils Winterbolt, a big, bad, scary vilian who's responible for that big snow storm that almost canceled Christmas. He figures that if he can get rid of the nose, then there will be nothing that can save Santa from his next snow storm, and then he can take over the world.
Well, as it turns out, Milton, a man who delivers ice cream to the North Pole, has fallen in love with a tightrope walker at a circus far away. But the circus is losing money, and if it doesn't show better profits soon, it will be taken over by a con man. Milton tells Rudolph that the only way to save the circus would be to send Rudolph and over seas to perform. People would pay anything to see a world famous reindeer like him.
Winterbolt takes advantage of all this, and gives Frosty and his Family special crystals, so that they can go too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Erik Morton on January 5, 2010
Format: DVD
I was rather surprised to learn that this was the only feature length Christmas special Rankin Bass ever released, primarily because I didn't remember it being so long. True, I didn't remember it as well as other specials, but it turns out I remembered it being shorter because there's only enough plot to last a regular-length (~40 minutes or so special). There is a ton of forgettable filler in the movie, both musical and plot-related. It's not that the movie is confusing like other reviewers have stated, it's just not that interesting or entertaining. I WISH it was a lot better than it was; the Rankin Bass guys were masters of their storytelling and craft, and I'm sure they could have pulled off a great feature-length film.

This movie could and should have been a culmination of all that was great about the Rankin Bass Christmas specials, and in some ways it is a culmination of sorts; I love how they included characters from different specials (Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus, of course, but also more minor characters like Big Ben from "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" and Jack Frost, who in this film is sort of a merging of the characterizations in "Frosty's Winter Wonderland" and "Jack Frost"), and provided new origins/mythology for some of the characters, particularly Rudolph. The story itself, while not strong enough to last a full 95 minutes, is still good enough.

What's missing from this movie is the warmth and Christmas feeling that permeated all the rest of the Rankin Bass specials, even the lesser ones. The whole thing is sort of lifeless.
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