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Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 28 September 2004
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Inspired by Mark Twain's fascinating novel, Princess Anneliese finds an unexpected friendship when she meets her humble look-alike, Erika. Will the Princess and the Pauper thwart the plans of the Queen's scheming advisor, Preminger?

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William Lau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Princess Anneliese / Erika (voice)
Melissa Lyons Melissa Lyons ... Princess Anneliese (singing voice)
Julie Stevens ... Erika (singing voice)
Mark Hildreth ... King Dominick (voice)
Mark Luna Mark Luna ... King Dominick (singing voice)
Alessandro Juliani ... Julian (voice) (as Allesandro Juliani)
Martin Short ... Preminger (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Serafina / Bertie (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Wolfie / Guard #3 (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ... Queen Genevieve (voice)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Madame Carp (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Nick / Guard #1 (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Midas / Nack (voice)
Colin Murdock Colin Murdock ... Royal Scheduler (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Palace Maid (voice)
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Storyline

Inspired by Mark Twain's fascinating 1881 novel named "The Prince and the Pauper", the flaxen-haired aristocrat, Princess Anneliese, discovers an unexpected friendship, when she chances upon the humble dark-haired commoner, Erika. A terrible conspiracy threatens the freedom of the kind noblewoman, and only Erika, Anneliese's determined ally who bears a striking resemblance to her, can save her. Will the Princess and the Pauper thwart the plans of the Queen's scheming advisor, Preminger? Written by Nick Riganas

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Singing in her first movie musical!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper See more »

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Trivia

This is the first in a series of Barbie movies that is an original musical. See more »

Goofs

During "To be a Princess", some items disappear and reappear between shots. The blue shoes Erika was wearing before switching them were next to the stool she was sitting on. They're gone after she stands up and walks forward. The blue chair had disappeared and reappeared between those shots as well. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barbie: Long ago and far away in a village high on a mountaintop, something amazing was occurring. At the very same moment, two identical baby girls were born. One, a baby princess. The King and Queen were overjoyed. Princess Anneliese would have only the finest. The second baby girl was named Erika. Her parents loved her every bit as much as the King and Queen loved the Princess, but they worried. They were so poor. How would they be able to care for their little daughter? Many years ...
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"Live your dream" -Barbie See more »

Connections

Followed by Barbie as the Island Princess (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be a Princess
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers and Rob Hudnut
Performed by Alessandro Juliani and Julie Stevens
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Better than I could have hoped for
1 November 2004 | by deedwar1See all my reviews

The thought of watching a Barbie video didn't thrill me but I knew my daughter would be interested so I bought this. To my surprise, it was wonderful! The music is extremely well done, both lyrically and melodically. The lyrics are very clever and poignant. It's also performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Unlike most Disney movies and other children's shows, there is no violence at all. There's also no bad language. That alone is very refreshing.

Martin Short does the voice of Preminger and he's simply fantastic. He also gets to showcase his wonderful singing voice and unique voice talents.

It's hard to imagine anyone not liking this movie.


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