The ancillary rights to Frosty are owned by Warner Bros. The song recounts the fictional tale of Frosty, a snowman who is brought to life by a magical silk hat that a group of children find and place on his head. Frosty enjoys roaming throughout town with the children who constructed him, only stopping once at a crosswalk when the policeman directing traffic orders pedestrians to stop.
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Frosty finally says goodbye to the children and comforts them, promising he will be back again someday. Although Autry's original recording does not explain the reason for Frosty's departure, later versions have lyrics that attribute it to the hot sun. It has been covered as an instrumental by the Canadian Brass , with founder Charles Daellenbach taking on the persona of Frosty, and repeatedly calling "One more time! It was also recorded by American Brass. This production included a bouncy, jazzy a cappella version of the song and a limited animation style reminiscent of UPA's Gerald McBoing-Boing.
The short, filmed entirely in black-and-white , has been a perennial WGN-TV Christmas classic, and was broadcast on December 24 and 25, , and every year since, as part of a WGN-TV children's programming retrospective , along with their two other short Christmas classics, " Suzy Snowflake " and " Hardrock, Coco and Joe.
The three cartoons are also a tradition on WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania , which not only broadcasts the cartoons on their station, but also makes them available on their website.
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Frosty Returns is a sequel to the original song, set in a separate fictional universe from the other specials, with John Goodman as the voice of a more sardonic Frosty defending the value of snow against Mr.
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