Barbie: Princess Charm School

Barbie: Princess Charm School
Barbie: Princess Charm School
  • NR
  • 1h 20m
  • 2011
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Barbieª stars as Blair Willows, a kind-hearted girl who is chosen to attend Princess Charm School: a magical, modern place that teaches dancing, how to have tea parties, and proper princess manners. Blairª loves her classes -- as well as the helpful magical sprites and her new friends, Princesses Hadleyª and Delancyª. But when royal teacher Dame Devin discovers that Blairª looks a lot like the kingdomÕs missing princess, she turns BlairÕs world upside down to stop her from claiming the throne. Now Blairª, Hadleyª and Delancyª must find an enchanted crown to prove BlairÕs true identity in this charming and magical princess story!

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Common Sense Says
Stereotypes and marketing mar story of likable underdog.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this direct-to-DVD movie is an installment in Mattel's ever-growing list of cleverly marketed tie-ins to their newest Barbie collections. While there's little objectionable content in the story (besides the inclusion of a perpetually ignorant "air head" character), the entire movie is made to boost advertising and generate even more interest in the dolls and their accessories -- in this case about a princess academy where one spot is reserved for a lottery winner who will learn how to be a lady-in-waiting to royalty. Despite the emphasis on makeovers and fashion, there's a stronger than usual focus on practicing skills (even if they're of the "finishing school" variety), telling the truth, and being kind to those less fortunate.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy
  • Release Date:September 13, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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