'The Littlest Angel'
(Ron Perlman, et al / DVD / G / 2011 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: Based on the fifteenth best-selling children's book of all time, 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.
DVD Verdict: Let's be honest, this is definitely the time of year for these kind of "feel good" family movies to come forth. The ones that you can share with you family as the cold nights pull in quicker and closer. And sure, by now you may have seen one of the other versions of this film based on the fifteenth best-selling children’s novel of all time, by Charles Tazewell. But that shouldn't stop you from pulling out all the stops to settle in with this one.
However, if you are unaware, 'The Littlest Angel' tells the story of the young boy who arrives in heaven before his time. Home-sick and lonely he travel's back to Earth with his pup Halo to retrieve his wings ... which doesn’t prove to be easy for Littlest!
It is nothing but cute fun to keep watching this little boy/angel getting into trouble, encoutering obstacles, and always having adventures as he tries to earn his wings. The story includes friendship, good deeds, problem solving, but most importantly makes you smile. In one scene, his treasure box falls into the hands of an unsavory traveling sideshow owner, so he must strive to get it back.
Littlest learns that the greatest gifts in life come from Faith, Friendship, and Doing the Right Thing. Lessons we want to teach our children all year round.
Seriously, 'The Littlest Angel' is just too damn cute and together with its cute storyline comes some wonderful, subtle animation too. As mentioned above, this is simply a great way to teach your kids about angels and Heaven. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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