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20 Random Barbie Movie Facts That Are Actually Pretty Cool

It doesn’t matter if you’re a millennial or Gen Z; we’ve all grown up with the classic Barbie movies. So to bring back the nostalgia, here are some random facts about the movies that we bet you didn’t know.

1. Kelsey Grammer voiced Rothbart’s character in Barbie of Swan Lake. Yes, the one from Fraiser.

A still from Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)

2. Princess and the Pauper was the first Barbie musical.

Princess and the Pauper

3. The score for Barbie in the Nutcracker was performed by the London Symphony orchestra.

London Symphony Orchestra in London

4. Quite a few movies like the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Rapunzel, etc., used classic scores of Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The classic musicians

5. Kelly Sheridan has voiced Barbie over the years. She has also played Bratz and My Little Pony characters.

Kelly Sheridan

6. If you’ve been updating your watchlist regularly, you’ll notice a change in our protagonist’s voice. That’s because Erica Lindbeck succeeded Sheridan. She is also an anime and video game voice actor,

Hello Barbie Voiceover Actress Erica Lindbeck Interview - Meet the Voice of the New Hello Barbie

7. Between 2010-12, Barbie was also voiced by Diana Kaarina. She also voiced My Little Pony characters.

Diana Kaarina

8. America Young has become the youngest person ever to play the blonde beauty.

America Young

9. Martin Short voiced the rather devious Preminger in Princess and the Pauper.

A still from Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper

10. Tim Curry played more than one role in the movies. He started by playing the Mouse King in the Nutcracker and then Philippe in The Three Musketeers.

Tim Curry

11. Remember that absolute banger “Hope has Wings”? It was sung by none other than Brie Larson! She also performed the song during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Brie Larson

12. Shine from Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses ended up getting nominated for daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song in an animated children’s film. Who would’ve thought?

Still from Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses

13. Remember Kevin’s mom from Home Alone? The very same Catherine O’Hara voiced the villain Rowena in Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses.

A still from Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses

14. The choreography for Nutcracker, the first movie in the series, was put together by Peter Martins from New York Ballet.

Peter Martins From New York City Ballet

15. Unlike most Barbie movies, which were period pieces, The Barbie Diaries was the first movie set entirely in modern times.

The Barbie Diaries

16. Skye Sweetnam played Barbie’s singing voice in this rock rendition.

Skye Sweetnam

17. In The Barbie Diaries, the iconic blonde is part of the Charmz band. Mattel created a real live Charmz band, which consisted of four teenage girls from Australia.

Charmz (Girl Group)

18. At one point, Mattel was hell-bent on producing a live-action movie, and Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway were considered for the lead role.

Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer

19. Arnie Roth, a Grammy Award-winning Mannheim Steamroller member, has composed music for many Barbie films.

Arnie Roth

20. If the idea of a live-action Barbie movie appealed to you, you’d be delighted to know there’s one underway at the moment. Starring the beautiful Margot Robbie, the talented Greta Gerwig directs the film. The scriptwriting team consists notably of Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.

Yes, That Greta Gerwig-Margot Robbie Barbie Movie Is Actually Happening | Vanity Fair

 

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