All Barbie Movies from 2001 to present, 2015
Barbie is very popular in my house of two little princesses. My daughters are now 8.5 and 10 (6 and 7 when I first wrote this!) and they still love everything Barbie. They have every single movie listed here (except the new ones that are not yet available, of course) and they are very proud of their collection. They watch them all over and over and over again!
I was inspired to write this list of Barbie movies when a friend of mine asked for a Barbie movie recommendation for her young toddler, who is just getting introduced to these movies (and sure to become a big fan, too, I'm sure.) I actually recommended to her my all time favorite one - Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper.
Although they are all very good, Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper is my favorite not only because of the story line, but the music is fantastic and fun! All of the Barbie movies have beautiful music that will stay in your head all day, but not in a bad way! I probably shouldn't admit this, but I have some songs from this movie in my iPhone and sometimes I sing along to them while in my car alone.
All of these movies are available at Amazon.com (you can even pre order upcoming movies before they are released), as well as many of the dolls and toys that are associated with these movies. There's also a couple of great Barbie Movie Collections that would make wonderful gifts, and many, many more Barbie toys and gifts.
Many parents are very aware of all the Disney Princesses and their associated movies, but I have been surprised over the years at just how many moms either are not aware of the Barbie "made for DVD" movies or simply just haven't thought to check them out. I think, if you're new to Barbie movies, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the fact that the positive messaging is often superior to many of the Disney Princess movies which often involve a lot of controversy as to the "massaging." Check these Barbie movies out and please leave a comment below and let me know how you feel!
Breaking News - Barbie to hit the Silver Screen!!
In late April, 2014 it was announced that Mattel & Sony are coming together to bring our beloved Barbie to the silver screen! Barbie will star in "a live action contemporary comedy that brings her playful personality to life for generations of fans," stated Tim Kilpin, executive vice president of global brands at Mattel. The pitch for the movie came from Jenny Bicks (Rio2, Sex and the City.)
Reportedly, the Barbie movie will have her using her professional skills to have a positive impact on others, improving their lives. Sounds about right for a Barbie movie, right? Hmmm, now who will they cast to play the role of Barbie? I personally can't wait to hear. I can tell you that the intention is to begin production before year’s end.
UPDATE: July 2015 - I've been trying to find out more details for you all and haven't been very successful (sorry!) but I am reading that filming will begin before the end of 2015! I don't know about you, but I'm anxious to see just where they go with this. Barbie has held so many jobs since the 1950s and I wonder which ones will be showcased!
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2015 Barbie Movies:
- "Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure" is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2015 and is already available for pre-order on Amazon! Barbie, Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea (her sisters) and new puppy friends find mystery and adventure. While going through Grandma's attic, they discover an old map that they believe will lead to a treasure. The girls go on a treasure hunt with their puppies in tow!
- "Barbie in Rock 'N Royals" is scheduled to be released on September 8, 2015. You can pre-order it now on Amazon and have it delivered the day it's released! Be prepared to get rockin' in this latest musical. Barbie, as Princess Courtney, switches places with a famous rock star names Ericka. Their worlds collide and they get sent to the wrong camps. They both eventually learn to adjust to the different worlds and have fun while making new, unexpected friends.
- "Barbie: Princess Power" was the first of Mattel's 2015 Barbie movie releases. In this movie, Barbie starts as Kara, a princess who gets kissed by a butterfly with magic powers who gives Kara super powers. Kara transforms into Super Sparkle, her crime fighting alter-ego. Kara's cousin realizes what happened and she captures the magical butterfly, only to turn into Dark Sparkle, Super's nemesis. The power of friendship is showcased in what ensues. This was a cute movie; my girls and I enjoyed it.
2014 Barbie Movies
- The first Barbie movie release of 2014 (released March 11th) is "Barbie: The Pearl Princess". This is Barbie's 28th movie! Barbie has magical powers that make pearls dance and glow. There's a kingdom, a pink seahorse, a royal ball, and an adventure to be had! My girl really enjoyed this one, as they do every. Single. Barbie. Movie. :-)
- "Barbie and the Secret Door" (released August 2014) - In this fairytale musical, a secret door is unlocked to a world like no other - one where a princess, a mermaid, and a fairy come together to save all the magic in the land! My daughters enjoyed this one very much, as they have all of the Barbie movies. The characters were much loved and they have every doll from this movie on their holiday wish list!
2013 Barbie Movies
- The first one, "Barbie in The Pink Shoes" was released in February. In this movie, Barbie stars as Kristyn Farraday, a ballerina who discovers a magical pair of pink ballet shoes that allow her and her best friend, Hailey, to go to a magical world of ballet. Kristyn transforms there into Giselle (from the famous ballet Giselle) and Odette (from the ballet Swan Lake) in order to defeat the Snow Queen.
- "Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess" - Released in August, this is the sequel to the 2008 Mariposa and her Butterfly Fairy Friends. Mariposa returns to Flutterfield with her fairy friends and meets the enchanting crystal fairy princess. Mariposa becomes the royal Ambassador of Flutterfield and is sent to bring peace between her fairy land and the Crystal Fairies of Shimmervale.
- "Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale" - Barbie and her sisters set off on a Swiss adventure to the majestic Alps, where they spend the summer at a riding academy. Barbie wants to find a new horse to bring back to Malibu. Stacie's excited to prove her equestrian skills, and all Chelsea wants to do is ride the big horses. Skipper prefers to just write about the great outdoors. Barbie discovers a mysterious wild horse in the woods and that makes their visit truly magical.
2012 Barbie Movies:
- "Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2" has been released. Merliah travels to oceans far away to compete in a world surf championship. She makes new friends and catches big waves in an even bigger adventure! My kids keep watching this movie over and over again; it's a big hit with them!
- "Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar" was released on September 11, 2012. In this movie, Barbie takes on a challenge — she plays two roles! In one, she’s a princess who feels bored and stifled by her very regimented life. In the other, she’s a rock star who is weary of touring, press junkets, and performances. When the girls decide to switch roles, they get a taste of how the other lives. Sounds a bit like a modern version of Barbie as Princess and the Pauper, which, in my opinion, cannot be topped!
2011 Barbie Movies:
- "Barbie: A Fairy Secret" was released on March 15, 2011. Barbie lets you in on a secret! When Ken is flown away to a fairy land, Barbie and her rival Raquelle must work together and learn that real magic lies in the power of friendship.
- "Barbie : Princess Charm School" - Released on September 13, 2011. Barbie stars as Blair, a kind-hearted girl who is chosen to attend Princess Charm School. In this magical place, she makes new friends and discovers that there's a princess in every girl!
- "Barbie: A Perfect Christmas" - Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea go on a holiday vacation which turns into a most unexpected adventure and heartwarming lesson. After a snowstorm diverts their plane, the girls find themselves far from their New York destination and their holiday dreams.
2010 Barbie Movies:
- "Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale" - Get ready! In this movie she's off to Paris to her aunt's fashion house. In true Barbie fashion (no pun intended) she ultimately saves the fashion house that she learns is in danger of being shut down. -->
- "Barbie in A Mermaid Tale"- Barbie plays Merliah who is is a Malibu surf champion in this latest release. Merliah discovers that her mother is a mermaid who's in trouble and Merliah sets of to help her...
2009 Barbie Movies:
- "Barbie and the Three Musketeers" - Barbie and her friends star in this classic tale where they use their "girl power" to save the day. It's "all for one and one for all" in this Barbie movie release.
- "Barbie Presents Thumbelina" - A brand new tale with the classic Thumbelina character. Thumbelina and her friends are uprooted from their garden to the city. Thumbelina sets out to prove that you can make a difference, no matter how big or small you are.
2008 Barbie Movie Releases:
- "Barbie Mariposa and her Butterfly Fairy Friends" - Mariposa is a butterfly fairy who lives in Flutterfield. She reads and dreams of the world outside Flutterfield and is given the chance to journey beyond her safe home to help save the Queen.
- "Barbie and the Diamond Castle" - Liana and Alexa are best friends who befriend a girl who is trapped inside a mirror. The best friends embark on a journey to the hidden Diamond Castle to save their new friend. They ultimately learn that friendship is a true treasure.
- "Barbie in A Christmas Carol" - Just like the classic adaptation of A Christmas Carol, three Christmas Spirits take the singing diva, Eden, played by Barbie, on a holiday journey that opens her heart to the joys of giving and the spirit of the holiday season.
2007 Barbie Movie Releases:
- "Barbie as the Island Princess" - Featuring nine great songs, set sail with Barbie, who's discovered by Prince Antonio after growing up on an island after a shipwreck as a little girl. Love guides her as she and her animal friends explore civilization.
- "Barbie Fairytopia Magic of the Rainbow" - Barbie plays Elina, a fairy who travels to fairy school and meets other fairies who are chosen to create the first rainbow of the season. An evil fairy tries to stop them, but they discover that together they are strong enough to defeat evil.
2006 Barbie Movie Release:
- "Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses" - Princess Genevieve (Barbie) and her 11 sisters discover a secret entrance to a world where dreams come true and they go every night to dance. When they discover that their father's kingdom is in danger, they learn that they can overcome obstacles with the power of family.
- "Barbie Fairytopia: Mermadia" - This movie is a follow up to Fairytopia, where Elina travels to Mermadia to save the Mermaid Prince, her friend Nalu, who has been kidnapped in an attempt to learn the whereabouts of a special berry that will make Laverna the most powerful fairy in Fairytopia - even more powerful than the Enchantress! It's up to Elina to stop them, but she can't do it alone.. Saving Nalu could require the greatest sacrifice of her life: her wings.
- "The Barbie Diaries" - It’s a new school year and Barbie is hoping this year will be a little less ordinary. She loves hanging out with her best friends, playing with them in a band, working at the school TV station, and also has a crush on a boy. With a special diary and charm bracelet suddenly Barbie finds the courage to truly be herself, and exciting things start happening!
2005 Barbie Movie Release:
- "Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus" - Princess Annika (Barbie) has three days to break Wenlock's spell. Together with Brietta, a winged horse, the travels to the Cloud Kingdom and attempts to build a magic wand of light to save the people of her kingdom. The score of this movie includes themes from Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
2004 Barbie Movie Releases:
- "Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper" - Seven original (fantastic) songs are featured in this, Barbie's first animated musical, where the classic Mark Twain tale is recreated. Barbie plays a dual role as both the Princess and the Pauper, a poor village girl. Both girls dare to follow their dreams and discover that destiny is in their hearts. In my humble opinion, this is the best Barbie movie of them all.
- "Barbie Fairytopia" - Elina is a flower fairy who, when her fairy friends are unable to fly, embarks on a journey to solve the problem. In this first Fairytopia movie, Elina learns the power of courage and friendship.
2003 Barbie Movie Release:
- "Barbie of Swan Lake" - In Barbie's 3rd animated movie, she comes to life as Odette, who follows a unicorn into the an Enchanted Forest. An evil wizard, Rothbart, transforms her into a swan and she takes on the task of saving the forest from Rothbart. Odette learns that she is braver than she thinks.
2002 Barbie Movie Release:
- "Barbie As Rapunzel" - Rapunzel is kept hidden away deep in a forest, but when she discovers a magic paintbrush, it takes her on a journey that ultimately brings peace to two feuding kingdoms. It also leads her fall in love with Prince Stefan and she learns that the world can be changed with love and imagination.
2001 Barbie Movie Release:
- "Barbie in the Nutcracker" - This modern adaptation of the classic Nutcracker magically transforms Barbie, who plays the role of Clara. She sets of with the Nutcracker on an adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess, who is the only one that can break the evil Mouse King's spell. The lesson learned here is that anything is possible if you are kind, clever and brave. Features the beloved Tchaikovsky music and real-life movements of dancers from the New york City Ballet.
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