Words by Naomi Jeffreys
With Christmas fast approaching we can soon look forward to some comforting animated films which will be screened on our television sets this Christmas holiday.
Now, perhaps a somewhat controversial new film, ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’, is set to be screened on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 8pm.
But, can the filmmakers really match the utter brilliance of The Snowman?
The Snowman seemed to catch something in the imagination, it, in essence, embodied the spirit of Christmas. Through music, animation and a writer who had the talent of capturing the magic of Christmas.
Can this magic be repeated?
As someone who watched the Snowman as a nipper, and still, to this day, appreciate the original film. I can’t help feeling a little wary at this sequel.
Sequels, in themselves, are almost always never as good as the original film (with the exception of ‘Toy Story 2’)
What do you think? Is the Snowman and the Snowdog a good idea? Or will the film just crumble in comparison to the majesty of the first film?
‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ airs on Channel 4, 8pm, on Christmas Eve