Angelina Ballerina: Sweet Valentine

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Mouse pals explore holiday fun and problem-solving.
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 61 minutes

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Educational Value

Exposure to the discipline and ritual of dance class and performance as well as friendship and problem-solving in a hands-on, art-school setting. Included are various rituals related to corresponding holidays.

Positive Messages

Cooperation, resolving misunderstandings with patience and compassion, respecting and appreciating friendships on their own terms, and considering others' feelings.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ms. Mimi is a wonderful, engaged teacher who cares deeply about students and their concerns. Parents are always involved and present. Children have realistic shortcomings with temper and impulse control but strive to see other perspectives, be kind, and work through conflict.

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Angelina Ballerina merchandise exists but isn't marketed at all in the film.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Angelina Ballerina: Sweet Valentine is a collection of episodes featuring Angelina and friends tackling misunderstandings and holiday wishes in an arts-positive environment that celebrates music, dancing, and friendship. It's appropriate for all ages but will resonate most with young kids, as it deals with typical preschool pressures such as miscommunications with friends, healthy competition, and everyday embarrassments.

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What's the story?

In this collection of short episodes, Angelina (voiced by Charlotte Spencer) and friends solve the mystery of their secret admirer, plan a big Valentine's Day performance, and scramble to give Ms. Mimi a present for her upcoming wedding. But will misunderstandings and miscommunications ruin the fun, or can they sort through their conflicts in time for the big days?

Is it any good?

ANGELINA BALLERINA: SWEET VALENTINE entertains by imparting a love of arts, music, and dance and by solving the everyday problems of preschoolers through their artistic impulses and ambitions. Here Angelina and her friends deal with embarrassment, learn sympathy, and solve a mystery but with the added layer of artistic goals in dance and music. The episodes promote a healthy competition and desire to be good or the best while still teaching children to consider the feelings of others and practice including others. It also gives kids an insight to the kind of discipline and practice required in the arts at an early age. Though this is largely focused on Angelina and her girlfriends, the show makes a point to include her male classmates and their concerns and even tackles some of the boy/girl divide at this age and encourages diverse friendships.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about miscommunications. Have you ever misheard what someone said and had a misunderstanding? What was it? What did you do to clear it up?

  • Why didn't Marco want to sing in the school performance? What was silly about the song? Have you ever pretended to be sick to get out of something? What did you do?

  • Have you ever had a secret admirer? What do secret admirers do?

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