It’s a classic Christmas story written and sketched by Raymond Briggs and this year it celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.
Universal sent us a copy to watch and on Sunday when the weather was freezing outside and the day was dark and grey, the four of us jumped onto the sofa and sat down to watch this lovely animation, the perfect film for the perfect day.
The first thing I remembered was there are no words but this didn’t affect the girls who sat gripped watching the drawings come to life. It is illustrated so well it doesn’t need words and the music composed by Howard Blake playing underneath is soothing and perfect on the ears. The only exception of accompanying words being the beautiful Walking in the Air song and theme tune.
Channel 4 has transmitted the Oscar nominated The Snowman every year enchanting generations of children and in celebration of the 30th anniversary this year Channel 4 will be scheduling the brand new sequel to the classic, The Snowman and The Snowdog, so be ready for the magic to capture your heart all over again.
As of the 5th November you can buy a the 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD