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The Snowman by Harold Blake
« on: December 11, 2008, 09:34:14 am »
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I don't know how many of you know this, but it's shown on our TV every Christmas eve. Every frame of the animation is actually rendered by an actual pencil, so they actually put a lot of effort in it. And the music is amazing.

See part 1
See part 2
See part 3

Yes, that's actually David Bowie at the start.

It's pretty unusual for a Christmas story because it's bittersweet... but great nonetheless.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 12:14:19 pm »
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I love the Snowman - it's always on Christmas Eve here and it just makes Christmas for me.  I always end up crying though.    I saw it in on the stage a few years ago and it was magical.

Just one point - I think Howard Blake wrote the score for the cartoon - it is based on a book by Raymond Briggs.  Of course Aled Jones is famous for not having sung 'Walking In The Air'.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 11:37:40 am »
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It makes me cry too... because they made the snowman a real character to the storyline.

Some people think what the lesson might be... but I think I know what. As long as all your friends are around, enjoy their company as much as you can, because there will always be the time when those days are over.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 07:35:33 am »
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^ I like your interpretation of the message.   Its what Christmas should be about - making the most of the time we have with those we love.

I watched this on Christmas Eve - it was as brilliant as I remember.
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