Based on the original TV Christmas Classic! Frosty the Snowman goes where he is needed most and the town of Evergreen sure needed a visit. Mr. Tinkerton, the mayor, runs a tight ship, and there?s no room for talk of magi... more »c or any other such nonsense. But when Frosty the Snowman blows through town, he shows the town?s children that magic is real. Tinkerton?s sons, Charlie and Tommy, along with their friends Sarah and Walter, want to spread the word about Frosty?s fun loving, magical antics but meet resistance from Evergreen Elementary?s dastardly principal Hank Pankley. In the end, good wins out and all the citizens of Evergreen happily learn that magic is real and fun is for everyone! Guest starring Tom Kenney(voice of Sponge Bob Square Pants). DVD special features include: build your own snowman, snowball mania challenge, The Frosty says challenge, Deleted Scenes, and a sneak peek at "Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie." Dolby 5.1 audio, Run time 75 minutes.« less
"When I was little my favorite thing about the holidays was the TV specials -- Rudolph, Charlie Brown and Frosty the Snowman.
This new movie is a sweet and funny follow-up to the original Frosty.
"Legend of Frosty" is great because it's a tribute to the classic holiday stories, but it also has fun with the genre.
Just like the old specials, it's hosted by a celebrity narrator. But instead of Jimmy Durante or Burle Ives, we get Burt Reynolds -- ha! Perfect choice.
The town of Evergreen is a picture-perfect place. Fans of "The Iron Giant" will love the story of a 1950s town that needs to be shaken up by a larger-than-life character. (Adding to that retro-look, the villain is a dead-ringer for Adelai Stevenson and Sgt. Bilko!) Frosty challenges the rules and conformity of the adults simply by teaching kids to play. That might sound corny or over-simple, but it's true.
The plot/characters relate back to the original Frosty. I don't want to give anything away here, because one of my favorite things about the movie is the way they reveal the story. It's rare that a family film explores how cycles play out over generations.
One of the nice surprises of "Legend" is the relationship between a father and a son. It's surprisingly touching for a cartoon. (again, it reminds me of "The Iron Giant")
This is definitely a great movie for parents and kids to watch together. And the voices include actors from Spongebob!
I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars because the DVD extras weren't all that exciting. But don't buy it for the extras - get it for the movie. Makes an excellent double-feature with the original Frosty. "
The Legend of Frosty
Augustus Lyons | 11/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My family and I enjoyed this movie, especially our 8 year old son. It portrays Frosty and his magic in the background of a surburban fiefdom. The voice of Burt Reynolds navigates us into the lives of several children yearning for some magic and fun amoungst the rigidness of societal norms. By the end we remember the fun of snowball fights, sledding, ice skating and appropriately breaking the rules. I recommend this movie to young families."
An instant classic!
JScott | Burlington, VT | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Legend of Frosty is a warm, endearing movie that is true to the original while being original in its own right. The story, characters, and animation were on par with my favorite holiday specials, and Burt Reynolds was perfect as the narrator. More importantly, the toughest critics of all, my kids, loved it more than I did. It's a great movie to watch with the whole family."
JScott | 12/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I watched the DVD with my 7 year old daughter and I must say that I never thought I would enjoy it so much. And not only was the movie great, but so were the games. She just wanted to play them over and over again. I highly recommend this movie to everyone as it reminded me of my childhood."
Kids loved it! A clean, fresh snowfall on a classic.
DanielAsher | Minnesota, USA | 11/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
This movie is a great update of the classic, with the added insight of today's world. It's got humor that appeals to today's kids and voices they're familiar with: the guys who do Spongebob and Patrick!! (Burt Reynolds is great to hear narrating and singing--he's from my era!) This version, finally, holds my kids' attention. I am relieved to have a good Christmas (Holiday) movie for my kids to watch, without having to overcome some of the dated references. Wholesome, funny, fast-paced. Well done!
My kids are running around my house quoting the movie--which is the true barometer of a good movie these days. They've probably burned a laser-hole in the DVD by now!