Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Snowman

Have you ever seen The Snowman? It started as a children's book by English author Raymond Briggs published in 1978. In 1982 it was turned into a 26-minute animated movie by Dianne Jackson. The film was nominated for an Oscar for best animated short in 1983.

Of course I wasn't aware of all this when it was given to my sister and I by my Uncle Bill when we were very small. We didn't get to see him much when we were little kids; he was ill and living in Chicago. We were living in South Carolina. One year he sent us this video and not long after he passed away. I remember being so enthralled by it. The whole concept of a snowman was foreign considering we lived in the South, and the magic of the story still captures me today. I always think of my Uncle Bill when I see it. Aaron gave me the DVD and am looking forward to watching it very soon. 

Though not how it appears in the original movie, I love this rendition of "Walking in the Air" by George Winston. 

george winston - walking in the air - george winston

I was looking for videos of it on youtube and came across versions introduced by David Bowie. Very cool. Take a look.


JONathan GARDA said...

never heard of it.

JONathan GARDA said...

but say i did know something about The Snowman... You think if david bowie was this kid him and the snowman would of gone into out outer space. Maybe thats what happened to david bowie as a kid to make him the way he is.

Sammi said...

I have that movie too! It is definitely one of my all time favorites =)