Picture from The Snowman
Overall A

Based on Raymond Briggs' picture book The Snowman, this Academy Award nominated short animation uses the simple charm of the pencil-drawn cels, along with a compelling musical score created by Howard Blake to transport viewers into the world of a young boy's imagination and the North Pole.

Violence A
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Talk to your kids about…

The Snowman

The artists of this film include a species of animals in their drawings that are not indigenous to the setting. Can you spot the mistake?

How do changes of mood and tempo in the music help to tell the story? Did you think that including dialogue would enhance or detract from the film?