October 27, 2016
October 8, 2016
A new edition of Raymond Briggs’ book Ethel and Ernest is being published on the 27th October to coincide with the film launch the following day.
December 15, 2012
The Times Saturday Review (Dec 15th 2012) carries a lengthy article with Raymond Briggs. It is mostly about the making of a sequel to The Snowman called The Snowman and the Snowdog. This is a 24 minute TV special produced by Lupus Films that gets its first broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 2012.
During the course of The Times interview, Raymond mentions the Ethel and Ernest film. Here is an extract:-
…Now it looks as if Lupus Films, the company behind The Snowman and the Snowdog, will be bringing out a film of Ethel and Ernest, with Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn as the voices of Briggs’s parents. It’s currently in pre-production, and although it’s at a very early stage, Briggs says he is intensely interested in it – “It’s my Mum and Dad of course. And it’s one of my best selling books, and the book I like the most of what I’ve done. So I’m absolutely thrilled to bits that it might be possible. I will move heaven and earth to help get that done. Whatever I can do. I’ll do it.”