|Genre||Children's television series|
|Based on||Angelina Ballerina book series|
written by Katharine Holabird
illustrated by Helen Craig
|Developed by||Barbara Slade|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (39 segments)|
+3 films (list of episodes)
|Running time||15 minutes (series)|
55 minutes (films)
5 minutes (Little Stars)
|Production companies||Grand Slamm Children's Films|
|Original release||May 4, 2001 –|
September 6, 2006
|Related shows||Angelina 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.
The show had 40 15-minute-long episodes, as well as three longer specials, which first aired from 2001 to 2006. 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.
Main article: List of Angelina Ballerina episodes
At Indie Awards in 2004, the first episode in season 2 "The Proposal" was named the winner of Best Animation category.
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.
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. 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.
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. However, neither came to fruition.