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The Snowman and The Snowdog
The Snowman and The Snowdog“Following in the footsteps of Raymond
iconic The Snowman, which
  was adapted as a television animation,
  comes the charming and magical story
  of a little boy whose dog dies and who
  builds a snowman and a snowdog,
  which magically come to life at midnight
  and take him on a wonderful adventure
The Snowman and The Snowdog..

A YOUNG BOY AND HIS MOTHER move to a new home with the boy's elderly dog, which sadly dies and is buried in the garden in the heart-warming The Snowman and The Snowdog, a beautiful animated children's film that perfectly recaptures the magic and the excitement of the original film The Snowman.

It is Christmas and a heartbroken Billy writes to Santa Claus with his dream. Rushing out to play in the snow, he kicks a loose floorboard. Hidden beneath is a box with a photograph of a boy and a snowman from some years before, and the snowman's clothes.

“The delightful
The Snowman and
The Snowdog
is a wonderful, magical
children’s story
about love, loss and
The boy builds a snowman, using the photograph as a guide; and then he builds a snowdog, using a pair of socks for the ears and his mittens as patches.

It is time for bed; and the boy falls fast sleeps before being disturbed as the clock strikes twelve when he hears a dog bark. Magically the snowman and the dog have come to life. The boy plays with them in the moonlit garden before the snowman flies up into the air, the boy tucked firmly under his arm, with the snowdog. It is the start of an amazing adventure.

A little girl with a toy snowman watches them as they go, soaring above the clouds, flying with the geese and other snowmen over London before coming down to land and taking an old aeroplane over the ice-packed sea to the North Pole.

Snowmen from all over the world arrive for the Snowman's Fair and to meet Santa Claus, after which an assortment of colourful characters join in a very special race. Finally Billy must return to bed and leave his snowy new friends outside. But something even more magical is about to happen…

The delightful The Snowman and The Snowdog is a wonderful, magical children's story about love, loss, friendship and renewal. It is a story to touch the hearts of both children and adults everywhere.

From the team behind the classic children's picture book and animated film The Snowman, the DVD is also available as a box set that includes the fabulous Oscar-nominated original. The introduction of a new best friend, the Snowdog, adds to the charm and what better time of year to immerse yourself in the tender tale that reunites fans of the original? The new film's traditional hand-drawn technique ensures it remains true to the original.

The Snowman and The Snowdog is Written by Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison, both of whom worked as animators on the original film The Snowman. Former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows has written and sings a brand new soundtrack and the official single Light The Night is played dramatically during the flying sequences.

The Snowman and The Snowdog was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original film and is a Lupus Films production. The animated film is produced by John Coates who persuaded Raymond Briggs to allow him to bring back The Snowman and is dedicated to his memory. John also worked on The Beatles' animated feature Yellow Submarine and passed away in September 2012 at the age of 84 at his home in Kent.

Music by Ilan Eshken; Theme Song Written and Sung by Andy Burrows; Story Written by Raymond Briggs (Based On Characters Created by); Writers are: Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison; Produced by John Coates, Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding; Line Producer is Melissa Rogers; Directed by Hilary Audus.

* Rediscover the magic of Christmas as the enchanting animated story The Snowman and The Snowdog soars onto DVD and Blu-ray from Universal Pictures for the first time in the UK on 4 November 2013. Running Time Feature: 23 Minutes | Bonus: 46 Minutes | RRP DVD: £10.99; Blu-ray: £15.99; DVD Boxset with The Snowman as well as The Snowman and The Snowdog: £14.99.

"The delightful The Snowman and The Snowdog is a wonderful, magical children's story about love, loss and renewal" Maggie Woods

About The Snowman

Created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs, it was originally published in 1978. One of the world's most popular children's books, it is available in 15 languages. Having sold in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide over 3 million in Puffin editions in the UK The Snowman was adapted for the screen by producer John Coates.

The Oscar-nominated animation was launched on Channel 4 in its inaugural year in 1982 and has been repeated every Christmas since then. The sequel, The Snowman and The Snowdog, first aired on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 2012 and over ten million viewers watched this sequel over the festive period.