Box art for Barbie A Fashion Fairytale

Barbie A Fashion Fairytale

anime & animation, children & family

Barbie's modern adventure takes her to Paris, where she makes new friends and meets magical characters that discover their true designer talents and use their inner sparkle to save the day!

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 5
5 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
2 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

Product tie-ins overshadow this fashion travel adventure.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is an feature-length advertisement for clothing, toys, and accessories displayed within the film. While some positive messages about believing in yourself run through the movie, the overarching concentration on fashion, appearance, and consumerism overwhelm everything else.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether this movie focuses more on material stuff than other Barbie movies. Which Barbie movies have more meaning? Which Barbie movies are about shopping?
  • Barbie and her friends are super skinny and have perfect hair and teeth. Do all teens look this way? Read more about how girls are affected by the images that they see in movies and on TV.
  • Why has Barbie given up on her acting career? Why has Millicent given up on her designing career? How can critics influence the way artists and performers value themselves?