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"By the power invested in me by the mighty and awful snow demons, I command you to come to life! LIVE! LIVE! LIVVVE!"
Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes

Snowlems (a portmanteau of Snow Golems) are living snowmen, often complete with stovepipe hats, lumps of coal for eyes, and carrots for noses. Genre writers with a sense of humor may cast them as Ice Elementals. There are three varieties of Snowlems:

Version I. The Friendly Snowlem: Also known as the "Frosty the Snowman" variety, they often are simply snowmen constructed by cute kids and animated by Christmas magic. Olaf from Frozen, basically.

Version II. The Human Snowlem: This is where a human is transformed into a snowman, sometimes after an accident or due to some Applied Phlebotinum. Depending on who the person is, it may overlap with Versions I or III.

Version III: The Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snowlem: The snowman is something to be feared. Perhaps it's some supernatural monstrosity shaped into a snowman or perhaps a serial killer back to life or maybe it was simply evil snow, it doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is... oh my god, he just killed that guy with a carrot!


Snowlems sometimes get into Snowball Fights.

See also Improvised Golems.


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  • Nestle corporation ran a series of ads for its "Nestea Cool" iced tea products, which has an animated snowman:
    • In one, the snowman skeleton wanders into a convenience store in the dead of summer, downs a bottle of iced tea, and recrystallizes into a decidedly sinister-looking snowman, who then steals a carrot and stalks off.
    • One had the snowman get stuck in a dryer while looking for his hat. A woman comes in and stuffs her clothes in the dryer. The skeleton snatches away her iced tea, drinks it, reforms into a snowman, and pulls her bra out of his chest.
  • There was an oft-repeated ad for Campbell's soup which began with a small snowman walking inside a house to get a bowl of soup, and melting away as the soup warms it up... revealing it was really a boy underneath.
  • Ice Mountain bottled water often featured a constantly-melting snowman who needed replenishing with the titular bottled water.
  • In an ad for the 2015 Nissan Rogue, snowmen rampage through a downtown area, hurling snowballs that break windows and gliding in pursuit of fleeing people. Then the car being promoted shows up, and starts running down the snowmen that try in vain to obstruct its passage.
  • When Pop Tarts Crazy Good advertising introduces the Cookies and Creme flavor, a boy makes a snowman and puts the said tart in his belly. The snowman comes alive to steal it and then his head falls off.

     Anime and Manga  
  • One episode of Cardcaptor Sakura from the third season has crazy snowmen.
  • Chilly from the Kirby anime is a snowman monster created by Dedede's Ice Dragon. He tries to kill Kirby repeatedly, but after several botched attempts and a You Have Failed Me from Dedede, Chilly pulls a Heel–Face Turn since Kirby had saved him from all of his failed assassination attempts which put Chilly in danger. Chilly and Kirby manage to put Ice Dragon down for good together. He ends up melting after Ice Dragon is defeated, which the dub treated as being Killed Off for Real while the Japanese version had Tiff mention he'd reform the next time it snowed, making a rare 4Kids example of American Kirby Is Hardcore.
  • These are created in Berserk when evil spirits attack the Weirdness Magnet hero and his equally magnetic Love Interest during a snowstorm.
  • Created by Giriko in Soul Eater, they were used as the attack forces from Aracnophobia during the battle for "BREW".
  • Digimon has had several different Snowlems, the most prominent being Frigimon.
  • In Ah! My Goddess, Urd creates a Snowlem to assist her in a Snowball Fight with Skuld in the OAV.
  • Ranma 1/2:
    • A filler episode has both an uncontrollable snowlem and a friendly, but confused yuki-onna show up to cover the entire town in a blizzard. As it is made entirely of snow, it can regenerate any damage insantly. Its only weakness is the red gem it uses as an "eye" —which, conveniently enough, is very vulnerable to Ryouga's Breaking Point technique. It still doesn't stop until the yuki-onna uses her flute to calm the monster down, at which point the eye becomes blue.
    • In his introduction to the story, Principal Kuno disguised himself as a living, Engrish-speaking snowman for some unfathomable reason and went around trying to trim his students' hair.
  • One chapter of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Life has the girls making Improvised Golems out of the snow during winter vacation. When Rio's ends up going out of control, they try to pacify it by throwing snowballs at it. This backfires horribly.
  • Yukipatchi from Tamagotchi is of the "friendly" variety. She's a snowman built by Kuchipatchi and shaped just like him who comes to life in episode 90 and quickly bonds with her creator; both also happen to like food a lot.

    Asian Animation 
  • Motu Patlu: In "Snow Man", global warming causes Furfuri Nagar to become extremely cold and snowy. Dr. Jhatka has a satellite up in the air which is melting the snow, but its ray hits a snowman some children built and brings it to life, causing it to chase down Motu, Patlu, and the others for trying to kill him through the melting satellite.
  • In Our Friend Xiong Xiao Mi, Xiao Mi and the gang at one point make friends with a snowgirl named Baby Snowy.
  • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Pleasant Goat Fun Class: Sports are Fun episode 5 features a living snowman who gets mad when the characters throw snowballs at him.
  • In the Simple Samosa episode "Tutti Frutti", during their search for the mayor's daughter, Tutti Frutti, Samosa and Vada traverse a snowy mountain. There, they find some snowmen which are alive for some unexplained reason, and these snowmen try to help Samosa and Vada look for Tutti Frutti.

     Comic Books  
  • The Snowman, a wordless graphic novel by Raymond Briggs about a small boy whose snowman comes to life and takes him on a magical journey. Turned into a 26-minute animated feature shown every Christmas.
  • The image at the top of the page comes from an issue of Strange Adventures called "Invaders from the Ice World", which is a brain-breaking example of What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs? Also, this issue of Action Comics has Snow Superman fighting what appears to be a Gentleman Snowman.
  • Supes also battles a literal snow golem (Hebrew words on the forehead and everything) in a DC comics holiday special.
  • The Blue Snowman (an old Wonder Woman foe) looks like this, but is actually a human woman in a bulky costume.
  • Adult comic Viz used to run a seasonal parody of The Snowman, with a violent, foul-mouthed snowman taking the human boy on a drinking and gambling spree.
  • In an issue of Tales of the TMNT, the turtles, Splinter, Casey, April, and Shadow have their Christmas ruined by a snowlem sent by a Foot operative.
  • An Italian horror comic ran a story about a town that was slaughtered by a group of living snowmen who turned out to be aliens that assumed the form of the first thing they encountered when they landed on Earth.
  • The Mighty Thor's enemy Ymir, the colossal king of the Frost Giants, is basically a homicidal walking glacier.
  • Avatar Press's 90's horror comic Snowman centered around a particularly horrifying Type 3 animated by a vengeance-obsessed Native American spirit with a thirst for white man blood and brought to life whenever a pair of crystal arrowheads come into contact with fallen snow.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): During Artemis's first outing as a hero in the last issue of "The Contest" she stops a fight between the Widow Sazia's cyborg enforcers and Paulie Logo's man shaped snow constructs capable of shooting off freezing attacks courtesy of the White Magician.

    Comic Strips 
  • In this panel of Mother Goose and Grimm, Grimmy learns to fear the retribution of Frosty, the Yellow Snowman.
  • In the Calvin and Hobbes Story Arc "Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons!", Calvin builds a snowman and decides to try to bring it to life. It works, and promptly starts trying to kill him. He tries taking it down with snowballs, which only makes it biggerand also gives it the idea to start packing more snow onto itself, give itself extra arms and heads, and start making more. By the end of the story, there are about 17 of the things on his lawn and his parents are once again considering sending him to a therapist. He finally defeats them by spraying them with the hose, causing them to freeze solid; the sun melts them next morning before they can begin rebuilding.
  • Little Nemo had a great crowd of snowmen flinging countless snowballs at each other. Nemo gets a snowball on the nose while watching them.
  • The Strange Adventures of Frappe, the Snowman, and His Papa features a mischievous yet friendly living snowman.

    Eastern Animation 
  • Me Cvimad Moval features a sentient snowman of the "friendly" variety. After trying to occupy himself after randomly forming out of a cloud and having nothing to do, he quickly makes friends with a human girl.

    Fan Works 
  • Snow horses in What About Witch Queen?. Elsa creates them to reach an avalanche quickly, and later lends them to Kai and Kristoff for their diplomatic mission. They're basically super-fast, restless Automaton Horses who freeze the ground beneath them, enabling them to walk on water.

    Films — Animated 
  • Frozen
    • In Frozen, Elsa conjures up both Olaf, a friendly snowman created subconsciously by her, and Marshmallow, a massive snow-monster she consciously created.
    • The snowgies in "Frozen Fever" are generally mini-Olafs whom Elsa accidentally creates every time she sneezes.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Mr. Snow in the Mr. Men books was created by Santa Claus as an assistant.
  • In Discworld, the Ice Giants often mentioned to be at war with the gods have eyes of coal and snowmen are stated to be idols built by human racial memory. According to The Discworld Companion, they're probably closely related to trolls. And then there's the Wintersmith, the Winter elemental. He wants to be a man so he can be closer to our heroine, Tiffany. This involves him creating more and more realistic Snowlems over the course of the story.
  • The Goosebumps novel "Beware, the Snowman" centered around an evil snowman who is really a monster trapped in that form by a witch. A group of regular snowmen are later animated to help combat the monster when it is freed.
  • In The Barsoom Project, one of the meals served to the Fimbulwinter gamers during a refreshment break is delivered by Type I snowmen.
  • The obscure German novel ''Der Eiskristall' has unicorns made of snow. Vicious, killer unicorns.
  • Samurai Santa: A red-faced Samurai leads an army of snowmen into a Snowball Fight against Yukio and his ninja friends.
  • Played with in The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School, in which an intimidating snowman built by the all-girl students keeps reappearing mysteriously, no matter how many times it's destroyed by a snowman-phobic pupil. It's eventually revealed that the snowman is being rebuilt by a fellow-student who's An Ice Person, who later calls it up as a Type III Snowlem to fight against the villains in the novel's concluding battle.
  • A type I appears in Hans Christian Andersen'sThe Snowman. He's an innocent soul who talks nicely to the dog and falls in love with a stove.
  • In "Cold Snap", the Cold reanimates the bodies of the humans Clever Dick Cleaver sacrificed to her and wraps them in snow, to use as attack dogs against anyone who invades her realm. Cleaver gives them hats and facial features which bestow them with rudimentary personalities.
  • At one point in Pugs of the Frozen North, Shen, Sika, and the pugs find themselves surrounded by some very unfriendly snowmen.

     Live Action TV 
  • Fozzie builds a snowman who comes to life in A Muppet Family Christmas. They're briefly a double act, but the snowman retreats outside due to heat and heckling.
  • The Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special featured an interesting case: Pee-wee builds a regular snowman, and Cowboy Curtis suggests that it'll come to life if they stare at it long enough. And it does, exclaiming, "Why don't you take a picture? It'll last longer!"
  • The Doctor Who 2012 christmas episode has 'em, and they wear shark-toothed smiles. They're also agents for the Great Intelligence, and the episode in general provides an origin story for it.
  • In an Eureka Christmas special, the main cast gets turned into stop-motion characters and ultimately has to fight a murderous snowlem (in various animation styles) before they can fix things.

  • "Frosty the Snowman", the popular living-snowman character, actually started out as a song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and recorded by Gene Autry in 1950.

     Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The high-level "Simulacrum" spell creates a low-power duplicate of a living being out of snow or ice. That's right, they're deranged mutant killer monster snowlems... and they walk among you!
    • The "Ice Assassin" spell. While a simulacrum could theoretically be put to benign use, an ice assassin's entire purpose is to kill whoever it's based on.
    • The Ravenloft setting perpetuates the proud Dungeons & Dragons tradition of "make golems of whatever you can think of" with... Snow Golems. They reappeared in the 3.5 supplement Frostburn.
  • An early Dragon Magazine (#35) had killer snowlems with submachine guns on the cover.
  • The Ice Giants of Narandu in Talislanta are at very least strongly implied to be Snowlems.

  • Cirque du Soleil's Wintuk show has a bunch of ten-foot ice golem-esque things come to life and attack the heroes. The golems are puppets, of course.
  • The Nagano Winter Olympics opening ceremonies had a set-piece in which the heroine was being chased by "living icicles" (okay, ice-skaters in icicle-themed costumes, but still).

  • In 2007, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane released a killer Snowlem in Series 5 of his company's "Monsters" toyline.
  • Frozen Fright, an undead snowman, appeared in the Christmas-themed series of S.L.U.G. Zombies.

    Video Games 
  • Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shō: The main Mooks and the King Mook tutorial boss in the early areas are evil spirits using bodies out made of snow, based on the ones that Guts fights in "Winter Journey (1)", episode 187 of the original manga.
  • Bible Buffet featured killer snowmen as one of the villains. Because that was totally predicted in the Bible.
  • Borderlands 2 features the Frost Nipper, living Snowmen led by the giant Tinder Snowflake attacking the town of Frost Bottom. Naturally, they're all weak to fire-based weapons.
  • Noah's Ark, a Konami game, features a killer snowman at the end of the Antarctica stages.
  • Kingdom of Loathing:
    • The game has ninja snowman enemies.
    • The multiplayer clan dungeon Hobopolis has a snowman hobo named Frosty as a mini-boss.
  • Oracle of Tao has a number of in-universe fables. One of them involves a man building snow golems, which initially are very sweet, but the humans in town wind up going to war with them, and they build snow weapons to attack.
  • Regice is a Legendary Pokémon made entirely of Antarctic ice. Bonus points also for actually being a golem.
  • Snow Bros., a 1990 arcade game, had two snowball-throwing snowmen as the heroes.
  • Clayfighter had Bad Mr. Frosty, a badass Anti-Hero snowman.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
  • Games created with Power Game Factory can include living snowmen as enemies.
  • The Adventure game Simon the Sorcerer had one of these as an obstacle. You get past him by eating some mints.
  • Banjo-Kazooie features a rather annoying snowman enemy called Sir Slush that can't move around, but they throw snowballs at you with pinpoint accuracy, and they laugh at you the whole time. The only way to defeat them is to knock off their stovepipe hats with a difficult aerial maneuver.
  • A Wintersday quest in Guild Wars features characters chasing down familiar-sounding ingredients (button, two pieces of coal, corncob pipe, magic hat) to make Freezie, the Greatest Snowman Ever Made. Freezie and other snowmennote  also show up in other Wintersday quests, and populate the Secret Lair of the Snowmen dungeon in Eye of the North. For the children!
  • The boss for the blizzard stage in Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion is a giant snowman.
  • One of the unlockable skins in some of the Ratchet & Clank games is that of a snowman. A Snowlem with all of Ratchet's BFGs. You may quake in fear now.
  • City of Heroes:
    • Various 'Winter Events' have involved menacing Type III Snowlems of varrying sizes - including towering 'Giant Monster' versions that requires several entire TEAMS of Superheroes to defeat.
    • The summonable pet for the Ice Controller class was a snowman, aptly named Jack Frost.
  • Earthworm Jim had a fire-breathing snowman as the Mini-Boss of the Heck level.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Jack Frost is Atlus' mascot for a reason; he appears in every SMT game, and he's going to beat the living "hee-ho" out of you. Except in in the Persona series where he's on your side.
    • Two additional varieties exist: King Frost, a Jack Frost so massive that it rests on piles of hundreds of ordinary Jack Frosts and make them look like ants, and who has the power to freeze the entire world... but he's too absent-minded and cheerful to actually do it. Black Frost, on the other hand, is a nasty-looking Jack Frost who has "remembered he's a demon" and isn't even vulnerable to fire anymore.
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III have Bleak as the boss of the K3 zone. He's a classic snowman with a carrot nose and a top hat, although it should be noted that the top hat contains a snowball cannon. He is defeated by chucking snowballs at the glowing spot on his scarf in the style of the Swanky's Sideshow minigames.
  • In World of Warcraft ice elementals arguably qualify. Technically they're a hybrid elemental of air and water. Their leader is Ahune the Frost Lord, who shows up as part of the Midsummer Fire Festival event. You can also turn yourself into one of these using a Winter Veil item.
  • In Animal Crossing you can make snowmen who will give you furniture and other goodies, but only if you get their proportions right. New Leaf has a whole family of snow-people (Snowman, his wife Snowmam, older son Snowboy, and younger son Snowtyke), each with a different set of items they can give you.
  • Eyeless snowmen with a stolen Mii mouth appear among the huge cast of monsters in Miitopia
  • AdventureQuest has the recurring Harmless Villain "Frosty the Snow Golem." It's that kind of game.
  • Kirby:
    • Some of the most recurring enemies in the series are cute little snowmen known as Chilly. They are known as the most common source of the Ice ability.
    • In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards you can turn Kirby into a walking snowman by inhaling the ice and bomb powers together. A walking, exploding snowman.
  • The second big boss of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a hulking ice golem. The fastest non-magical, non-flammable way to defeat it is to chip away at it with an axe.
  • One snow area in Star Ocean: The Second Story had snowmen as random encounters.
  • In Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken, Yuki Shirogane, a Snow Girl with great magic powers, is able to create those. She gave life to one named Yukidaruman (a Japanese pun between "Yukidaruma", Japanese for "snowman", and "Man") at the age of 3. She tried to create another, giant one at age 7, but her attempt failed horribly, the snowlem crumbling and burying her in snow; she narrowly escaped death thanks to her father rescuing her.
  • Minecraft includes the ability to create snow golems (basically a snowman with a carved pumpkin head), who serve as a friendly mob, throwing snowballs at aggressive mobs to divert their attention and leaving trails of snow as they walk around.
  • Ghostbusters (1990) had the frozen "Apartment" level, which was home to small snowlems, a mini-boss called CrystaRobo and a large snowlem, which could spawn smaller, bird-like minions.
  • In the level Frozen Altars in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, there are a couple Type III Snowlems as enemies, who can only be killed by lasers.
  • Terraria has an entire army of these, called the Frost Legion, which will attack you if you use a snow globe to summon them. They come in Knife Nut, gangster and snowball-throwing versions.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has Eenos, lumps of snow that hurl snowballs at you. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks has them on the overworld map where they pop up and attack your Cool Train.
  • You play a heroic snowlem in The Caverns Of Hammerfest.
  • The TimeSplitters series featured a character named the Snowman, who rides on a magic rug instead of running on legs. According to its gallery description, it was brought to life by a child's wish, who then proceeded to traverse time and space in search of death and glory ...and maybe some legs, too.
  • Kickle Cubicle had snowman enemies who had a freezing breath attack like Kickle's, which they were immune to.
  • Battletoads had evil snowmen engaging the 'Toads in snowball fights in the Slippy-Slidey Ice World.
  • In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Donald Duck is turned into a snowduck whenever he is in Christmas Town, which fits with the Christmas theme that the party take on, with Sora being a vampire with a black Santa attire, and Goofy becoming half-dog, half reindeer.
  • Fallen London had a seasonal event in January 2014 in which the player character could make a Friendly Snowlem duplicate of themself out of Neath-snow, known as a noman. The noman had a form of Hit Points to track how much it had melted, which took a steep hit at the end of each week but could be bolstered with a few rare and valuable items. There was also a mechanic encouraging the player to spend time teaching their quirk qualities to the noman, with a reward for getting them up high enough if the noman didn't die before that. Most of the nomen had melted after about three weeks (we're not kidding about the unforgiving melt rate). A few lasted longer; the March seasonal event had a couple of branches that tied in with this storyline, but those were the extreme outliers.
  • In Blue's Journey for the Neo Geo, the boss of the Slippy-Slidey Ice World is a skiing snowman.
  • Frigid Guardians from Battleborn are golems made from ice and the fossilized dragon bones. Kelvin who is an entire, sentient microorganism civilization that takes the shape of an ice golem uses the Frigid Guardians' basic material makeup for his physical form.
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair's Slippy-Slidey Ice World boss, Icerego, is an Ice Golem Yeti.
  • Star Trek Online has an annual Winter Event where Q creates a Winter Wonderland zone inhabited by animated gingerbread men under attack by living snowmen. Players fight them in various events using snow- or ice-based weapons empowered by Q.
  • Moshi Monsters has Wistful Snowtots, a species of living snowmen who are gloomy, but not actually always sad.
  • Kingdom Rush Vengeance has the Snow Golem enemies as Type III. They resemble turtle-like constructs made of rock and snow that initially appear dormant on parts of the map (including near the exit), and will only wake up on certain waves. You can either bomb them to remove them before they wake up for a hefty amount of gold, or wait till they awaken as a high-HP, high-damage enemy that drops chump change on death.
  • Frosty Nights is about a kid spending his nights defending himself from evil Snowmen who enter his room with the intent of eating him with a flashlight and hair dryer.
  • Popeye 2 for the Game Boy features a snowman as its first boss fight. It hops around and goes down easily.
  • Snowmen are the most common and weakest enemy fought in Christmas Carnage, a 1994 shooter in which the Easter Bunny seeks to end Christmas. They bleed a lot for just regular snowmen, which goes unexplained.
  • LittleBigPlanet: the PSP version has one in the level Peak Preformance, it guards a balloon by shooting snowmen enemies from his top hat and throwing snowballs.
  • The Chinese MMORPG Roco Kingdom releases holiday-exclusive pets that can be obtained in special events. One of these pets, Yuandan, which was obtainable from December 2019 to January 2020 for a New Year's event, is a snowman that looks to be controlled by marionette strings.
  • Daze Before Christmas features an evil snowman as part of the Big Bad Ensemble. He is one of the bosses.
  • Wizard 101 features Type 3 examples: Evil Snowmen that infest Colossus Boulevard, which carry daggers. By Level 10, the player can also summon Evil Snowmen in combat (assuming they're either an Ice wizard or have training points to spare).

    Web Animation 
  • Blue Laser Commander announces his intention of making super-soldiers out of snow ("They're called 'Super-Snowldiers,' thank you very much!") as soon as he can find some carrots.
  • Eddsworld had an episode featuring a Snogre, or a snow ogre.
  • The Christmas Episode of Father Tucker had a living snowman attempt to beat up Father Tucker as punishment for all the children he molested. Instead, Father Tucker shrinks him using a hair dryer and then rapes him before what's left of him melts away.

    Web Comics 
  • Either subverted or justified in Antihero for Hire: Shadehawk is attacked by one of these while on patrol after heavy snow, but it turns out to be a giant robot who was caught in the blizzard.
  • Christi from The Princess Planet creates a living snowman because using dead human body parts instead is too hard and gross.

    Web Original 
  • The Whateley Universe story "There's an Angel in Father John's Basement" plays with this: The third-rate mystic villain trio after the power of the titular 'Angel' find a magical tome which will let them unleash an evil so powerful that all the major superheroes in New York will have to fight it. To do this, they build themselves an army of evil Santas and mobile, energy-absorbing snowmen. The prophecy comes true when the individual snowmen eventually combine into Ymir in the middle of New York...
  • Freaky the Scary Snowman, a prank done by some folks in Rhode Island, draws some inspiration from this.
  • Hybrid webcomic/browser game Demon Thesis features groups of these as recurring enemies for a significant chunk of the story.
  • Subverted on The Weather. Alan attempts to build himself a friend made of snow, and assumes it'll talk, on the basis that everything in that world seems to be able to come to life. But the snowman never does come to life- it just gets destroyed by the sudden appearance of a talking tornado

    Western Animation 
  • The original Frosty the Snowman animated television Christmas Special was aired on December 7, 1969. What followed were several sequels: Frosty's Winter Wonderland in 1976 (which introduced Frosty's wife Crystal), Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July in 1979 (which introduced their children), and Frosty Returns in 1992. All were about the same friendly, lovable, and heroic snowman — and his family.
  • They were all follow-ups to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which was narrated by Sam the Snowman, a friendly, wise snowlem patterned after Burl Ives. (Ironically, Sam's comment to the viewers, "What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a talking snowman before?" was some rather unintentional Foreshadowing of the later special.)
  • Bouli was a French animated television series that aired from 1989 to 1991, where the moon magically animated the snowman Bouli and his friends and they set up a snowman village in the woods.
  • Kim Possible:
    • The half-episode "Day of the Snowmen" involved a weather machine and toxic water from Lake Wannaweep creating mutant zombie snowmen.
    Ron: ...They don't seem like jolly, happy souls.
  • A classic 1968 Spider-Man (1967) short, "Trouble With Snow", also featured a giant snowman made from tainted snow and brought to life by downed power lines.
  • The first South Park short was called "Jesus vs. Frosty" and involved four kids animating a snowman - who turns out to be an insane killer who sprouts tentacles.
  • There was a short cartoon called Earth Versus Everything, which featured giant mutant killer snowmen brought to life by radiation from nuclear tests. It was a very silly cartoon.
  • The famous British short film The Snowman ("we're walking in the air") features a living snowman who can even fly to Lapland for a snowman party. Shown every Christmas on Channel 4.
  • There's a 1930-era cartoon The Snowman that starts off pleasantly enough as an Eskimo boy and his animal pals build a snowman, but it turns into a version III that goes on a psycho rampage (even eating one of the critters!) - the kid runs to a control room and starts up machinery that cranks up the sun, and the Snowlem melts in ghastly death-throes.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • The series has a small bit where two police snowmen are at a puddle:
    Officer A: That's all that's left of him, poor bastard.
    Officer B: *Turns on radio* Suspect died of... natura-natural causes. *sniff*
    • They also have several skits with "Composite Santa" who is half evil-Santa and half evil-Frosty. Temperatures over 32 degrees causes half of him to melt and kills him.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Done in the episode where Homer and Burns were trapped in a cabin buried in an avalanche. Burns created armies of snowmen, which came alive and fought against Homer's army of former political figures he summoned by "political powers". A delirious Burns suggested that the snowmen they had made (and given their clothes to) to stave off cabin fever might be alive and try to kill them. It was all just a hallucination, but still...
    • In another episode, Bart has a dream that he visits the North Pole to get revenge on Santa. Two living snowmen try to stop him but he defeats them by simply turning up the heat.
  • Johnny Test: The Brain Freezer makes killer snowlems in the episode, "Johnny X and the Attack of the Snowmen".
  • A Monster of the Week in an episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog.
    • As the last of the snowmen, his nefarious scheme is to extract the anti-melting gene from humans and implant it into himself, allowing him to outlive the inevitable warming of the earth. Also he speaks with a Scottish accent. Take from that what you will.
      Snow Man: "The name's Man. Snow Man."
    • He shows up in a later episode and freezes Courage's house and owners to make a cozy home for himself. Courage saves the day by going to the North Pole, sewing up the hole in the ozone layer and making it cold enough to revive the last snowman's snowfriends, who previously melted.
  • The Bump in the Night Christmas Episode "'Twas the Night Before Bumpy" featured an army of snowman soldiers at the North Pole.
  • Arktos, the main villain of Tabaluga, is an Evil Overlord snowman who wishes to cover the world in ice and snow.
  • Der Schneemann or The Snowman was a short animated film made in Nazi Germany by Hans Fischerkoesen. (Excerpt here.) It may be the Trope Maker.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, when Heloise hears about snow in "A Cold Day in Miseryville", her first thought is of her leading an army of these in battle (Version III given that its Heloise). She's later seen trying to build some, but Jimmy accidentally destroys them.
  • One episode of Atomic Puppet featured a Version III as the Villain of the Week. She's also got a bit of Version II though, as she was originally an ice villain whose spirit somehow took over a snowman after she was melted by Atomic Puppet at the start of the episode.
  • The Abominable Snowman from House of Mouse actually looks like a snowman, and nothing like an actual Yeti at all.
  • The Abominable Snowkoopa from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was created by Big Mouth to terrorize the penguins of Antarctica in the episode "7 Continents for 7 Koopas".
  • An episode of Mona the Vampire had Chilly, a snowman with freeze powers and the inexplicable ability to drive one of those big snow blower trucks.
  • A group of these that showed up in the Martin Mystery Christmas Episode could vomit quick freezing slush.
  • Adventure Time:
    • Features in the episode "Thank You"; it's not exactly any of the above-mentioned types, being somewhere between types one and three, but not malevolent. The episode is about a chance meeting it has with a fire wolf pup that hasn't learned to hate it yet (fire wolves and snow golems being natural enemies) and the golem's quest to return it to its family in spite of the danger this poses the golem. The episode ends with the snow golem and the fire wolf herd being on good terms, and according to the game, the fire wolf pup still lives with the snow golem, making occasional trips to visit its family.
    • The Ice King can also create living snow-creatures with his magic. He doesn't do it often, though, and they're not particularly useful when he does. (They're prone to attack him instead of his enemies, for some reason.)
  • In The Legend of Korra, Ikki suggests that Katara use waterbending to make snowmen chase the children for fun.
  • In the Evil Con Carne episode "Christmas Con Carne", the episode was narrated by a sentient snowman who also helped save the day by enlisting a green-nosed reindeer named Rupert to stop Hector Con Carne's plan.
  • Wishfart features some Version I types in the episode "Warmer Pants for the King", where their carrot noses become the target of people's hunger after Puffin wishes away all vegetables. They turn in Version III Snowlems as a result of this persecution, declaring war on everyone else in the city and imprisoning Dez and his friends in revenge.
  • In the Jackie Chan Adventures Christmas special, Daolon Wong turns several ordinary snowmen into these to fight the J-team.
  • MAD has a marginal where a Snowman's wife cuts snowman's nose.
  • In Santa Vs The Snowman the titular Snowman's origin is unexplained; he's implied to be a naturally occuring Snowman. When he decides to invade Santa's village he creates an entire army of mindless minion snowmen by throwing ice cubes into a snow bank.

Alternative Title(s): Snow Golem, Living Snowman, Animated Snowman, Sentient Snowman, Living Snowmen, Snowlem


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