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The Snowman and the Snowdog creators 'confident'

For 30 years the story of The Snowman has captivated TV audiences, with its iconic soundtrack and storyline about a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life.

Now a team of animators have taken on the task of creating a sequel to the Oscar-nominated classic.

Co-writer and director Hilary Audus, singer and songwriter Andy Burrows and composer Ilan Eshkeri told BBC Breakfast why they think the sequel will live up to expectations.

The Snowman and the Snowdog, Channel 4, Christmas Eve, 8pm