The Angel and the Soldier Boy
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"
Ages 3 and upwards
"The animation is superb... ideal for younger viewers"
"This captivating package will enchant both parents and toddlers"
Music by Clannad
Animation by Alison de Vere
Adapted and Produced by Joy Whitby
First shown on BBC TV
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 coin in 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 hero 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.