“Jack Frost” (1998) is a heartwarming family film that tells the tale of Jack Frost, played by Michael Keaton, a musician who, after his untimely death in a car accident, gets a second chance at life by reincarnating as a snowman.

Jack seizes this magical opportunity to reconnect with his son Charlie and make up for lost time. As a snowman, he embarks on a series of comical and touching adventures, teaching valuable life lessons about love, family, and the importance of cherishing moments. The film combines humor, warmth, and a touch of magic to deliver a delightful story perfect for the holiday season.

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8 Fun Facts about Jack Frost

(1) George Clooney was originally attached to the project and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop had designed the snowman animatronic to Clooney’s facial features before Michael Keaton took over.

(2) Released a year after “Jack Frost” (1997), a horror film featuring a mutant killer snowman.

(3) Michael Keaton co-wrote two songs on the soundtrack.

(4) Kurt Russell, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid and Kevin Costner were considered for the role of Jack Frost.

(5) Mel Gibson turned down the role of Jack Frost to do “Conspiracy Theory” (1997).

(6) Tim Allen was considered for the title role but declined due to ongoing commitments to “Home Improvement.”

(7) In Charlie’s bedroom, there’s a bust with the body of Superman and the head of Batman, a nod to Keaton’s Batman portrayal.

(8) The movie is considered a loose remake of “The Snowman” (1982), both about lonely boys whose snowmen come to life.