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The Snowman
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8.2 IMDB rating
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David Bowie David Bowie
Older James
Raymond Briggs Raymond Briggs
Older James / Narrator -
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Raymond Briggs Raymond Briggs
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Review of The Snowman

6 years, 7 months 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
Tags: Animation (19), Christmas (15), Adventure (9), 1980s (8), Short (8), 1982 (8), Fantasy (7), Family (6), Snowmen (5), UK (5), British (4), Animated (3), Snow (3), Based On Novel (3), Winter (3), Flying (2), Raymond Briggs (2), Friendship (2), Musical (2), Avi (2)
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