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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The short film had 3 different versions of the intro: the original intro had author Raymond Briggs playing adult James walking through the countryside telling his story of The Snowman. The 2nd intro had David Bowie played adult James whom is seen in the attic in his house, telling the story of The Snowman and finding the scarf The Snowman gave him and in the 3rd intro, Father Christmas (Mel Smith) is seen in his living room and mentions that he was there and hosted the Christmas party The Snowman and James attends and Father Christmas sits in his chair and watches The Snowman (1982) on TV. See more
When James is turning the light on and off to show the Snowman, the switch always remains in the same position. 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 20th 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 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Walking In The Air
Written by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty
and Sinfonia of London See more