A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snowdog out of the ...
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Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he's heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?
To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is ... See full summary »
A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snowdog out of the excess snow. The trio fly off in a plane to meet Santa, who gives the boy a magical dog collar which will make it the happiest Christmas ever for him.Written by
don @ minifie-1
The Snowman was a Christmas classic for Channel 4 - a station that by and large doesn't really seem to get into the holiday spirit. The Snowman and The Snowdog is basically that same classic with a handful of "bonuses".
The writer seemed to have gotten drunk on Christmas with a boxset of Marley & Me, I am Legend and Old Yeller, clocking that people will fall over themselves to get overemotional about their pet dogs. It's the Call of Duty method of improving for a sequel. "Let's just stick with the original and add in some cool new features. How about dogs? People love dogs. We'll throw in a plane too."
The Snowman's brilliance means this sequel is watchable, but it's completely unnecessary and its emptiness reeks of the shallow commercialism that encapsulates the worst of Christmas.
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