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Barbie As Rapunzel (Bilingual)

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Product Details

  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Sept. 2 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0042XPF5Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,832 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Go back in time to a place of magic and dragons, where Barbie stars as Rapunzel. Rapunzel had the most beautiful, radiant hair the world had ever seen. But Rapunzel’s life was far from wonderful. She lived as a servant of Gothel, a jealous, scheming witch who kept her hidden deep in a forbidding forest, guarded by the enormous dragon Hugo and surrounded by an enchanted glass wall. However, in a twist of fate, Rapunzel’s discovery of a magic paintbrush leads her on a journey that will unravel a web of deception, bring peace to two feuding kingdoms, and ultimately lead her to love with the handsome Prince Stefan. She succeeds with the help of Penelope, the least intimidating of dragons! Starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Gothel and Cree Summer as Penelope. The movie features a song performed by Samantha Mumba and music by the London Symphony Orchestra. Barbie as Rapunzel shows that love and imagination can change the world…

Barbie as Rapunzel will thrill children aged 3 to 8, following the success of Barbie in the Nutcracker. Barbie may have started life as a doll in the 1950s, but these days she's also making her name as a computer-animated film star. In a modern twist on the classic fairy tale, Barbie stars as Rapunzel--a courageous and imaginative princess who is locked away in a tower by the evil witch Gothel. With help from her friends (Penelope the cute purple dragon and Hobie the rabbit) and through the power of her own creative energies, she paints her way out of the tower to find freedom, truth, and love.

Anjelica Huston is memorable as the vocal talent behind the unbalanced and scary Gothel, and excellent sound effects and colors greatly enhance the film. Hugo the mighty dragon, Otto the nasty ferret, and the sword fight between the feuding kings will hold the attention of those brothers of Barbie fans who are less than enthusiastic about watching this 80-minute film, but essentially this is a little girls' film and the outrageously pink castle, the magical fashion show before the masked ball, and the fairy-tale wedding will make it a firm favorite for that audience. --Tracey Hogan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Heffner on May 13 2003
Format: DVD
This movie has nothing to do with the original brothers grimm fairy tale. Although the animation is all pretty and pink, the movie doesn't even come close to the rapunzel story. It was slamming the tale so much, I'm sure the brothers grimm would be turning in their graves by now. If your looking for the real fairy tale try the shelley duvall fairy tale theatres they at least stay true to the original.
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By Stella Carrier TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 18 2014
Format: DVD
I obtained this movie from my job for just five dollArs. yes I understand that this movie bArbie As rApunzel is ActuAlly for kids. However, this is Also A good movie for All Ages to wAtch for stimulating And/or increasing creativity. This bright And lively cArtoon stArs Around bArbie coming to terms with what to do when she finds out that not everything is At wAs initially APpeARed, especially when it comes to what her guardian told her. The bAck of the dvd lists some of the following stArs And companies connected to the bArbie As rApunzel dvd; AnjelicA Houston As gothel, cree summer As Penelope, A song performed by sAmANthA mumbA And music from the London symphony orchestra. The concept of love And imagination Are listed to be central to Barbie As Rapunzel. The following bonuses Are Also included in bArbie As rApunzel; trAilers for the films bArbies A fAiry secret, bArbie A fAshion fAIrytAle, curious georgetv series, nAnny mcphee returns, And despicable me. Uplifting songs Are included such As constant As the stArs Above, wish upon A stAr, And the feAtures of multiple musiciAns. There is Also A bonus feature of AN Artist who mAkes A successful living As An Artist, AmAndA DunbAr who wAs 19 At the time of the 2010 dvd release. AmAndA dunbAr expresses the positive feeling that she obviously likes mAking A living As A pAiter And that she never thought that she would grow up to pAint. Watching this helped me realize that I Also felt guided to get this for A younger sister who hAs A serious interest in pursuing A cAReer As An Artist. Of course, I wAnt for her to Accomplish her dreAms And feel guided to Also shARe this story with her , it is A good thing that I took down some more notes on AmAndA dunbAr;s interview in my notebook.Read more ›
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By A. Joosten on Nov. 26 2006
Format: DVD
I love the Barbie movies. This one was the first one I saw. I have to admit it was a little young (I am fifteen) for my liking, but still. It teaches us good values and shows kids good practices. But the reason I really liked these movies was actually the princes. They are so cute! I guess that is being a little wierd, but that is what I thought when I first saw them. I guess another reason I like these movies so much is that they are Fairy Tales. And I am a nut over fairy tales.

Barbie Rapunzel is about the King's daughter who was kidnapped at birth. She does have long hair but not long enough to climb. She is kept in a forest hidden by a magic barrier. Her captor is called Gothel, who was in love with Rapunzel's Father. She had captured Rapunzel to get revenge when he didn't marry her. He thought that his neighbor king did it. So now there is a war going on between the two kingdoms. Rapunzel grows up beautiful. She likes to paint and has two friends. A rabbit and a dragon. One day she finds a way out of her prison and she meets the prince. Though she doesn't know that. But Gothel finds out! She destroyes Rapunzel's paintings and painting material when she says she doesn't know who she met. Rapunzel then uses the magic paint brush that she had found earlier to paint a picture of the town she was in. Going through the painting she finds herself with the prince. She asks not to know his name when he offers it for reasons of her own. Stephon, the prince, and her walk together then the dragon shows up to tell her Gothel is comeing back. Before she goes through another painting Stephon gives her an invatation to the princes ball. When she gets back gothel finds out about the ball and cuts of Rapunzel's hair, and asks once again who she met.
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Format: DVD
This was the first of the three Barbie movies I watched. I loved this little family film, and it inspired me to watch the other two, although, Rapunzel still remains my favorite (and the only one I own the dvd of).
Honestly, I never liked the original Rapunzel story (a bit silly)and when I sat down to watch this with my niece and nephew, I was not looking forward to another cornball children's show. The changes made to the story were definate improvements
I think.
I was very happy with it and the kids love it too!
My nephew (4 years old) likes the movie eventhough he is a boy, I would probably not expect this dvd to be in a single man's collection, but to everyone else with kids, you'll enjoy it. Nothing not to like really, just a simple, clean, fun movie for the young and the young at heart.
I hope they continue to make barbie movies that are more fantasy story oriented (like Rapunzel) rather than the other two ballet based films in which I found the long dancing scenes to be a bit nausiating, takes away from the film I think.
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Format: VHS Tape
Barbie in The Nutcracker quickly became a favorite with our family when it was released last year. So we were psyched to see the new video featuring the animated doll as Rapunzel. Alas, like the princess's glorious golden hair, we were let down. As in The Nutcraker, Rapunzel features wonderful classical music (Dvorak's New World Symphony), dazzling animation, and a touching story. But the layers of meaning, adult-level jokes, and high diction of Nutcracker were missing here. Barbie was dumbed down. Remember the "insolent mice" and "cheeky blighter" of The Nutcracker? Those challenging and delightful phrases have been replaced by lame, contemporary dialogue such as, "I call 'em like I see 'em" in what may be an attempt to make the old fairy tale new, fresh, and relevent. Alas, poor Barbie, we liked you better when you used bigger words. Our children - ages six, four, and two - liked it well enough. But we adults hope the Barbie writers pick up Rapunzel's magic paintbrush and use it to paint the next script with the sparkling and intelligent colors we loved in Barbie's debut.
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