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Barbie Video Game Hero (2017)

Not Rated | | Animation | Video 17 January 2017
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Join Barbie as she enters three different video games! Will she be able to save the lands?

Directors:

Conrad Helten, Ezekiel Norton (as Zeke Norton) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Nina G. Bargiel (as Nina Bargiel), Jennifer Skelly (additional writing by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erica Lindbeck ... Barbie (voice)
Sienna Bohn ... Teresa / Countdown Clock (voice)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Maia / Renee (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Cutie / Video Game Narrator (voice)
Alyssya Swales Alyssya Swales ... Chelsea (voice)
Rebekah Asselstine ... Bella (voice)
Brad Swaile ... Kris (voice)
Sam Vincent ... Virus / Squirrels (voice)
Ingrid Nilson ... Crystal (voice)
Nesta Cooper ... Gaia (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Ranford Jason Ranford ... Barney (voice)
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Storyline

Get ready to power up! When BarbieTM magically gets pulled into her favorite video game, she is excited to see she's transformed into a fun roller-skating character. In the game, she meets Cutie, the lovable cloud-shaped friend, and Bella, the roller-skating princess. Together, they soon discover a mischievous emoji is trying to take control of the game. As they travel from level to level, BarbieTM must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the box thinking to save her team and beat the game!

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Taglines:

Save the Princess, Save the World! See more »

Genres:

Animation

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie en un mundo de videojuegos See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,583
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Production Co:

Mattel Creations See more »
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Color
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The video games that inspired various segments and scenes and styles in the film include Minecraft, which dominates much of the film's second half, with characters walking around in the shape of pixelated blocks. The game Barbie is building and testing in the film's first minutes looks resemble the Little Big Planet series. "Level One," which features things like a dunk tank and whack-a-mole in the shadow of a carnival atmosphere in a 3D world that also contains power-ups is reminiscent of Nintendo Land meets a 3D Mario game. Level two features characters depicted as being paper-flat, much like Paper Mario. An on-foot and on-track racing level is included, which, slightly more off-the-beaten-path of popular games, is like a similar part of the Monsters vs. Aliens video game adaptation, though it otherwise has the basic set-up and feel of a more traditional family-style racer, like a Mario Kart or the dedicated races in Skylanders Superchargers. See more »

Connections

References Minecraft (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Multiplayer
Written by Jordyn Kane, Brayden Deskins, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Garrett Barnes (as Garrett Marshall Barnes), Kurt Zimmer, Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Kelli Wakili, Jaron Lamot, Rayna Zemel
Performed by The Math Club feat Jordyn Kane
Produced by The Math Club
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surprisingly liked it
18 April 2017 | by pinkiistar1016See all my reviews

Coming from an avid barbie movie fan I didn't think I would enjoy this movie at all. The corny animation and the emoji virus concept didn't seem right to me.

But when I finally got down to watching this, I actually enjoyed this. I missed the days when Barbie was just a princess and had a prince charming ya know? But the movie actually had me laughing so much! The characters were so funny and I thought it was cool how Barbie could code.

Also If any of the Barbie creators are reading this KEEP MAKING MORE BARBIE MOVIES!!! I absolutely adore them. Coming from a 17 year old, keep doing what you do. :)

~~Steph


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