Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: Search for Pillow

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: Search for Pillow Movie Poster Image
Cute doll adventure is OK for tots but tedious for others.
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 70 minutes

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Mostly for entertainment purposes, but young children will learn about the value of teamwork, tolerance, and friendship.

Positive Messages

Teamwork is the key to overcoming obstacles and finding Pillow. Friends celebrate each other's contributions to problem solving. Individuality is also praised, as evidenced by the doll who refuses to sing or dance the way her friend suggests.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The dolls are all kind and sweet, but there's not a lot to them.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

This movie is a product tie-in to the popular doll line; it even contains the same musical jingle as the toy's commercials. Kids familiar with the toys may want the dolls after seeing the movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land is the first straight-to-DVD movie featuring the popular Lalaloopsy dolls. There's nothing inappropriate in the story, which is actually geared toward younger audiences. The dolls encourage teamwork and cooperation as they embark on an adventure to find a friend. Lots of branded Lalaloopsy merchandise is available, and the movie integrates jingles from the commercials into the story.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written bybzycareersupermom November 26, 2014

Cute movie

The movie is a little tedious for adults but very enjoyable for kiddos. The dolls work together to search for Pillow.
Adult Written byDaddyD September 1, 2012

A FUN movie for kids!

I've had to watch this movie about 3 times a week for the past two months, and must say I actually like it!! Sure, it doesn't have ABCs & 123s... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bypillow817 May 1, 2012

I loved making the movie!

I'm in this movie. I'm the voice of Pillow Featherbed and Sprinkles (Crumbs' younger sister). It was really fun making this movie and all the web... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byPITLadyPalutena99 March 31, 2012

Creepy and cute.

Creepy dolls look like coraline.lots of dark semi gothic scenes.Promote over the top creepy dolls but besides darkness it is really cute.

What's the story?

In the Lalaloopsy dolls' big-screen debut, Peanut has an exciting announcement for her friends in Lalaloopsy Land. But before the girls can hear the important news, they realize that their pal Pillow Featherbed has gone missing. In order to reunite for Peanut's big reveal, the girls must work together to find their mysteriously absent friend.

Is it any good?

The only way the folks behind this endeavor were able to produce a 70-minute movie from such a flimsy premise was to pad the story with far too many tiny obstacles to overcome. Lalaloopsy Land may be full of sweetly named locales such as Milky Lake and Dandelion Meadow, but not even the cutest hand-sewn dolls can save this tale from becoming a soporific endeavor for parents and movie-savvy kids. Sure, the littlest viewers and Lalaloopsy fans might get a kick out of the dolls' attempt to find Pillow, but the plot gets old really fast for anyone old enough to read.

Halfway through, grown-ups and older kids (as in, already in elementary school) might decide they'd rather take a nap rather than continue to watch the sugary-sweet girls and their pets continue on their seemingly never-ending search for their friend. On a positive note, kids who are sensitive to any tension or mean characters will find this tale free of both.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the popularity of the Lalaloopsy dolls and how Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land capitalizes on that. Does the movie make kids want to get a Lalaloopsy doll?

  • How do the girls work together to help find Pillow? What obstacles do they have to overcome? Is a villain necessary to make a movie interesting?

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