Making Snowman Santa
Drawing - Artist Markers
Snowmen are a popular theme for Christmas and winter decorations and also in children's media. A famous snowman character is Frosty, the titular snowman in the popular children's song "Frosty the Snowman", who had a corncob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal. In addition to numerous related numerous related music and other media for Frosty, snow-men also feature as:
� Arktos in the German animated series Tabaluga.
� Bouli, a French animated series about a snowman's adventures in a magical place.
� in the game Mother there is a town called Snowman.
� Der Schneemann, a 1943 animated short film created in Germany.
� Jack Frost (1998 film), a movie with Michael Keaton in which he wakes up as a snowman after a car accident.
� Jack Frost (1996 film), a horror movie in which a serial killer is transformed into a snowman.
� Rave Master, a Japanese manga in which Plue, the hero's companion, resembles a small snowman.
� The Snowman, British picture book (1978) by Raymond Briggs and animation (1982) directed by Dianne Jackson about a boy who builds a snowman that comes alive and takes him to the North Pole.
� Calvin and Hobbes, an American cartoon by Bill Watterson, contains many instances of Calvin building snowmen, many of which are deformed or otherwise abnormal, often used to poke fun at the art world.
� The song �Nothing�s Gonna Change My Clothes� from the eponymous They Might Be Giants album posits the existence of a snowman with protective rubber skin.
� Steven Millhauser, in one of his collections of short stories, called In the Penny Arcade wrote a short story called Snowmen in which children make snowmen which are more and more elaborate.
� Snow Bros, an arcade game released in 1990 featuring two snowball-throwing snowmen as the protagonists.
� Hans Christian Andersen wrote a winter fairy story, The Snowman.
World's largest snowman
The record for the world's largest snowman was set in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. The snow-woman stood 122 feet 1 inch (37.21 m) in height, and was named in honor of Olympia Snowe, the senior Republican U.S. Senator representing Maine.
The previous record was also a snowman built in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. The snowman was named "Angus, King of the Mountain" in honor of the then current governor of Maine, Angus King. It was 113 feet 7 inches (34.62 m) tall and weighed over 9,000,000 pounds (4,080,000 kg).
December 8th, 2012
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