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Barbie as Rapunzel is a direct-to-video Barbie movie that is an adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale "Rapunzel". It was the first such movie to air on television in the United States. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Barbie is a best-selling doll launched at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ... Illustration by Johnny Gruelle Rapunzel is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Childrens and Household Tales. ...


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Kelly, Barbie's sister, does not have confidence in her painting abilities, so to boost her spirits, Barbie tells her the story of Rapunzel. // Kelly may refer to: Kelly Basin, Tasmania, Australia Kelly, Kentucky, United States Kelly, North Carolina, United States Kelly, Wisconsin, United States Kelly Township, Pennsylvania, United States Look up Kelly in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For building painting, see painter and decorator. ...

Rapunzel lives as a servant to the witch, Gothel, who resides in a castle isolated by the surrounding woods. She grows up believing that Gothel saved her from abandonment as an infant. Despite her unfortunate circumstances, Rapunzel matures into a bright and optimistic young woman. She finds companionship in Penelope, a timid dragon, and Hobie, a worrisome rabbit. Rapunzel spends what free time she has painting pictures of her friends. For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. ...

One afternoon, while preparing cookies for Gothel, Rapunzel and her animal friends find a secret staircase which leads to an old room below the manor. In it they discover a gift from her parents who allegedly deserted her – a silver hairbrush engraved with the following: “Constant as the stars above, always know that you are loved. To Rapunzel on her first birthday. Love always, mother and father.” These words leave the young artist questioning her past for the first time. Her diversion is quickly interrupted by Gothel’s calls for tea.

After serving Gothel her meal, Rapunzel, Penelope, and Hobie revisit the cellar where they expose yet another secret – a tunnel leading to the nearby village. Rapunzel takes this path to the small kingdom and is able to rescue a princess named Katrina from a pitfall. For her good deed, Rapunzel is introduced to Katrina’s brother, the Prince Stefan. He explains to her that the trap Katrina managed to escape was put there by King Wilhelm, the ruler of an opposing kingdom. Enchanted with the mysterious maiden, Stefan asks to meet her again, to which she agrees, though their meeting is ended abruptly when she rushes off avoid being discovered by Gothel. Little does Rapunzel know that Otto, Gothel’s pet ferret, has been following her…

Unfortunately, Gothel not only discovers Rapunzel's little excursion, she punishes her as well. Determined to keep Rapunzel isolated from the rest of the world, Gothel transforms her bedroom into a high tower and stations Hugo, Penelope’s father, outside. She refuses to let Rapunzel go until she tells her the name of the boy she met. Rapunzel is then left alone with Hobie and Penelope, who cheer her up with new painting supplies to replace the ones taken away from Gothel. The gifts, because they were made by her friends, end up having magical properties and what Rapunzel paints comes to life. She paints her way out of the tower by creating a secret passageway into the palace gardensand continues to secretly meet with Stefan. The Eiffel Tower Fire-observation watchtower in Kostroma, Russia. ... A secret passage (or hidden passage or a secret tunnel) is a hidden route that is used to travel stealthily. ... A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. ...

Once again, Gothel discovers the truth and destroys Rapunzel's magic paintbrush. She enchants the tower so that an untruthful woman will be unable to leave, even through Rapunzel's enchanted painting. Gothel intends to destroy King Frederick and Stefan and storms to their castle. Meanwhile, she has also chained up Hugo, for Penelope acting out to help Rapunzel. Rapunzel dreams of Stefan appearing at the foot of the tower, asking to climb up using her long beautiful hair. Meanwhile, Hugo finds a loophole in Gothel's imprisonment spell and encourages Penelope to fly higher than she ever has before in order to aid Rapunzel. Rapunzel is able to escape through the window and she and Penelope rush to save Stefan. Different styles of paintbrushes The term brush refers to a variety of devices mainly with bristles, wire or other filament of any possible material used mainly for cleaning, grooming hair, painting, deburring and other kinds of surface finishing, but also for many other purposes like (but not limited to) seals... The term loophole could refer to a number of things: See Embrasure; a slit in a castle wall Loophole (1954 movie) Loophole (1981 movie) for other meaning see Loophole at Wikionary Cash Loopholes ... Flight is the process by which a heavier-than-air animal or object achieves sustained movement either through the air by aerodynamically generating lift or aerostatically using buoyancy, or movement beyond earths atmosphere, in the case of spaceflight. ...

Wilhelm appears before Frederick with Gothel by his side, hoping to end the feud by force. Wilhelm reveals the source of the feud was because he believes Frederick kidnapped his daughter, who has been missing since she was only a child. Frederick replies that he planned nothing of the sort and he has no idea where Wilhelm's daughter is. Rapunzel arrives just in time to stop them from fighting and Wilhelm recognizes Rapunzel as his missing daughter.

Gothel confesses that she loved Wilhelm and believed he had the same feelings for her. When she realized that he only considered her a friend, she became jealous and angry and left the palace. She took Rapunzel with her and arranged for the blame for Rapunzel's disappearance to fall to Frederick. Gothel turns her attention to Rapunzel and attempts to turn her to stone for her intervention in Gothel's revenge. Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ...

Rapunzel escapes and runs through the palace garden to a passage way with a door. She opens the door and closes it behind her; Gothel runs through the door, not knowing that it is the same enchanted passage Rapunzel originally used to escape the tower. She is now trapped in the tower forever by her own enchantment while Hugo is freed from his because Gothel is now unable to use her magic. Rapunzel and Stefan marry and their fathers reconcile to unite their kingdoms. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

After hearing the story, Kelly becomes confident in her abilities and once again takes up her brush to paint.

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