Isabelle movie

The Blu-ray cover art for the movie.

Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight is a movie retelling the stories of Isabelle Palmer.



Directed by Vince Marcello


Movie/Book Differences

Character Differences

  • Jade did not have any issues regarding her height in the movie. Instead, she is bothered by the extra attention Isabelle receives from their parents regarding her problems.
  • Gabriel, Zama, and Tutu aren't seen or mentioned in the movie.
  • Luisa doesn't mention her older brother Danny.

Plot Differences

  • In the movie, Luisa was not seen performing in The Nutcracker. In the books she played one of Mother Ginger's children, the Wolf.
  • There was no competition for spots in a summer ballet program in the books.
  • In the books, Jackie Sanchez did not receive a role in The Nutcracker. In the movie, she plays the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
  • The traveling tour Jackie Sanchez organizes in the books doesn't appear in the movie.
  • Isabelle and Jade didn't receive a nutcracker from their parents as a gift in the books.
  • In the first book, Jade was able to dance in the Autumn Festival, but in the movie she sits in the audience with her parents to watch Isabelle dance.
  • In the movie, Isabelle is a party guest, tin soldier, and a snowflake in The Nutcracker and Renata is a party guest, mice soldier, and a snowflake. In the books, Isabelle is the Gingerbread Girl and Renata is Isabelle's understudy and the duchess.
  • In the movie, Isabelle learns about visualization from Jade. In the books she learned it from Mr. Amici.

Television Release

The movie aired on the Disney Channel on August 9, 2014.

Home Video Release

The movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 22, 2014.

First-run copies of the movie purchased from Target also came with a 36-page Fashion Fun with Isabelle sketchbook.[1]

Items Associated With the Movie



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