On Angel's Wings - DVD Review and GiveawayNew from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, for Christmas, is On Angel's Wings. We caught this when it aired on TV last year so were delighted to be offered the chance to watch it again on DVD ready for this Christmas.
On Angel's Wings is a magical reimagining of the nativity story, adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful) and from the executive producer of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman and Father Christmas.
Featuring some amazing voice talent from Sir Michael Gambon, Juliet Stevenson, Dominic Cooper, Colin McFarlane and Maya Gerber,
The story begins on a present day Christmas night. Rachel is eight and for the first time she is allowed to join her brothers and sister to visit their Grandfather Amos, as he carries out his annual ritual of a night in the hills, where he worked as a young shepherd boy.
Grandfather is delighted to see the children and a special bond is established between himself and Rachel. Like her, he was the youngest and was always getting in the way, struggling to do things better, fighting to be believed in. He tells them how she reminds him of a magical night and proceeds to recount how he was flown by the Angel Gabriel to become the first visitor to the newly-born Christ child, the Virgin Mary and Joseph.
The animation is beautiful and the story provides the perfect way to remember the real story of Christmas. We watched it and were left feeling really festive and excited. We'd recommend the DVD for families to share and think it would be the perfect film to watch on Christmas Eve,
On Angel's Wings is out now on DVD and digital download and is available from all usual stockists, including Amazon.
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