"Jack Frost" (Rankin/Bass) First Airs
Jack Frost, directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and written by Romeo Muller, premiered December 13, 1979.
This stop motion animated special tells the tale of Jack Frost, the winter sprite, and his adventures as a human. This special airs annually on the ABC Family cable network.
This film has been in the public domain since the mid 1990s and has been released on DVD before, but in the fall of 2008, Warner Bros. re-released it. Since they own all of the original Rankin/Bass film materials of this show, this is considered to be an official version and is the first time the film is displayed from a 35 mm print as opposed to the 16 mm the public domain versions have used.