It's Christmas, and Angelina is auditioning for the lead role in the musical extravaganza, Cinderella Mouse and the Ugly Whiskers. She is devastated when Priscilla Pinkpaws is chosen to play Cinderella and she is cast as t... more »he Wicked Stepmouse. Taking Miss Lilly's advice toe "think horrid" much too literally, Angelina storms off in a fit of a temper. Then a toboggan race goes wrong and it seems that the production will have to be cancelled. Realizing how selfish she has been, Angelina determines to sort things out because as every aspiring star knows The Show Must Go On!« less
Maryana I. from CLIFFSIDE PK, NJ Reviewed on 1/16/2011...
This is not computer-animated feature. Nevertheless, my daughter would watch it all day long if I let her. She started learning all the dialogs and correctly understands all the emotions (she's only 2.5 years old). Apparently, she doesn't care that it's not computer animation, but my husband does.
Fun Holiday/Ballet Story for Kids
Erika Sorocco | Southern California, USA | 12/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's Christmastime in Mouseland, and everyone's favorite little ballerina, Angelina, is auditioning for the role of Cinderella in the ballet Cinderella Mouse and the Ugly Whiskers. Angelina is absolutely positive that she will get the coveted role, as she is the best dancer, but when horrible Priscilla Pinkpaws is chosen to play Cinderella, thanks to Angelina's fear of singing in public, and Angelina gets the less-important role of the Wicked Stepmouse, and storms off in a fit of temper, much to Miss Lily's disapproval. But when a toboggan race between Angelina and Priscilla turns bad, she realizes that thanks to her bad additude, the show will be cancelled, and knows that it's her who has to save the day, because, as we all know, the show must go on!Fans of the ANGELINA BALLERINA book series, written by Katharine Holabird, and illustrated by Helen Craig, will relish in the screen version of the world's favorite little ballerina. Angelina is a fun, spunky character, and her friends, including Alice, and her little cousin, Henry, make the movie much better. While THE SHOW MUST GO ON is a fun holiday/ballet movie for children of all ages, it also teaches a lesson: you don't always get what you want, but you need to make the best of it. Parents will love the great message that THE SHOW MUST GO ON delivers, and children will love the animation, and storyline. A must-have this holiday season.Erika Sorocco"
Even adults enjoy Angelina!
Jeannie Nelson | Walled Lake MI | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My grandson (he is 3) LOVES Angelina. And, unlike most of the squeaky voiced children's videos, the Angelina Ballerina videos are actually adult-friendly. The artwork is lovely, the stories have morals/lessons, and what I like best is the music! It is not only not irritating, but pleasant to listen to. The voices are Judith Densch and her daughter, among others, and very British, but that is fun too. If you like the books, you will LOVE the videos!"
Angelina learns some valuable lessons in a feature-length sp
z hayes | TX | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On [Christmas in Mouseland] is a 50 minute feature length special. It's Christmas time, and there is a special musical performance titled 'Cinderella Mouse and the Ugly Whiskers', in honor of Queen Seraphina. Unfortunately, Angelina loses the coveted part of Cinderella Mouse to Priscilla Pinkpaws and is given the role of Wicked Stepmouse instead. This is a great blow to Angelina and the little mouse throws a diva-sized tantrum, refusing to play her assigned role and stalking off in a huff. Ms Lilly [voiced by Dame Judi Dench] takes on the role instead but is later house-bound after an accident. The director of the show,grumpy Mr Operatski decides to call of the show, and Angelina learns to swallow her pride so that the show may proceed.
Angelina does have her bad moments in this series, and resorts to some bad behavior, but she always learns from her mistakes in the end. This is another wonderful production in the DVD series. There are some special features here such as a picture album, and also a read-along feature. The animation remains faithful to Helen Craig's beautiful illustrations, and on the whole, I'd recommend this to young aspiring dancers, preschoolers and up who love charming tales featuring lovable mice."
This is great!
z hayes | 12/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really love this DVD, even though I haven't seen it before. If I were in ballet class and it was auditioning for a dance production called Cinderella, I would want the starring role of Cinderella instead of playing the Wicked Stepmother or Stepsister. I didn't like the part where horrible Priscilla Pinkpaws is chosen to play Cinderella and Angelina is cast as the Wicked Stepmouse. When Angelina quits the ballet, Mr. Operatski re-casts Miss Lilly as the Wicked Stepmouse. But if the show must go on, I might not care about getting the part of Cinderella at all. When Angelina injures Miss Lilly, Mr. Operatski re-casts Angelina as the Wicked Stepmouse again. I don't know why Mr. Operatski wants Angelina to play the Wicked Stepmouse if she is Miss Lilly's best dancer. I might like getting the part of the Wicked Stepmother or Stepsister."
Nancy Becker | Portage IN | 07/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is a very charming and intelligent story with very good production quality. My six year old and three year old Grandaughters love it."