The film was produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. It is the 23rd entry in the Barbie film series and the 2nd Barbie film to be based on Mark Twain's 1881 novel The Prince and the Pauper (the first was Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper). The film features the voices of Kelly Sheridan, Jennifer Waris, Ashleigh Ball, Tiffany Giardina, Ellie King and Peter Kelamis. The film is about two teenage girls, Keira a world famous Popstar and her best friend the princess of Meribella, Princess Victoria Bethany Evangeline Renee (Tori) (both portrayed by Barbie) who meet each other in Meribella.
Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar is the 23rd Barbie movie. It was released to DVD on September 11, 2012, and it made its TV premiere on Nickelodeon on November 16, 2012. Barbie plays a princess named Victoria and a popstar named Keira, who magically switch places before realizing it is best to be themselves.
\"In this sparkling musical adventure with fantastic songs, Barbie stars as Victoria, the kind-hearted princess of the magical kingdom of Meribella, who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When she meets her favorite pop star Keira, the girls discover they have much in common including a magical secret that lets them look like one another and swap places. When the kingdom's magical secret is stolen, their true friendship is tested and they discover that the best thing you can be is yourself.\"
In summer, Meribella, a magical kingdom, was soon going to have its five hundredth anniversary. Princess Tori and her younger sisters Meredith and Trevi were very busy. They had to attend ceremonies and balls, and always be poised and proper. The princesses thought it was hard work. Whenever they had the chance, they would sneak away and play together. Before Meribella's five hundredth anniversary, the princesses had to greet royal visitors, who came to Meribella for the occasion. Tori wished she could have an exciting, music-filled life like her favorite popstar, Keira. She wished she could watch Keira perform in an amphitheatre near her palace.
Keira, a world famous singer-songwriter, was on the guest list and was going to perform at the festival for the Meribella's five hundredth anniversary. Keira enjoyed touring, greeting fans and having extravagant, spectacular concerts. However, it left her with no time to do what she was passionate about: writing songs. Keira thought being a princess would be carefree.
In the kingdom of Meribella, sheltered Princess Tori (voiced by Kelly Sheridan) and popstar Keira (Ashleigh Ball) each wish they could be more like the other. When they finally meet at a royal ball, they discover they each possess a magical object: the princess has a hairbrush that can change anyone's hairstyle, and the popstar has a microphone that can alter outfits at will. After playing with their magic, they turn into each other and decide to swap places for a day. But as the night of an important concert approaches, they must work together to save the kingdom from a plot that could leave Meribella destitute.
As Prince and the Pauper adaptations go, this one is definitely approachable for the youngest movie fans. Little girls will be smitten with the idea of getting to trade places with a princess or a popstar (neither is a pauper, because that exact story has already been told in a different Barbie movie!), and parents will appreciate the lessons learned from the experience (staying true to yourself, helping others, and becoming best friends with someone who understands you).
Tori, princess of the kingdom of Meribella, dreams of becoming a popstar and leaving her restrictive lifestyle, while Keira, Tori's idol, has lost her love for songwriting due to her busy schedule. The two decide to switch lives and see if the grass truly is greener on the other side.
The movie is about Princess Tori, played by Barbie, who dreams of leaving her royal life for the life of her favourite pop star Keira. Likewise, Keira is tired of performing and he superstar lifestyle, and dreams of becoming a real-life princess. The two find each other and magically trade places. 59ce067264