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

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dolls now teens in sweet but vapid tale for preschoolers.

Movie NR 2014 45 minutes
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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.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: September 7, 2014
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Run time: 45 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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