A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

  1. Arthur Rankin, Jr.


  2. Jules Bass


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jimmy Durante

    Jimmy Durante

    Narrator (voice)

  2. Billy De Wolfe

    Billy De Wolfe

    Professor Hinkle (voice)

  3. Jackie Vernon

    Jackie Vernon

    Frosty the Snowman (voice)

  4. Paul Frees

    Paul Frees

    Santa Claus / Traffic Cop / Additional Voices (voice)

  5. June Foray

    June Foray

    Teacher / Karen / Additional Voices (voice)

Full Cast & Crew

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 1969


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 25m

Budget -

Revenue -



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