In 1982, Raymond Briggs' classic, The Snowman was adapted as a 26-minute animated film by Dianne Jackson for Channel 4. It was first shown on 26 December 1982 and has since been shown every year on Channel 4, becoming a Christmas classic enchanting new generations time and time again.
Like the book, the film is wordless except for the song “Walking in the Air” which was written and composed by Howard Blake.
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Celebrate 30 years of The Snowman with the 30th anniversary edition DVD. Adapted from Raymond Briggs' classic picture book, The Snowman is a family favourite that has captured the imagination of generations.