RIP the snowman - Raymond Briggs has died

Fat_Dragon

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Did anyone watch Snowman 2 called The Snowman and The Snowdog? It was released back in 2012.
 

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weemoby

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No one has mentioned Fungus the Bogeyman yet. I adored it as a kid and still have the copy my Mum bought me in Billingham decades ago.
 

Sheriff_John_Bunnell_ret

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Never liked the snowman. Always felt a bit mawkish and Disney to me. Never really liked that stuff even as a kid. Fungus the bogeyman and when the wind blows however I loved.
When the wind blows is probably the most genius piece of propagandist literature ever produced. Really brought home the horror by making it so mundane and aiming it at children. Could do with something similarly hard hitting re the environment. Explaining horrific things to children just really brings home how horrendous the situation is.
 

Sheriff_John_Bunnell_ret

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Original singers voice broke. Got aled Jones to rerecord it for an advert. That's the story anyway. I reckon they rerecorded it to get out of paying royalties. That's why you hear so many dreadful cover versions on adverts today.
 

homesickblues

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that's one film for Christmas that i never get tired of watching, myself, with my kids and now looking forward to watching with my first grandchild.
RIP
 
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