7 Best Animated Barbie Movies If Greta Gerwig's Movie Wasn't Enough

7 Best Animated Barbie Movies If Greta Gerwig's Movie Wasn't Enough
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I’m just like you, you’re just like me.

Offering a world of enchantment, adventure, and valuable life lessons, Barbie cartoons have been a staple of childhood for many.

Whether you're looking to relive your nostalgic moments or introduce these animated gems to a new generation, here are 7 of the best Barbie movies that are sure to steal your heart.

7. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

Enter the world of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they journey through the land of candy. This ballet-inspired adaptation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is the first Barbie movie ever made and, despite the dated animation, still remains a nostalgic treat for the holidays.

6. Barbie And The Three Musketeers (2009)

Barbie and the 3 Musketeers is the 16th movie in the franchise and its story follows Corinne and her friends Aramine, Renee, and Viveca on their quest to foil an evil plot and fulfill their dreams of becoming musketeers. Featuring a strong all-female cast, the film provides young audiences with positive role models.

5. Barbie In The 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)

The ninth film in the Barbie universe and the first to be distributed by Universal Pictures, the film features enchanting dance routines and captivating visuals. While the film's focus on sisterly love, unity, and creativity still continues to resonate with viewers, Catherine O'Hara's portrayal of the villain adds to the film's excellence.

4. Barbie And The Magic Of Pegasus (2005)

This magical tale follows Princess Annika as she embarks on a quest to break a spell that has turned her family to stone. With the help of magical creatures, Annika faces challenges and discovers her inner strength, making the movie a magical and inspiring addition to the Barbie movie collection.

3. Barbie Of Swan Lake (2003)

Immerse yourself in an enchanting tale of magic and transformation as Barbie becomes Odette, a young girl who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. Based on Tchaikovsky's ballet, the movie features mesmerizing elements with a fairytale atmosphere, including shapeshifting, talking animals, and stunning visuals.

2. Barbie As Rapunzel (2002)

Join Barbie as she takes on the role of Rapunzel, a young artist with a magical brush that brings her artwork to life. Being the second film in the Barbie movie series, the movie has an endearing nostalgic charm despite its early 2000s CGI animation style and dead-eyed characters, and the engaging story remains compelling with talking animal sidekicks and an engaging villain.

1. Barbie As The Princess And The Pauper (2004)

Considered by many to be the best Barbie movie ever made, the story introduces us to the first Barbie musical, featuring memorable songs that have become a staple of pop culture. Loosely adapted from Mark Twain's novel, the movie follows the story of Princess Anneliese and her servant Erika as they switch lives and find love.

Do you think Barbie As Princess And Pauper is the best in the Barbie series?