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Twinkle Toes Lights Up New York

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Squeaky-clean but so-so dance tale pushes Skecher shoes.

Movie NR 2016 71 minutes
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In spite of its cheesy animation and music, as well as gratingly exaggerated "hip" dialogue and predictable outcomes, this Skechers DVD will probably appeal to its target audience: little girls. On the plus side, it's an upbeat, squeaky-clean film with a positive message, mostly positive role models, and an element of diversity in its animated characters. On the other hand, the primary objectives seem to be creating a cheerful diversion -- selling shoes, and building yet another franchise that cross-promotes film and merchandise. As an example, the whole of the content in the "original Broadway musical" is a short, barely adequate dance sequence with music from The Nutcracker. Little girls deserve better, if only to begin to discern the difference between enriching entertainment and passable time-wasting coupled with consumerism.

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