Do you remember "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs? It is a beautiful book and then also was made into a movie. It is wordless, apart from one song "I'm walking in the air" sung originally by Peter Aut, a young St Paul's cathedral chorister.
The book/movie tells the story of a little boy who built a snowman one winter's day and then at the strike of 12 that night, the snowman came to life.
The first part is about the boy showing the snowman all about his house and how to work the appliances etc...and in the second half, the snowman takes to flight with the boy and they fly over parts of England, past lots of animals and over the ocean....seeing the Aurora Borealis and eventually meet up with Father Christmas. But I'll not tell you anymore...You'll have to watch for yourself.
It brings back nice memories for me. Here's the first part of the movie and I'll embed the rest another day.
In case you don't have 10 minutes to watch the first installment - here's just the song and it'll give you a taste of what the movie is about and maybe you will find time in this busy part of the year to watch it.
I don't think the book nor movie were released in the US. Any American's familiar with it? And what about Europe? Do you remember it?
1 month ago