The Snowman is a short, classic Christmas movie, set to music, about a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life. Together, they go on a magical, midnight adventure. The snowman explores the boy's world with him and then flies him to his home in the North Pole. The animation is hand drawn and that makes all the graphics look cool. It is based on the book by Raymond Briggs. There is lots of music in this film which I really like. Whenever they play a piece of music, it really fits in with what is happening in that scene. For example, when they fly over the entire world, the music playing is ��Walking in the Air,” which is about how someone is flying around and looking down at everyone and that is exactly what they are doing. Some of the music is very dramatic. For example, when the boy and the snowman are sneaking around the boy's parent's bedroom hunting for clothes for the Snowman to wear the music adds to the atmosphere of the scene. My favorite characters are the reindeer. I like them because they are the only ones that look surprised that a boy would be in the North Pole in his pajamas. When the boy approaches them, their faces show that they are thinking, “What is going on? Why is this boy here?” But they let him stroke them peacefully. My favorite scene is when all the snowmen and the boy are dancing, and he dances with a snowman that looks like a cowboy. I like this because, during that part, instead of dancing around like everyone else, they have a pretend stand-off. I found this hilarious. The message of this movie is that with every good friendship there is a gift and that sometimes it is hard to say goodbye. This DVD, which celeberates the 40th anniversary of this film's release, includes an introduction by the author, Raymond Briggs, who tells the story of how he got the idea for the book and an alternate introduction by David Bowie who tells how much he loves the movie. I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 8. I think adults will enjoy watching it too. Reviewed by Clayton P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
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A perennial winter and/or holiday favorite.
A Masterpiece! Perfect for Winter and Holiday view
The Snowman is a masterpiece that will bring families closer together for the holidays. The film is based on the classic UK picture book by Raymond Briggs, which has sold more than 8.5 million copies since it was first published in 1978. In The Snowman, a young boy James wakes up one morning and finds snow on the ground. He quickly gets dressed and runs outside. He then builds a huge snowman. He gives it eyes, a nose, a scarf and a hat. He even gives it a big smiley face. After building the entire snowman by himself, it is time for James to go to bed. When he wakes up he notices that the Snowman has moved a little, so he runs downstairs and out the door. He then notices that the Snowman is glowing, moves some more and then, totally comes to life. James is flabbergasted to see a live Snowman. The Snowman and James introduce themselves and become great friends. The rest the film shows the two flying around having so much fun and adventure throughout the day. The Snowman book was adapted for the screen in 1982 and earned a nomination for an Academy Award for best animated short film. The animation of the drawings is just amazing, bringing to life so many memories from the days of movie shorts. There is no dialogue, which makes it even more beautiful and somewhat old-fashioned. The music by Howard Blake, Peter Auty and the Sinfonia of London is amazing. It fits perfectly with everything the boy and the snowman are doing. Each song tells a story, with each pluck of a string or push of a piano key. The songs in the movie are catchy and addicting to sing along with. I am sixteen and I sung along with the songs! The Snowman is directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. This extravagant film has a little touch of magic which will keep you on your toes with excitement. I recommend this for ages 1 to 12 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Clayton P, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.
Glad to find both movies together at a great price. Have always wanted this movie. My grandson and I watch it before bedtime. Great for all ages.
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