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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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Based on a popular wordless book by Raymond Briggs that told the story through a series of pictures. See more »

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When James gets up from bed on the first night his bedside clock says 8:00 but the grandfather clock says 12:00 (approx 5 min 40). When James and the Snowman leave the kitchen to go upstairs the grandfather clock says 8:05 again (9 min 06). See more »

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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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Walking in the Air
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Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty
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Come Walking In The Air With This Christmas Fantasy
2 December 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

THE SNOWMAN built by a lonely young boy comes to life at Midnight on Christmas Eve, propelling them both on a fanciful, unforgettable adventure...

Raymond Briggs' charming picture book comes to life in this delightful British cartoon. Here is a perfect excursion into realms of Imagination & Wonder. The Snowman's guided tour of the human child's home is a comic treat. Their flight over the frozen North Country & Polar Seas is exhilarating and full of white mystery.

The serious themes of friendship's responsibility, and the inevitability of ultimate loss, are also hinted at. The ending is both beautiful & heartbreaking.


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