When a young boy is lost in the frozen countryside, he enlists the help of a sagely white horse, a cake-obsessed mole and a grumpy fox in order to find his way home. Pretty soon, though, he starts to consider just what "home" actually is as he plays in the snow and discovers a more lasting affinity with his new travelling companions. The narrative and the message here is simple and the voice talents of Tom Hollander, Idris Elba and Gabriel Byrne complement well the rather vulnerable tones of the young Jude Coward Nicoll in the title role with a score and style of the animation reminiscent of the "Snowman" (1982). Well worth half an hour of your time with a mince pie.
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