Well, if a Universal Monsters team-up is called a “monster mash”, I guess you could call Rankin Bass teaming up Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman an “animagic mash”?
1979’s Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July serves as a continuation of both Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (each premiered on ABC in December 1976). Which themselves were sequels to the classic Frosty the Snowman (1969) and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). While it premiered on ABC, it’s really more than just a Christmas special. It’s full-length movie that clocked in at 99 minutes. The poster above treats it like a theatrical release, and who knows, maybe it did get a theatrical run somewhere (or maybe was planned to have one). Continue Reading