Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show

Movie review by
Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Cute dolls, ponies teach sweet messages about friendship.
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 45 minutes

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

Educational Value

Viewers learn about planning a garden party and rehearsing for a show.

Positive Messages

Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show offers positive messages about teamwork, etiquette, being a good host, and working toward a common goal.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters mean well and strive to be nice, kind, and inclusive.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The show exists as a promotional vehicle for the line of dolls, which are widely available.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show introduces ponies to the Lalaloopsy world (and world of available merchandise) and features a brightly visual story about friendship and teamwork and little moments among friends. The messages are positive, if a little jumpily paced, and follow the dolls and ponies as they prepare for a big performance.

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What's the story?

When the Lalaloopsy girls invite new friends to visit, they soon make the acquaintance of four ponies who are eager to make it to a big show. Trouble is, their caravan has broken down and needs some rebuilding, and they also need to rehearse for the show while visiting with the girls. The Lalaloopsies must put their heads together to fix the caravan in time for the big performance and learn the importance of communication and teamwork along the way.

Is it any good?

Fans of the dolls likely will enjoy the addition of ponies to the lineup in LALALOOPSY PONIES: THE BIG SHOW. This is a visual feast for a preschooler -- bright colors, doll-like characters (replete with button eyes), and lots of fast-paced action and dreamy backdrops. There's not much to it, but the simple messages are positive, if a bit jumpy in terms of plot and story. The main concern for parents is that this feeds a direct desire for more merchandise in the Lalaloopsy world, but it's otherwise an upbeat adventure focused on the little things that matter a lot: finding out what your friends really like, learning that friends don't all like the same things, working together to achieve goals, and having fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about planning a party. Have you ever thrown a party? How did you plan it? How did it go? What was the hardest part?

  • How do the girls and ponies learn to work better together? What are some things you can do to work better with a friend?

  • Have you ever rehearsed for a show? If so, did it help? Why is it a good idea to rehearse?

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