Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this story about Angelina, the little mouse ballerina, and her friends (including a number of talented boy mice) contains nothing objectionable and lots of positive messages. There are no villains, and there's nothing scary or dark; it's upbeat and fun and includes a number of clearly expressed messages about perseverance and practice. Boys as well as girls should find this celebration of talent (music and dance), friendship, and good work habits entertaining and informative.
"It isn't just about winning; it's about expressing yourself," initiates preparation for the Shining Star contest. As the young, artistic mice explore their talents and possibilities, they learn the value of practicing, the importance of helping others do their best, and how to break down a difficult task into segments, "one step at a time." Finally, the mice find out that patience is required for a challenging task and that "making it look easy is not as easy as it looks."
Other Angelina films and corporate products (Thomas the Train, Barney) are advertised in the trailers that precede the movie and on a sheet that comes with the DVD.
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