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Snowman, the

Peter Auty , David Bowie , Dianne Jackson , Jimmy T. Murakami    Unrated   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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This charming British animated short film (it's just 23 minutes long) is a 1982 production of London's Channel 4, based on the classic children's book by Raymond Briggs and crafted with a colored-pencils-on-paper look, like fluffy, hand-drawn illustrations. Small children should be entranced by the story of a small boy in rural England whose lovingly constructed snowman comes to life and takes him flying over the white-blanketed landscapes, in a beautiful rotoscoped (traced) sequence based on live-action flying footage. Part of the charm of the film is the gentle, everyday quality of its fantasy adventures: the snowman is invited in to try on clothes and play with the Christmas decorations, then plays host to the boy at a party in the woods, at which his snowy relatives do English country dances. This is one of the very few Christmas tapes on the market that really deserves to be a holiday perennial, a gentle fable of friendship and the power of imagination. --David Chute

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great children's movie ! March 20 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great children's movie but I was surprised it was not adapted to automatically play on North American DVD player since I purchased through amazon.ca
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Snowman Jan. 27 2014
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I really love this movie....but I thought I was buying a DVD that my family could watch on the TV using our DVD player...it wouldnt work. I could only watch it on my small laptop....so it came very quickly and everthing, just a little disappointed that it would not work on my dvd player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Jan. 25 2014
By sandy
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Bought for my grandchildren who live in CA I loved this when seen in my own country so I'm sure they will love it also.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrated Jan. 10 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This DVD does not play in North America. The Ad was not clear in this matter and I have returned the product. A waste of everybody's time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb animation Dec 2 2013
By Andre
One of the best holiday season animation, must be watched by all. Good in any language since there is no talking
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbe animation Aug. 18 2013
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A must. un délice pour les yeux. Un film pour les enfants et les adultes. Un classique de Noel à acquérir
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5.0 out of 5 stars Snow days gone by Feb. 13 2013
Format:VHS Tape
This is a Christmas special must view once a year, (at least) for me. Enchanting, inspiring, amazing short film, animated. It makes me wish I was a child again, and always brings a tear to my eye...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Snowman Dec 31 2012
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I love this movie and have bought it for several people. It is especially nice to see my autistic grandson enjoy it. He has watched it many times. I recommend it to anyone with small children. The music fits the movie beautifully and no words are needed.
Veronica Douglas
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