Monday, July 30, 2012

The Penniless Princess - a Review and One to Give Away @VeggieTales #PennilessPrincess

Peniless Princess

The Penniless Princess:  God's Little Girl  

  • An Animated VeggieTales Story  (Not Rated)
  • Big Idea Productions (For Release on August 14, 2012)
  • Single Disc (Region One)
  • Fifty Minute Feature 
  • Extra Bonus Material
  • English Language  (English or Spanish Subtitles)
  • Full or Widescreen, Dolby
  • VeggieTales are on the web, Facebook, and Twitter
Sweet Sara Crewe has everything any little girl could want.  A doting father, a closet full of beautiful clothes, and all of the comforts that money can buy.  She is also kind, friendly, and clearly loves the Lord.  The only one who doesn't like her is the headmistress at her new school, who is thrilled to have Sara's tuition, but detests her  disposition.

A terrible fate comes to Sara, and she loses much.  She goes from riches to rags in a single moment.  This makes Headmistress Minchin almost giddy.  She quickly reduces Sara from princess to servant girl, and delights in treating her badly.  Luckily, Sara's father taught her that she is the daughter of the King, and worldly possessions do not ever determine a person's worth in our Heavenly Father's eyes.  Can Sarah hold trust and believe this is true, or will she give in to despair and sorrow?

This is a lovely adaptation of "A Little Princess" originally written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Big Idea Productions scores another home run, in my opinion.

I loved the music, the subtle Veggie Humor, and the "Silly Song" which pokes fun at text message communication.  Most of all, I loved the message - that we are all precious to God.  (or, as Bob and Larry always remind us, God made you special, and he loves you very much!!)  Also, be sure to note how Sara's behavior and attitudes affect the people who watch her.

The Special Features on the DVD Include:

  • A look behind the scenes
  • My Teddy Bear is from where?
  • A True Princess discussion guide
  • A Tour of London
  • Singalong Songs
Whatever is true, pure and lovely... practice these things.  - Phillipians 4:8
I'm very happy to be hosting a giveaway for a copy of the movie.  If you would like to try to win your own DVD of The Penniless Princess, use the Rafflecopter form below.  The form will close at 12:01 AM on August 13th.  Please follow the instructions for entries, since I will verify them.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received.

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Good luck!