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The Snowman (1982)

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Wordless (save for the song "Walking in the Air") animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on ... See full summary »

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Older James (Re-Released Version)
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Wordless (save for the song "Walking in the Air") animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The little boy's has no name in the original Briggs cartoon book. However,the makers of the film required a name for the child's gift tag and selected 'James' after the boyfriend (later husband) of one of the animators. See more »

Goofs

After the Snowman has tried on the parents' clothes in their bedroom, as he leaves we see him in the mirror without his own hat, but in the next shot his hat has reappeared on his head. See more »

Quotes

Older James: I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snows I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day...
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Older James: ...and it was on that day I made the snowman.
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Featured in The Wind and the Bomb (1986) See more »

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Walking in the Air
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Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty
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A MASTERPIECE
11 January 2003 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenija) – See all my reviews

Need I say more. O.k. I will.

Made in 1982 and still watchable, enjoyable in 2003. It seems that this cartoon was shown across Europe for Christmas time every year and people still love it. Sure animation is not on a Disney level, but hey, Disney is far from making something so touchy without getting corny.

Superb story (made with the stunning end) and one of the greatest music scores ever, it made this piece of cartoon a real work of art. It's simply the legend that would never fade. That's why the highest grade possible,

10 out of 10.


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