The Snowman

1 x 24’ - 2D / Special / Family - 1982 – Now

Nominated for an Academy Award and winner of a BAFTA, The Snowman was first aired on Channel 4 in 1982 and has shown every year since.

One night a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins…A true piece of Christmas magic which captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is loved throughout the world.

A timeless and nostalgic brand for all the family helping to make magical memories for everyone, everywhere, every Christmas.


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  • 1983
    • Best Children's Programme (Entertainment/Drama)
  • 1983
    Academy Awards
    • Best Short Film, Animated

Fun facts!
  • 1978

    Year The Snowman book was first published by Raymond Briggs

  • 5.5 million

    The Snowman books sold worldwide

  • 7.3 million

    Viewers watch The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snowdog every year on Channel 4

  • 23

    Years The Snowman ran as a seasonal stage show in London's West End

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Alison Taylor

Director of Distribution

Alison is responsible for driving the financing, distribution and long-term content exploitation strategy across all Aardman and third party content. In addition, she leads channel and platform sales in UK, USA and Germany, and is responsible for acquiring third party content for distribution

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