History YMMV / FrostyTheSnowman

29th Jul '17 2:06:32 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.

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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.revelation.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Frosty Meets ''Film/{{Footloose}}''.
19th Jan '17 6:47:09 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* {{Narm}}: Creator/PaulFrees' voices for some of the kids in the original version. While Creator/JuneForay's voice for Karen fits her just fine, the blatant VocalDissonance in the boys makes it easy to see why it was redubbed.
1st Jan '17 4:51:37 PM Ezclee4050
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* RetroactiveRecognition: In ''Frosty Returns'', it's a case of Retroactive Name Recognition, since if you didn't see the credits you wouldn't have any idea that Holly was voiced by a 10-year-old Creator/ElisabethMoss.
1st Jan '17 8:14:19 AM azraelfinalstar
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* SweetDreamsFuel: The first one in particular, but all of the other specials are this to an extent. They seem tailor made to give that warm and fuzzy feeling.
3rd Dec '16 6:58:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[http://cartoon-watching.blogspot.com/2011/12/frosty-snowman.html This review]] by Nothing But Cartoons posits a lot, namely that Professor Hinkle is a CosmicPlaything undergoing SanitySlippage, the kids are Frosty-worshiping cultists who practically stole Hinkle's hat, and Frosty is a total IdiotHoudini.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[http://cartoon-watching.blogspot.com/2011/12/frosty-snowman.html This review]] by Nothing But Cartoons posits a lot, namely that Professor Hinkle is a CosmicPlaything undergoing SanitySlippage, the kids are Frosty-worshiping cultists who practically stole Hinkle's hat, and Frosty is a total IdiotHoudini.
2nd Dec '16 1:24:15 PM akaun6899
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans' opinion on ''Frosty Returns''. Not helped by the fact that it is pretty much incompatible with the other sequels that were officially made by Rankin/Bass, ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'' and ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'', both of which now belong to Warner Bros. while Creator/{{Universal}}, through [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Classics]], currently owns the rights to the original special.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans' opinion on ''Frosty Returns''. Not helped by the fact that it is pretty much incompatible with the other sequels that were officially made by Rankin/Bass, ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'' and ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'', both of which now belong to Warner Bros. while Creator/{{Universal}}, through [[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation DreamWorks Classics]], currently owns the rights to the original special.special and ''Frosty Returns''.
29th Nov '16 1:54:24 PM Larkmarn
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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UYXW-KppiWA/V98eD7qSpoI/AAAAAAABmkQ/2wH6r-QVwB4/s1600/0918161752b.jpg Karen was going to wear a white and red shirt, white socks and red shoes in the special instead of her usual red jacket, red and white earmuffs, white scarf, blue boots and white mittens]].

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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UYXW-KppiWA/V98eD7qSpoI/AAAAAAABmkQ/2wH6r-QVwB4/s1600/0918161752b.jpg Karen was going to wear a white and red shirt, white socks and red shoes in the special instead of her usual red jacket, red and white earmuffs, white scarf, blue boots and white mittens]].
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29th Nov '16 12:20:56 PM Larkmarn
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* HarsherInHindsight: The fact that Karen is half-Vietnamese is sad because one of her background countries (Vietnam) is still a war-zone at the time the special aired. This means that one of her parents arrived to the US from Vietnam before the war started and before Karen was born.
** Guess what happen to the Vietnamese people six years later after the special aired?
* HilariousInHindsight: The original voice actress for Karen, June Foray, had already [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle played a character who is of Slavic descent named Natasha]]. The only difference between Karen and Natasha is that the latter is fully evil Slavic adult while Karen is a half Slavic (Polish) and half Asian (Vietnamese) heroic child.
29th Nov '16 9:06:37 AM Franklansburg
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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.

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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.revelation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UYXW-KppiWA/V98eD7qSpoI/AAAAAAABmkQ/2wH6r-QVwB4/s1600/0918161752b.jpg Karen was going to wear a white and red shirt, white socks and red shoes in the special instead of her usual red jacket, red and white earmuffs, white scarf, blue boots and white mittens]].
29th Nov '16 8:55:56 AM dsneybuf
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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Karen was going to wear a white and red shirt, white socks and red shoes in the special instead of her usual red jacket, red and white earmuffs, white scarf, blue boots and white mittens.

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** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Karen was going to wear a white and red shirt, white socks and red shoes in the special instead of her usual red jacket, red and white earmuffs, white scarf, blue boots and white mittens.
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