Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
Elliot, a small but determined horse, travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot alongside the famous reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh. Against all odds, Elliot and his friend Hazel the goat set out to prove that no dream is too big.
As we approach the holiday season —and further, the holiday movie season—movies like Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer feel right at home. They’re cozy, colorful features, extracting the best of humanity, even compacted into animated films geared to younger audiences. Elliot is no exception: holiday friendly, beautiful animation, and exceptional messages.Elliot (Josh Hutcherson of Hunger Games fame), who is actually a horse, longs to live like reindeer, the very ones who lead Santa’s sleigh during Christmastime. Although Elliot finds himself competing for a spot to drive Santa on Christmas Eve, there is a further plot point involving the decline of reindeer and the rise of technology-driven flying cars. It is up to Elliot’s determination as a small horse striving to be a greater reindeer to prove the value of that tradition is just as important a consideration as the advancement of technology. Elliot is light on its feet and appropriate for all viewers—especially in how it focuses on integrity over identity. It is Dove-Approved for All Ages. The Dove Take Elliot is an excellent example for younger viewers on how he gives his all to reach a goal, no matter the odds, instead of allowing himself to be stuck in who he is. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer captures the very best during the holiday season.