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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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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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28 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Barbi: Princesha dhe e Varfëra  »

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

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When Erika is playing as Annelise and is taking her bath, we see taps in the bath room. Plumbing would not have existed at that time. 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 The Prince and the Pauper (1972) See more »

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Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers
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13 December 2004 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Actually, I thought Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper was surprisingly good. Usually I'd kick up a big fuss before watching Barbie, of all things, in anything at all. But as an avid fan of musicals and music in general, I felt compelled to watch it after one advertisement as I thought the music was indeed refreshingly catchy. The plot line was pretty sweet and... I just enjoyed it tremendously... even though I have to agree that the commercials were irritating. I particularly like the song "I Am A Girl Like You" and would seriously recommend fans of musicals and/or music in general to watch it as a form of relaxing distraction.

PS. I'd also like to comment on cyclone259's comments about adults finding Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper to their tastes. Everyone has his/her own opinions and you would do well not to judge them based on them. In fact, it's actually quite insulting.


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