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?
Singing in her first movie musical!
28 September 2004 (USA)
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Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper
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This is the first in a series of Barbie movies that is an original musical. See more
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
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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To Be a Princess
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers
and Rob Hudnut
Performed by Alessandro Juliani
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