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The Snowman

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

The story of The Snowman; Alternate introduction from David Bowie
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2014
  • UPC: 843501003053
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Source: Snowman Enterprises
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raymond Briggs Voice Only
Technical Credits
Dianne Jackson Director
Howard Blake Score Composer
Raymond Briggs Screenwriter
John Coates Producer
Iain Harvey Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Snowman
1. Chapter 1 [27:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Snowman
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   Bonus Features
      The Story of The Snowman
      Alternate Introduction from David Bowie
   Sneak Peeks
   The Snowman: Chapters
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heartwarming...

    This movie quickly became a favorite of my sons when he was young! He was born the year this wonderful movie came out-1983. Unfortunately, we lost him on Dec 4, 2006 while serving our country in Iraq...We will continue the tradition of watching this heartwarming movie with our 2 younger kids who also have a special place in their hearts for The Snowman...Hot chocolate & happy memories...In honor of SGT Nicholas Turcotte/KIA 12-04-06

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Tradition

    This Movie, by far is one of the most heart warming stories for children and grown ups alike! Put to music with no dialog allows everyone to put this story in their own. This is a good way to start a family tradition by viewing it each year!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    I watched this growing up and so will my kids! Even as an adult it is one of my favorite animations!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brings PEACE to an Active World

    When the world is moving too fast and we need some time to unwind this is the movie I put on for the children and I. Watch the magic happen. The children become mesmerized by the animation and music. Ages 10 and 7.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lovely Classic

    My 12yo daughter loved this film as an infant. Now as a big sister she suggested this movie for her little sister. She hasn't seen the movie in over 7 years! How inspiring it was to find she still loves it and can't wait to share the experience.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Quiet Reverie for All Ages

    A beautifully done piece on animated art! Leaves you feeling, and you may, as if you believe in magic (oh and Santa). Will leave children wide eyed and wondering. A definite must see for children of all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2004

    Simply amazing!

    This short movie is so beautiful to watch & listen to! The kids love to watch and then make up their own story as to what is happening. I have loved this movie for years. It is the first movie I reach for during the holiday season.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2004

    One of the Best Movies

    In a world of action/explosion movies, this one provides a quiet refuge in the sweet and silent tale of the adventures of a little boy and a snowman. Adorable and well done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2003

    The Snowman

    The music is mesmerizing so is the animation. This film, without doubt, is one in a million.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2003

    Magical!

    This magical animation is set to beautiful music. It draws both my boys in and calms them down! (Ages 2 & 4) I think the lack of dialogue is soothing to them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    One of the best Christmas movies...ever!

    Ever since being shown this in a Children's Literature course several years ago, I've been entranced by this movie. I showed it to my mom and younger sister who also loved it, and we introduced a whole generation of church day care kids to it at a few Christmas parties. The general reaction seemed to be complete enthrallment to both the story and the wonderful music. I cannot recommend it enough for viewing by both children and adults.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Totally Magical

    Beautiful in every way. I could watch this wordless lyrical masterpiece daily. The animation is perfectly suited to the fabulous music and timeless story of faith and wonder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2003

    great!!!!

    i saw this as a kid and i loved it i cant wait for the dvd. this film really touched me as a kid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    a gentle film about a small boy's friendship with a snowman and the journey that he takes

    The Snowman is a beautiful animated film from the Raymond Briggs story of the same name. One snowy day a young boy builds a snowman, who becomes his friend. The two go on a wonderous journey across and through the sky. Among the sights they see are the the buidlings of the sleepling city below, various animals, and the Northern Lights. Of course the snowman is inpermanent as he must be and in a sense the film is a meditation on that reality. The amimation is simple but beautiful and the music that accompanies the wordless images adds to its special character. The lessons it teaches are profound. Recommended to children and their fortunate parents.

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