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Raymond Briggs Raymond Briggs
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Review of The Snowman

6 years ago at Jan 11 2:55
To see this short film in it's entirety, use this link (trust me, it's worth it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgTpoy91nWo

I rarely bother to review animated short films for 2 specific reasons (though these are not the only ones). Reason #1- Their length rarely exceeds 10 minutes, leaving very little material to discuss. Most short films can be effectively summarized in just a fe... read more
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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.
UPC: 043396032279
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"The Christmas Short Films - Father Christmas (8/10) - The Snowman (PERFECT 10/10) - A Christmas Carol (10/10) SCREENING: Q&A (Dave Unwin & Richard Williams), Animation 2018 DATE: December 9th CINEMA: BFI Southbank LOCATION: London NOTE: Father Christmas was a digitised restoration, The Snowman’s copy was from a VHS that included David Bowie’s introduction, and A Christmas Carol was screened from a 35mm print restored by the AMPAS."

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"DIR: Dianne Jackson SUMMARY: A young boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a Christmas adventure. WHY IT'S HERE: British director Dianne Jackson's 'The Snowman' is a breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of Raymond Briggs' picture book of the same name. A perennial favourite on Christmas TV in the UK, the annual airings of 'The Snowman' have not dimmed its appeal, instead enhancing its timeless quality with a warm seasonal glow. Although Briggs' source material makes no men"

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