Frosty The Snowman Characters

Matt Kasper


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There are only a few movies that are shown around the winter season that signify Christmas is just around the corner and Frosty The Snowman is one of those movies. This 1969 Christmas Special is synonymous with the Christmas season for many reasons but the main one may be the catchy theme song that came with the television special. Almost everyone knows at least a few verses from the “Frosty The Snowman” song, sung famously by comedian Jimmy Durante. Jimmy also provides the narration for the film and takes us through the journey of Frosty’s beginnings to his final destination.

The movie was made to feel like a Hallmark Christmas card and the characters and background scenes do just that. There have been a few sequels to the original but nothing quite captures the magic that the 1969 version brought. Much like the original Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer special, Frosty The Snowman will always stand the test the time for children and adults alike. Let’s take a look at all the characters that appeared in Frosty The Snowman.

The characters are presented in order of appearance.

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Jimmy Durante, aka The Narrator, is the soothing voice that introduces us to the story of Frosty The Snowman. The narrator character is essentially Jimmy himself who was a famous comedian/actor whose career started in the 1930s. Frosty was his last film role.

Voiced By – Jimmy Durante

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The school kid’s teacher. She is the one that invites magician Professor Hinkle to talk to the kids. She is Karen’s teacher and does not have an official name.

Voiced By – June Foray

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Professor Hinkle

Professor Hinkle is brought in by the Teacher in order to entertain the kids with some magic. It turns out however, he is the worst magician in the world. It turns out it’s his hat that is the key to making Frosty The Snowman come to life. He plays the role of a villain in the animated show as he refuses to give up his magic hat to Frosty.

Voiced By – Billy De Wolfe

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Hocus Pocus

The Rabbit is Professsor Hinkle’s un-coperative assistant. He never appears when he is supposed to and often runs away from the Professor. The rabbit trying to run away from Hinkle is what leads to the Professor’s hat ending up on Frosty’s head.

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Karen is the main child in Frosty the Snowman who helps initially build Frosty. She makes the head and is responsible for putting the magic hat on the snowman that turns into Frosty. She becomes Frosty’s best friend and joins him on his journey to the North Pole to stay alive.

Voiced By – June Foray

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School Kids

Besides Karen, there are 4 other children that appear in the schoolyard and help build Frosty The Snowman. None of them have names but they do have speaking roles. They come up with many name ideas for the snowman including Harold, Bruce, Christopher Columbus, and Oatmeal. Ultimately, Karen names him Frosty.

Various Voices

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Frosty The Snowman

Our hero of the Christmas classic movie. He was but a regular ball of snow before Karen added the magi chat to his head transforming him into a living being much to his disbelief. Once he realizes he will melt unless he finds colder temperatures, he and the kids embark on an adventure to the North Pole.

Voiced By – Jackie Vernon

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Man With Gifts

This is just a random town goer who is making his back home after doing some Christmas shopping. After spotting Frosty walking around like a normal human being he gets distracted and collides with another shopper.

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Barbershop Client

This bushy-mustached man is getting a trim while in the town Barbershop. Unfortunately, his barber gets distracted by Frosty and clips off one side of his big red mustache.

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Red-Haired Woman

This is just another random person from town who gets shocked by the walking, talking snowman. She passes out in her chair when she sees Frosty parading through town.

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This policeman stops and questions Frosty because of his failure to obey the rules of the road. Karen explains how he just came to life so he lets Frosty go with a warning.

Voiced By – Paul Frees

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Ticket Booth Man

The ticket booth man is asleep at the job when Frosty and Karen arrive. He goes through some elaborate ticket tricks in order to come up with a ticket to the North Pole. The price is a whopping $3000.04 including tax.

Voiced By – Paul Frees

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Woodland Animals

The woodland animals are busy preparing the forest for Santa’s arrival when Frosty, Karen, and Hocus Pocus stumble upon them. Hocus Pocus communicates with them and they agree to build a fire to warm Karen up.

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Santa Claus

The man himself Santa Claus arrives near the end of Frosty The Snowman. Santa arrives just as poor Frosty has melted into nothing. Santa consoles Karen and explains that since Frosty was made from Christmas snow he will never disappear. As long as he has his magic hat he will be around every Christmas season.

Voiced By – Paul Frees

Frosty The Snowman Song Lyrics

One of the most famous Christmas songs of all time is Frosty The Snowman. It was written by Walter Rollins and Jack Nelson. The first recording was by Gene Autry and later recorded by Jimmy Durante for the 1969 television special. Here are the lyrics to Frosty The Snowman from the television special:

Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul,
With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal.

Frosty the Snowman, is a fairytale, they say.
He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day.

There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,

For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around!

Oh, Frosty, the Snowman, was alive as he could be;
and the children say he could laugh and play,
just the same as you and me.

Thumpty thump, thump, thumpty thump, thump,
look at Frosty go.

Thumpety thump, thump, thumpty thump, thump,
over the hills of snow.

Frosty the Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day,
so he said, “Let’s run, and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away.”

Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there, all around the square,
sayin’, “Catch me if you can.”

He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop;

and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, “Stop!”

For Frosty, the Snowman, had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye, sayin’ “Don’t cry, I’ll be back again someday.

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