Frosty The Snowman is a 2025 American computer-animated Christmas musical film based on both the Christmas carol and the 1969 Rankin/Bass Productions TV special of the same name, making it the first animated feature to be based on a Rankin/Bass TV special. The film was directed by Walt Dohrn and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella from a screenplay penned by Michael McCullers. The film is narrated by Jim Cummings and stars Ben Stiller in the title role, with Brooklynn Prince, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and J. K. Simmons in supporting roles.

Frosty The Snowman
Directed by Walt Dohrn
Produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella
Written by Michael McCullers
Based on Frosty The Snowman
by Jack Rollins
Steve Nelson
and Frosty The Snowman
by Arthur Rankin Jr.
Jules Bass
Starring Ben Stiller
Brooklynn Prince
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
J. K. Simmons
Narrated by Jim Cummings
Music by John Powell
Edited by Michelle Mendenhall
C. K. Horness
Production
company
DreamWorks Animation
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date November 22, 2025
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million
Box office $289 million


Produced by DreamWorks Animation, Frosty The Snowman was released theatrically in the United States on November 22, 2025 by Universal Pictures. The film grossed $289 million on an $80 million budget, and received universal acclaim, with critics praising Stiller's performance and its faithfulness to the source material. The film holds a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and won the several film awards including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


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