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Arts and Entertainment

Boom, Snowmen: "A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas" Video

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'Tis the season and all, so we thought we'd share this Calvin & Hobbes tribute video that recreates, as Jim Frommeyer, one of the filmmakers, put it, "the classic snowman torment scenarios you know and love."

Frommeyer explains how the snowmen were created for this beautifully disturbing video:

First thing to know is that every shot is practical. Every snowman was built from scratch. And it was all filmed on my dining table. There was no single method used for anything. Some snowmen were playdough (out of focus snowmen), some were wire frame sculpty models (hero snowmen), paper mache (larger models). We did try to keep clay with clay and mache with mache within shots.

Depending on the size of the shot and model, either sugar, flour, or a 1:4 mix of both was used. The smaller stuff used flour. Paint the model with white paint, and roll it in the sugar. Boom. Snowman.

The key to this was entirely patience (I haven't done arts and crafts since 2nd grade) and copious amounts of sugar.