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Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)

Unrated | | Animation, Family | Video 1 October 2002
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Barbie is an artist who paints her way out of a castle to save her prince.

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Cast overview:
Kelly Sheridan ...
Barbie / Rapunzel (voice)
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Gothel (voice)
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Penelope (voice)
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Hobie / Palace Guard (voice)
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Stefan (voice)
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Hugo / General (voice)
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Otto / Skinny Swordsman (voice)
Russell Roberts ...
King Frederick (voice)
Christopher Gaze ...
King Wilhelm (voice)
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Fat Swordsman / Baker (voice)
Chantal Strand ...
Kelly / Katrina (voice)
Danny McKinnon ...
Tommy (voice)
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Melody (voice)
Jocelyne Loewen ...
Lorena (voice) (as Jocelyn Loewen)
Dale Wilson ...
Silversmith (voice)
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Barbie is Rapunzel in this beloved story. Kidnapped by an evil witch, Rapunzel is locked in a tower and hidden from the outside world. Rapunzel goes on a journey and with the help of her friends Penelope and Hobie, she manages to get the life she deserves and live happily ever after. Written by Ben Strang

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Goofs

At the end of the movie when Rapunzel and Prince Stefan have just been married, Rapunzel has all her glorious long hair back. Just a little while before this, the evil Gothal chopped Rapunzel's hair off just to below the shoulders. See more »

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Gothel: Rapunzel, you and your friends won't live to see the next sunrise!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits it says: "Love and imagination can change the world." -Barbie See more »

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Followed by Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009) See more »

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Wish Upon A Star
Written by Nicals Molinder and Joacim Persson
Performed by Samantha Mumba
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Barbie as Repunzel may not be the most appealing film of the century, but alas, it is still worth watching
6 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This remake of the classic story Repunzel, is perhaps not to everyones liking. For young girls this would greatly appeal but as for the older generation it may not be a film you would purposely watch. I however did, i also decided to look deeper into the meaning behind the film, which may seem practically impossible as the main character is a blonde doll.

When you've had a hard day at work, school or in the home you choose to look for things to help you escape reality. Some choose soap operas, some choose music, some choose cigarettes or alcohol and some choose films.

Barbie as Repunzel is the ultimate escape from reality. Most films are not based on reality. The idea of a film is to take you some where else mentally and emotionally.

Barbie as Repunzel may seem to be just a girlie CGI film, but if it was based on reality the idea and outcome would be totally different. The idea of happily ever after is non-existent. It's impossible to go through life so pure and 'perfect.' Barbie is the modern girls icon, which may depress many because in reality Barbie would just fall over due to the small feet and over-sized chest.

Barbie as Repunzel is based on a young girl being locked in a tower, finding a prince who saves her and living happily ever after. If it was a realistic film, it would seem quite a paedophilia thing that she's kept in a tower by a strange woman and the magic in the film would not exist in reality, so the chances are Barbie/Repunzel would never escape, be used as a slave and then die in the tower she lives in.

But Barbie as Repunzel is not based on reality, not many films are. If you want a totally unrealistic, imaginative and surreal escape from reality, this is the film for you.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to spend 2 hours watching Barbie.


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