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Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Short, sweet commercial for cake, candy, and line of dolls.

Movie NR 2015 45 minutes
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With its bright colors, positive attitudes, and likable characters, the movie is fine for its target audience -- preschoolers and kindergarten kids -- but others will probably find it tiresome. The company that produced Lalaloopsy rag dolls, touted to encourage creativity, salute individual differences/diversity, and prove that materials can be used and reused, seems to have lost sight of those lofty goals in this DVD. The dolls are still adorable, kind, bright, and helpful to one another, but this slight, 45-minute story about the dolls' fervent preparations for a festival of sweets is bland and pointless. The filmmakers seem to have missed a beat when they introduced the concepts of "sugar-free" and "natural sweeteners" in the story. That might have led to some real alternatives for kids to ponder, but putting frosting and a candle on a cabbage doesn't make for an inviting birthday cake.

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