Angelina Ballerina-Rose Fairy Princess/The Gift (2002)

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Released 11-Nov-2004

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Main Menu Audio
Rating Rated G
Year Of Production 2002
Running Time 110:42
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Ads Then Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Roger McIntosh
Kitty Taylor
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring Finty Williams
Judi Dench
Colin Towns
Case Amaray-Transparent-Secure Clip
RPI $19.95 Music Colin Towns


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.56:1
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.56:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Angelina Ballerina is an animated TV series designed with little girls of 3-8 in mind. It features the titular character and her friends who live in the village of Chipping Cheddar, somewhere in England. It is a very cute and gentle series made up of 12 minute episodes. Angelina and her friends get into mild adventures usually centering around their love of ballet class. The main characters are:

    This DVD is a compilation of two previously released VHS tapes, which featured episodes from the first series of Angelina Ballerina, made in 2002. The episodes included here are:

    My four year old niece is a huge fan of this series and I am sure it would appeal to other girls in the right age group.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is excellent.

    The feature is presented in a 1.56:1 aspect ratio non 16x9 enhanced which is the original aspect ratio.

    The picture was clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise.

    The colour was excellent, well saturated with no colour artefacts.

    The only noticeable flaw in the video presentation was some slight shimmering on pans but your kids will certainly not notice.

    There are no subtitles and no layer change.

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good and does everything required for a show of this type.

    This DVD contains one audio option, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The music by Colin Towns is suitable pretty and gentle, well suited to the nature of the show.

    The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

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Extras

    None.

Menu

    The menu is very simple, giving you the ability to choose each episode individually or play all of each original tape.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    The Rose Fairy Princess is available on its own on DVD in Region 1 and Region 2. The Region 4 release also includes another five episodes so is obviously the best choice.

Summary

    This DVD contains two previously released VHS tapes of Angelina Ballerina, a cute animated TV series for girls aged 3-8.

    The video quality is excellent.

    The audio quality is very good.

    The disc has no extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Review Equipment
DVDPioneer DV667A DVD-V DVD-A SACD, using Component output
DisplaySony FD Trinitron Wega KV-AR34M36 80cm. Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC).
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Video Essentials.
AmplificationPioneer VSX-511
SpeakersBose 201 Direct Reflecting (Front), Phillips SB680V (Surround), Phillips MX731 (Center), Yamaha YST SW90 (Sub)

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