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Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps

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Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps logo.jpg
GenreAnimated series
Musical
Created byKatharine Holabird & Helen Craig
Mallory Lewis
Based onClassic Angelina Ballerina works
written by Katharine Holabird
illustrated by Helen Craig
Directed byDavis Doi
Presented byMoira Quirk
Voices ofCharlotte Spencer
Naomi McDonald
Jules de Jongh
Jo Wyatt
Emily Dormer
Judith Mason
Simon Mattacks
Emma Tate
Leah Zabari
Beverley Klein
Theme music composerMark Williamson (music and lyrics)
Judy Rothman (lyrics)
Opening theme"Angelina Ballerina" by Kacie Lynch
Ending themeAngelina Ballerina (Reprise)
ComposersScore:
Andy Street
Original Songs:
Mark Sayer-Wade (music)
Mark Williamson (music and lyrics)
Scott Erickson (music and lyrics)
Judy Rothman (lyrics)
Joseph K. Phillips (music and lyrics)
Music Direction:
Richard M. Sherman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Carol Monroe
Mallory Lewis
Brad Hood
Marc E. Platt
ProducerRobert Winthrop
Running time28 minutes
Production companiesHIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Release
Original networkChannel 5 and Nick Jr. (UK)
PBS (US)
Original release5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) –
13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)
External links
Website

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is a British-American musical CGI animated children's television series that premiered on 5 September 2009, on PBS Kids in the United States. It is a continuation of the Angelina Ballerina television series from 2002 to 2006; both series are in turn based on the Angelina Ballerina series of children's books by Katharine Holabird, the author and Helen Craig, the illustrator.[1] The Next Steps is different from the first TV series as it uses CGI animation. This series sees eight-year-old Angelina and her family move to the other side of Chipping Cheddar to attend a performing arts school called Camembert Academy. It features the debut of Ms. Mimi, Angelina's new teacher and new friends like Viki, Marco, Gracie, and A.Z., as well as her best friend Alice who joins Camembert Academy.[2] It features songs with music by Mark Sayer-Wade, Scott Erickson and Mark Williamson and lyrics by Judy Rothman, Williamson and Erickson, as well as several songs written and arranged by Barney & Friends composer, Joseph K. Phillips, and footage from host Moira Quirk. Richard M. Sherman is the music director of the series.

Overview

Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps celebrates music and songs and brings to life many forms of dance for Angelina including ballet, tap dancing, jazz, classical, and ethnic. As a ballerina, Angelina's life revolves around dancing, singing and performance, family, friendship, and following her dreams.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1105 September 2009 (2009-09-05)7 November 2009 (2009-11-07)
21014 November 2009 (2009-11-14)16 January 2010 (2010-01-16)
31023 January 2010 (2010-01-23)3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)
4104 September 2010 (2010-09-04)13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)

Characters

Main

  • Angelina Mouseling is the protagonist of the series. She is a feisty, cheerful and happy-go-lucky mouseling who still dreams to become a prima ballerina.[2] She has grown up and moved to the other side of Chipping Cheddar with her family to attend a performing arts school, Camembert Academy. Her catchphrases are "Absolutely, positively!", "Really truly!", "Stupendous!", "Follow your dreams!", "Let's dance!", "Get up and dance!", "I'm Angelina Ballerina!", "Hoop-dee-doo!" and "Hooray!" She has a crush on Marco. She has purple eyes and pinkish-white fur, wears a pink tanktop leotard, pink tutu with a red rose on it, a pink ribbon in her hair, and pink ballet slippers. She is voiced by Charlotte Spencer.
  • Alice Nimbletoes is Angelina's best friend and an aspiring gymnast. She is optimistic, enthusiastic, feisty, cheerful, happy-go-lucky and always up for a new adventure. Kind, innocent, and with a heart of gold, Alice is a bit forgetful, but she will try harder than everybody else. Her catchphrases are "Ooooh...it's the best fun ever!", "Knock, knock, who's there?", "Follow your dreams!", "Let's dance!", "Get up and dance!", "Hoop-dee-doo!" and "Hooray!" [2] She has light brown fur and green eyes. She wears a long-sleeved green top, a green skirt, green ballet slippers, and a green ribbon in her hair. She is voiced by Naomi McDonald.
  • Marco is a Latin American student from the exotic tropical country of Costa Mousa. He is one of Angelina's best friends Marco likes to play and hear music. Besides loving music, he is also wildly enthusiastic about sports, especially soccer. Marco has taught himself to play multiple instruments, and his favorite musical instrument is the conga drums. A helpful mouseling, Marco sometimes gets into jams due to Angelina's big ideas. He is also a great drummer. His catchphrase is "I just thought of a great rhythm!".[2] It is possible he has a crush on Angelina. He has light brown fur with green eyes, wears a blue T-shirt, blue trousers, dark blue sneakers and a blue wristband around his right wrist. He is voiced by Jules de Jongh in US version,[3] and Louis Williams in UK.[citation needed]
  • Gracie is often Angelina's French rival and friend who is meticulous and a tad self-absorbed, and has shown to be a teacher's pet in order to get Ms. Mimi's attentions. Like Angelina, Gracie loves being the star of the show but often uses those occasions to brag. Nonetheless, Angelina knows Gracie is a very kind-hearted friend, and the competition keeps Angelina on her toes. Her catchphrase is "I can do it perfectly!" [4] She has orange fur. She wears a yellow long-sleeved top, a yellow skirt, a blue headband with a yellow flower on it and blue ballet slippers. She is voiced by Jo Wyatt who was also a voice actor in the original Angelina Ballerina series.[citation needed]
  • Viki is an exciting American friend for Angelina at Camembert Academy. She loves ethnic and unusual forms of dance, and she will be the first to try anything new. She is an Irish music lover and a great bass player. Her catchphrase is "So amazing!" [5] She has gray fur. She wears an orange dress, yellow leggings, orange and yellow stars in her hair, and yellow ballet slippers. She is voiced by Emily Dormer in UK dub and Jules de Jongh in US dub.[6]
  • A.Z. (AJ in the British version) is an American hip-hop student. He knows about the latest culture phenomenon, such as the latest handshake, line dance and cheese du jour. His catchphrase is "A.Z. Mouse is in the house!" [2] He wears a red hoodie, blue jeans, and sneakers. He is voiced by Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, who is best known for voicing Horrid Henry.
  • Ms. Mimi is the head teacher at Camembert Academy and is everyone's American role model. She is modern, young, fun, warm, and caring. She adores little mouselings as much as they adore her, and loves to inspire them with her own vivid imagination. Her catchphrase is "Bravo, students! Marvelous music and dancing!" [7] She wears a purple dress, purple leggings, green ballet slippers, and a green headband. She is voiced by Judith Mason.[citation needed]
  • Mr. Maurice Mouseling is Angelina and Polly's father. He works as a reporter for the Mouseland Herald and keeps his finger on the pulse of the happenings in Chipping Cheddar. In the episode "Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge", it is revealed that Mr. Mouseling was a drummer in a rock band. He wears glasses, a white shirt under a brown jacket, and blue trousers.[2] He is voiced by Simon Mattacks.[6]
  • Mrs. Matilda Mouseling is Angelina and Polly's mother. Supportive yet firm, she provides the voice of reason the young starlet Angelina needs. In the episode "Angelina's Fancy Tutu," it is revealed that she was once a ballerina. She wears a pink dress, white necklace, and reddish-purple shoes. She is voiced by Emma Tate.[6]
  • Polly Mouseling is Angelina's 4-year-old sister. Polly is an eager Mouseling whenever Angelina takes the time to show her some of the basics of ballet. And when there are steps she can not copy, Polly is happy to make up her own, much to Angelina's dismay. Her catchphrase is "I love you, Angelina!"[2] She wears a yellow shirt, a blue dress (with suspenders), yellow socks and red shoes. She is voiced by Leah Zabari.[6]
  • Mrs. Thimble is the owner of the sweets store next door to Mr. Mouseling's music store. She is an elderly mouseling with grey fur and wears a lavender dress with black dots and a bead collar, a white apron, a gold watch, green shoes and glasses. She is voiced by Beverley Klein.

Special guests

DVD compilation

# Title Episodes Bonus Features Air Date
1 Love To Dance Angelina's New School, Angelina's Dance Partner, Angelina's Oldest Friend, Angelina's Sleepover and Angelina and the Hip Hop Kid "Get Up and Dance" Music Video

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Video

31 August 2010
2 The Nutcracker Sweet Angelina and the Front Row Ticket, Angelina's Holiday Treats, Angelina and Alice Mousikova, Angelina's Gift For Ms. Mimi and Angelina Keeps The Peace "Prima Ballerina" Puzzles

"Front Row Seats" Karaoke Video

12 October 2010
3 Ballet Dreams Angelina's New Home, Angelina's New Ballet Teacher, Angelina En Pointe, Angelina's Ballet School and Angelina and the New Music Store "Create Your Own Dream Routine" Game 1 March 2011
4 Pop Star Girls Angelina's Crazy Solo, Angelina Rock Band, Angelina's Hip Hop Boys Show, Angelina And the Giant and Angelina and the Broken Fiddle Dancing Star Memory Game 7 June 2011
5 Dancing on Ice Angelina's Lost Ice Skates, Angelina and Alice's Big Night, Angelina's Cheese Roll, Angelina's Lunch Table and Angelina and Gracie's Creative Day Polly's Picture Matching Game 11 October 2011
6 Sweet Valentine Angelina's Secret Valentine, Angelina and the Hearts of Ice, Angelina and the Big News, Angelina and the Mouselinghood of the Dancing Shoes and Angelina and the Laughing Poet Angelina's Special Dance Club Game

"Get Up and Dance" Music Video

3 January 2012
7 Musical Moves Angelina and the Dance Craze, Angelina and the Tummy Butterflies, Angelina and the Magician, Angelina and Ms. Mimi's Dance and Angelina, A.Z. and Cheezy Z. A "Dance A Day" Dance Club 12 June 2012
8 The Mouseling Mysteries Angelina and the Roquefort's Rhythmic Ghost, Angelina and the Case of the Missing Music, Angelina, the Pet Sitter, Angelina and Super Polly and Angelina and the Marcel Mouseau Mime Challenge "Solve the Mystery" Karaoke Music Video

Prima Ballerina Puzzles

6 November 2012
9 Superstar Sisters Angelina and the Music Box, Angelina's Nature Dance, Angelina Jumps the River, Angelina and the Mini-Mouseling and Angelina and Polly's Big Day Polly's Picture Matching Game

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Music Video

6 June 2017
10 Ballerina Princess Angelina's Big Part, Angelina and Polly's Two-Hour Show, Angelina's Fancy Tutu, Angelina and the Carnival and Angelina's Indian Lunchtime Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up Game 6 March 2012
11 Twirling Tales Angelina's Dance Like a Cake Day, Angelina's Noisy, Messy Lunchtime, Angelina and the Musical Plant, Angelina and Her Parents Dance Lessons and Angelina Mother's Day "One, Two, Three, Four, Five" Karaoke Music Video

"Do the Swing Thing" Karaoke Music Video

12 November 2013
12 On With the Show Angelina' Musical Day, Angelina And the Bandleader, Angelina and Ms Mimi, Angelina's Kitchen Band and Angelina and the Father's Day Surprise Angelina's Pictures Game

"I Will Be a Star" Karaoke Music Video

3 January 2017
13 Perfectly Pink Angelina Cheerleader, Angelina's Hiccups, Angelina and The Must Have Ballet Bag, Angelina's Room and Angelina's Helpful Friend "There Is Not Enough Space" Karaoke Music Video

"I Just Want to Be Me" Karaoke Music Video

12 March 2013
14 Dance Around the World Angelina and The Irish Jig, Angelina and The Cheddar Cheese Slide, Angelina and The Windy Children's Day, Angelina and The Smelly Cheese and Angelina and The Dragon Dance "Create Your Own Dream" Routine Game

"A Step at a Time" Karaoke Music Video "Angelina's Slumber Party (Dancing in the Moonlight)" Karaoke Music Video

7 November 2017
15 Spring Fling Angelina's Spring Fling, Angelina and the Front Page, Angelina and the New Jeans, Angelina's Trick-or-Treat Feat and Angelina and the Poster Angelina's Stupendous Dress-Up Game!

"Get Up and Dance" Music Video Trailers

7 March 2017
16 Mousical Medleys Angelina and the Musical Theater, Angelina and the Art Show, Angelina's Camembert Parade, Angelina and the Dance-A-Thon and Angelina's Opera "Front Row Seats" Karaoke Music Video

Dancing Star Memory Game

9 July 2013

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "About Angelina Ballerina". Archived from the original on 14 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Credits – Jules de Jongh".
  4. ^ "Mattel, Inc. | the Official Home of Mattel Toys and Brands". Archived from the original on 11 February 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Caracter - Viki". Archived from the original on 14 February 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d "Angelina Ballerina". TVGuide.com.
  7. ^ "Character - Ms. Mimi". Archived from the original on 15 February 2016.[dead link]

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