WLS Channel 7 - ABC Movie Special - "Rudolph and Frosty" (Opening, 1981)
Fuzzy Claus returns with his yearly bagful of Christmas-themed goodies!!!!
Here's the opening moments of the ABC Movie Special presentation of Rankin/Bass' "Rudolph and Frosty" (originally released in 1979 as "Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July," per IMDb) on WLS Channel 7. (NOTE: At the start of this clip, there is some "channel-surfing" (or more accurately commercial/pre-show cutting) prior to the opening.)
Tail end of animated station ID with Santa figure-skating a "circle 7" on the ice, with the "Season's Greetings" message next to it
Portion of "Toys 'R' Us" commercial with Arte Johnson (of Laugh-In fame), promoting the latest Hasbro toys - (C) 1981 Toys 'R' Us, Inc.
Small clip featuring Adam Rich of Code Red (the program was among those preempted on this night)
Animated "Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired" bumper (1981-82 was the first season in which ABC programs were presented with closed captioning)
"Star tunnel" opening titles for ABC Movie Special
Preview of "Rudolph and Frosty" (voiceover by Joel Crager)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 20th 1981 at 6pm.
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