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Jack Frost (TV special)

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Jack Frost
Jack Frost (TV special).jpg
DVD cover
Written byRomeo Muller
Directed byJules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Voices ofBuddy Hackett
Robert Morse
Debra Clinger
Paul Frees
Narrated byBuddy Hackett
Theme music composerMaury Laws
Country of originUnited States
Japan
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
CinematographyAkikazu Kono
Ichiro Komuro
Hiroshi Tabata
Seiichi Araki
Running time48 minutes
Production company(s)Rankin/Bass Productions
DistributorLorimar Television
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseDecember 13, 1979

Jack Frost is a 1979 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. It was directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr., written by Romeo Muller, narrated by Buddy Hackett, and starring Robert Morse, Debra Clinger, and Paul Frees. The special premiered on NBC on December 13, 1979 and tells the tale of Jack Frost and his adventures as a human. It airs annually on Freeform as a part of its 25 Days of Christmas programming block.

Plot

The story is narrated by a groundhog named Pardon-Me-Pete (voiced by Buddy Hackett), who has a deal with Jack Frost to extend winter by six weeks, letting him sleep that much longer. Pardon-Me-Pete starts to talk about the legend of Jack Frost.

It all starts when Jack Frost (voiced by Robert Morse), an immortal winter sprite, falls in love with a human girl named Elisa (voiced by Debra Clinger), who proclaims her love for Jack after he rescues her. Jack asks Father Winter (voiced by Paul Frees) if he can become human in order to be with her. Father Winter gives him a chance but warns that Jack must prove he can succeed as a human, by earning a house, a horse, a bag of gold, and a wife by the first sign of spring.

Jack agrees and turns human, assuming the identity of Jack Snip. He runs a tailor shop in the town of January Junction with two friends who also turned human, Snip the snowflake maker (voiced by Don Messick) and Holly the snow gypsy (voiced by Dina Lynn). Snip and Holly were sent by Father Winter to ensure Jack does not get into trouble. Elisa is charmed by "Jack Snip," but she harbors romantic dreams of Sir Ravenal Right fellow, a literal "knight in golden armor."

Elisa is kidnapped by Kubla Kraus (also voiced by Paul Frees), the evil Cossack king who lives all alone in a castle on Miserable Mountain with his army of Keh-Nights, his horse Klangstomper, his butler Fetch-Kvetch, and a ventriloquist's dummy named Dommy as his sidekick, all made of iron since no people or any animals could stand to live with him due to his arrogance and greed. Kraus also possesses all the brick, gold, and timber that January Junction used to have. He immediately notices Elisa for her beauty and madly wants her to be his wife, so he kidnaps her. After Elisa is rescued by Sir Ravenal, Kraus vows to destroy January Junction by sending one-thousand Keh-Nights in an attempt to recapture his bride and throws Jack, Snip, and Holly in the dungeon.

Jack gives up his humanity in order to whip up the biggest blizzard ever, freezing Kraus and his one-thousand Keh-Nights in the castle. Snip and Holly change back to sprites as well. This tactic works until Groundhog Day arrives. As the sky is overcast with no sun to cast shadows, Jack Frost uses his magic shadow to scare Pardon-Me-Pete back into hibernation, and continues whipping up the storm.

Finally, with only one hour left before the arrival of spring, Jack returns to human form to stop Kraus by tricking his Keh-Nights into walking off the icy mountain to their destruction by imitating Dommy. Afterward, Jack causes Kubla to fall out of his castle and Father Winter literally blows Kubla far away from Miserable Mountain leaving Jack to claim the gold for himself, tames Klangstomper, making him his horse, and the castle becomes his house. He races off to ask Elisa's parents for her hand in marriage, but during his absence, she has fallen in love with Sir Ravenal, and he with her. Jack becomes a spirit again for good, and blows ice onto Elisa's wedding bouquet, turning it white. When asked about the change, she sheds a tear saying "An old friend just kissed the bride." Snip calls out to Jack that winter wouldn't be the same without him.

Before heading back to sleep, Pardon-Me-Pete says that Jack Frost still plays his tricks on him to ensure that there are six more weeks of winter, but he doesn't mind because he enjoys the extra sleep.

Cast

Crew

© 1979 Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc.

Home media

The licensing for Jack Frost was relatively lax for many years and as early as the early 1990s, independent discount home video distributors produced VHS (and later DVD) copies from 16 mm prints. The special did not, as occasionally stated, lapse into the public domain; the Copyright Act of 1976 had taken effect by the time the special was published, which granted Rankin/Bass and its successors automatic copyrights of 75 years.

In the fall of 2008, Warner Bros. via Warner Home Video (owners of the 1974–2001 Rankin/Bass library) re-released the special as an "official version" on DVD, using a digitally remastered 35 mm print as the master.

External links

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