Barbie: Princess Adventure
Promotional artwork
Based onBarbie: Dreamhouse Adventures
Written byAnn Austen
Directed byConrad Helten
Voices of[1]
ComposerThe Math Club
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Christopher Keenan
  • Adam Bonnett
  • Frederic Soulie
  • Ann Austen (co-executive)
ProducersSusan Corbin
  • Storyline/Line Producer:
    Laura Pepper (stroryline)
  • Storyline/Line Producer:
    Susan Chi
Running time72 minutes[2]
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 1, 2020 (2020-09-01)

Barbie: Princess Adventure is a 2020 animated musical adventure comedy children's streaming television film directed by Conrad Helten and written by Ann Austen[3][4] which was first released on Netflix in the United States[2] on September 1, 2020.[5]

The 37th entry in the Barbie film series, this is the first Barbie-branded production produced by Mattel Television since their mid-2019 rebrand from Mattel Creations[6] and also Mainframe Studios since their announcement to return to their naming origins as Mainframe Entertainment on 16 March 2020[7] as part of a rebrand from their previous name, Rainmaker Studios. It is the second television film in the Barbie media franchise after Barbie: Dolphin Magic from late 2017 and would be the catalyst for Mattel shifting the focus of the franchise to television forays.


It is the first film adaptation of the TV series, Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures, as Dolphin Magic was marketed by Mattel as its "spiritual" pilot.[6][5][8]


Barbie takes a road trip to the Kingdom of Floravia, having been invited by Floravia's princess Amelia. Barbie discovers that Amelia, whose life is rigidly controlled by her royal advisor Alfonso, wants to switch places with her for a week because the two look almost identical. Barbie agrees, and Amelia goes on to enjoy a week of freedom before her coronation. Amelia is kidnapped by her fiancé Prince Johan, who uncovers the ruse and wants to force Amelia to marry him so he can rule both his country and Floravia. Barbie rescues Amelia, and they foil Johan's plot. Afterwards, Amelia is crowned, and both Barbie and Amelia agree to remain true to themselves.

Voice cast

The voice cast are as follows:[9]

Other characters include Rose Ross, Snowy and Morning Star as well as Barbie's puppies; Taffy, Honey, DJ and Rookie.


Barbie: Princess Adventure: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
The Math Club
ReleasedAugust 28, 2020 (2020-08-28)
GenreChildren's music
LabelMattelArts Music
ProducerThe Math Club

The eponymous soundtrack album was released on August 28, 2020 on multiple digital music streaming services.

All tracks are written by Matthew Tishler, Andrew Underberg & additionally, The Math Club

1."Try It On"2:27
2."Somewhere New"1:54
3."(Not) A Picture Perfect Girl"1:55
4."Life in Color"3:22
5."King of the Kingdom"2:00
6."This Is My Moment"3:22
Total length:14:17


Jennifer Green of Common Sense Media gave the film a positive review, saying "it's hard not to admit that these animated adventures offer upbeat fun."[3] Screen Rant noted that the film bore many similarities to The Princess Switch film series.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020) – Cast and Credits". MovieFone. 1 September 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Watch Barbie Princess Adventure". Netflix. 1 September 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b Green, Jennifer. "Barbie Princess Adventure Movie Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Barbie Princess Adventure". Rotten Tomatoes. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "New Trailer for 'Barbie Princess Adventure' Coming to Netflix September 1". Animation World Network. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Barbie® Makes Music in Mattel Television's New Animated Movie". Mattel Television. Mattel Corporate. Archived from the original on 7 September 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  7. ^ "A Return to Our Roots" (Press release). Mainframe Studios. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  8. ^ Hutchins, Robert (20 August 2020). "Mattel Television to launch musical Barbie movie to Netflix, Barbie Princess Adventures". ToyNews. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Barbie Princess Adventure". Mattel Television, Mainframe Studios (Animation, Family, Musical). Mattel. 1 September 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  10. ^ Tara Sands [@TaraSandsLA] (September 2, 2020). ""I kinda had way too much fun playing Rose Ross in #BarbiePrincessAdventure ! (I was accidentally left out of the credits but I swear it's me!) ⁦@netflix⁩ @Barbie⁩ ⁦@Mattel⁩ #Barbie #netflix"" (Tweet). Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Every Barbie Movie, Ranked Worst To Best According To IMDb". Screen Rant. 16 April 2022. Retrieved 16 July 2022.