Animated Movies, Indie-mation, Reviews

Indie-Mation Club Week 8: ‘Barbie as Rapunzel’

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One of the unfortunate results of the lame Disney sequels of the ’90s is they created a stink upon anything that is direct to DVD or not given a wide release. Sometimes this reputation is deserved, especially in films that are cheap copies of wide releases, but not always. Starting in 2001, Mattel bucked this trend by releasing a series of Barbie films that are surprisingly entertaining. The animation isn’t always the best, but they are well made in every other area and a lot of fun to watch.

This weekend for our Indie-Mation Club, we are taking a look at the second Barbie movie Barbie as Rapunzel. We will save the first release, Barbie in the Nutcracker for Christmas. Barbie as Rapunzel is an engaging fairytale film that starts with Barbie (Kelly Sheridan) telling the story of Rapunzel to Kelly. Anjelica Huston does a great job voicing Mother Gothel and the music is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

We will look forward to talking about Barbie as Rapunzel on Monday. In the meantime, give it a watch. It just may surprise you!

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About Rachel Wagner

Rachel has loved animation since she was a little girl singing songs from The Little Mermaid at the top of her lungs. She currently works in social media marketing and loves to blog and vlog about Disney, Pixar and all kinds of movies in her free time. Her favorite movie is Up and she considers herself quite the Cinderella aficionado seeing every version she can get her hands on. She also loves animated TV shows like Simpsons, Gravity Falls, Star Wars Rebels and more. Follow her on twitter @smilingldsgirl