The Snowman

1982

The Snowman

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80%

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Total Count: 5

91%

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Movie Info

This half-hour British production faithfully recreates author Raymond Briggs' classic children's holiday tale, in which a young boy's snowman magically comes to life and whisks him away to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Appropriate for very young children, the film has no dialogue, relying instead upon its images to tell the tale. The score by veteran composer Howard Blake features one song with lyrics, the hymn-like "Walking in the Air." The Snowman was nominated for Best Animated Short of 1982. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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Cast

Raymond Briggs
as Older James/Narrator

Critic Reviews for The Snowman

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Audience Reviews for The Snowman

  • Mar 19, 2012
    This is one of the touching animation classics I have seen for Christmas. Loved the classic which included David Bowie. A favorite of mine.
    Donna D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2011
    I dont remember a lot about this movie. I first saw this film 10 years ago. I haven't seen it since but I remember this British TV special being a half an hour piece of christmas magic.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2010
    Christmas Movie Review Mania Episode #3: The Snowman Don't think that I'm a bad guy or a hater but I don't watch "Frosty the Snowman" much during the Christmas season. I watch another Christmas special about a snowman coming to life. Its entitled "The Snowman" and it is one of the most beautiful things I've ever laid eyes on. It is a silent film. There is music to add more emotion. It tells of a boy whose snowman comes to life and they both embark on a magical adventure on Christmas Eve. Its a very simple film. The animation is wonderful and amazing. The story is well told. You'll wonder this short film in awe. I cry everytime I watch this. I need you to watch this to know why I cry when I watch this. A beautiful Christmas special. Take that, Frosty!
    Bentley L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2010
    though i dont remember much about the movie i remember how magical and wonderful it was though the only thing i didn't like about it was the ending not that it was terrible but it was just so freaking depressing and there wasn't even one happy thing about it. Most children Christmas movies have something uplifting at the end but this movie just says life sucks, merry Christmas. but other than that it truly is a wonderful Christmas film
    Michael E Super Reviewer

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