The Snowman film, adapted from Raymond Briggs's classic picture book, is a family favourite. A beautiful story of a boy whose snowman comes to life at midnight, it has captured the imagination of generations and continues to enchant. Nominated for an Oscar in 1982 and awarded the British Academy Award for best children's entertainment in the same year, no family DVD collection is complete without James and his wondrous friend.
The Snowman And The Snowdog
The Snowman and The Snowdog beautifully captures the magic and excitement of the original film as well as being a heart-warming story about love, loss and friendship.
When a young boy, Billy, moves house, he discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards. In it are a hat, a scarf, some lumps of coal and a shrivelled tangerine - a snowman-making kit!
Later that day it snows and Billy builds a Snowman and, with a little spare snow, a Snowdog. That night, at the stroke of midnight, The Snowman and The Snowdog magically come to life.
The boy awakes and joins them on an amazing adventure, flying over London and onwards to the North Pole where Snowmen and Snowwomen from around the world are gathering for "The Annual Downhill Race". They enter the race, competing with an assortment of colourful characters. Billy and the Snowdog narrowly win and are rewarded with a prize from Father Christmas.
Dawn is breaking so Billy stuffs the present unopened in to his pocket for the journey back. Once home Billy must leave his new friends outside and return to bed but first, a wonderful surprise awaits him...