About the Film: 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.
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.
Special features for this film include:Free study guide download (available @ The Littlest Angel Movie page). You can print coloring pages, download bible study leader and student plans.
A warming tale that not only children will enjoy but adults as well. This movie was a great feel good flick to put on and cozy up on the couch together while snacking out on popcorn and hot chocolate. For my children ages 3.5 years old and ten months The Littlest Angel was a winner and though not entirely paying attention, my husband seemed to enjoy it as well. I noted this because he brought it up in conversation later this week.
The Littlest Angel has a heartfelt story line that teaches the importance of Faith, Friendship, and Doing the Right Thing. The animation is very colorful and warm. It’s quite inviting to the eye and the characters are quite interesting to learn about. I love when a book is made into a film well and this one certainly has hit the mark!
I would highly recommend picking this one up to enjoy during the Christmas season! This one would be fantastic to take a long during those long trips to visit family and even to watch when there’s not much else for the kids to do. You can pre-order The Littlest Angel on Amazon.com right now for $9.99 and eligible for free super savers shipping.
Street Date: November 15, 2011 | Runtime: 83 minutes |SRP: $19.98 | Available @: Amazon & Christian Book Stores
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