The Littlest Angel

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  • NR
  • 1969
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.0  (369)

The Littlest Angel is a heartwarming Christmas movie from 1969 that follows the story of a young boy named Michael (Johnny Whitaker) who becomes an angel shortly after his premature death. As he struggles to adapt to his new existence, he yearns to be reunited with his most prized possession - a precious box of his earthly trinkets, particularly his dog Halo.

In Heaven, Michael meets and befriends fellow angels, including "Patience" (Cab Calloway) and "Spike" (Fred Gwynne). Although Michael is fascinated by his Angelic environment, he is not completely comfortable in his new surroundings. Michael finds himself longing for earth and his old life. He also wonders what his family and friends on earth are doing without him.

One day, the three aforementioned angels, with the help of others, decide to bring Michael's box to him as a gift. The story becomes a mix of a series of comical and touching moments as they try to retrieve the box from earth and bring it back to Michael.

Throughout the movie, Michael is faced with the challenge of whether to stay in heaven or go back to Earth. When given the opportunity to return to Earth, he is hesitant but decides that there are things in life he must experience for himself.

The movie has a wholesome and innocent feel. It makes you appreciate the silly moments along with the sentimental ones. It teaches us about love, hope and acceptance. This film also teaches the importance of friendship and emphasizes the idea that making friends is possible no matter what stage of life one is going through.

The Littlest Angel is a beautiful film for the whole family, with marvelous characters and beautiful scenes. It provides a message of hope, love and self-discovery. The acting also adds to the charm of the movie. Johnny Whitaker, who played Michael, gives a convincing and touching performance; Fred Gwynne (the actor known for Herman Munster character in The Munsters) is outstanding as Spike, the angel who loves playing the guitar, and Cab Calloway, well known for his blues and jazz performance, was remarkable as the charming and wise Patience.

The film's visuals highlight the '60s animation style, with bright colors and fanciful designs that pop off the screen. The musical numbers in the movie are also outstanding, including some “old-fashioned” Christmas hymns.

The Littlest Angel has a message that is still relevant today, nearly 50 years after it's release. It teaches us to cherish moments in life and to treasure what we have. The message is that purity and love come out on top through all the elements of life, and the hope of going to Heaven can give you comfort and solace in the face of tough times.

Overall, The Littlest Angel is a feel-good movie that will warm your heart and make you sentimental. It carries a very positive and uplifting message, making it perfect for families to watch together, during the holiday season or any time of the year. The film’s timeless values and classic story will make you feel the meaning of Christmas in its purest sense. The movie reminds us to be kind, generous, loyal, and true to our own selves regardless of our shortcomings. We can all take lessons from it to live a more caring and considerate lifestyle.

The Littlest Angel is a 1969 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

The Littlest Angel
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    1 hr 17 min
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    6.0  (369)