Thursday, October 7, 2010

Little Ones Will Love Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance

My daughter LOVES Angelina Ballerina! She dances along with the little mouse, and thinks that she's just "too cute". This August, Lionsgate and Hit Entertainment released Angelina Ballerina's first CG animated DVD!

From Lionsgate and Hit Entertainment:

Angelina Ballerina™, the eight-year old mouseling who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, enters a whole new stage of dancing delight with the all-new CG animated Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance. Angelina is an established, best-selling publishing brand with over 25 years of success and over 50 book titles! The all-new look in brilliant CG animation launched on PBS KIDS® in Fall 2009 in 100 million homes, and has landed on DVD for the first-time ever in Love to Dance.

New music, new friends and new dancing styles await Angelina Ballerina -- a little star with big dreams -- on her first day at Camembert Academy. Dancing in the lunch yard, making new friends while remembering her old friends and rehearsing for the big show, Angelina is passionate about dance, particularly ballet, and always tries to make the best out of every situation. When little girls share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to pursue their big dreams too.


Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to take center stage with Angelina Ballerina! On Angelina’s first day at Camembert Academy she discovers new forms of music and dance, like jazz, tap and hip hop, and meets new friends who have their own unique rhythm. Together with her friends new and old, like best friend Alice and the new Hip-Hop Kid AZ, Angelina realizes that becoming a prima ballerina requires collaboration and compromise, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Get ready to step, leap and groove as you discover your own love of dance in these fun-filled episodes!

* “Angelina’s New School” – Angelina is excited, yet nervous, about her first day of school at Camembert Academy. When she finds her new classmates proficient in other styles of dance, she tries to copy their moves – without success. Angelina soon discovers that when she’s true to her own style of dance – ballet – she excels, and soon understands that everyone is different, and different is good.

* “Angelina’s Dance Partner” – Angelina is ecstatic to have the opportunity to dance with her best friend, Alice, at Camembert Academy’s “Dance With a Partner Day.” Angelina likes to choreograph the routine down to the very last detail and Alice is happy to oblige! Unfortunately, when Alice gets the sniffles Angelina must partner with Viki, whose style of improvisation contradicts with Angelina’s style. Angelina learns the importance of collaboration, cooperation and adaptability when working with a partner.

* “Angelina’s Oldest Friend” – Angelina loves her new Camembert Academy friends and also loves her old friend Alice. She expects that both sets of friends will love each other too. Unfortunately, their first encounter is not as smooth as Angelina would have liked so the new and old friends work together to find a new way to play so all can have fun.

* “Angelina’s Sleepover” – Angelina, Viki and Gracie decide to have a sleepover the night before a rehearsal for the big performance, but they do everything except sleep! The next day they are too tired for the morning rehearsal and have to choose between an afternoon rehearsal or attending the annual Silly Hat Carnival, a fun tradition in Mouseland. Angelina and her friends decide to rehearse and learn that being prepared is the best fun of all!

* “Angelina and the Hip Hop Kid” – Angelina is very excited to be directing her very first Hip Hop Show when suddenly her star, AZ, falls and hurts his foot! Who can step into his shoes at the last minute? Marco is the number one choice. However, though he can play Hip Hop music, dancing Hip Hop is another thing. The show is in danger of not going on… unless Angelina can come up with a solution in time!


· “Angelina Says” Game
· “Get Up and Dance” Music Video
· “I Will Be A Star” Music Video
Abbigaile started school this year for the very first time, but was so super excited to see that Angelina's first episode was, "Angelina's New School".  I love the fact that in every episode of Angelina Ballerina, youngsters learn valuable lessons like: it's good to be you-everyone is unique, everyone has their own special talent, cooperation, communication, problem solving & teamwork.

I loved the new CG animation. The difference went unnoticed by Abbie, except for her proclamation that Angelina looked "very pretty", but I took note to the changes. The quality of the picture is pristine and overall, I'm very impressed with the crisp, clean, details in the CG animation.

As a little lady that loves to dance, she absolutely fell in love with the music videos in the Bonus Features section. She has literally played them over and over for the last few weeks. I really did enjoy this new collection of episodes, and think that you and your little lady should definitely check out the new Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance DVD!

This item was provided to us at no cost by the PR firm representing HIT Entertainment in order to facilitate a candid review of the product. Your opinion may differ.



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