Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Snowman and the Snowdog....Review & Giveaway!

One of my most favorite wintertime movies and books is The Snowman.  This wordless adventure never fails to bring a smile to my face.  It is such a lovely story.  When I received the opportunity to review the new DVD, The Snowman and the Snowdog, I could not wait!  Here is the scoop....

When a young boy and his mother move to a new home, the boy discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards of his bedroom.  In the box, he finds a hat, scarf, some lumps of coal and a shriveled tangerine – it’s a snowman-making kit! Later that day it starts to snow.  The boy builds a snowman, and with a little spare snow left over, a Snowdog.  That night they come to life and take him on a wonderful adventure.  As dawn breaks they fly home, but before the boy returns to bed a magical surprise awaits him…



Raymond Briggs’ iconic children’s book The Snowman follows the wonderful adventures of a young boy and the remarkable Snowman he creates.  Adapted for the screen in 1982, the Oscar-nominated film has enchanted generations of children.  On the 30th anniversary of the original film, Briggs has given his blessing to this brand-new sequel.  The magic is about to begin all over again, this time with a new set of friends.

I knew going into this review that I was going to be a tough critic.  As I mentioned, I love the original story so it was going to be hard for the Snowdog to compete.  I am not ashamed to tell you that my reservations were unfounded.  The Snowman and the Snowdog is an absolute delight.  This movie manages to stay true to all the things I loved about the original.  There is lovely music, breathtaking animation and a heartwarming story.  Our entire family loved this DVD and it has already become a true winter favorite.  Pick up your copy today on Barnes & Noble by clicking HERE.

 I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of The Snowman and the Snowdog thanks to NCircle Entertainment Good luck and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

75 comments:

Jennifer Q. said...

I have not read it yet, but I think my son would enjoy it!

Carly Dumac said...

I haven't read it yet, but I think it would be great to read to my class.

Kristie said...

I haven't seen this before, but it looks cute! :-)

Bonnye said...

we have read the book! We took it out from the library recently :-)

Tabitha said...

I have never even heard of this movie.
But my daughter and I love holiday movies.
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Danielle PB said...

I don't know about the original but my daughter has a pop up version that looks like the same snowman.

Alita said...

I have read the original.

Shelley P said...

I have not read the original Snowman book or seen the movie. This one looks really cute though :)

Karen Propes said...

I haven't read the book, but it really sounds great. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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AMY said...

I haven't read the book or watched the movie.

Jackie said...

I've never read the book or seen the movie. It looks like a cute story.
Thank you!

boyzrule said...

Debnmike moretti

This is new to me. Looks cute!

Janet W. said...

No, I have not seen or read the original before. I think my grandsons will enjoy this DVD!

momo said...

I do remember seeing this show along time ago when I was younger.

amweeks said...

I have not seen or read this, but I can see that my niece would love it!

Katie M. said...

I saw the original Snowman movie when I was little. We had it taped from TV on a VHS.

Tonya D said...

I love everything and anything with Snowmen in it!!

Catherine R said...

I haven't seen the original.

Christina Howell said...

I haven't read it before, but I know my kiddos would love to read it!

slb3334 said...

I have not read it.

Nancy said...

Yes, the original book and DVD were wonderful - very calming and peaceful (unlike many children's videos).

Nancy
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Stephen Alexander said...

Nope but i will now!

akronugurl said...

no i have not

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♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

I haven't seen this before or read it.

Barbara R. said...

No I have not seen or read the Snowman.

clc408 said...

The original Snowman is by far my favorite holiday movie. I would love to see this one.

Ryan said...

i have seen and read the original snowman and love it.

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Renee Walters said...

No, I have not seen or read the original before. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Daniel M said...

have seen it in vhs before - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anita Yancey said...

I have not seen or read the original Snowman. thanks for this chance.

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Michelle Koerner said...

I have! It has always been one ofmy favorites. We still have a copy on VHS that my girls love watching also.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I have not seen it but would love too

janetfaye said...

I have seen the original Snowman.

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Holly said...

I have not! But will definitely be checking it out!

Wendy Rozema said...

I have not seen or read it

dlhaley said...

No, I have not read this book.

Emelie Cheramie said...

i wanna win

Danielle Lima said...

I have never read this before.

scottsgal said...

I haven't seen this but it looks adorable

boyzrule said...

Pinned

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Deanna Watson said...

I have read the book. We love all things Christmas!
xo

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the original
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Merry

Linda said...

no, I haven't read the book or seen the movie.
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ape2016 said...

I have not seen or read this before.

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GeorgiaBeckman said...

We have seen the original & would love to add this one to our collection.

Debra said...

no but it sounds wonderful

dario moniz said...

I watch it every year

helpful heather said...

no i have not

Lisa Hollinger said...

I haven't read it yet but i will look for it for my boys.

Carolyn Daley said...

No, I do not believe I have seen or read the original snowman before.

Debbie L Benoit said...

No we have not, but maybe we'll check the library.

jill190 said...

I have read the original a long time ago.

Xty C said...

I haven't read and watched the story

Karen Drake said...

I have never read the book or watched the movie, I think my grandkids would really enjoy this.

bac1 said...

i have not seen it or read it but i like snowmen

Molli Vandehey said...

i have not but it looks fun!

Anonymous said...

I have not yet read this Frosty story.

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Becca Ann said...

it looks really familiar

jcwega27 said...

I havent yet

callbr549 said...

I have never read the Snowman. :)

LesleyfromWI said...

I have not read it

Stephanie Larison said...

I've seen it before, never read it tho.

Heather said...

I don't think I have ever read or seen this.

Felicia said...

I have not seen or read this before, thank you.

Lisa Pecora said...

I have seen and read the original.

Leslie said...

I haven't but would like to.

Roach Alexandra said...

Have not read it before!

JACLYN said...

We had the book years ago!
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JACLYN said...

We had the book years ago!
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blew415 said...

I have never seen nor read

Sarah Marshall said...

I have not seen it, but I would enjoy it!

Danielle jones said...

I loved watching the original snowman.

kathy pease said...

I have not seen or read this yet

tina reynolds said...

I have never heard of would love to show my kids

Buddy Garrett said...

I haven't seen or read the original Snowman.