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Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Dancing dynamo has positive messages for young viewers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 2+

I don't know what you're all complaining about

Sure the CGI might not of been the best thing ever, but other than that this show was great. I still love the original, but this was better. I enjoyed learning about different dances from other countries. And did you even watch the first episode? It teaches you that change isn't always a bad thing, its just different. This was certainly a good change. The songs are catchy and soothing, and the characters are all kind to each other. The original had some rude characters like Sammy, this new one doesn't. A great show that gets too much hate, avoid the bad reviews and show this to your kids. These people need to take off their nostalgia goggles, look beyond the CGI, and see the charm this show really has.
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age 3+
My 5 year old daughter likes this but not as much as the orginal Angelina Ballerina which she loved as a 4 year old. I agree with many of the reviewers here and do not understand why the producers felt compelled to update this wonderful cartoon. I think this new version is a bit sophisticated for a 3 year old.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18):
Kids say (19):

Existing Angelina fans will pirouette for joy over this new series. Colorful computer animation gives new dimension to the young mouse, doing justice to her larger-than-life personality. The show's bright hues and modern style will appeal to today's preschoolers, and the sweet stories -- each infused with essential life lessons for young viewers -- are a seamless continuation of those from the original series.

Angelina's diverse new group of friends encourages her to step out of her comfort zone in her dance, and while it's not always easy, she learns a little something about herself and her abilities each time. Kids will walk away from these stories with a positive outlook on trying new things and chasing their dreams, and they'll acquire some basic tools for coping with troubles. Couple that with the show's strong messages about friendship, perseverance, and self-confidence, and there's a lot to like about this dynamic dancer.

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