As some of you may or may not know, I have started to re-watch all the Barbie Movies. I adored them as a child and watching them again makes me feel very happy <3 I thought I would record my thoughts on them as I watch them.
Firstly, I thought this movie was a touching homage to the original. Everything from remixes of the old songs to Keira being an anagram for Erika, it was a comforting reminder of my favourite childhood film. I also appreciated aspects that kind of made fun of it, like when Keira tries to pick a lock and says it always works in movies as a reference to the time...
Hello! I'm new here and wanted to share this article for you <3 I'd love to read people's own ideas in the comments below.
1. A movie detailing how Mariposa and Elina met At the start of Barbie Mariposa, Elina is narrating and it is made clear that she and Mariposa are friends. However, it is never explained how or why the pair know each other. To me, the story of how these two became friends seems like a much better Mariposa sequel idea than Mariposa and the fairy princess. I would love to see both return as I adore their characters <3
Introduction: Here is my guide for what Barbie movie adaptations are based on. All links are to stories in the public domain either for you to download, or read with analyses. There are also links to watch full versions of the ballets! Enjoy!
Barbie in the Nutcracker's Origins: Barbie in the Nutcracker is based on The Nutcracker - a Russian ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71). The ballet was based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - a story by German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann. Watch The Nutcracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLoaMfinbU...
Note(1): The songs in italics aren't featured in the movies nor in the credits or in the special features Note(2): The underlined songs are the theme songs of each movie
Barbie as Rapunzel (2002) 1. Theme to Barbie as Rapunzel 2. Constant As The Stars Above 3. Wish Upon A Star 4. Constant As The Stars Above (Album Version)
Barbie of Swan Lake (2003) 1. Wings
Barbie as The Princess and The Pauper (2004) 1. Free 2. How Can I Refuse 3. Written In Your Heart 4. I Am A Girl Like You 5. To Be A Princess 6. The Cat's Meow 7. If You Love Me For Me 8. How Can I Refuse (Reprise) 9. To Be A Princess (Reprise) 10. Written...