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YMMV: Frosty the Snowman
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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: This review by Nothing But Cartoons posits a lot, namely that Professor Hinkle is a Cosmic Plaything undergoing Sanity Slippage, the kids are Frosty-worshipping cultists who practically stole Hinkle's hat, and Frosty is a total Idiot Houdini.
  • Broken Base: Many fans of the original special are torn on Frosty Returns.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: So after Santa rebuilt Frosty and was about to put the hat on, that magician comes to grab it again. How does Santa put an end to it? By threatening to never give him anymore presents. It instantly shuts the guy up.
  • Ear Worm: Frosty Returns may be flawed, but "Let it Snow'' is somewhat catchy.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: There was no such thing as Frosty Returns.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "Stay in here much longer, and I'll really make a splash in the world." Funny when Frosty said it upon entering the greenhouse, not so much not two minutes later; perhaps even a record-setter as far as these go.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hinkle crosses this when he locks Frosty in the greenhouse and, thus, causes him to melt.
    • Possibly even earlier when he douses Karen's campfire, which was the only thing between her and freezing to death. It's especially bad because he does so for no good reason. At least killing Frosty helped him achieve his goal of getting the hat back, but endangering the little girl achieves nothing.
    • The worst part about Hinkle is, he wants the hat back solely because of greed, claiming he'd be "a billionaire magician" if he had it. That's kind of low.
  • Nightmare Fuel: More than one child has been traumatized when Professor Hinkle deliberately melts Frosty. Even worse when you realize Karen had to watch her friend melt.
  • Strawman Has a Point: While the jawbustingly tired and astoundingly self-evident Green Aesop in Frosty Returns is still an important message to get across to viewers, as being ecologically responsible is important, it's hard to see how the townsfolk could be wrong for hating snow because of how often it tends to come with serious fall-related injuries.
  • Tear Jerker: When Frosty is melted, and again when Frosty and Karen have to part in the penultimate scene.
  • They Just Didn't Care: Frosty Returns

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