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
and Frosty The Snowman
by Arthur Rankin Jr.
J. K. Simmons
|Narrated by||Jim Cummings|
|Music by||John Powell|
|Edited by||Michelle Mendenhall|
C. K. Horness
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date||November 22, 2025|
|Running time||85 minutes|
|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.