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''Angelina Ballerina'' is an AnimatedSeries produced by [=HiT=] Entertainment, based on books by Catherine Hollabird and Helen Craig. First airing in 2002, the series is a SliceOfLife type program. It features the misadventures of a mouse named Angelina Mouseling and her friends.

In 2009, the series was given an AllCGICartoon makeover and subtitled "The Next Steps" as Angelina goes to attend dancing school. Angelina herself received a makeover in this version of the show: She's now light pink in color. In the original series and books, she was white.

A third Angelina Ballerina animated series is currently in development, co-produced by Mattel and Creator/NineStoryMediaGroup; initially slated to premiere in 2017, it's now unknown at present when or even if it will air, or whether it would continue the 2009 series or be similar to the 2002 series.
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!!''Angelina Ballerina'' provides examples of the following:
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Majority of the cast in the original series.
* AllCGICartoon: The 2009 CGI revamp.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Pink mice in The Next Steps (logic being that pink sells better to girls).
* AnimatedAdaptation: An adaption of books by Catherine Hollabird and Helen Craig
* AnthropomorphicShift: From the books through to the 2002 series, Angelina and the other mice were firmly in a MouseWorld[=/=]CivilizedAnimal setting but as of the 2009 series, where the dance aspect of the show became a more dominant element, they had become PettingZooPeople. This was to enable more diverse styles of dance to be performed by the characters and to be more relatable to the older viewer demographic they were now aiming at.
* ArtEvolution: As time moved on, Angelina became less plump, taller, and her fur color changed from white to light pink. This is actually less evolution, more wholesale InNameOnly as far as looks are concerned.
* ArtShift: From traditional animation to CGI and a huge one at that.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome / PutOnABus: Henry received the short end of the deal when The Next Steps rolled around as he was sent off to be essentially replaced by Angelina's younger sister, Polly.
* ChristmasEpisode: The 2002 series episode "The Show Must Go On"
* CoolOldLady: Miss Lilly.
* DistantFinale: The very first book ends by saying that Angelina grew up to be a famous ballerina, with a final illustration showing her as an adult dancing onstage to a packed house. The many sequels and the two animated series all go back to focusing on her childhood, though.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The 2002 series episode "Treasure Tandems" has Angelina, Alice and the Pinkpaw twins laughing at [[DarkHorseVictory the surprise victory by William and Henry]] during the episode's treasure hunt.
* FacePalm: In the episode "Angelina's Oldest Friend", the titular character of the episode and Angelina pulls this.
** Angelina's mother has this in the end of episode, "Angelina's Sleepover".
* TheFaceless: Ms. Mimi appears this in "Angelina's New School". Her face is revealed in the next episode.
* FullNameBasis: For some reason, on ''Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps'', Angelina's little sister Polly regularly refers to her as "Angelina Ballerina" and not simply Angelina.[[note]]Or her real full name as the previous series and books has established, Angelina ''Mouseling''.[[/note]] For that matter, even Angelina herself does this when narrating the intro for each story. "I'm Angelina Ballerina and today..."
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Angelina and the other kids in the original series when at dance school and performing on stage. Plus Ms. Lilly in the regular cast. Became the norm for the CGI series.
* HalloweenEpisode: Two of them - "Henry's Halloween" in the 2002 series and "Trick or Treat" in the 2009 CGI series.
* ICantHearYou: Played straight in an episode of the 2009 CGI revamp.
* ImagineSpot: In ''The Next Steps'', Angelina gets so caught up in hers that somebody usually has to shout her name a couple times to snap her out of it.
* InjuredLimbEpisode:
** In one of the books, Flora sprains her ankle and cannot dance in the play.
** In "Angelina's Surprise", Mrs Hodgepodge breaks her leg, which causes Angelina to fake having sprained hers because she doesn't want to go to a party and admit to having lied about her mother being pregnant, but it doesn't work because the doctor can't find any sprain.
** In "Hip Hop Boys", one of said boys injures his leg.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Several episodes of the 2002 series depict Angelina acting like a drama queen and whining up a storm as a method of getting her way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mrs. Hodgepodge in the original series.
* LicensedGame / EdutainmentGame / {{iOS Games}}: One for the iPhone (although like most iPhone games, it runs on most other iOS devices as well).
* LimitedWardrobe: In ''The Next Steps'', Angelina wears her ballerina outfit at home as well. Averted in the original series as there was no real wardrobe to speak of.
* LighterAndSofter: The 2009 CGI revamp is this compared to the 2002 series.
* MerchandiseDriven: Like most animated adaptations, it was originally created to sell the books but since the new series this has been geared mostly towards selling dolls and miniature figures which may explain why both Angelina is pink and why she (and everyone else) bares little to no resemblance to her book counterpart.
* NoAntagonist: Most of the episodes focuses on slice-of-life issues.
* NoTimeToExplain: Played straight in the episode, "Angelina and Alice's Big Night".
* PettingZooPeople: The character design in The Next Steps is this whereas the books and series preceding are anything but.
* PingPongNaivete: Henry's ballet skill in both the books and the 2002 series. DependingOnTheWriter, Henry actually knew how to dance or was so inept that he annoyed Angelina and needed coaching from her.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Angelina's pink tutu, and then being pink herself in ''The Next Steps''.
* PlayingAgainstType: An InUniverse example in the 2002 episode "The Show Must Go On" - in a special Christmas production of Cinderella, the usually sweet Angelina is cast as the Wicked Stepmother (or "Stepmouse" as called on the show) while Priscilla Pinkpaws gets cast as Cinderella.
* PoorCommunicationKills: In an episode of "The Next Steps", Marco wants to play hockey with the adults but is barred due to his age. Angelina and Alice want him to perform in an ice-skating routine and try to recruit him. Marco is under the impression that since Angelina's dad is the hockey team captain, she's gotten him to make an exception.
* PrecedentExcuse: In "Angelina's Sleepover," Angelina and her friends promise Angelina's mother that they're about to go to sleep, but then stay up to complete the carnival hats that they started. They do this on the excuse that they even though the mother had told them to go to sleep, she also always says that they should finish what they start, and they hadn't finished making their hats yet.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Alice really pulls this off in one episode of ''The Next Steps''.
-->''It's. My. Turn!''
* RecapEpisode: ''Dreams Come True'', an hour-length ''The Next Steps'' movie released on DVD has a definite feel of this, with a lot of flashbacks to past events and past song numbers
* SameLanguageDub: The Next Steps has two versions - one dubbed for the USA and the other for the UK. The UK dub has a slightly different theme song and different character voices. At least one character name is different too - AJ in the UK, AZ in the US.
* TheSilentBob: Played straight with Ms. Mimi in The Next Steps. And also earlier, the yogurt selling mouse.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Alice, Vici, and Ms. Mimi wear this in The Next Steps.
* SliceOfLife: Yep, one of those series.
* SomethingWeForgot: Played straight in the episode, "Angelina's Lost Ice Skates".
* SpringIsLate: With a twist in "Angelina's Spring Fling". The characters know perfectly well that there's nothing they can do to stop it from being cold and snowy outside. So, instead, they decide to try to create a bit of spring inside by doing things such as pretending to play baseball, painting Easter eggs and playing a CD of [[StandardSnippet Vivaldi's "Spring."]]
* StockAnimalDiet: In ''Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps'', at least, Angelina and her friends have a fondness for cheese. In the "Dancing in the Moonlight" song, they sing about having "''some Camembert to share.''"
* SurpriseParty: In "Angelina's Irish Jig," from ''Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps'', after Angelina accidentally messes up Vicki's Irish music, she decides to throw her a surprise Irish party, but things are nearly ruined because Vicki overhears Angelina and the other characters whispering about her and thinks they're being mean.
* SweetTooth: In the 2002 series, Alice is [[BigEater usually seen snacking]] on cookies, candy, or popcorn.
* TagAlongKid: Henry in the books and 2002 series, Polly in the 2009 series.
* ThisIsMySide: In the original series episode ''Two Mice in a Boat'', Angelina and Sammy did this after they were assigned to work on a boat together. Angelina wanted a Swan Princess boat and Sammy wanted a Pirate ship, but when their boat started to sink, they started throwing boat decorations in the water to keep it afloat. They somehow ended up winning the teamwork prize in the end. In ''Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps'', Angelina and Marco did this with a poster after they were assigned to work together. Marco didn't want frills and a tutu on his poster, while Angelina couldn't abide by the idea of having soccer balls in the poster. It didn't work out, and they went through a couple of other hangups, before finally hitting on a working idea.
* ThrivingGhostTown: The CGI series has this in both Angelina's school and in the town of Chipping Cheddar. It's quite rare to see any other inhabitants other than the cast strolling about town. As for Angelina's school, Camembert Academy, the building is shown both on the inside and outside to be huge; yet, apart from the occasional extras, we usually don't see anyone except Angelina, Miss Mimi and Angelina's friends.
* TotemPoleTrench: In "The Costume Ball", Angelina and Alice do this in order to sneak into said party. It ends catastrophically.
* TownContestEpisode: The 2002 series episode "Treasure Tandems" has Angelina and other mouselings embarking on a treasure hunt/scavenger hunt.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Inverted in both the 2002 and 2009 series. William and Henry (Angelina's younger cousin) are the only two boys in Angelina's predominantly female ballet class. The Next Steps has Marco and AZ (AJ in the UK) as the only regular boys in the cast.
* TheUnfavorite: This is what Angelina feels like when Polly debuts in the book and original series episode, "Angelina's Baby Sister".
* TheVoiceless: Ms. Mimi becomes this in one episode of The Next Steps when she has laryngitis.
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