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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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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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Aled Jones, the singer of single "Walking in the Air" that was released in 1985 3 years after the film, is much more widely known than Peter Auty who sang the same song in the film. Many people mistakenly believe that Aled Jones also sang the song in the film. Jones sang the chart release because the song had been re-recorded for an advertisement for an English toy store's Christmas campaign (which also featured new animation) See more »

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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 »

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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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Powerful beauty
26 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

An amazing animation that conjures emotions to the point of tears - a beautiful film with beautiful music.

The first viewing reminded me of childhood - and the freedom of being a child. The second viewing reminded me of the same childhood freedom,

but with the reality of being trapped in an adult world.


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