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
Singing in her first movie musical
28 September 2004 (USA)
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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper
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Did You Know?
This is the first in a series of Barbie movies that is an original musical. See more
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
I happen to know you've got five of that!
What do you mean, you know?
I saw it!
You mean you cheated!
Yeah, uh, I mean, no...
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Version of The Prince and the Pauper
To Be a Princess
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers
and Rob Hudnut See more