TV and Film:The Abominable Snow Baby

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The Abominable Snow Baby
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ASIN [1]
IMDB 16387050
First Broadcast 25th December 2021
Broadcast Channel Channel 4
Director(s) Massimo Fenati
Producer(s) Rob Wilkins, Tess Cuming, Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath
Writer(s) Massimo Fenati
Starring Hugh Dancy, Julie Walters, David Harewood
Duration 25 minutes
Episodes 1
Series Short Stories
Annotations Annotations for TV and Film:The Abominable Snow Baby
Preceded by The Watch
Followed by The Amazing Maurice
All data relates to the UK home release.

The Abominable Snow Baby is a 25 minute animated feature based on the short story of the same name by Terry Pratchett. The short was a co-production between Narrativia and Eagle Eye Drama. It was shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Day 2021.


The town of Blackbury in Gritshire is covered by a heavy blizzard overnight. Albert Scruggins and his Granny discover an Abominable Snowman first seen by Mr Tanwar. When the creature turns out to be a baby, Granny takes it home as a pet. Days later the Snow Baby's mother turns up in Blackbury and takes the Snow Baby and Granny to Even Moor. Albert pursues but finds Granny helping the Snow Woman put the Snow Baby to sleep. On Christmas morning the town wakes to find all the snow built into a giant snow statue of Granny. Granny and Albert wave as the Snow Woman and Snow Baby depart.


  • Narrator: David Harewood
  • Albert Scruggins: Hugh Dancy
  • Granny: Julie Walters
  • Mr Tanwar: Ramesh Mahtan
  • Snow Baby: Massimo Fenati
  • Snow Woman and Additional Voices: Brett Lampitt
  • Police Sergeant and Additional Voices: Steve Cole

External Links

Trailer on Youtube

The Abominable Snow Baby on Narrativia

Channel 4 Press Pack

On Eagle Eye Drama