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The Angel and the Soldier Boy [DVD] [1989]

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Tony Kyle
  • Directors: Alison De Vere
  • Writers: Peter Collington
  • Producers: Joy Whitby
  • Format: Animated, PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: UC
  • Studio: Grasshopper Productions
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct. 2008
  • Run Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P0JPCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,228 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

The animation is superb... ideal for younger viewers - The Independent; This captivating package will enchant both parents and toddlers - Variety; A 25 minute animated film based on the prize-winning picture book without words by Peter Collington. Winner of an ACE Award in Hollywood for International Children s Programming Special; For her birthday a little girl is given a pink piggy bank, a shiny new coin, a picture book about pirates and two tiny dolls - an Angel and a Soldier Boy. While she sleeps, the pirates jump out of the picture book and steal the shiny coin out of her piggy bank. The noise wakes the Soldier Boy who chases after them, but he is overpowered and taken prisoner. The Angel sets off bravely to rescue her love and we follow their adventures, out to sea and back again, as they retrieve the coin and bring it safely home to the little girl. Featuring music by Clannad, composed and arranged by Ciaran Brennan.

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Format: VHS Tape
This video has cheered me up many times. Produced in a similar way to The Snowman, set to the calming music of Clannad, it tells the story of dreams, where toys can come to life (or perhaps it is no dream). When the soldier boy is captured by pirates it is up to the courage of the angel to save him. It lets children believe in magic, and allows adults to remember what such belief was like.
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This is definitely on a par with 'The Snowman' for sweet and nostalgic childhood animation. A little girl is given a tiny toy angel and a little soldier boy, a shiny coin and a book about pirates for her birthday. That night the pirates step out of the open book where it has fallen from her sleepy hands, and steal the coin from her piggy bank, taking the brave little soldier boy prisoner. It is left to the little angel to negotiate the perils of the sleeping house and stow away on their ship to rescue her love - and the coin - and put everything right by morning.

The animation is absolutely charming, and Clannad's beautiful musical score brings the story of love and courage to life. As soon as the opening bars of 'Dream in the Night' start to play, I start crying! It's like being instantly transported back twenty years to a happier and more innocent time. What a pity nobody makes films like this anymore - highly recommended for adults and children alike!
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i bought this film for my children and they love it! i used to watch this film on vhs when i was younger and so happy they can now watch it to. great buy and i love, musics nice to.
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This is a beautiful animation,enjoyed by my own children many years ago on video and now a firm favourite with my granddaughter on this dvd.
The soundtrack by Clannad is a lovely accompaniment.
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This is a short film with a fantastic musical score by Clannad. Such a sweet story with a strong message about friendship and helping someone in need. my children loved it when they were young, the eldest id now 28, so it great to be able to get it on DVD for my grandchildren to enjoy.
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An excellent story that stands the test of time and is loved by all age groups. Great teaching inspiration for year 3 pirate story writing.
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Loved the book, looking forward to watching the DVD with the kids at Christmas. I've been looking for a copy for awhile. Pleased to have found it.
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I got this as a surprise for my sister as we saw it when we were little, she loved it (and I ended up treating myself to a copy) :)
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