What the heck is going on here I hear you ask?! Well, I am wondering the same thing but according to The Guardian Channel 4 will be remaking the classic animation The Snowman based on the Raymond Briggs story that we’ve all seen on our screens for the last 30 years! This new version will also NOT feature the classic song, Walking in the Air.
According to the story:
The updated version will feature new elements, with the Snowman, a new little boy, and an extra character, a snow dog, flying over international landmarks, including the London Eye, rather than Brighton pier and the Pavilion, as in the original.
They’ve obviously gone nuts! The new version will use ‘traditional techniques’ and ‘many of the original creative’ team which I guess is a relief but do we need a new Snowman? Not really! The new version will cost around £2m to make and will be released to celebrate Channel 4′s 30th Birthday. I didn’t know I was a year old than Channel 4!
You thoughts on this in the comments below please! I’m off to go and watch the original and try to wipe this news from my mind!