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.
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Did You Know?
The boy has no name in the original Briggs cartoon book. However, the makers of the film required a name for the gift tag attached to the gift given to him by Santa Claus and selected "James" after the boyfriend (later husband) of one of the animators. See more
When James and the Snowman look at the motorcycle from the window, there is no snow on it. When they go outside to ride the motorcycle, there is snow on it. See more
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...
...and it was on that day I made the snowman.
The 1982 British VHS release added an introduction by David Bowie
. This was included as an additional extra on the UK Special Edition DVD though the film itself featured the Father Christmas introduction, voiced by Mel Smith
. See more
Walking In The Air
Written by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty
and Sinfonia of London See more