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 are flying to the North Pole, they fly over some penguins which are not found in that region. 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 25th Anniversary Release includes a fully animated intro from Father Christmas, voiced by Mel Smith
. The DVD includes an optional audio track where Father Christmas narrates the entire film. See more
Referenced in Heroes of Christmas
Walking In The Air
Music by Howard Blake
Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty
and Sinfonia of London See more