Netflix is making me seem like I watch the weirdest Christmas movies. LOL! Still, Frosty the Snowman is kind of iconic in this holidays spirit. He’s a magical snowman, what more is there to say, right? It was short so with limited time, I checked this one out. I still have that half finished movie lingering in the background calling out to me. Really need to get to that.
Here we go! I present to you: The Legend of Frosty the Snowman.
Director: Greg Sullivan
Cast (voice): Jeannie Elias, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Kenny, Tress MacNeille, Kenn Michael, Larry Miller, Kath Soucie, Tara Strong, Burt Reynolds
Evergreen is a small town run by mayor Mr. Tinkerton, a man with many rules, order and routine set into place for not only his family but everyone. There is little for anyone to imagine or dream up. Thats until Frosty graces his magical presence into the lives of the children one by one. Through Frosty’s guidance, Tommy Tinkertown, Mr. Tinkerton’s youngest son learns about the legend of Frosty the Snowman and how they need to act with the other kids to prove the magic and existence of Frosty the Snowman.
The Legend of Frosty the Snow is definitely one geared towards younger kids. I love children movies and I watch a ton of them all the time. Modern TV cartoons feel slightly dumbed down compared to when I was a kid. I can’t really sit around and watch morning cartoons anymore. And if anything’s convinced all of you, I pretty much can sit through a lot of really bad stuff and still see some good out of it. Don’t get me wrong, there’s just no other time that I could rant about horrible morning cartoons. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman is for young kids because its set on a pretty simple premise. The animation is nice and colorful and its mellow and sweet for the most part. Sure, there’s the evil principal who wants to be mayor and not let anyone believe in magic but its a short movie and reminds its audience that its important to believe.
Personally, if I wanted an animation to believe, I’d go for Polar Express but you can’t really compare the two. I never knew of the story of Frosty the Snowman so to me, this was pretty interesting for that aspect. Frosty also brings back that horrible time in Grade 3 when we had to sing Frosty the Snowman revamped with a modern song and then we kept having to redo it in rehearsal because the guy playing the piano accompaniment kept messing up. Frosty doesn’t bring me any crazy awesome memories because of that embarrassing moment. Nothing to do with this movie. It didn’t capture me too much unfortunately and I started playing Criminal Case (Facebook game) halfway through.
Okay, I’m ranting now. I’m going to say that I’d group this with the previous two cartoons I reviewed. Its for around the 8 years old or younger group. 10 is stretching it a little, I think. Kids are more knowledgeable than they used to be, not exactly sure they’d believe or enjoy this as much. But then, I’m not a parent so who am I to judge? 😉 It does send out some good messages. I always think its great to reinforce believing in magic and this has a lot of fun times with snowball fights and fighting for what you believe, working as a team, etc.
Have you seen this 2005 TV version of The Legend of Frosty the Snowman?