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"Literally, the first “inanimate character.” This ancient mammal is frozen in ice but manages to get around the block."
―Cro-Marmot's description on Mondo Media's website.[1]

Cro-Marmot is one of the main characters of Happy Tree Friends.

Character Bio

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Cro-Marmot is a prehistoric anthropomorphic yellow-green marmot frozen in a block of ice who wears a leopard skin loincloth and holds a wooden club in his hand. His color may be due to the fact that the ice's hue blends in with his natural color. He is somehow able to perform many tasks off-screen while entirely encased in ice, such as throwing snowballs, somewhat akin to how Handy can perform construction and other tasks without any visible hands, which leads to the majority of the character's humor. To keep himself frozen, Cro-Marmot stays mainly in cold areas, and sometimes drives an ice cream truck. He lives in a giant snow globe, or rather a small igloo inside a giant snow globe. His hobbies include serving people ice cream, snowboarding, and surfing. He rarely dies in the series, the reason being that the ice he's encased in serves as a protection from disaster, thereby rendering him almost invulnerable to most unfortunate events. Also, most of his "deaths" are debatable. When they are not, they involve a form of heat or disasters (such as explosions or collapsing bridges).

They just didn't care.

The only episode in which he is not frozen is the irregular episode Dino-Sore Days, as that episode occurred during the prehistoric times when he was unfrozen. In said episode, he appeared as a black-and-white character similar to the classic Mickey Mouse cartoon; with white gloves, shoes and black limbs, bigger nose, and longer ears. In the opening of the irregular episode, it states that it was copyrighted in the year 1927, but was renewed in 2004. Cro-Marmot usually appears in the series as a background character, and has hardly any starring roles, the only regular episodes where he has anything larger than a featuring role being Snow What? That's What! and Wipe Out!. In a featurette of the Second Serving DVD, he was interviewed, and it was revealed that he is an accomplished writer, painter, and pianist, has his own brand of foot powder, held a tour on Broadway, known for his loud antics and energetic performances, and has been called the "sexiest Happy Tree Friend" in 1992. However, since the interviewer was unable to get any responses out of Cro-Marmot, she got into a violent rant with the creators.

Cro-Marmot is the second character to have a full head of hair besides Disco Bear. Also, besides Lumpy, Sniffles, Truffles and probably The Mole, he is the third character in the series without a set of buckteeth, with just one tooth on the bottom part of his jaw. His name is a pun of the word Cro-Magnon.

Cro-Marmot "falling in love" with Petunia's corpse in Chill Kringle.

Even though he only made a cameo in the episode Tongue Twister Trouble, it was actually his official debut in the series. It also makes him the only HTF character to have a debut episode where he wasn't a starring character.

It is said by many fans that he is not a very popular character. They say that he lacks character and personality, similar to Toothy. Most people say they want to see him die more often like the others instead of being a block of ice all the time. Even the staff have said that they do not like his character, which probably is why he shows up so little compared with the others, and are considering making him look like an actual Tree Friend by releasing him from his ice block.

As seen in Wipe Out!, Cro-Marmot appears to possess some degree of cryokinesis (ice manipulation), since he is capable of freezing an ocean when he falls into the water. This may be because he is encased in ice, but even so, the ocean freezes over much too fast. Additionally, in Swelter Skelter, he freezes an entire room with his ice-block's cold temperature.

Cro-Marmot has only died three confirmed deaths, since his ice block usually protects him from injury. In scenarios he normally would have died in, he is not even injured. And example of this is in Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II), when Flippy smashes into him with his hummer. This has become a regular gag, where he and other characters are put into dangerous positions, the latter usually ending up dying while Cro-Marmot remains immune. Sometimes he is even partially responsible for their deaths, albeit oblivious to the events around him though when he does die his deaths usually involve explosions and some form of heat.

Cro-Marmot's Episodes

Starring Roles

Season 1

TV Series


Featuring Roles

TV Series

Season 3

Appearance Roles

Season 1

Season 2

TV Series

Season 3


Kringle Roles


Love Bites Roles


HTF Break Roles


Role Count By Season

Season Number of Starring Roles Number Of Featuring Roles Number Of Appearing Roles Total
1 1 0 2 3
2 0 0 3 3
TV Series 1 4 6 11
3 0 1 4 5
Kringles Roles 1 0 0 1
Love Bites Roles 1 0 0 1
HTF Break Roles 0 0 1 1
Other episodes 2 0 1 3
Total 6 5 17 28

Impossible Tasks That Cro-Marmot is Capable of Performing

Despite being in a block of ice, Cro-Marmot is somehow able to live his life by doing activities that shouldn't be possible for him to do (though off screen).

  • In numerous episodes Cro-Marmot is able to move, drive an ice cream truck, and serve ice cream.
  • In Snow What? That's What! he throws a snowball at Giggles two times.
  • In Out of Sight, Out of Mime he made himself a ghost costume.
  • In A Change of Heart Cro-Marmot somehow put his butcher clothing on his body, as opposed to placing them on his block of ice and sells meat to Lumpy.
  • In Mime to Five he performs a trick on a trapeze which involves him swinging and flipping from one pole to another. Later, he somehow rides a unicycle despite not being able to reach the petals.
  • In See What Develops he is able to call someone in a pay phone, despite how his body takes up all of the space inside.
  • In Wipe Out! Cro-Marmot snowboards on a mountain and surfs on a surfboard for a majority of the episode.
  • In In a Jam he plays an electric guitar.
  • In Can't Stop Coffin he throws a baseball.
  • In Swelter Skelter he somehow got a drink into his ice block.

Occupations and Careers

Cro-Marmot as an ice cream man.

For more information, see List of Occupations
  1. Ice Cream Man - Sweet Ride; Water Way to Go; Concrete Solution; A Hole Lotta Love; Wipe Out!; Milk Pong; Swelter Skelter
  2. Butcher - A Change of Heart
  3. Acrobat - Mime to Five
  4. Surfer - Wipe Out!
  5. Auditioning Guitarist - In a Jam
  6. Comic Con Merchandise Seller - Wrath of Con
  7. Ticket Seller - Happy New Year
  8. Swimmer - By The Seat Of Your Pants

Debatable Deaths

Half of Cro-Marmot's deaths are debatable. His only confirmed deaths so far were in Dino-Sore Days (where he gets chewed apart by a pterosaur), in From Hero to Eternity (where he and several other characters were sent into a pit of lava), and in Class Act (where every character is killed by the explosion at the end - as confirmed by Warren Graff).

Concrete Solution

When the bridge collapses, some people think that he died, as he appears a few seconds before. But in the instance of collapsing, only one car is seen on the bridge, and Cro-Marmot isn't in it. After the appearance of Pop and Cub, only Toothy appears dead. Cro-Marmot is in a block on ice which protects him from almost everything, so he may have survived in this episode.

Wrath of Con

When the Comic Con Convention Center collapses, he would be crushed. However, it's uncertain whether or not he was still inside the center, as he doesn't appear in the auditorium like the other characters. Furthermore, his block of ice could protect him from this death as well.

Breaking Wind

Splendid caused a very toxic gas that caused almost everyone to get intoxicated. Then Petunia lit a match that combined with the gas and the earth exploded, possibly leaving the whole world dead, probably including Cro-Marmot. The death caused by the explosion of the earth is debatable, so far no creator has confirmed the death of Cro-Marmot or that of the other characters on the planet, but since his block could not withstand powerful explosions, he could probably die.



Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Class Act: Dies in an explosion while his ice block melts by the flames. (Confirmed by Warren Graff)
  2. Dino-Sore Days: Is chewed up by a pterodactyl and gave him as a meal to her children.
  3. From Hero to Eternity: Is sucked into a whirlpool and then incinerated by lava.

Before Cro-Marmot's death.

Debatable Deaths

  1. Concrete Solution: Dies in a bridge collapse.
  2. Wrath of Con: Dies when the Comic Con Convention Center collapses.
  3. Breaking Wind: Is killed either by Splendid's gas or by Petunia setting the world on fire, causing his ice block to melt in a matter of seconds.


  1. Overkill DVD Box Set: Is possibly killed by Flippy's bomb. (Debatable and death not seen)
  2. Dumb Ways to Die: Dies when his ice block melts due to too many neon signs and electric lights on Lumpy's trailer.


Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Between Dino-Sore Days and the main series: Is frozen in a block of ice. (Permanent)
  2. Concrete Solution: Is injured (if not killed) in a bridge collapse.
  3. Wipe Out - Gets a surfing trophy rammed into his ice block, cracking it slightly. (Debatable whether this counts as an injury or not)
  4. Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II): Is hit and sent into a doorway by Flippy's car, getting himself stuck and killing Cuddles and Toothy in the process.
  5. Dino-Sore Days: Is kicked in the back by a dinosaur, causing his intestines to fall out of his stomach.

    Cro-Marmot is kicked in the back by the dinosaur and his intestines falls out of his stomach.

  6. Wrath Of Con: Injured (if not killed) when the Comic Con Convention Center collapses.
  7. Brake the Cycle: The top of his block of ice is hit by a section of Toothy's bike. (Debatable whether this counts as an injury or not)


  1. N'ice Pitch Wallpaper: Gets his ice block cracked after it is hit by a baseball.

Number of Kills

Character Number of Times Killed Episodes
Cuddles 2 Can't Stop Coffin (Along with Lumpy)
Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II) (Along with Flippy)
Giggles 1 Snow What? That's What!
Toothy 1 Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II) (Along with Flippy)
Lumpy 2 Snow What? That's What! (Along with Giggles)
Wipe Out! (Along with The Mole and Nutty)
Petunia 2 Snow What? That's What! (Along with Giggles)
Chill Kringle (Along with Mime)
Lifty 1 Swelter Skelter (Along with Shifty)
Shifty 1 Swelter Skelter (Along with Lifty
Others 56+ 54+ sharks in Wipe Out! (Debatable)
1 sea urchin in Wipe Out! (Along with Nutty)
1 goldfish in Swelter Skelter

Cro-Marmot crushes Cuddles and Toothy.



  1. Ice Slide: Kills Cuddles, Giggles, Lumpy, and Pop when he slides into them.
  2. Run and Bun: Kill Lammy, Handy, Mime, Flippy, Cuddles, and Disco Bear with his ice cream truck.

Episodes Survived by Season

Season/Total Number of Appearances Deaths Survived Survival Rate
1 3 0 3 100%
2 3 1 2 66.67%
TV Series 11 2 9 81.81%
3 5 2 4 80%
Kringles 1 0 1 100%
Love Bites 1 0 1 100%
HTF Break 1 0 1 100%
Other Episodes 3 1 2 66.67%
Total 28 6 23 82.14%

Survival Rate

  • Internet series: 83.33%
  • Breaks, Kringles & Love Bites: 100%
  • TV series: 81.81%
  • Total Rate: 82.14%