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| ||The famous Raymond Briggs' The Snowman (originally broadcast on Channel 4
in 1982) returns with this beautiful collection by John Beswick. As Snowman specialists we have the complete range all with Free UK Delivery, and expert knowledge.
From the same modellers and producer's that brought you the super collectable Coalport
range, The Snowman and James are back for more memorable adventures and
are made by Beswick using fine china, and each one is hand
decorated, and gift boxed.Raymond Briggs
The Snowman is the tale of a boy (James) who builds a snowman
one winter's day. That night, at the stroke of twelve, the snowman
comes to life. The first part of the story deals with the snowman's
attempts to understand the appliances, toys and other bric-a-brac
in the boy's house, all while keeping quiet enough not to wake the
boy's parents. The two then venture back outside and go for a ride on a
motorcycle, disturbing many animals: pheasants, rabbits, a barn owl, a
fox and a brown horse.
In the second part of the story, James and the snowman take flight —
the song "Walking in the Air" is memorable at this point of the film. They fly over the
boy's town, over houses and large public buildings before flying past
the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and Brighton Pier and then out into the ocean. They continue through an arctic landscape and fly past many sights and animals such as penguins. Flying into the aurora they reach their destination.
The two wander hand-in-hand into a snow-covered forest and attend a snowmen's party, at which the boy is the only human. They meet Father Christmas and his reindeer, and the boy is given a scarf with a snowman pattern.
The story ends after the return journey. However, the sun
has come out the next morning and the boy wakes up to find the snowman
has melted. The boy begins to wonder if the night's events were all a
dream, but he discovers that he still has the scarf given to him by
Father Christmas. Realising the night's events were real, James mourns the loss of the snowman.