Angelina Ballerina
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GenreChildren's television series
Preschool
Based onAngelina Ballerina book series
written by Katharine Holabird
illustrated by Helen Craig
Developed byBarbara Slade
Directed by
  • Roger McIntosh
  • Kitty Taylor
Voices of
ComposerColin Towns
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (39 segments)
+3 films (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Kate Fawkes (S1)
  • Madeleine Warburg (S2)
ProducerGinger Gibbons
Running time15 minutes (series)
55 minutes (films)
5 minutes (Little Stars)
Production companiesGrand Slamm Children's Films
HIT Entertainment
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Release
Original networkCITV
Original releaseMay 4, 2001 (2001-05-04) –
September 6, 2006 (2006-09-06)
Chronology
Related showsAngelina Ballerina: The Next Steps

Angelina Ballerina is a British animated preschool children's television series, based on the Angelina Ballerina series of children's books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig. The series is about Angelina Mouseling, a young mouse who loves to dance ballet, and her family and classmates. Finty Williams performed the voice of Angelina, and her real-life mother Judi Dench performed the voice of Miss Lilly, her old ballet teacher.[1]

The show had 40 15-minute-long episodes, as well as three longer specials, which first aired from 2001 to 2006.[2] The series was produced by HIT Entertainment and Grand Slamm Children's Films. It aired on PBS Kids and PBS Kids Sprout in the United States, where it was presented by Connecticut Public Television, and CITV in the United Kingdom.

SD Entertainment and HIT Entertainment produced a CGI revival, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, which aired from 2009 to 2010.

Episodes

Main article: List of Angelina Ballerina episodes

Characters

Release

Hit Entertainment UK/US DVD and VHS releases

Reception

At Indie Awards in 2004, the first episode in season 2 "The Proposal" was named the winner of Best Animation category.[3]

Other media

Merchandise

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Plush doll sets by American Girl were released and produced around the early 2000's in tandem with books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig.

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Revivals

In August 2009, SD Entertainment and HIT Entertainment announced that they were working on a new CGI series called Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps which ran from September 5, 2009, to November 13, 2010.[4] The series is about Angelina going to a performing arts school. The series was criticized by fans of the original for the redesigns or removals of several characters and the change in setting and format, among other things.[5]

On October 6, 2015, during the MIPCOM, Mattel and 9 Story Media Group announced a long-term business alliance for a second revival of Angelina Ballerina, intended to air in 2017 alongside a revival of fellow HIT Entertainment program Barney & Friends.[6] However, neither came to fruition.

References

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 83. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 12. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ Jan Page (26 January 2015). "Angelina Ballerina - Indie Awards 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ "All-New CG Animated Series For Angelina Ballerina". Animation World Network. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps (TV Series 2008–2010)", IMDb, retrieved 13 December 2020
  6. ^ Vlessing, Etan (6 October 2015). "MIPCOM: 'Barney & Friends' Set for Relaunch by Mattel, 9 Story". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 March 2022.