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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Video  -  Animation | Comedy | Family  -  28 September 2004 (USA)
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In her first animated musical featuring seven original songs, Barbie comes to life in this modern re-telling of a classic tale of mistaken identity and the power of friendship. Based on the... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ...
Princess Anneliese / Erika (voice)
Melissa Lyons ...
Princess Anneliese (singing voice)
Erika (singing voice)
King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna ...
King Dominick (singing voice)
Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
Preminger (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Serafina / Bertie (voice)
Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ...
Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt ...
Madame Carp (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
Jan Rabson ...
Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock ...
Royal Scheduler (voice)
Palace Maid (voice)


In her first animated musical featuring seven original songs, Barbie comes to life in this modern re-telling of a classic tale of mistaken identity and the power of friendship. Based on the story by Mark Twain, Barbie as The Princess and The Pauper features Barbie in an exciting dual role as a princess and a poor village girl - two girls who look amazingly alike. The girls' paths are fated to cross when Princess Anneliese is captured and Erika, her look-alike, must try to save her. Can Erika pretend to be the Princess and foil her captor, the evil Preminger? And what of the handsome King Dominick, who falls in love with Erika, mistaking her for Princess Anneliese? In this magical musical performance, two beautiful, adventurous girls dare to follow their dreams and discover that destiny is written in a very special place: your heart. Written by Adam Fenton and Janine McGoldrick

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Singing in her first movie musical


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28 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barbie - A Hercegnő és a Koldus  »

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This is the first in a series of Barbie movies that is an original musical. See more »


When Julian is talking to Erika, and tells her that Anneliese is missing, you can see a golden flower on his tie. But throughout the rest of the movie, and some seconds after you see it, it disappears. See more »


Madam Carp: What do you think I'm running here, a cabaret?
Anneliese, Erika: [mumbilng] I would've said a debtor's prison.
Madam Carp: Keep laughing, you'll be working for me for another thirty seven years.
Anneliese, Erika: But I've already paid off more than half!
Madam Carp: But there's interest, isn't there? Your parents should've thought of that before they borrowed so much.
Anneliese, Erika: They did it to feed me!
Madam Carp: [casually] their mistake.
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Version of The Prince and the Surfer (1999) See more »


I Am a Girl Like You
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers
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3 year old daughter is in HEAVEN!
18 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is close to perfect for a little girl who is the frilly/froo-froo/princess type, as mine is. It has "lovely Barbies in beautiful dresses" (her wording), kitties, and songs with catchy tunes. I'm not kidding... she and I both go around singing "...I'm just like yooooou, you're just like meeeeeeeee..." all day! Now and then you can catch her older brothers doing the same, but they will deny it to the death.

Definitely a quality girl's movie. Excellent song writing and voicework. Plus, the visuals are top notch. Colorful animation with incredible facial expressions make this watchable, even for the adults in the room.

The doggish-cat (another cute line in a song), named "Wolfie" is a cute character. I have given up explaining that it IS a cat and not a weird looking dog. My daughter wants one for Christmas now...

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