Director Greg Richardson
Genre Animation, Family
Country United StatesCanada
|Release date February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21)|
Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm
Writer Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby
Directors Greg Richardson, Terry Klassen
Characters Edeline, Janessa, Geneveive, Royal Butler
Music director Arnie Roth, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Cast Nicole Oliver (Ashlyn), Lalainia Lindbjerg (Courtney), Kathleen Barr (Della), Chiara Zanni (Edeline), Kelly Sheridan (Genevieve), Ashleigh Ball (Hadley)
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Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses is a direct-to-video computer animated Barbie film directed by Greg Richardson and loosely based on the fairytale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". It is part of the Barbie film series and features the voice of Kelly Sheridan as Barbie. This film was released on February 21, 2007.
Barbie stars as Genevieve, one of twelve princesses Ashlyn, Blair, Courtney, Delia, Edeline, Fallon, Hadley, Isla, Janessa, Kathleen, and Lacey, who live in a castle with their widowed father, King Randolph. The princesses have adventurous and free-spirited natures that are viewed as "unladylike" and "non-proper" by other members of the royal society. This leads King Randolph to summon his cousin, Duchess Rowena, to the castle to help raise the princesses. Unbeknownst to King Randolph, Rowena plans to poison him and get rid of his daughters so that she can become queen. Attempting to break the princesses' spirits, Rowena makes their lives miserable by stripping the castle of everything they love, making them wear grey dresses and banishing singing and dancing.
The princesses find comfort in their late mother's favorite story, which tells of a magical kingdom where golden flowers grant wishes and princesses can dance at an enchanted pavilion for three nights. The princesses realize that the story contains clues on how to enter the magical kingdom from their own bedroom, by dancing on specific stones on the floor from oldest to youngest. Now inside the magical kingdom, the princesses discover that the water there possesses healing properties.
The next day, the princesses appear tired and the duchess finds their new dancing shoes worn through, arousing her suspicion. The royal cobbler and Genevieve's love interest, Derek, comes to fix their shoes and sees that they are covered in gold dust. When King Randolph mysteriously falls ill, Genevieve is prompted to ask Derek to investigate Rowena's true intentions. That night, the princesses return to the magical kingdom to dance. During this time, Derek discovers that Rowena is stealing heirlooms from the castle and dealing with an apothecary, and he rushes back to the castle.
The next morning, the sisters are again exhausted. Rowena interrogates and threatens them, but when they tell her the truth she refuses to believe them, forcing the princesses into servitude. Heartbroken, they return to the magical kingdom, and Rowena finds the princesses gone the next morning. That evening, Derek makes it back to the castle but discovers that the princesses are missing. He sneaks into their bedroom and, remembering the dance Genevieve had shown him earlier, enters the magical kingdom to report his findings to the princesses. Rowena's monkey minion, Brutus, watches as Derek enters the magical kingdom and reports what he has seen back to Rowena. Rowena uses this knowledge to enter the magical kingdom, where she steals some of the gold flowers that grant wishes. Rowena then returns to the castle and destroys the gateway to the magical kingdom with the help of her footman Desmond.
The princesses and Derek are trapped in the magical kingdom. However, they eventually discover that, when Genevieve and Derek dance together, everyone floats up into the sky and they are able to return home through a different gateway that leads to their mother's dance pavilion. Upon returning, they learn that Rowena has taken over as queen. The princesses break into the castle to confront her. After a struggle, Rowena uses the gold flowers to wish that Genevieve dances forever. When the flower dust comes towards Genevieve, she uses her fan to blow the dust back towards Rowena, who begins to dance. When Desmond tries to help her, he is pulled into the dance, too, and the two villains dance their way out of the castle.
Meanwhile, the youngest of the princesses, Lacey, uses some water brought back from the magical kingdom to heal their dying father. When he heals, King Randolph explains that Rowena had been poisoning him and apologizes to his daughters for not believing them. With the conflict resolved, Genevieve and Derek celebrate their wedding.
Each of the 12 Princesses is designated with a gemstone and a flower. Each princess' flower appears on their dresses, the book gifted to each of them, and on the stones on the floor of their bedroom, and each of the princesses' names begin with the first 12 letters of the alphabet.
The songs featured in this film are:
Shine is in the Music Video for this movie.
Felix Mendelssohn's Fourth Symphony, the first and third movement, is played when the princesses are dancing on the first and second night respectively. On the third night, Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, second movement, is played when the girls dance with the brass statues. When the girls visit the Pavilion for the first time, Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream is played, first the Nocturne when they first step in the magical world and ride the boat, and the Fairies' March when the triplets fall asleep and the other girls dance.
In the October 14, 2006 issue of Billboard, Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses debuted at number one on the Top DVD Sales chart.
ReferencesBarbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Wikipedia
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