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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 28 September 2004
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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Princess Anneliese / Erika (voice)
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Princess Anneliese (singing voice)
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Erika (singing voice)
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King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna ...
King Dominick (singing voice)
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Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
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Preminger (voice)
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Serafina / Bertie (voice)
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Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ...
Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt ...
Madame Carp (voice)
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Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
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Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock ...
Royal Scheduler (voice)
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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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Trivia

The baker that is tripped in the town scene when the dog starts chasing serafina, is the same baker as in barbie's Rapunzel film! See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nick: I happen to know you've got five of that!
Nack: What do you mean, you know?
Nick: I saw it!
Nack: You mean you cheated!
Nick: Yeah, uh, I mean, no...
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"Live your dream" -Barbie See more »

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Followed by Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006) 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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Almost Rogers and Hammerstein
14 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the sweetest words I've heard lately were, "Daddy, come watch Barbie with me." After she feel asleep in my arms, I finished the movie... re-wound it and watched some scenes again.

I later rented the movie again for myself... uh, err, I mean for her of coarse... okay, I have no pride.

I thought the lyrics and music were world level excellent. The delicate, innocent emotions captured by the animators were heart melting and Martin Short's voice work was hilarious.

I think if this was a more innocent time, "Arnie Roth" (composer) would be listed among the greats. Hmmmm, Rogers and Hammerstein? - maybe more still to come from this great talent.

A definite top 500 best movies of all time.


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