Angelina takes center stage!
Julie Lovisa | Indiana USA | 05/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on the popular Angelina Ballerina books by Katherine Holabird, this video will not fail to delight promising ballerinas of all ages. My 3-year old daughter loves to hear the Angelina stories over and over again and was thrilled to see one of her favorite characters come to life!The animation is crisp and clear, almost seeming three dimensional at times. Two of the main characters, Miss Lilli and Angelina are voiced by Dame Judi Dench and her daughter Finty Williams. There could not have been better casting for these voices as they are soft, smooth, and very calm sounding even when Angelina is in crisis.The video consists of four 12-minute vignettes that deal with Angelina and her friends learning important lessons as they follow their dreams of becoming ballerinas. I think that both this one and Rose Fairy Princess will become staples in every little girl's video collection! Hopefully they will be releasing more in the future. Highly recommended."
The whole family loves Angelina
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 07/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Angelina, the mouse who loves ballet is now on video with four tales. Each tale tells of some of her struggles and teaches an important lesson without being too preachy. On this video we have:Angelina in the Wings - Angelina wants to be the new Sunbeam but the part goes to little Henry. Angelina must overcome jealousy and Help Henry or he will lose the part.
Treasure Tandems - Angelina and Alice are in a tandem-cycle race. But is winning the race more important than helping others in trouble (even if it IS the Twins)?
Two Mice on a Boat - Angelina and troublesome Sammy need to learn how to work together in the boat decorating contest or all of their hopes will be washed downstream.
The Cheese Ball Cup - Troublesome Sammy teases William about Ballet, so William quits and takes up cheese ball (really rugby). But everyone learns an important lesson.Four fun stories. The last three are quite appropriate for boys as well as girls as they involve strong male characters (as opposed to the babyish Henry in the first story)."