Monday, April 28, 2014

Welcome in Spring with Angelina Ballerina and Her Friends in the All New "Spring Fling" DVD -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

CONGRATS TO BETHANY!!!


"Get ready to cheer…spring is here with Angelina Ballerina® and her mouseling friends, as they dance through five blooming adventures in Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling, now available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Watch everyone’s favorite ballerina beat the blues of the season by learning about spring traditions from around the world, creating a brand new dance to help out a friend and finding creative ways to solve the problem of missing costumes and much, much more!

Angelina Ballerina embodies dance, music and performance while inspiring girls to achieve their dreams.  Angelina dances her way into little girls’ hearts while sharing lessons in friendship, loyalty and of course, fun!

SYNOPSIS
Angelina and her friends put some spring in their step and beat the winter blues by trying different traditions from around the world. Angelina leaps into action to help Gracie get the credit she deserves and is paired up with AZ to create special posters with lots of school spirit. Elsewhere teamwork blossoms when the girls work with AZ to create a new style of dance so that he can rock ‘Mouseling Day’. Spring ahead with Angelina as she enjoys friendship, laughter and dance in these five, fun-filled adventures!"

Episodes Include:
·        Angelina’s Spring Fling”
·        Angelina and the Front Page”
·        Angelina and the New Jeans”
·        Angelina’s Trick-or-Treat Feat”
·        Angelina and the Poster”

DVD BONUS FEATURES
·        Angelina’s Stupendous Dress-Up Game!
·        Get Up and Dance Music Video

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyrights: © 2014 Hit Entertainment Limited.  The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.

Type: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family/Animated
Age Target: 2-6 years old
Closed Captioned: English
Feature Run Time: 61 minutes
Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com
Twitter: @ABLoveToDance
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Angelina fans can enter to win on the official Madame Alexander Facebook page and a winner will be selected each day of National Dance Week. Below my signature is an image of the prize pack with additional details about the Facebook giveaway.


My Thoughts:

What a way to get excited about the spring and warmer weather than watching this upcoming DVD release featuring everyone's favorite ballerina, Angelina Ballerina.  All five episodes included on this DVD will have little ones up and dancing around, as they pretend to be Angelina, Gracie, AZ, Vicki, Alice and even her little sister Polly.  

Even though none of the five episodes are new --- they have already aired on television -- fans of Angelina Ballerina will not mind, as they have probably seen them countless times already. :-) Each episode has Angelina and her friends working together, learning new dance move, and having fun.  

Bella's favorite of the five episodes was  Angelina’s Trick-or-Treat Feat," in which Angelina and her friends learned that you don't need fancy costumes to play a particular character.  Instead, through their own creativity and dance moves, they were able to express their characters through dance.  As for Savannah, she enjoyed Angelina’s Spring Fling," Angelina and her friends are in the same boat as my girls -- they are tired of the snow outside, and can't wait for it to go away so that they can get outside and enjoy playing in the back yard, and the warmer weather.  In this fun-filled episode Angelina and her friends experience spring traditions from around the world.  Not only do they have fun learning about different cultures, but they also forget about winter and the snow outside.  Who knew that staying indoors on a snow day could be so much fun?  Leave it to Angelina and her friends to show your little ones how to have fun and learn new things with this upcoming DVD release.

In celebration of National Dance Week, along with the new "Spring Fling" DVD, I was also sent a fun Angelina Ballerina Sticker Stories book for the girls to enjoy.  I don't know about your kids, but both of my girls can't get enough of stickers.  They have sticker books and even a wall in the playroom that has become a shrine to their favorite stickers.  So, when they saw this sticker book, which is filled with tons of Angelina Ballerina stickers, they were so excited, and couldn't wait to fill the pages with the stickers, and have me read the stories to them.  In an afternoon's time...well, actually 30 minutes, the stickers filled the pages of this sticker story book, and we had read the stories from cover to cover a handful of times. :-)  My girls kept asking when we would be getting more books like this as they were really fun to do.  I guess I will have to keep my eyes out for now on, as it kept them busy, and they continue to pull the book from the shelf to look at the stickers and have me read the stories to them, that is when they are not watching Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps on PBS Kids and Sprout (check local listings).

-- Get Crafting and Make Your Own Angelina Paper Bag Puppet --

My girls love doing crafts, so after I saw this cute Angelina Ballerina Paper Bag Puppet on Sprout Online! I couldn't help but do this craft with them.  It was easy to make the paper bag puppets, and they were a real hit with the girls. :-)


Click here to learn how to make the Angelina Paper Baby Puppet with your little one, as well as other fun Angelina Ballerina crafts from Sprout Online! - http://www.sproutonline.com/crafts-and-recipes/crafts/angelina-paper-bag-puppet.


--FREE COLORING SHEET--

In addition to the above craft idea, don't forget to print out this coloring sheet for your Angelina Ballerina fan to color.  My girls just finished coloring theirs, and they are on display on the freezer door. :-)

----FLASH GIVEAWAY---

Thanks to the kind folks at HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate Home Entertainment, one lucky reader will win a copy of "Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling" along with a Angelina Ballerina Sticker Stories book, to share with your aspiring ballerina. To enter this 24-hour flash giveaway, please print out the above Angelina Ballerina coloring sheet, have your child color it, and scan or take a photo of the completed coloring sheet.  Then, my girls will judge the entries and choose a winner. :-)  Good luck!


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About Angelina Ballerina®
Angelina Ballerina, a beloved publishing property for close to three decades, is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.  This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goals and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When little girls share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to go after their big dreams too.  In addition to the critically acclaimed story books created by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina dances her way into the hearts of young girls on PBS KIDS® and Sprout® in the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps.  For more information about Angelina Ballerina, please visit www.angelinaballerina.com.   Follow Angelina Ballerina on Facebook at facebook.com/angelinaballerina and Twitter @ABLoveToDance.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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