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Encyclopedia > Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

The DVD cover.
Directed by William Lau
Produced by Jesyca C. Durchin
Jennifer Twiner McCarron
Written by Cliff Ruby
Elana Lesser
Mark Twain (original story)
Narrated by Kelly Sheridan
Starring Kelly Sheridan
Music by Arnie Roth
Editing by Greg Richardson
Distributed by Lions Gate
Release date(s) 2004
Running time 85 min.
Language English
Preceded by Barbie of Swan Lake
Followed by Barbie: Fairytopia
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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is a 2004 direct-to-video computer animated Barbie film, and the first musical in the Barbie series. It was directed by William Lau and starred the voice of Kelly Sheridan, who has been voicing Barbie in all the CGI films to date, as both Anneliese and Erika. The story is loosely inspired by the Mark Twain novel The Prince and the Pauper. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Lions Gate Films is a Canadian film production and distribution company that is currently the largest and most successful independent film distributor/studio in North America. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Barbie of Swan Lake is a direct-to-video Barbie movie that is an adaptation of the Swan Lake ballet. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ... Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... The Prince and the Pauper was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the united states. ...

Contents

Story

In an unnamed mountain kingdom, a blonde princess and a brunette pauper are born at the same time and grow up unaware that, except for their hair color and the princess' birth mark, they are identical to each other. The princess, Anneliese, craves freedom from her royal duties, especially when she is informed by her widowed mother, Queen Genevieve, that she must marry the wealthy king of a nearby kingdom because their own royal treasury is nearly bankrupt. The pauper, Erika, craves a different sort of freedom, as she is an indentured servant at the bullish Madam Carp's dress emporium to work off her parents' debt. One of the worlds most famous blondes Marilyn Monroe, who was in fact a natural brunette Blond (feminine, blonde) is a hair colour found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment phæomelanin, in common with red... For other uses, see Princess (disambiguation). ... Brunette is the feminine of French brunet, which is a diminutive of brun, brune, meaning brown or dark-haired, ultimately from Latin BRVNVS (brown). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ...


Preminger, Queen Genevieve's advisor, is hatching a secret plan to become ruler of the kingdom. His minions Nick and Nack have been stealing the gold from the royal mines for some time, which is what led Queen Genevieve to believe she is nearly bankrupt. Preminger plans to announce his newfound wealth to Queen Genevieve, which he believes will allow him to marry Princess Anneliese. However, Preminger learns that Queen Genevieve has already approached King Dominick of the neighboring kingdom to marry Anneliese, and decides that a change in plan is in order. Preminger orders Nick and Nack to kidnap Anneliese, so that Preminger can stage his "rescuing" her, hoping that Queen Genevieve will be so happy that she will give him Anneliese's hand in marriage.


Back at the palace, Anneliese's tutor, Julian, is sad that Anneliese will be getting married in a few days. Anneliese and Julian have feelings for each other, but know that there is nothing that can be done about it. As a treat, Julian decides to take Anneliese out into the town for a taste of freedom. There, Anneliese crosses paths with Erika. The girls are shocked to see how identical they are, except for their hair color and the crown shaped birthmark on Anneliese's shoulder. The two quickly become friends, but then Anneliese has to return to the palace.


That night, Anneliese is kidnapped by Nick and Nack, who plant a fake letter which states that Anneliese "ran away" in order to avoid being married to King Dominick. Julian suspects that it was a kidnapping with Preminger as the mastermind, so he asks Erika for help to impersonate the princess until he can rescue the real Anneliese. Erika agrees to the temporary ruse and surprises Preminger when she arrives to greet King Dominick's arrival. Dominick and Erika fall in love, despite Erika's fear of being rejected when she is revealed to be an imposter.


Meanwhile, Anneliese manages to escape from Nick and Nack, but is turned away from the palace by the guards, who believe that "Anneliese" is in the palace with Dominick and the Queen. Anneliese is then mistaken for Erika by Madam Carp, and she is locked in the dress emporium. Preminger, who has started to suspect that Erika is a fake, discovers that the real Anneliese is being held at Madame Carp's and takes her away to the gold mines, where a captured Julian is already being held prisoner.


Now realizing the truth, Preminger returns to the castle where he exposes Erika as a fraud and claims that she had conspired with Julian to kill and then replace the real princess. Erika, unable to prove her good intentions, is locked in the dungeon. She manages to escape, but then bumps into Dominick, who reveals that he doesn't believe that Erika is the person that Preminger says she is. Elsewhere, Anneliese and Julian work together to escape the mines.


Preminger, in the wake of Anneliese's supposed death, has convinced Queen Genevieve to marry him in order to save the kingdom. Queen Genevieve loathes him, but cannot see any other option. Just as the ceremony is about to go through, Anneliese arrives. The true story is revealed and Preminger gets his just rewards.


Anneliese confesses to her mother that she loves Julian and does not wish to marry King Dominick. She has also solved the problem of the kingdom's gold shortage; the rocks discarded by the miners are actually geodes and the mine is full of them. Dominick confesses to loving Erika for who she is and if she should choose to, he would be willing to marry her. With Madam Carp out of business (thanks to Anneliese taking her business elsewhere), Erika chooses not to accept just yet and achieves her dream of being able to sing around the world, discovering that the place she would really like to sing is among her friends. She returns several months later and marries Dominick while Anneliese marries Julian.


Voice cast

Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Mark Hildreth (born January 18, 1978) is a Canadian actor and musician. ... Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor and singer. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Pam Hyatt (b. ... The subject of this article seems to fail one of the following consensually-accepted Wikipedia inclusion guidelines: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources, so as to avoid it being considered for deletion. ... Ian James Corlett (born August 29, 1962 in Vancouver) is an animation voice artist, writer, and musician. ... Lee Tockar is a Canadian voice actor who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Brian Drummond (born August 10, 1969 in Salmon Arm, BC) is a Canadian actor. ... Jan Rabson (born in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor and voice actor. ...

Soundtrack

This film is the first musical in the series of Barbie CGI films. An official soundtrack album has not been released to date. The songs in the film are, in chronological order: Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ...

  1. Free - Performed by Julie Stevens (Erika) & Melissa Lyons (Anneliese)
  2. How Can I Refuse? - Performed by Martin Short (Preminger)
  3. Written in Your Heart (opening) - Performed by Julie Stevens (Erika)
  4. I am a Girl Like You - Performed by Julie Stevens (Erika) & Melissa Lyons (Anneliese)
  5. To be a Princess - Performed by Alessandro Juliani (Julian) & Julie Stevens (Erika)
  6. The Cat's Meow - Performed by Julie Stevens (Erika)
  7. If You Love Me for Me - Performed by Julie Stevens (Erika) & Mark Luna (Dominick)
  8. Written in Your Heart
  9. I'm on My Way - Performed by Sara Niemietz

Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor and singer. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ... Julie Stevens has appeared in several films and numerous commercials for high-profile companies. ...

External links

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper at the Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


 
 

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