Universal Studios Home Entertainment released Twinkle Toes: The Movie this summer, July 31, 2012. I got a review copy (retail $14.99) which my 4-year old didn’t really have the patience to get through but my 8-year old niece loved!
I had totally forgotten about getting a copy of the DVD until this past Back-to-School shopping season in August when I saw a display filled with the DVDs on the counter of the local Skechers shoe store at my area mall.
That was around the same time that I realized I had been getting manipulated by my daughter each year. She’d insist I purchase the latest hottest Skechers sneakers that she just had to have – me not realizing that the girls as early as 3-years old would know how to nag their parents into purchasing whatever was the most popular shoe that year! I’d buckle each time…much to the chagrin and disappointment of my husband who is better at resisting pre-school pleas.
The previous year it was Twinkle Toes and this year Prima Ballerina tennis shoes. Oy!
But anyway, I digress. At the point of recognizing the DVD at the counter, my niece reminded me that when we all screened the video at home, she could very much relate to the story about a young girl, Grace, the main character’s struggle to find her inner shine, overcome her shyness and break out of her shell and show off her dancing skills on stage.
She really enjoyed the movie and I remember the song and dance numbers were upbeat and catchy. There was not a lot of commercial pushing of the Skecher shoes for which the movie is named either. I was wary there would be much of that.
But nope. Just a heart-warming film with catchy dance numbers with a memorable tale and lesson in the end about overcoming fears. It was a good message for a young girl!
Here is a trailer: