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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 | Canada

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

The baker that is tripped in the town scene when the dog starts chasing serafina, is the same baker as in barbie's Rapunzel film! See more »

Goofs

During the song "Free" Anneliese walks along her very long balcony whilst singing. A wide shot shows that she is halfway along the balcony, but then a shot after shows that she is only a few steps away from the edge, yet there has been no signs of her running or taking deliberately large steps. 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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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Version of A Pequena Órfã (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am a Girl Like You
Composed by Megan Cavallari
Lyrics by Amy Powers
Performed by Melissa Lyons and Julie Stevens
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Very good movie for Barbie fans
14 December 2004 | by pcorbett13440See all my reviews

I, personally, thought the movie was very well done. The songs are very catchy. I have a special needs child who has a very hard time having anything catch her eye for longer than an a half hour and this movie was one that did. She sat enraptured. The fact that the movie came with a CD of the songs helped even more. She loved that she could listen to the songs on her own time. She now plays with her Barbie's, listening to the CD and having them "sing" along to the CD. Just by her enjoyment alone my in-laws and I have already decided her 3 major gifts by myself, my father, and my in-laws will be both singing Analese, singing Erika, and the singing Serafina cat. It's a rare find when you can find anything that will hold a child attention longer than a second. This movie definitely does that.


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