Box art for Barbie in the Pink Shoes

Barbie in the Pink Shoes

anime & animation, children & family

Dance your way to a magical adventure with Barbie as ballerina Kristyn, who is whisked away to a fantastical ballet world where if you dance with your heart, dreams come true!

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common sense

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

Barbie teaches kids about classic ballets; some romance.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Barbie in the Pink Shoes is the latest doll-tied story in Mattel's heavily marketed direct-to-DVD Barbie franchise. There is a bigger educational component to the movie than previous movies, because this one focuses on a teenage ballerina who gets transported into the premises of famous ballets, like Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Snow Queen. Young viewers will learn about the various characters and plot lines of the ballets. Two villains are slightly menacing, particularly the Snow Queen who can freeze people, but never fear, there's still a happy ending.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the stories within the story. Does the movie make you want to learn more about or go see the ballet?
  • Kids: Do you like watching stories with romance and marriage proposals? How do these stories make you feel?
  • Discuss how to separate the movie from the products it's promoting. We've got tips on how to manage product placements and advertising in pop culture. How do you feel about a ballet-based story advertising through fast-food kids' meals?