Angelina Ballerina: Dreams Do Come True (The Movie)

August 16, 2012 3 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

One of most popular children’s shows around, Angelina Ballerina never fails to entertain with music, dance, and fun stories. The series centers on Angelina, a mouse who also happens to be a ballerina with numerous ballerina friends. As you’d expect, all the stories revolve around dance in some fashion, but there is a general theme of music as well. So Angelina and her friends love to dance, sing, and just perform in whatever ways possible. I imagine Angelina Ballerina has a female audience in mind, as the stories tend to be about empowering girls to succeed, but the episodes are solid enough to where young boys should enjoy most of them as well. But if you have a young girl in mind that has an interest in music or dance, Angelina Ballerina is a home run, no doubt about that.

In this feature length adventure, Angelina wins a prestigious dance competition, but faces a tough decision. After she won the Mouseland Herald’s dance competition, she earned a spot at the Metroforque Ballet Junior Dance Company. This is a dream come true for ballerinas, as the school is top notch and offers a bright future to the students. As much as Angelina would love to jump at the chance, she is conflicted at the same time. While the offer would give her a chance to shine on a whole new level, it would also mean leaving her family and friends behind. The stage might be smaller at Camembert Academy, but she loves her friends and family being at her side. So now she has to choose and whichever decision she makes, she has to sacrifice something. As you’d expect, this movie is loaded with songs and tons of dance routines. The story is fine and unfolds as you’d anticipate, so there is a nice message in there. For fans of Angelina Ballerina, this is yet another solid release.

Video: How does it look?

Dreams Do Come True is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The movie looks clean, sharp, and pleasant to watch. The animation looks terrific here, with bright colors and a good overall level of detail. This is still a standard DVD, so don’t expect HD type results, but the show looks quite good here.

Audio: How does it sound?

The 2.0 soundtrack is fine, but won’t dazzle or stand out. The music is lively and sounds good though, which is important. I also heard no vocal issues, so all the dialogue comes across in clean, clear fashion at all times. You can choose between English, Spanish, and French language options.

Supplements: What are the extras?

The lone supplement is a Sing & Dance with Angelina interactive game feature.

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