TODAY, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE LITTLEST ANGEL on DVD! In celebration, here are some fun activities for your little ones to enjoy as they watch the film. It's a wonderful holiday film just in time for the season! (Just click HERE to download.)
The Littlest Angel tells the story of a young boy who arrives in heaven before his time. Home-sick and lonely, he will travel back to earth, with his friendly pup Halo, to retrieve a most selfless and precious gift for The Baby Jesus. First released in book form in 1946, The Littlest Angel became popular for its ornate words and phrases paired with beautifully muted oil paintings. Tazewell’s book was adapted into a TV musical in 1969 starring Johnny Whitaker, and theatrical versions continue to be done by schools and church groups today. The author would follow-up with another childhood favorite, "The Littlest Snowman," that would be read annually on the “Captain Kangaroo” show.
“This is a story that has made so many people happy over the years,” says Lance Thompson, one of the producers of the film. “We’ve added some new elements to this production, but this is still The Littlest Angel everyone remembers from their childhood, and one that parents will enjoy introducing to their kids. I think Tazewell would enjoy knowing his work lives on.”
It’s a modern twist on the timeless tale of an Angel that discovers the greatest gifts in life are faith, friendship and doing the right thing. This new version of The Littlest Angel features wonderful animation and great vocal talent, including Ron Perlman (“Beauty and The Beast,” Tangled), and is sure to become a holiday favorite, much like the book it’s based on. The Littlest Angel is a motion picture that will put a smile on everyone’s face, and what better gift is there than that.
For more information about The Littlest Angel go to www.thelittlestangelmovie.com
REVIEW: My girls and I watched this together on Sunday. We try to keep Sunday a special day were we keep the Sabbath day holy and refrain from activities such as shopping on Sunday, sporting events and other things. Due to some illness we weren’t able to attend our church meetings so as I was laying around on the couch with them trying to relax I decided to put in the Littlest Angel that we had received on DVD to review. This is definitely a fun and light hearted movie that had my three year old giggling but at the same time was a clean, family friendly movie that carried a great message of selflessness and helping others that was a great one to add to our Sunday collection. While it wasn’t about Christmas until the very end of the movie I would definitely say that they did a great job incorporating the birth of Christ and the Christmas star of Bethlehem into it, making this a great selection for the holidays. I would suggest this movie for all ages, and while you wouldn’t catch my husband sitting down and watching this by himself it’s probably one he wouldn’t mind watching with the family.
Disclosure: A copy of this DVD wasp provided to me for review – all review opinions are my own and no monetary compensation was received for this posting.