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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 28 September 2004
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Princess Anneliese / Erika (voice)
Melissa Lyons ... Princess Anneliese (singing voice)
... Erika (singing voice)
... King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna ... King Dominick (singing voice)
... Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
... Preminger (voice)
... Serafina / Bertie (voice)
... Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
... Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt ... Madame Carp (voice)
... Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
... Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock ... Royal Scheduler (voice)
... 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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This is the first in a series of Barbie movies that is an original musical. See more »

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Wolfie is a male calico cat. Calico cats are almost 100% female cats. In the very rare cases which there is a male calico cat it's due to a genetic disease and they are sterile so he couldn't reproduce with Serafina. However, according to other sources, all but about one in three thousand could still produce kittens. Wolfie just wouldn't be able to produce a male calico kitten. See more »

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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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"Live your dream" -Barbie See more »

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Version of The Prince and the Pauper (1990) See more »

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How Can I Refuse?
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers and Rob Hudnut
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40-year-old heterosexual male finds surprisingly good music.
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

How's this for a commentary on the music in this movie: I sometimes specifically ask my wife if she has it in the car to listen to, pushing out Duran Duran or other music from the golden age of the early 80's. I am skeptical of musicals by nature, so when I heard that the Barbie people had produced a musical, I could only imagine how shallow the music was going to be, seeing that it would be directed towards our 7-year-old daughter's age group. I of course had no choice but to hear it several times after we bought the movie and our daughter and 3-year-old son wanted to listen to the CD in the car. I was surprised beyond anything I could imagine to find that there is some serious quality among the songs that are done here. As for the movie's animation, it may be my imagination that the production skimped a bit in that area to pay for the songwriting. And of course the Barbie series' animation was already nothing to get excited about in this day of Pixar, Dreamworks, and Blue Sky producing top-notch computer-generated material. But the music itself is really a find, and I would recommend it to anyone.


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