Barbie magically comes to life in her third animated movie, Barbie of Swan Lake. Based on the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky and the beloved fairy tale, the movie stars Barbie as Odette, the young baker’s daughter who follows a unicorn into an Enchanted Forest. While there, she is transformed into a swan by Rothbart, an evil wizard intent on defeating the Fairy Queen and taking over the Forest. The Fairy Queen is able to counter Rothbart’s spell so that Odette retains her human form by night but mystically transforms into a swan by day. Odette learns that, even though she feels she is the wrong person for the task, it is her destiny to save the Enchanted Forest from Rothbart. But how can a young girl – armed with only her courage, honesty and intelligence – accomplish this, all while the handsome Prince Daniel is falling in love with her? Barbie of Swan Lake combines fantasy, ballet and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet, choreographs the wondrous dance scenes of this spectacular ballet in a way never experienced before. Barbie of Swan Lake shows that each of us is braver than we think.
Barbie shines in her third animated movie, an adaptation of the classic ballet Swan Lake. A young girl named Odette (played by Barbie) follows a beautiful unicorn into the enchanted forest and picks up a magic crystal that proclaims her destiny as savior of the enchanted forest. Odette, hampered by an overwhelming sense of insecurity, proclaims herself unfit for the job and sets out to leave the forest when the evil wizard Rothbart (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) turns her into a swan. Bolstered by the powers of the magic crystal, Odette vows to defeat Rothbart. Meanwhile, love blossoms between Odette and the town's Prince Daniel and, eventually, Odette finds a courage within herself that, combined with her intelligence and the true love between her and the Prince, proves powerful enough to defeat Rothbart. The computer-generated animation in this 83-minute presentation is vivid and lifelike, the London Symphony gives a wonderful performance of Tchaikovsky's original music, and the choreography and dancing is nicely done thanks to Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet. (Ages 3-8) --Tami Horiuchi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bought all the Barbie videos at the same time. Good shipping. Excellent qualityPublished 4 months ago by brian
once again, it's the re-release version of the dvd so the packaging it's some what poor.Published 8 months ago by LoverfordollieJPO
I'm happy with the movie, it arrived in good shape. The only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of 5 is because it took so long to get here. Read morePublished 22 months ago by cheryl gerard
This is a good Barbie video....and we loved the music of Tchaichovsky (sp).
The story was compelling and the dancing was well choreographed... Read more
my daughter absolutely loves this show and watches it over and over again a definite buy for any little girlPublished on Aug. 12 2011 by Jay
Dans ce conte de fée avec Barbie, nous entendrons la musique classique de Tchaïkowski dont l'histoire rappel le Lac des cygnes. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2011 by I. Theoret
This movie is absolutely wonderful. Of all the Barbie movies I have to say that this one was my least favorite. The reason being that the bad guys were just to wierd. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2007 by A. Joosten