Irn-Bru have launched a sequel to their 2006 Snowman advert with this new instalment. The ad is a parody of the famous 1982 short animated Christmas film The Snowman by Dianne Jackson. The soft drink brand have used the same tune as used in the film but added their own lyrics to it. The story featuring a boy and snowman flying through the air is slightly different to the original film. The boy tries to take a can of Irn-Bru from the Snowman when eventually Santa flies in and takes it from them.
The music in the advert
Music: Wakling In The Air (Parody) | Artist: [Unknown]
The music for the advert is a parody version of the 1982 soundtrack Walking In The Air. The music was written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film of Raymond Briggs’ 1978 children’s book The Snowman. In the 1982 film, the song was performed by St Paul’s Cathedral choirboy Peter Auty. In 1985, an altered version of the song was recorded for use in a TV advertising campaign for Toys “R” Us. As Auty’s voice had then broken, Blake recommended the Welsh chorister Aled Jones, whose recording reached number five in the UK pop charts. Many were lead to believe that Aled’s version was the original used in the film but this was not the case. The parody version in this advert was produced for the advert and is not commercially available. Aled Jones’ original version is available from the music services below…