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The Snowman

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 26
Theater Release: 26 Dec 1982
Video Release: 24 Oct 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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