* 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-worshipping cultists who practically stole Hinkle's hat, and Frosty is a total IdiotHoudini.
* BrokenBase: Many fans of the original special are torn on ''Frosty Returns'', though NostalgiaFilter seems to give it a few points for some.
* EarWorm: ''Frosty Returns'' may be flawed, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6PnTmyYT6w "Let There Be Snow"]] is somewhat catchy. Bonus points for actually being sung by John Goodman.
* 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 called ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'' and ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'', both of which now belong to Warner Bros. while DreamWorks Classics, formerly known as Classic Media, currently owns the rights to the original special.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "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.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: So after Santa rebuilt Frosty and was about to put the hat on, Hinkle comes to grab it again. How does Santa put an end to it? By threatening to never give him any more presents for the rest of his life. It instantly shuts him up.
* MoralEventHorizon: Hinkle crosses this when he locks Frosty in the greenhouse and, thus, causes him to [[spoiler:[[TearJerker 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 ''[[ForTheEvulz 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 [[MoneyDearBoy solely because of greed]], claiming he'd be "a billionaire magician" if he had it. That's kind of low.
* NightmareFuel: More than one child has been traumatized when [[spoiler:Professor Hinkle deliberately melts Frosty]]. Even worse when you realize [[spoiler:[[FridgeHorror Karen had to watch her friend melt]].]]
* StrawmanHasAPoint: While the [[{{Anvilicious}} jawbustingly tired]] and [[CaptainObviousAesop astoundingly self-evident]] GreenAesop 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.
* TearJerker: When [[spoiler:Frosty is melted]], and again when Frosty and Karen have to part in the penultimate scene.
* TheyJustDidntCare: ''Frosty Returns''.