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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 28 September 2004
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)
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Erika (singing voice)
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King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna ...
King Dominick (singing voice)
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Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
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Preminger (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Serafina / Bertie (voice)
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Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ...
Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt ...
Madame Carp (voice)
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Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
Jan Rabson ...
Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock ...
Royal Scheduler (voice)
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Palace Maid (voice)
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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 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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Trivia

The baker that is tripped in the town scene when the dog starts chasing serafina, is the same baker as in barbie's Rapunzel film! See more »

Goofs

Anneliese's mother says she missed her at breakfast, when Anneliese has breakfast in bed every morning. See more »

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Singing Princess Anneliese: All my life I've always wanted/To have one day just for me/Nothing to do and for once nowhere I need to be/With no lessons, lords, or lunches/Or to-do list in the was/No one to say when to eat or read or leave or stay/That would be the day
Singing Erika: All my life I've always wanted/To have one day for myself/Not waking up with a pile of work on every shelf/With no hems in need of pressing/And no sleeves in disarray/No wedding gown with a thousand stitches to crochet /And no debt to pay
Singing Princess Anneliese: What would it be ...
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"Live your dream" -Barbie See more »

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Version of Prinz und Betteljunge (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be a Princess
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers and Rob Hudnut
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Better than I could have hoped for
1 November 2004 | by (North Caroldina, USA) – See all my reviews

The thought of watching a Barbie video didn't thrill me but I knew my daughter would be interested so I bought this. To my surprise, it was wonderful! The music is extremely well done, both lyrically and melodically. The lyrics are very clever and poignant. It's also performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Unlike most Disney movies and other children's shows, there is no violence at all. There's also no bad language. That alone is very refreshing.

Martin Short does the voice of Preminger and he's simply fantastic. He also gets to showcase his wonderful singing voice and unique voice talents.

It's hard to imagine anyone not liking this movie.


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