A year after my dad was born The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell was released as a children’s book. I remember the book that has gone on to be the fifteenth best-selling children’s book of all time! Thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment, The Littlest Angel is now available in a colorful adaption on DVD.
It’s the same Littlest Angel who doesn’t quite fit in as we follow him on an adventure, sometimes mischievous, where the Littlest Angel must return to earth to earn his wings. It’s no easy task. He discovers friendship as his pup, Halo, stands by his angel through the journey. There is love, laughter, and magic as The Littlest Angel learns to do good deeds. It’s a movie, like a book that illustrates many lessons.
My children have watched this movie so many times. It’s a great bedtime movie and one that has been known to make Mom cry.
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About the Movie:
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 story has made so many people happy over the years,” says Lance Thompson, one of the film’s producers. “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). It 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.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.