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What it's about:

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

What the critics thought:

“It’s attentively, attractively designed – with a real eye for the light hitting the buildings of a city under construction – but a shade more Black Swan in its DNA might have made the happy ending less inevitable and its pep less repetitive.” – The Guardian 

“The voice cast, too, are exceptional, enlivening dialogue that frequently sounds as though it has lost a little something in translation. If only the plot was worthy of their efforts.” – Irish Times 

“The movie is a comical and visual treat. And there's a touching ending. Take the kids; take yourself; take everyone you know.” – Financial Times

“The soaring dance choreography may not satisfy purists, but presents a joyously liberating take on the ballet that is sure to thrill youngsters.” – Radio Times 

“Ballerina is an animation that's ideal for junior balletomanes.” – The Times (UK)

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