Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps

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Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps logo.jpg
Created by Katharine Holabird & Helen Craig
Mallory Lewis
Directed by Davis Doi
Presented by Moira Quirk
Voices of
Theme music composer Mark Williamson (music)
Judy Rothman (lyrics)
Opening theme "Angelina Ballerina" by Kay Hanley
Composer(s) Andy Street (score)
Mark Sayer-Wade (songs: music)
Judy Rothman (songs: lyrics)
Richard M. Sherman (music direction)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Carol Monroe
Mallory Lewis
Brad Hood
Producer(s) Robert Winthrop
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) HIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment
WNET
The Shari Lewis Company
Distributor HIT Entertainment
Release
Original network Milkshake!
Original release September 5, 2009 (2009-09-05) – November 13, 2010 (2010-11-13)
Website

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is a British musical CGI animated television series that premiered on September 5, 2009 on PBS in the US. It is a continuation of the Angelina Ballerina television series from 2001-2006; 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. 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.[1] It features songs with music by Mark Sayer-Wade and lyrics by Judy Rothman and footage from host Moira Quirk. Richard M. Sherman is the music director of the series.

Overview[edit]

Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps celebrates music 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.

Characters[edit]

  • Angelina Mouseling is a feisty mouseling who still dreams to become a prima ballerina.[2] She has moved to the other side of Chipping Cheddar with her family to attend a performing arts school, Camembert Academy. Her catchphrase is "Absolutely, positively!". She could have a crush on Marco. She has purple eyes and pinkish-white fur, wears a pink tutu with a red rose on it, a pink ribbon in her hair, and pink ballet slippers. She voiced by Charlotte Spencer. [3]
  • Alice Nimbletoes is Angelina's best friend and an aspiring gymnast. She is optimistic, enthusiastic, 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 catchphrase is "It's the best fun ever!" [4] She wears a green top, a green skirt, green ballet slippers, and a green ribbon in her hair. She is voiced by Naomi McDonald. [3]
  • Marco Quesillo is a 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 sometime 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!".[5] 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[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!" [6] She has orange fur. She wears a yellow top, a yellow skirt, a blue headband with a yellow flower on it, and blue ballet slippers. She is voiced by Jo Wyatt.[citation needed]
  • Viki is an exciting 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!" [7] 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 Jules de Jongh[citation needed]
  • AZ is a 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!" [8] He wears a red hoodie, blue jeans, and sneakers. Lizzie Waterworth.[citation needed]
  • Ms. Mimi is the head teacher at Camembert Academy and is everyone's 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!" [9] She wears a purple dress, purple leggings, green ballet slippers, and a green headband. She is voiced by Judith Mason.[citation needed]
  • Mr. 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.[10] He is voiced by Simon Mattacks.[3]
  • Mrs. 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 reveal that she was once a ballerina. She wears a pink dress, white necklace, and reddish purple shoes. She is voiced by Emma Tate.[3]
  • Polly Mouseling is Angelina's younger 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!"[11] She wears a blue dress, yellow socks and red shoes. She is voiced by Leah Zabari.[citation needed]
  • Mrs. Thimble is the store owner. She wears a pink dress with a bead in the collar, and a white apron. She is voiced by Beverly Klein.[citation needed]
  • James is a student from Camembert Academy. He wears a white shirt with green pants and blue shoes.

Episodes[edit]

DVD compilation[edit]

# Angelina Ballerina 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

August 31, 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

October 12, 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 March 1, 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 June 7, 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 October 11, 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

January 3, 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 January 5, 2013
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 a Mystery" Karaoke Music Video

Prima Ballerina Puzzles

March 2, 2013
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

April 9, 2013
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 June 2, 2013
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 Mothers Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Karaoke Music Video

Swing Thing Karaoke Music Video

November 12, 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 Fathers Day Angelina's Pictures Game

I Will Be A Star Karaoke Music Video

January 21, 2014
13 Perfectly Pink Angelina Cheerleader, Angelina's Hiccups, Angelina and The Must Have Ballet Bag, Angelina's Room and Angelina's Helpful Friend June 3, 2014
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 Slumber Party Song Karaoke Music Video

July 5, 2014
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

October 1, 2014
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

July 10, 2015

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