In 2001, Mattel’s iconic fashion doll, Barbie leapt from the toy shelves onto home video for the animated movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker. The film – loosely based on E. T. A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King – was popular with audiences and led to a follow-up.
This second movie, Barbie as Rapunzel, arrived in 2002, with a third film appearing in 2003, and a fourth in 2004. Each movie was a hit with audiences, and as the series continued it became an extremely successful run of animated movies.
But how many Barbie movies are there? Well, for the answer to that question and more, please read on.
In this post, I am presenting a list of all the Barbie movies, along with some additional information about the series.
The Barbie movies in order
To date, there are a whopping thirty-seven Barbie movies – I said this was a successful series! The movies – produced between 2001 and 2020 – include:
- Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
- Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
- Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
- Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
- Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
- Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)
- Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
- The Barbie Diaries (2006)
- Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
- Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
- Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
- Barbie: Mariposa (2008)
- Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)
- Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)
- Barbie Presents: Thumberlina (2009)
- Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)
- Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010)
- Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)
- Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)
- Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)
- Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
- Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)
- Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)
- Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
- Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)
- Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale (2013)
- Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
- Barbie and the Secret Door (2014)
- Barbie in the Princess Power (2015)
- Barbie in Rock’n Royals (2015)
- Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)
- Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
- Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)
- Barbie & Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase (2016)
- Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)
- Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)
- Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)
Who are the cast of the Barbie movies?
The cast of the Barbie movies varies across the series, but notable names include Kelly Sheridan, Diana Kaarina, America Young, and Erica Lindbeck. These actresses have all played Barbie throughout the movie series.
Is the Barbie movie series the work of the same director?
The Barbie movie series is the work of multiple directors.
Owen Hurley directed Barbie in the Nutcracker, Rapunzel, and Swan Lake; while William Lau directed Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, Magic of the Rainbow, A Christmas Carol, The Three Musketeers, Fashion Fairytale, A Fairy Secret, A Mermaid Tale 2, Mariposa & the Fairy Princess, and co-directed Mermaidia with Walter P. Martishius.
Walter P. Martishius directed Fairytopia; Greg Richardson directed Magic of Pegasus, 12 Dancing Princesses, and Island Princess; and Conrad Helten directed Mariposa, Thumbelina, Spy Squad, Puppy Chase, Dolphin Magic, Princess Adventure and co-directed Video Game Hero with Zeke Norton.
Ezekiel Norton directed Princess Charm School, The Princess & the Popstar, The Pearl Princess, and Princess Power; while Owen Hurley directed The Pink Shoes; Kyran Kelly directed A Pony Tale; and Karen J. Lloyd directed The Secret Door and co-directed Rock’n Royals with Michael Goguen.
Eric Fogel directed Barbie Diaries; Gino Nichelle directed Diamond Castle; Adam L. Wood directed A Mermaid Tale; and Mark Baldo directed A Perfect Christmas. Andrew Tan directed Great Puppy Adventure and Star Light Adventure.
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