Jack Frost (TV special)

personification of frost and cold weather

Jack Frost is a 1979 television special, one of the Rankin-Bass stop-motion classics, where Pardon-Me-Pete, the famous groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, and the one time he became human. Jack falls for a girl named Elisa, and as the tailor Jack Snip, he must fight the evil Kubla Krause to save Elisa and the town of January Junction.

Directed by Julie Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.. Written by Romeo Muller


  • [singing] I got a day named after me, February 2.
    That's the day that I decide what the weather's gonna do.

Jack Frost

  • [singing] The happiness of being me is not what it's cracked up to be. It's lonely being one of a kind.

Father Winter

  • Very well. You have until the first stroke of spring. If, in that time you have obtained the necessary items needed to make a life: a house to warm you, a horse to bear you, a bag of gold to sustain you, and a wife, to make it all worth the while, then you will be truly human, and may remain so, with my blessing, forever.


Elisa: You certainly are clumsy on ice.
Jack Frost: Me? Clumsy on ice?!?


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