Monday, December 17, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

The last great Christmas TV special of the sixties, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN was from Rankin and Bass, the folks who had previously brought you RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and many other great programs. The designs were by the inimitable Paul Coker, Jr whose work was recognizable to many of us from MAD.

The great voice cast included Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, June Foray and Paul Frees but, as the title character, deadpan comedian Jackie Vernon in the role of his career.

Despite a number of sequels, it's the original that's become a classic.

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