THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG, the animated sequel to the much-loved Christmas classic THE SNOWMAN™, will be screened alongside a live concert orchestra, in what will be the perfect festive treat!
With two dates planned this winter, 17th December at Birmingham Town Hall and 20th December at London Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the modern soundtrack will be brought to life by original composers Ilan Eshkeri and Andy Burrows alongside a concert orchestra.
2022 marks ten years since THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG was first released as the highly anticipated, animated sequel to the late Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book and film THE SNOWMAN.
Released in 2012 on Channel 4, the sequel tells the story of Billy, who discovers a snowman-making kit hidden under the floorboards of his new home on Christmas Eve. Billy builds a snowman and, with a little leftover snow, a snowdog. As the clock strikes midnight, the two come to life and Billy joins them on a magical, fun-filled journey across the skies to attend a party filled with snowmen and Father Christmas himself. Now as popular as the original animation, watching THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG has become an integral part of festive traditions for families across the UK.
The BAFTA-nominated score for THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG was recorded at the infamous Abbey Road Studios by composer Ilan Eshkeri and drummer Andy Burrows. Eshkeri is best known for his film scores to Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass, as well as his collaborations with bands, while Burrows is best known for being a part of successful indie-rock bands Razorlight and We Are Scientists.
THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG animation is loved by families across the UK. With the addition of a live orchestra performing the star-studded musical score, watching the film in concert during its ten-year anniversary is the perfect way to make Christmas that bit more special this year!
THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG – Film with Live Orchestra
Saturday 17th December – Birmingham Town Hall
Tuesday 20th December – London Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tickets available from Venue Box Offices
About THE WORLD OF THE SNOWMAN™
Originally published in 1978, THE SNOWMAN™ was created and illustrated as a wordless picture book by the late Raymond Briggs. Beautifully illustrated with pencil and crayon, the story follows a boy, James, who builds a snowman in his garden one winter’s day. That night The Snowman comes to life and a magical adventure begins.
Producer John Coates adapted the THE SNOWMAN as an animation, which launched on Channel 4 in the channel’s inaugural year in 1982. The film was a huge success, earning an Academy Award nomination and winning a BAFTA TV award. It has been repeated every Christmas on Channel 4 in the 40 years since.
In 2012 the highly anticipated sequel was announced – THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG premiered on Channel 4 on 24th December 2012 and was seen by over 10 million viewers during that festive period. THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG takes place in the same house that features in THE SNOWMAN and tells the story of a boy, Billy, who discovers a snowman-making kit hidden under the floorboards of his new home on Christmas Eve. Billy builds a snowman and, with a little leftover snow, a snowdog. As the clock strikes midnight, the two come to life and Billy joins them on a magical, fun-filled journey across the skies to attend a party filled with snowmen and Father Christmas himself.
During 2022 Penguin Random House Children’s will be celebrating Ten Years of Friendship and Fun with THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG as well as marking 40 years of THE SNOWMAN animation. We will be paying tribute to Raymond Briggs via a dedicated campaign comprising a series of special events and digital activations to ensure that THE WORLD OF THE SNOWMAN remains a central part of festive family festive traditions.
THE WORLD OF THE SNOWMAN continues to enjoy an international audience with global broadcast of the animation, along with an array of publishing from Puffin and consumer products; live and immersive experiences managed by Penguin Ventures. Snowman Enterprises Limited (SEL) is a Penguin Random House company.