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Barbie As Rapunzel

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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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

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1.0 out of 5 stars a disgrace to the original fairy tale May 13 2003
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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5.0 out of 5 stars How Enchanting Nov. 26 2006
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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure To Watch Jan. 21 2004
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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Barbie in her second animated movie Oct. 8 2002
Everybody's favorite 11-inch fashion doll stars as the girl with the impossibly-long hair, in this new version of "Rapunzel" - BARBIE AS RAPUNZEL.
Barbie tells the story of "Rapunzel" to little sister Kelly, who is having a hard time deciding on what to paint. The story of Rapunzel is a lovely old-fashioned one, with a few nifty modern touches. When Rapunzel discovers a magical silver paintbrush, she unwittingly uncovers the key to her freedom and her destiny.
Kept a virtual prisoner by the evil witch Gothel (voiced by Anjelica Huston), Rapunzel and her two friends; wily rabbit Hobie and kind dragon Penelope (voiced by Cree Summer), spend their days serving Gothel and her evil minions. When Rapunzel discovers the handsome Prince Stefan and his family, she falls in love and decides to take back control of her life; and in doing so brings peace and harmony to two warring kingdoms.
Unlike the original story, Rapunzel doesn't rely on her Prince to suddenly rescue her; she goes after HIM! Also, she does not rely on her long hair to create an escape from her isolation.
As with BARBIE IN THE NUTCRACKER, purists will be shocked at the liberties taken with the original storyline, but it is told with style, wit and a lot of charm. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nutcracker
my granddaughter just loved this movie she has watched it a thousand times and it is great for children I hope barbie brings out more movies she has them all and we are collecting... Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2004 by Jo-Ann Howlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, I've seen this one several times
Yes, even though I'm a grown man (well ok, that's debatable), I'll have to say I've sat through this one a couple of times. Read more
Published on April 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed
I'm 11 years old and I liked this movie, it was the only thing on one day, and I was instantly hooked, my little cousins also love it. Read more
Published on March 20 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful way to introduce children to the classics!
My kids love this movie! What a wonderful way to introduce them to the classics and have it enjoyable :)
Published on March 6 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars GAAAAH!!!
Where will I start with what's wrong with this movie. Barbie is TRULY unworthy to be in a movie of any kind, even in a Barney video. Read more
Published on Jan. 6 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars Animated Bad Acting...
As an adult, I absolutely can't stand this movie. It appears to me to be bad acting in animation form. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2003 by Rebecca D. Diaz
3.0 out of 5 stars Barbie as Rapunzel
For me, the only redeeming quality of this DVD is that the music backdrop is Dvorak's New World Symphony played by the London Symphony. Read more
Published on Nov. 7 2003 by "crrgew"
5.0 out of 5 stars This one took me like a storm in the night.
I remember last year before christmas I wanted a movie something different and this was it.I sat until after twelve midnight I had to view this movie twice, back to back then... Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2003 by Selena Esparza
4.0 out of 5 stars A real treat!
As a 46-year-old grandmother, I first rented this DVD for my 6-year-old granddaughter. We were both so charmed by the movie that I immediately purchased my (our) own copy. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2003 by Molly M. Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Beautiful Barbie Tale
The animation is beautiful, the music pretty. My girls, ages 6 and 4, adore this movie - they especially like the 'dressup Rapunzel' game on the DVD. Read more
Published on July 2 2003 by M. Skinger
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