Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School

Movie review by
Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School Movie Poster Image
Dolls now teens in sweet but vapid tale for preschoolers.
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 45 minutes

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

People will like you if you're being yourself. There's nothing more important than friends. The film also has a negative emphasis on appearance and superficiality.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters strive to be nice to each other and accepting of others.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Product tie-in to popular doll line with a new line of dolls based on the DVD.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School is another straight-to-DVD movie featuring the Lalaloopsy dolls, though this time the dolls are high school age. Geared toward preschoolers and early-grade school-age kids, the movie includes positive messages about being yourself and the importance of friendship. Some parents may object to the emphasis on appearance (lots of hair and makeup references) and the abundance of Lalaloopsy merchandise that's available, including dolls tied in to this movie.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysusanc4 February 15, 2015

Snide and sarcastic

This is not at all like the La La Loopsy show or the other movies, which all show the girls being sweet and helpful. This one features teenagers being mean to e... Continue reading

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What's the story?

It's the start of the semester at the L.A.L.A. Academy for Learning Arts, and the Lalaloopsy dolls are starting classes and getting to know each other. Storm E. Sky (Olivia Charles) gets off on the wrong foot with the popular Jewel Sparkles (Kira Buckland), who's determined to become class president this year. Encouraged by her roommate Cloud E. Sky (Erica Mendez), who also wants to be her best friend, Storm E. decides to join the race and become class president herself. But will her sarcastic, glitter-free personality keep her from winning? Or should she try to act more like Jewel to win friends and influence people?

Is it any good?

Fans of the Lalaloopsy dolls or other Lalaloopsy DVDs will no doubt enjoy this bright and glittery tale. But parents and non-pink-loving kids will probably be underwhelmed by this syrupy sweet movie. Although the dolls grow up a bit in this tale and are presumably high school-age, the messages and interactions stay age-appropriate for the preschool set, though there's a little bit of mean-girl behavior that's not usually seen by the Lalaloopsy characters. The dolls continue to go out of their way to be kind and inclusive, and there are positive messages about being true to yourself.

Some parents may not be fans of the overall superficial and vapid feel to the movie, which puts quite a bit of emphasis on appearances -- there are a lot of references to doing hair and makeup. And the commercial tie-in with the doll line may be a concern for some. Overall, though, this positive, upbeat movie focuses on the importance of friendship and being kind to others, which is a definite plus.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship. How did Storm E. become a better friend?

  • What qualities are important in a class president? Is it enough just to be popular?

  • The L.A.L.A. prep school offers classes such as cloud sculpting and hot cocoa-making. In your dream school, what classes would be offered?

Movie details

For kids who love preschool tales

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