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Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)

The widowed King Randolph enlists the help of his cousin to teach his daughters the proper royal etiquette. Instead, she bans all dancing in the palace. Can the twelve dancing princesses save the kingdom with their late mother's gift?


Greg Richardson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Geneveive (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Rowena (voice)
Nicole Oliver ... Ashlyn / Twyla (voice)
Jennifer Copping ... Blair (voice)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Courtney (voice) (as Lalainia Lindberg)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Delia (voice)
Chiara Zanni ... Edeline (voice)
Adrienne Carter ... Fallon (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Hadley / Ilsa (voice)
Britt McKillip ... Janessa (voice) (as Britt Mckillip)
Maddy Capozzi Maddy Capozzi ... Kathleen (voice)
Chantal Strand ... Lacey (voice)
Shawn Macdonald ... Derek (voice)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... King Randolph (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Desmond (voice)


All on his own, the kind widowed ruler, King Randolph, fears that his lively daughter, Princess Genevieve, and her eleven equally high-spirited sisters lack a mother figure. Intent on helping them transform into proper young ladies, the king enlists the help of his poor cousin, Duchess Rowena, to teach the girls a thing or two about manners and the royal etiquette. Instead, the cruel relative bans all singing and dancing in the palace; however, the girls discover a magical entrance to an enchanted world where everything is possible. Can the twelve dancing princesses save the kingdom with their late mother's gift? Written by Nick Riganas

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Enchanted Dancing in a Magical World!


Animation | Family


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Did You Know?


All the princess's names are in Alphabetical order. Ashlyn, Blair, Courtney, Deliah, Edeline, Fallon, Genevieve, Hadley, Isla, Janessa, Kathleen and Lacey. See more »


Felix: The last time someone messed with my master, he was never seen or heard from again!
Derek: That's not true!
Felix: You're right, they did find a shoe.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits it says: "There is a difference only you can make." -Barbie See more »


Followed by Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009) See more »


Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Theme
Written by Arnie Roth
Performed by Melissa Lyons
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User Reviews

The movie that makes me tink in be a ballet dancer

This awesome movie could look like a kid's movie and in part it is, but you can watch it with all the family and all the members will learn something from this. Is an astonishing story that I enjoyed since the first time with the most light-hearted combination of music, dance, love and a lot of family values. Is a fantasy movie with funny moments but with a weak point in its graphics and design characters, it's possible to see how the main characters are a copy and little changes like the hair or dress color. It shows us the story of the King Randolph who ruefully lost her wife and in the middle of his loneliness tries to educate his twelve daughters but, he can't, the sweet princesses have improper behaviors for their position and in the other kingdoms are refused; all this situations makes that Randolph takes the worst decision, asks for the help of the Duchess Rowena, his cousin; since this moment all change, all the happiness, music and colors became darkness and silence. But not even this achieve to separate the sisters, they always stay linked and are the support for each one until they make things better for all their family. Is a magic story full of teachings, it introduces topics like the death, the familiar union, the love between father-daughters and between sisters, the sacrifice, the friendship and the romantic love. Finally, the mix music-dance is awe-inspiring, you just can watch and enjoy the choreography and the synchrony of everything, and after of this inspired experience you will want became a ballet dancer (or at least it happens to me all the times that I watch the movie).

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19 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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