Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: Search for Pillow

  • Review Date: March 21, 2012
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Cute doll adventure is OK for tots but tedious for others.
  • Review Date: March 21, 2012
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 70 minutes

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What parents need to know

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

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

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
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
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

The only way the folks behind ADVENTURES IN LALALOOPSY LAND: SEARCH FOR PILLOW 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.

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

DVD release date:March 20, 2012
Cast:Ava DeMary, Sophia Roth, Sydney McCann
Director:Robert Cullen
Studio:Lionsgate
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Friendship
Run time:70 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Parent Written bybzycareersupermom November 26, 2014
AGE
4
QUALITY
 

Cute movie

The movie is a little tedious for adults but very enjoyable for kiddos. The dolls work together to search for Pillow.
What other families should know
Great messages
Educator and Parent Written byDaddyD September 1, 2012
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2
QUALITY
 

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 like most have complained about, but so what? There's plenty of that out there already. And I totally disagree with other parents comments about age. I've had a 2, 3, and 6 year old glued to this movie, they loved it. This movie promotes working with others and having a positive attitude. To be honest, the folks in government could benefit from this movie! LOL It's a cute movie, and the girls who did the voices did a great job bringing the dolls to life with their own unique personalities. It's a FUN movie!!
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Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bypillow817 May 1, 2012
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4
QUALITY
 

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 webisodes. I watched it on Nick Jr. and couldn't believe how well it was put together! (It was also cool to hear my own voice!) I recommend it to lots of kids out there!
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