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Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 28 September 2004
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Inspired by Mark Twain's fascinating novel, Princess Anneliese finds an unexpected friendship when she meets her humble look-alike, Erika. Will the Princess and the Pauper thwart the plans of the Queen's scheming advisor, Preminger?

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William Lau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Princess Anneliese / Erika (voice)
Melissa Lyons Melissa Lyons ... Princess Anneliese (singing voice)
Julie Stevens ... Erika (singing voice)
Mark Hildreth ... King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna Mark Luna ... King Dominick (singing voice)
Alessandro Juliani ... Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
Martin Short ... Preminger (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Serafina / Bertie (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ... Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Madame Carp (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock Colin Murdock ... Royal Scheduler (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Palace Maid (voice)
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Inspired by Mark Twain's fascinating 1881 novel named "The Prince and the Pauper", the flaxen-haired aristocrat, Princess Anneliese, discovers an unexpected friendship, when she chances upon the humble dark-haired commoner, Erika. A terrible conspiracy threatens the freedom of the kind noblewoman, and only Erika, Anneliese's determined ally who bears a striking resemblance to her, can save her. Will the Princess and the Pauper thwart the plans of the Queen's scheming advisor, Preminger? Written by Nick Riganas

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Singing in her first movie musical!


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Trivia

Based on Mark Twain's novel The Prince And The Pauper. See more »

Goofs

During the song "Free" Anneliese walks along her very long balcony whilst singing. A wide shot shows that she is halfway along the balcony, but then a shot after shows that she is only a few steps away from the edge, yet there has been no signs of her running or taking deliberately large steps. See more »

Quotes

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Barbie: Long ago and far away in a village high on a mountaintop, something amazing was occurring. At the very same moment, two identical baby girls were born. One, a baby princess. The King and Queen were overjoyed. Princess Anneliese would have only the finest. The second baby girl was named Erika. Her parents loved her every bit as much as the King and Queen loved the Princess, but they worried. They were so poor. How would they be able to care for their little daughter? Many years ...
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Crazy Credits

"Live your dream" -Barbie See more »

Connections

Followed by Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Written in Your Heart
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers and Rob Hudnut
Performed by Melissa Lyons and Julie Stevens
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3 year old daughter is in HEAVEN!
18 December 2004 | by kimiiiiSee 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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28 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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