Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little Angels DVDS review

Roma Downey's Little Angels (review) 3 DVD set

This isn't the first time you have been introduced to Little Angels on Locomotion of Expressions!

 Roma Downey, the producer of the series, is clearly passionate about Little Angels, inspired by a prayer that was part of her Catholic upbringing in Ireland:

God in heaven, my Savior dear, watch over my children and draw Thou near.  Send little angels to be at their side, to light and to guard, to love and to guide.

In the opening scene of the DVD, a mother says the prayer to her sleeping twins, Alex and Zoe.  When she closes the door, the eight angels depicted in a mural on the bedroom ceiling come to life and hover over the children, keeping watch.  During the day, they offer lessons on virtues such as perseverance and practical skills like A-B-C’s and counting, using the themes of familiar Bible stories.

Roma carefully chose the angels who guard the children. “We decided to come up with a cute little ‘choir’ of angels that would cover a range of personalities that would inspire the children watching.   Our hope was that we would cover enough personality types that every child watching would be able to relate with at least one of these angels.  We have Michael, who is our little boss archangel.  He’s very knowledgeable and he’s the angel that the other angels go to when they have a question.  And we have Gabriel, our angel who announces.  He blows his little bugle when there is something important to say.  We have Ariel, the guardian angel who has a little sword that sometimes burns with fire when she’s out there to protect the kids.  One of my favorites is an angel called Uriel, and he is the angel of creativity who paints pictures.  We’ve also added a little angel of learning.  Her name is Dina and she carries an ipad.  The kids that have seen the series so far have all been so responsive to her.  I think perhaps they relate to the electronic gadget which makes it very of-the-moment.”

There are eight  Little Angels  in all, each with their own distinctive personality:

• Dina the Angel of Learning
 • Charmy the Angel of Harmony
 • Uriel the Angel of Creativity
 • Michael the Archangel (i.e. The Boss Angel)
 • Ariel the Guardian Angel
 • Hammy the Angel of Logic
 • Gabriel the Messenger Angel
 • Hayley the Angel of Animals

Downey said she was intentional in making "Little Angels" of the "highest quality," from the "nostalgic" animated feel to the compelling stories told to the tune of upbeat music . She enlisted the help of great animators and teamed with writer Phil Lollar, who wrote Focus on the Family's Bible-based children series Adventures in Odyssey.

Mothers of Preschoolers has even awarded the series a Seal of Approval.

The veteran actress and executive producer promises that she is not simply "slapping" her face to this product. To Downey, "Little Angels" is very personal. She even does the voiceover for the mother of the Alex and Zoe herself.

At the end of every episode, the twins' mother comes into the nursery to pray over them, saying:

God in heaven, my Savior dear,
Watch over my children and draw them near,
Send your little angels to be at their side,
To light and to guard,
To love and to guide.

"This was a little prayer that my parents shared with me when I was a child so it also has particular meaning that I added that little prayer in here. It also served as one of the inspiration for the series," Downey shared.

In addition, her daughter Riley sings the songs on the accompany "Little Angels" CD and her oldest son plays the guitar.

And the series not only speaks to children. The series can also rekindle Christian roots in those who may no longer attend church, according to Downey.

Presented by 
Executive Producer Roma Downey
Fun New Educational Series Filled with BIG Adventure
Arrives on DVD February 14

Discover the joy of learning and friendship with this season’s most heavenly new collection! From executive producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) comes the first three volumes of a fresh, fun and inspiring educational series that children and their parents (and grandparents too) can enjoy together in LITTLE ANGELS ABC’sLITTLE ANGELS ANIMALS, andLITTLE ANGELS 1,2,3’s, soaring onto DVD with Digital Copy February 14 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LITTLE ANGELS is an animated DVD series and has been created for pre-school aged children to teach practical learning skills like ABCs and numbers. The series is presented in a captivating and entertaining format that will help parents to teach their little angels a big love of learning while also providing hours of fun to enjoy together with exciting DVD extras. 

Pre-school twins Alex and Zoe are blessed to have eight Little Angels watching over them – literally! These Little Angels live on the ceiling of their bedroom, painted there so they are the first things the kids see when they wake up in the morning and the last thing they see before they fall asleep at night. The angels come to life when the children need them most, helping guide them through the challenges of their young lives.

Browse the  shop to see the collection of Music CDs, Books, Apps, and DVDs in it's entirety!

Little Angels – ABC's Golly, there are SO many letters and in this episode, with the help of their new angel friends, Alex and Zoe learn them all!  As they move from A to Z, the twins also discover the importance of sharing, forgiveness and trusting that God loves them!  Price $9.96

Little Angels – Animals God loves all his creatures, and in this fun-filled DVD, you'll meet many of them! Hayley the angel of animals has so many friends she wants you to meet, and so many bible stories to tell – from Noah's Arc to David & Goliath and more!  Price $9.96

Little Angels – 123's! Through the stories of David and Goliath and the Walls of Jericho, and the many gifts of Jesus, eight adorable angels teach young Alex and Zoe to be grateful and generous, and to trust in God's plan!  Thereare a dozen things to learn every week! With the help of their angelicpals, Alex and Zoe learn how to count to 12.  Price $9.96
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