Ballerina – Review and Giveaway

ballerina movie review

A while ago we went to a special screening of new animated movie Ballerina!

To be honest, I hadn’t heard of it before the invite arrived. There hasn’t been much hype surrounding it and even now with the movie due to be released nationwide in a few weeks time, there still isn’t much in the way of a big media push. Maybe it will start soon.

But in the mean time, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that the film is BRILLIANT!

I took my daughter along as she loves ballet, as do I, so I knew the pair of us would probably love it!

It’s a heartwarming story about a young, poor French girl called Felicie who lives in an orphanage. She dreams of becoming a ballerina and devises a plan to escape with her good friend from the orphanage, Victor! They head to Paris where Felicie tries to find the world famous ballet school that she has always wanted to go, and Victor tries his hand at being an inventor… something HE has always dreamed of!

Cue lots of obstacles in her way and the realisation that achieving her dream won’t be as straightforward as she thought, Felicie must strive as hard as she can to win a place at the ballet school.

Ballerina film review

ballerina film review



Lots of colourful characters throughout, some kind, some downright nasty, which gives the movie lots of light and shade. I liked the underlining message that it sends children that you shouldn’t give up on your dreams. It shows that through sheer determination and a strong belief in yourself, even when it looks as though there is no hope…. things will start to go your way.

The animation is beautiful. I loved the Paris scenery set in 1879! There were laugh out loud moments and I think I actually shed a little tear too in one scene!

My daughter absolutely loved this film! We would thoroughly recommend, especially if you have a budding little ballerina in your house. Little girls are going to go crazy over it! But it’s a great film for all the family too!

Ballerina is out on 19th December so do try and make it. Have a little watch of the trailer here….

If you want to win some of this gorgeous merchandise that accompanies the film…

ballerina competition merchandise

Enter my competition using the Gleam widget below which gives your more ways to win!

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  1. Ray Becker says


  2. Felicie

  3. Felicie

  4. Susan Smith says


  5. Felicie

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  9. Agnieszka Higney says

    Felicie :)BTW- we went to see the film and we totally love it.Although the sledge-hammer pursuit was very scary,and too much ,i think!

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  12. Felicie

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  14. Carly Belsey says

    The main character is called Felicie. I can’t wait to see this film with my daughter 🙂

  15. Rachel Craig says

    Nice prize.

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  17. Rebecca Roberts says


  18. Felicie is the name 🙂

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  21. Felicie

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  23. Her name is Felicie xx

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