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Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar -- In this sparkling musical adventure, Barbie stars as Tori, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira visits the kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another.
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Writers:
Steve Granat (written by) &
Cydne Clark (written by)
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Release Date:
11 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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True friends rock in perfect harmony!
Plot:
In this sparkling musical adventure, Barbie(TM) stars as Tory(TM), the kind-hearted princess of Meribella... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not the worst Barbie movie, but a long way from the best See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Ezekiel Norton  (as Zeke Norton)
 
Writing credits
Steve Granat (written by) &
Cydne Clark (written by)

Produced by
Shelley Dvi-Vardhana .... producer
Rob Hudnut .... executive producer
Shawn McCorkindale .... producer
David Wiebe .... supervising producer
Kim Dent Wilder .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Becky Kneubuhl (score by) (as Rebecca Kneubuhl)
Gabriel Mann 
 
Art Direction by
Pamela Prostarr 
 
Production Management
Kylie Ellis .... executive in charge of production
 
Art Department
Donna Brockopp .... storyboard artist
Glenn Kennedy .... storyboard artist
Karen J. Lloyd .... lead storyboard artist (as Karen Lloyd)
 
Sound Department
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Jason Hancox .... sound recordist
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Nowak .... sound designer
Joe Watts .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Ljiljana Babic .... modeling supervisor
Peter Benson .... motion capture talent
Jenn Bird .... motion capture talent
Candice Bone .... technical projects manager
Michelle Buch .... lighting & compositing artist
Shaun Bullied .... visual effects supervisor
Tonee Chan .... lighting & compositing artist
Michelle Cogan .... associate producer
Roman Escobar .... lighting & compositing artist
David Ganshorn .... lighting & compositing artist
Nathalie Heath .... motion capture talent
Daniel Ho .... lighting & compositing artist
Mike Hsu .... fx artist
Michael Hu .... lighting & compositing artist
Chantal Hunt .... motion capture talent
Harry Liu .... motion capture editor
Tony Lomonaco .... motion capture manager
Reid Lucier .... motion capture editor
Laura Maltman .... lead compositing artist
Shane Merner .... lead character modeler
Erin Polatynski .... motion capture talent
Graham Qually .... motion capture editor
Santiago Robles .... fx artist
Ian Rozylo .... motion capture talent
Rohit Sharma .... lead lighting artist
Shauna Smith .... motion capture talent
Kristy Sorgard .... motion capture editor
Cailin Stadnyk .... motion capture talent
Sean Talarico .... pre-visualization artist
Christine Thompson .... fx artist
Debbie Timuss .... motion capture talent
Daniel Wexler .... pipeline technical director
Melissa Young .... motion capture talent
Aadel Forootan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Larry Anderson .... animation director
Larry Anderson .... animator
Kris Andrews .... creature technical director
Adam Bagatto .... creature effects technical director
Martin Balcerzak .... modeler
Martin Balcerzak .... texture artist
Herald Bautista .... modeler
Herald Bautista .... texture artist
Hayley Brock .... designer
Daniel Broverman .... animation supervisor
Ron Bublitz .... creature pipline technical director
Doug Calvert .... senior animator
Francis Cardeno .... senior animator
Joseph Casimiro .... animator
Desiree Cassidy .... animator
Paul Cech .... motion capture technical director
Ken Chen .... senior animator
Henry Cho .... head of facial development
Conrad Chow .... senior compositing artist
Conrad Chow .... senior lighting artist
Jess Craven .... shot setup/shot finaling artist
Ryan Cumming .... modeler
Ryan Cumming .... texture artist
Jesse Daniel .... modeler
Jesse Daniel .... texture artist
Luke De Winter .... lead crowd animator
Luke De Winter .... shot setup & finaling supervisor
Bryan Fan Yan .... senior compositing artist
Bryan Fan Yan .... senior lighting artist
Brittany Felberg .... shot setup/shot finaling artist
J.P. Felipe .... creature effects technical director
Jessica Giang .... shot setup/shot finaling artist
Amy Gohal .... creature effects technical director
Derek Goodfellow .... modeler
Derek Goodfellow .... texture artist
Lee Hannaford .... modeler
Lee Hannaford .... texture artist
Michelle Hapke .... senior animator
Conrad Helten .... pre-visualization director
Gary Hsu .... animator
Shi Hu .... creature technical director
Curtis Hunt .... senior animator
Ayako Ishibashi .... creature effects technical director
Sid Katz .... modeler
Sid Katz .... texture artist
Quintin King .... senior creature technical director
Nicolas Koubi .... creature pipline technical director
Christine Krumpholz .... animator
Cecilia Ku .... lead creature facial technical director
Boon Yeo Kwen .... animator
David Lee .... creature technical director
Joel Vander Leek .... animator
Alex Leung .... senior pre-visualization artist
Michael Lewicki .... animator (as Mike Lewicki)
Eddie Li .... lead creature technical director
Angelo Lo Presti .... animator
Bong Macarayan .... setup artist
Bong Macarayan .... shot setup/shot finaling artist (as Mario 'Bong' Canrado Macarayan III)
Kristen Macelwain .... senior animator
David MacLeod .... animator
Wakako Makari .... creature pipline technical director
Ruth Marco .... modeler
Ruth Marco .... texture artist
Sarah Miyashita .... lighting and compositing supervisor
Travis Morris .... senior compositing artist
Travis Morris .... senior lighting artist
Colleen Morton .... senior animator
Alejandro Mozqueda Torres .... animator
Patrick Nash .... senior pre-visualization artist
Gino Nichele .... senior pre-visualization artist
Colin Oleksyn .... shot setup director
Joel Olmstead .... modeler
Joel Olmstead .... texture artist
Jennifer Pagan .... animator
Allan Pantoja .... senior compositing artist
Allan Pantoja .... senior lighting artist
Scott Penner .... previsualization artist
Blake Piebenga .... animator
Andy Poon .... animator (as Andrew Poon)
Andrew Quan .... senior compositing artist
Andrew Quan .... senior lighting artist
Lil Reichmann .... lead character designer
Ethan Reitz .... animator
Christina Roodenburg .... senior animator
Sukwon Shin .... creature facial technical director
Akali Singh .... shot setup/shot finaling artist
Travis Smith .... modeler
Travis Smith .... texture artist
Aaron St. Goddard .... designer
Sean Talarico .... previsualization artist
Leo Talento .... modeler
Leo Talento .... texture artist
Jody Tidsbury .... modeler
Jody Tidsbury .... texture artist
Josh Toews .... senior compositing artist
Josh Toews .... senior lighting artist
Trudy Truong .... creature effects technical director
Jason Tsai .... modeler
Jason Tsai .... texture artist
Tony Tsai .... senior compositing artist
Tony Tsai .... senior lighting artist
Billy Tse .... senior compositing artist
Billy Tse .... senior lighting artist
James W. Turner .... senior pre-visualization artist
François Van Eeden .... modeler
François Van Eeden .... texture artist
Benjamin Wangsawidjaja .... senior compositing artist
Benjamin Wangsawidjaja .... senior lighting artist
Curtis Willis .... shot setup/shot finaling artist
Chun Chun Yang .... modeler
Chun Chun Yang .... texture artist
Lan Yao .... modeler
Lan Yao .... texture artist
Lea Young .... modeler
Lea Young .... texture artist
Michelle Zhang .... modeler
Michelle Zhang .... texture artist
 
Editorial Department
Colin Adams .... production editor
David Avery .... production editor
Ryan Brassington .... production editor
John Ganshorn .... media room operator
Jason Hancox .... production editor: avid
 
Music Department
Megan Cavallari .... composer: song
Mark Hadley .... music editor
 
Other crew
Bart Adrian .... senior systems administrator
David Algar .... principal systems administrator
Scott Atkins .... post and media technician
Jordan Atkinson .... senior post and media technician
Gurdip Bains .... desktop administrator
Tanya Bennett .... controller
Peter Benson .... motion capture talent
Jenn Bird .... motion capture talent
Larry Bodnar .... post and technical opertions manager
Lilian Bravo .... production manager
Brendan Cheetham .... facilities production assistant
Jongpil Choi .... web developer
Peter Chow .... accounts payable administrator
Ashley Clelland .... human resources administrator
Victoria Elrod .... payroll manager
Matthew Enright .... facilities production assistant
Teresa Espinosa .... dance choreography
Niamh Gallagher .... production coordinator
Cory Goodwin .... facilities production assistant
Anna Guseva .... information technology coordinator
Nathalie Heath .... motion capture talent
Conrad Helten .... animation director
Neil Hogan .... desktop administrator
Chantal Hunt .... motion capture talent
Nigel Hunter .... facilities production assistant
Woojo Jeon .... facilities production assistant
Tara Kemes .... director of talent and development
Tara Kemes .... director of talent development
David Kenley .... render wrangler
Shahriar Kiamanesh .... desktop administrator
Terry Klassen .... voice director
Marianna Knaze .... production manager
Gregory Koutrakos .... render wrangler
Jennifer Kraft .... business affairs manager
Shauna Lee .... information technology coordinator
Albert Lim .... controller
Walter P. Martishius .... production designer
Benny Mendoza .... facilities production assistant
Gabrielle Miles .... production coordinator
Sara Moore .... production coordinator
Paul Clayton Newman .... senior software programmer
Ann-Louise Olsen .... human resources manager
Vivek Patnaik .... facilities production assistant
Tony Pelle .... director of production technology
Bryant Pike .... chief financial officer
Erin Polatynski .... motion capture talent
Paul Roche .... systems administrator
Ian Rozylo .... motion capture talent
Yuko Shinyashiki .... recruiter and talent development coordinator
Ron Stinson .... direcetor of it and operations
Marie Sutherland .... production accountant
Marie Sutherland .... production accoutant
Meera Tailor .... payroll support
Lindsay Thompson .... recruitment adn taining coordinator
Ralph Wing .... project accountant
Brenda Yau .... facilities manager
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not the worst Barbie movie, but a long way from the best, 13 February 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I can definitely see why people- especially pre-schoolers, the main target audience- will like The Princess and the Popstar. What I'm saying here though is that it didn't work for me. And I personally like most of the Barbie movies(my top favourites being Nutcracker and Diamond Castle), none of them are among the best movies ever made but due to stereotyping mainly they do get a bad rep. The Princess and the Popstar is at least better than Fashion Fairytale and Fairy Secret, but for me it is one of the weaker ones of the franchise. I thought the backgrounds and colours were beautiful, the songs were catchy and Kelly Sheridan is back as Barbie and does a great job. However, while I liked the colours and backgrounds I wasn't crazy about the character movements which had a tendency to become awkward. This is the same with the dancing as well, some of it was cool but at other times it got repetitive from an animation and moves perspective. The dialogue is stilted this time around, and in regard to the characters Barbie is too spoilt and pampered and the villain is obnoxious. I'm not sure whether I'd go as far to say that the story is a direct rip-off of Barbie in Princess and the Pauper, but it is derivative of it. It is also incredibly predictable with nothing new or fresh and the magical items idea isn't explained and is not interwoven into the story anywhere near as successfully as Barbie as Rapunzel. The message is a good one and means well, the problem is that I've seen and heard it done so many times and much better. Apart from Sheridan, the voice actors don't make much of a distinction. Overall, when it comes to Barbie it is not the worst or the best but it was very disappointing all the same. 3/10 Bethany Cox

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