Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess is not typical princess-geared fare in the Disney tradition, but instead focuses on the familiar love for fine arts, friendship, working together, and the thrill of performance found in all the Angelina shows, while also promoting a love for learning.
What's the story?
Angelina and friends embark on their very own prince- and princess-themed adventures when they put on a Sleeping Beauty style fairy tale of their own and read exciting stories. Along the way, they encounter a few mysteries of their own.
Is it any good?
ANGELINA BALLERINA: BALLERINA PRINCESS offers a refreshing take on typical princess-themed fare. Here, a performance might incorporate a fairy tale or two, but the mouselings still care about dancing well, being good friends, not hurting feelings, and learning -- in this case, about the art and culture of Indian music and dance. There's even a mini lesson about the Hindi language, and some native traditional lore (when's the last time you came across that in a Disney princess flick?)
For kids who have an interest in art and music or already love Angelina Ballerina, there are rewarding plotlines here. Parents will be happy to find episodes packed with good reminders about inclusivity, curiosity, and doing the right thing. It's hard to go wrong with Angelina offerings: They're cartoons that have found a way to stay modern, but with timeless lessons.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what it's like to learn something outside your comfort zone. Have you ever learned something new that was difficult? Did you give up or press on? What happened?
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