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  • Kubla Kraus
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  • Kubla Kraus is the main villain from the 1979 Rankin/Bass Christmas special Jack Frost. Kubla Kraus was once the "king of the Cossacks", but they abandoned him, leaving him to rule the small village of January Junction. He lived in a large palace on Miserable Mountain with his companion, a ventrilaquist's dummy who he named Dummy, and his army of Keh-Knights, amongst other robotic servants. Kubla is incredibly lonely, and resentful of the fact that he isn't more powerful (as shown in the musical sequence "There's The Rub"), which might be a reason for his bullying treatment of the residents of January Junction. He even goes so far as to kidnap Elisa in an attempt to "woo her" and force her to marry him. By the end of the special, Kubla has been overthrown.
  • Kubla is one of the story's main driving forces throughout the story. He negligently causes the disaster which introduces Jack Frost to his love interest Elisa. Upon seeing Elisa himself, Kubla too falls in love with her, and vows to win her heart by way of kidnapping her. Kubla tries to convince her that he is the right man for her to marry by having Dommy describe how handsome he is, and then repeating the same lines that he said as Dommy when prompted to speak for himself. Jack Frost has already become human in order to earn Elisa's love, and he attempts to rescue Elisa from Kubla with the aid of a knight whome Elisa has fallen in love with. Jack is imprisoned by Kubla, and pleads with Father Winter to retain his magical form so that he can freeze Kubla's castle, and prevent his mechani
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  • Jack Frost
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  • Kubla is one of the story's main driving forces throughout the story. He negligently causes the disaster which introduces Jack Frost to his love interest Elisa. Upon seeing Elisa himself, Kubla too falls in love with her, and vows to win her heart by way of kidnapping her. Kubla tries to convince her that he is the right man for her to marry by having Dommy describe how handsome he is, and then repeating the same lines that he said as Dommy when prompted to speak for himself. Jack Frost has already become human in order to earn Elisa's love, and he attempts to rescue Elisa from Kubla with the aid of a knight whome Elisa has fallen in love with. Jack is imprisoned by Kubla, and pleads with Father Winter to retain his magical form so that he can freeze Kubla's castle, and prevent his mechanical army of Ka-knights from invading and destroying the town where Elisa lives, in retribution for the rescue. At the end of winter, Jack again pleads with Father Winter, this time to become human again so that he can defeat Kubla once and for all. Jack knocks Kubla out with a ceiling cave in, and uses Dommy to command the Ka-knight army to march down a path that sends them all to their doom. Kubla comes to, and asks Dommy who he likes better between him and Jack Frost. Dommy of course choses Kubla (as Kubla was controlling him at the time), and Kubla charges at Jack, attempting to push him through the window, but Jack dodges, and Kubla, along with Dommy, crash through the window, plummeting to their immenent demise, as Father Winter sends a gust of cold wind after them. Because Jack has been delayed all winter, fighting against Kubla Kraus, he spends virtually no time with Elisa, and she marries the knight who otherwise played a very minor role in the piece. Heartbroken, Jack is unable to complete the tasks he needed to achieve to allow him to retain his humanity, so he returns to being the magical spirit of winter.
  • Kubla Kraus is the main villain from the 1979 Rankin/Bass Christmas special Jack Frost. Kubla Kraus was once the "king of the Cossacks", but they abandoned him, leaving him to rule the small village of January Junction. He lived in a large palace on Miserable Mountain with his companion, a ventrilaquist's dummy who he named Dummy, and his army of Keh-Knights, amongst other robotic servants. Kubla is incredibly lonely, and resentful of the fact that he isn't more powerful (as shown in the musical sequence "There's The Rub"), which might be a reason for his bullying treatment of the residents of January Junction. He even goes so far as to kidnap Elisa in an attempt to "woo her" and force her to marry him. By the end of the special, Kubla has been overthrown.