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Trailers from Hell: Charming 1982 Animated Short 'The Snowman'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood December 23, 2013 at 8:40AM

This week, Trailers from Hell presents the full-length animated short film "The Snowman," just in time for the holidays.
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'The Snowman'
'The Snowman'

This week, Trailers from Hell presents the full-length animated short film "The Snowman," just in time for the holidays.  

We're giving the gurus a well deserved break and in their absence we're pleased to present a bone fide cartoon classic, Raymond Briggs' THE SNOWMAN. This beguiling fantasy about a child's airborne adventures with an enchanted snowman made its first appearance in 1978 as a beautifully illustrated picture book. This animated version, produced in 1982, maintains the glimmering pastel landscapes of Briggs' original artwork as well as their gently hypnotic pull. It's the very definition of peace on earth.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.