The Snowman

by Liz Heather in ,

Have you seen this before? It came out in 1982 and I'd never even heard of it until today. And man, it's really beautiful. It's based on the 1978 children's book by Raymond Briggs. It's completely wordless (like the book), with the exception of one song. (Why is there a weird David Bowie introduction? No idea.)

If you can spare twenty-five minutes, give it a watch. I'm definitely going to play it for my nieces when I'm in Canada for the holidays.

And one last thing? Man, I miss animation like this. I really do. I can't really put into words why that is. Logically, it's probably because I associate it with my own childhood but maybe not. It just looks so much more beautiful to me than anything that's getting released for kids today.