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Winter can easily last forever in repeat viewings of the computer animated film, Snowtime! Both director Jean-François Pouliot wonderfully crafted a tale reminiscent of watching an old Our Gang comedy and writer Normand Canac-Marquis nicely adapted the material from the 1984 Quebecois film La Guerre des Tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War) into a well-meaning journey for Luke (voiced by Angela Galuppo).
Although his father passed on about ten years ago from an undisclosed war, the boy did his best to make more friends while growing up in a quiet village. When there is no father-figure in his life, his mother can only do so much. A memento he carries to remember pops is his bugle. When two girls move into town, a few emotions are stirred when he meets Sophie (Lucinda Davis), the elder of the pair, for the first time.
With the few friends Luke has, life in this tiny town is simple. While the elders are busy with their life (this place may be a mining camp), the kids get the complete run of the town. When school lets out for winter break, everyone tries to find some activity to do. Boredom can set in quite fast and when one challenge provides a source of conflict, everyone decides to have one huge snowball fight to make the rest of their short vacation fun.
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