In 1978, Raymond Briggs created the classic children’s book: The Snowman. It is a unique tale about a boy and his snowman friend told with pictures and no words.
In 1982, the half-hour animated TV special became an instant holiday/winter classic. In the same style as the book, the story is told with animation and music only; no dialog.
I remember watching this in grade school on one of those big TV carts with the VCR on the bottom shelf. I liked how mesmerizing and different it was. As a young boy with red hair, I related to the child of the story and wished I had my own snowman friend.
It’s an incredible 30 minutes of sounds and visuals. The boy and the snowman go on a dreamy adventure of epic proportions involving a motorcycle, flying, and a congregation of snow people at the north pole with Santa. As viewers, young and old, we are happy to take the journey with them.