It’s quite sad but good – JD, 6
If you were a child in the 80s or 90s, chances are you’ve seen animated classic The Snowman countless times. It’s a beautiful story, free from dialogue and instead told through distinctive animation and emotive score. Even if you can’t remember the story well, I’d be surprised if you couldn’t sing a few bars of Walking in the Air.
This Christmas, the sequel, The Snowman and The Snowdog (which was faithfully created for the 30th anniversary of the original film) comes to DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of Universal Pictures.
Here’s the teaser:
When a young boy, Billy, moves house, he discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards – a snowman-making kit! Billy builds his snowman and, with a little spare snow, a Snowdog. At midnight, The Snowman and The Snowdog magically come to life. Join Billy on the most amazing adventure, as they fly over London to the North Pole and compete with an assortment of colourful characters in a very special race. On return, Billy must leave his new friends outside and return to bed – but first, a wonderful surprise awaits him…
I watched our copy with my little ones and it was a lovely way to share my own childhood memories with them. It has all the magic, excitement and flickers of sadness that the original had, as viewers are led with the little boy through a heart-warming journey of love, loss and friendship. Definitely one to watch this Christmas.
Win 1 of two copies of The Snowman and The Snowdog on DVD
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— Emily Leary (@AMummyToo) November 22, 2013
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Imagery via the promoter. We were given access to an online version of the film for review purposes.