Set in a tropical paradise inhabited by a menagerie of exotic birds and animal friends, this all-new, full-length adventure tells the heartwarming story of the beautiful Princess Rosella, who possesses the magical ability to talk with animals, and Prince Antonio™, the handsome adventurer who falls in love with her.
In Barbie as The Island Princess, Princess Rosella sings and talks with her new animal friends including the red panda Sagi, the peacock Azul and baby elephant Tika, in an island paradise, brimming with music, laughter and love. In an exciting journey of self-discovery, Princess Rosella and her animal companions leave their sheltered island life to explore a world they never knew existed. There they grow their circle of friends and family and learn the invaluable lesson that there is always room for more love in your heart. Lavishly rendered costumes and scenery, spectacular songs and unforgettable new animal characters ensure that the magical tale will become a favourite addition to every Barbie collection.
For Barbie fans like my 5-year-old daughter, each new Barbie movie release is an exciting occasion, but they seem to be more frequent now and I can’t help wondering whether they will quickly lose their magic. The Princess and the Pauper was a fantastic release, because it was a musical with singable songs, and much sought-after accompanying dolls. So, doing a musical again was probably a good idea.
This is very much a continuation of a theme from previous films such as Mermaidia and Fairytopia and it would be nice to see perhaps Barbie starring in something completely different next tme round. After all, who can forget the feisty Tour Guide Barbie from Toy Story? Seeing Barbie in something more modern, realistic and upbeat. Still, it is meant to be for the youngsters and not us parents.