Admittedly when we first heard there was going to be a sequel to the classic 1982 animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs' 'Snowman' we were a little apprehensive. It's always a worry when something so beloved from your childhood is resurrected and ruined in the process. Our fears were somewhat put to rest when we learned that the short was being handled by London based animation house Lupus Films, many of the original animators were returning, and it's been made with the same traditional techniques as the first film. The plot sound like it may flow nicely from the first film also... A new little boy (the son of the original character) rebuilds the Snowman and a new friend, the Snowdog, who then all go on an adventure flying over international landmarks, much like the original storyline.
The 23-minute sequel titled 'The Snowman and the Snowdog' is scheduled to air on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve in celebration of both the 30th anniversary of the original short and of Channel 4 themselves. They've just started to advertise the film on TV and the trailer you see below allows us to confidently say that it's going to be a great Christmas!