Bestie wake up! Four classic animated Barbie movies from the 2000s are finally on Netflix, which screams prime Barbie binge moment.
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The Barbie doll was first introduced in 1959. But more than 65 years later, the iconic doll has remained as relevant as ever. The Barbie core aesthetic is all the rage across social media with Barbie pink being one of the hottest fits of the moment. And even though the live-action Barbie movie is still a year away from now, the film has already received significant hype with people curious how the Greta Gerwig-directed film will bring to life the timeless doll.
Whenever a new image or information from the film drops, people eat it up like it’s their birthday cake. There’s also the fact that Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are playing Barbie and Ken respectively, which adds just a whole layer to the hype. But as we wait for the live-action Barbie movie to drop, you can now feast on classic movies from Barbie’s Y2K era with four animated films now available on Netflix.
BARBIE’S Y2K MOVIE REVIVAL
Over the decades, Barbie has seen many movies made about her that followed her many adventures across various time periods like the time-traveling fashionista that she is. But speak to any Barbie movie fan, they’ll tell you that the 2000s home-video Barbie movies remain superiors. The animated films released during this time are considered by many to be classics of the BCU (Barbie Cinematic Universe) and are held up as fans as the best Barbie movies.
From 12 Dancing Princesses, Swan Lake, and 3 Musketeers, they kept on releasing hit after hit. But if your old DVD collection isn’t working anymore, don’t fret as Netflix recently dropped four films, namely Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus, Barbie as Rapunzel, and Barbie: The Nutcracker, on the streaming service on August 16.
STREAM THESE BARBIE CLASSICS
Released between 2001 and 2005, these films are highly regarded by fans, and every so now and then go viral on social media. So, it’s safe to say then that these movies are getting a play. Barbie Nutcracker, Rapunzel, and Princess and the Pauper are all adaptations of classic works while Magic of Pegasus is an original story. In case you need a refresher, Nutcracker tells the tale of Barbie who gets shrunken down and caught in the fight between her nutcracker doll and an evil Mouse King. Rapunzel follows the classic fairy tale but adds a dragon named Penelope.
Princess and the Pauper follows a princess and a commoner, whose similar looks helped gave birth to this classic bop, as they work together to stop an evil plan of a greedy government official. Finally, Magic of Pegasus centers on a Pegasus named Brietta who helps Barbie, called Princess Annika, defeat an evil wizard who casts a spell turning her entire family to stone. How riveting.
Before you go off and plan that viewing party, know that Netflix also dropped three movies from the Land Before Time series, namely The Great Valley Adventure, Journey to Big Water, and The Great Longneck Migration, on the service also on the 16th for that extra dose of childhood nostalgia. And as the cherry on top of this Barbie bonanza, more movies from the Barbie library are scheduled to arrive on Netflix in the coming months, beginning this September. Cinematic excellence here we come.
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