|Barbie: The Pearl Princess|
|Release dates|| February 17th, 2014 (UK)|
February 18th, 2014 (France)
March 11th, 2014 (US)
March 20th, 2014 (Germany)
|Running time||73m 29s|
|Producer(s)|| Shelley Dvi-Vardhana|
|Writer(s)|| Cydne Clark|
|Supervising Producer(s)||David Wiebe|
|Executive Producer(s)|| Kim Dent Wilder|
|Production Designer||Walter P. Martishus|
|Preceded by||Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale|
|Followed by||Barbie and The Secret Door|
|“||Always leave things better than you found them.||”|
Barbie: The Pearl Princess is the 27th CGI-animated Barbie movie. It was released as a direct-to-DVD in March 2014. The film was animated at Rainmaker Entertainment. Songs in the film include "Mermaid Party!" and "Light Up The World".
"Barbie stars as Lumina, a mermaid with the power to control pearls. Cheerful and creative, Lumina finds herself working in a mermaid salon customizing fabulous hairstyles. And when Lumina has the chance to attend the royal ball, her friends adorn her with a gown fit for a princess. At the ball, villains try to seize power over the kingdom, and Lumina finds within herself an unexpected power that proves she is much more than a hair stylist."
Suddenly, Scylla comes in and Lumina disbands the 'fake' party and hides the pearls she used. However, one pearl is left behind. In a hurry, Lumina tries to put it inside the shell, but Scylla sees it first. She warns Lumina not to use her power in the open sea and Lumina feels bad for it.In their cave, however, Lumina and Kuda continue their 'fake' coronation by customizing their hairstyles to look like princesses. They wonder what would it be like if they were princesses and dream to see the castle. Scylla hears their conversation, and hides a royal crest which should belong to the royal family, in a drawer.
In the castle, King Nereus and Queen Lorelei are having a hard time, still unable accept the fact that their daughter is gone. General Caligo eases their pain and proposes that they put his son as the heir to the throne, as Caligo is their cousin. Nereus and Lorelei see this as a rightful way and prepare a royal ball for that.
Although Caligo is very eager to fulfill his dream of making his son a king and being a hero himself, his son doesn't seem to have the same dream as his father. Instead, his son, Fergis, loves plants very much and acts awkwardly into his father's eyes.
Back at the cave, when Scylla is making a potion of some sort, an eel named Murray comes to the cave. He reveals Scylla's dark secret, the past between her and Caligo to poison the princess to set the main stage years later, which is now. At the same time, it's perfectly clear, Caligo and his sidekick are planning a dire plan to kill the king and the queen. Scylla refuses, and warns Murray to go. Murray is annoyed, and threatens to tell everyone that she had killed The Princess. Having no choice, she has to accept.
Murray gives Scylla an invitation to the royal ball, and tells her to be at the castle on time. Suddenly, Lumina comes in and is excited to hear more about the castle. Murray is surprised and suspicious to see Lumina,as well as to hear her call Scylla 'aunt', since he thought Scylla lived alone. Scylla throws Murray out to hush him.
Lumina's excitement about the castle isn't over. She asks Scylla to take her with her to the castle. Scylla scares her off, mentioning all kinds of dangerous things she may encounter even if she's with her. Lumina has no other option, but to stay.
Disappointed, Kuda and Lumina play the 'tail-tag' game. Kuda accidently knocks one of the bottles during the game. When Lumina tries to pick it up, she sees the invitation to the royal ball. She tries to give it to her aunt, but Scylla has gone far away. Lumina sees this as an opportunity to see the castle, and although Kuda reminds her of the threats Scylla told her about and hesitates to go, Lumina pushes her to join her.
Lumina has noticed that every time Scylla comes back from the town, she always comes from a shortcut, which then appears as a dead end. Her intuition takes lead, and not long after, she finds a passage through the skeleton of a big animal. While on the passage, Kuda accidently breaks the structure and it collapses. They are lucky enough, but there's no time for relief; All of the sudden, the second collapse happens. Again, they are lucky, but the invitation is lost to a narwhal.
Back at the castle, Caligo and Fergis are arguing. Caligo, in one hand, forces Fergis to do what he wants. On the other hand, Fergis doesn't want to be a king; instead, he wants to be a botanist.
Not long after, Murray appears and informs Caligo that Scylla agreed. But, Caligo has one other concern he has to overcome, beside his evil plan; he wants his son to have a mate. This reminds Murray of Scylla's niece and proposes Caligo a pair which he may want. This also raises a suspicion to Caligo. As long he remembered, Scylla didn't have a niece. Then, Murray describes Lumina as 'blond and about 17' and even mentions that it is an 'interesting coincidence'. Caligo is interested and tells Murray to bring her to him.
Lumina and Kuda, in the other side of the ocean, are lost in the middle of a kelp forest. Then they see the narwhal which took their invitation, only to lose it again. In desperation, Lumina sees the light in the distance and rushes to it, in hope it is the city. But instead, they run into a vampire squid lair. Kuda and Lumina thought the baby squid is cute, but not after the squid attacks Kuda. That's when they disturb a stonefish called Spike. Despite his gruesome look, Lumina helps Spike to cover his spikes with pearls and gives him advice not to scare people off. Spike comes with Lumina and Kuda to the city nearby.
At the cave, Murray alongside with two other eels, Wormwood and Garth, are trying to bring Lumina to Caligo but find no one. Regardless, Murray found evidence that Lumina is the lost princess by a royal crest in a drawer which Scylla had hidden from Lumina.
Back in the kelp forest, Lumina, Kuda and Spike are laughing at a joke when Kuda is caught by a kelp. Spike cuts the kelp with his spike, and sets her free. Then they come into the busy town nearby. Spike quickly gets along with the locals. Kuda notices Scylla in the distance, and they try to hide from her end up in Salon La Mer.
At first, Lumina is mistakenly thought as a customer by Madame Ruckus, but when she notices Scylla is passing by, she disguises herself by changing her hair and the same goes for Kuda. Madame Ruckus sees her talent and hires her alongside with two other employees, Sandrine and Cora. While Lumina is busy, back at the castle General Caligo's plan is arranged he depends on Scylla to make the poison. His plan is simple, let Scylla poison the merberry nectar in Nereus' goblet, then he'll get the upper hand.
At Salon La Mer, Lumina has just become the most famous hairstyler in the city. Sandrine tries to keep up, but finally befriends Lumina despite her cruel behavior before.
Murray returns from his back-and-forth trip and tells Caligo he found no one, but he shows the royal crest to Caligo and confirms she is the princess. Caligo goes furious, as that could ruin his plan.
Again at Salon La Mer, Prince Delphin who has just come into the city is wrongly thought as an employee. He carries some things and delivers them to Lumina. He quickly bumps into her. Later, General Caligo takes Fergis to Salon La Mer for hairstyling. Although he's been searching for the lost princess, unknowingly, he asks Lumina to do the job. Fergis instead, has fallen in love with Cora.
Later, Madame Ruckus comes to inform her employees that she got an invitation to the royal ball. Interestingly, they get anxious on what to wear, but Madame Ruckus winks at them. Then they go to a shop to buy some proper clothes. The shop is so crowded, that people just ramsack every single piece of clothing. So they decide to make them.
The scene skips to the royal ball, where Fergis calls upon Cora. His father interferes, then takes off his Quidest Fetere flower saying that it smelled bad, then flaps his back. Cora and Fergis grow closer after Cora states she loves his flower.
When Lumina notices the narwhal who took her invitation, General Caligo gets flapped by Lumina's tail, but he welcomes her instead, saying he likes how she reorganized his son's hair. But, moments later, Murray tells him that Lumina is the lost princess. Meanwhile, Lumina gets a dance with Prince Delphin and chat together. Then Prince Delphin says he needs to go for a while, and makes Lumina promise to save the next dance for him.
Caligo takes no time to waste, he immediately drives Lumina outside the ball, and captures her and Kuda with the help of the eels. Then they throw her into the dungeon. Lumina recognizes the eel as her aunt's friend. Murray tells her the truth; her aunt will poison the king. Lumina's creative mind lets her steal the key from the eels and tie them together. Then she frees herself and Kuda.
At the ball, Scylla has switched Caligo's and Nereus' goblets. Caligo knows this, but he realizes he has to face a new a dilemma; If Nereus drinks the real nectar, and he drinks the poison, he will be the one to die. His dilemma increases, when he has to decide which one is the poison: his or Nereus's.
Then, Nereus coronates Fergis as the heir to the throne, and is about to have a toast. But, Caligo decides quickly to spill Nereus' goblet and offers him his. Scylla tries to spill it, but is blocked by a Trident. Lumina arrives in time to spill the goblet before Nereus drinks it, causing the gasp in the crowds.
Despite his plan having been ruined, Caligo refuses to give up. He states Lumina is trying to attack Nereus and tells the Tridents to arrest her. Scylla testimates, saying Lumina has just saved Nereusl, but before she has the chance to say what Caligo made her do, Caligo makes an effort to kill the witness and push her to one opened end of Spike. The venom of the stonefish is about to kill Scylla, but before she dies, she tells Lumina she took her from her parents to protect her.
Spike reveals which the antidote for the venom is and it turns out to be Fergis's Quidest Fetere. But before Fergis can say he has it, Caligo hushes him. Fergis decides to do the right thing, so he defies his father and gives Lumina the flower.
Caligo makes one last effort in the last minute, he takes Scylla's body intending leave. Lumina gets furious; she chases Caligo before he leaves the ballroom, but one of the Tridents grabs her tail. All of Lumina's friends help defeat the Trident Squad.
Before Caligo reaches the gate, Lumina sends her pearls to the gate, locks it and uses all the pearls in the ballroom to ensnare him. Lumina gives the antidote to Scylla ,and it saves her.
Scylla states Caligo is the one who ordered her to poison Nereus and reveals Lumina is the long lost daughter of Nereus and Lorelei.
She reveals the story: years ago, Caligo sought to be the king of Seagundia, and paid Scylla to poison the newly born baby of Lorelei, the true heir of Seagundia. She couldn't do it, but instead, she kept the baby with her, and told Caligo she was dead. As the child grew, she could have given it back to her rightful parents, but she couldn't do it, and she felt guilty for that.
Fergis returns the Pearl of the Sea back to the Nereus and he gives it to Lumina. Scylla gains her forgiveness and they stay together in Seagundia. The ball continues, and everyone lives happily ever after, except for Caligo that was pushed by Madame Ruckus out of the castle and his fate is unknown.
Starring The Voices Of
|Kelly Sheridan||Princess Lumina|
|Mark Oliver||King Nereus|
|Rebecca Shoichet||Queen Lorelei|
|Kathleen Barr||Madame Ruckus|
|Tabitha St. Germain||Purple Mer-teen|
|Brian Doe||Prince Delphin|
|Jeff Evans Todd||Dolphin|
ReleaseThe movie comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet on March 11th, 2014. Also, the movie was released in theaters at limited time beginning at February 1st, 2014. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Vue Cinema Company had exclusive screenings of the film on 15th and 16th February.
For celebrate the movie, Mattel, Inc. organized "Barbie: The Pearl Princess Sweepstakes" to get five beauty prizes packages of Barbie: The Pearl Princess merchandises. This sweepstakes began on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:01:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and ended on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:01:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Five potential winners had been randomly selected by the administrator on about Monday, March 24, 2014. Registered was opened in "Enter to Win!" application from the official Barbie Facebook.
|“|| Celebrate the release of Barbie™: The Pearl Princess and treat your favorite little girls to a beauty night in with Barbie!|
Enter here for the chance to win one of five prize packages of under the sea delights for the Barbie mermaid fan in your life. You could win everything you need for a Barbie™: The Pearl Princess beauty night with a prize pack that includes: Barbie™: The Pearl Princess on Blu-Ray & DVD, a 2-in-1 Mermaid Princess Doll, a Barbie™: The Pearl Princess Mermaid Doll, a Mermaid Hair Salon Playset, her very own Barbie™: The Pearl Princess Mermaid Lumina dress, a fun 3D nail design kit, and a stylist tote so she can create beautiful hair styles just like Lumina! See rules for complete prize listing.
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DVD Bonus Features
- "Mermaid Party!" Music Video
- "Light Up The World" Music Video
- "Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse" Music Video
- "Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse" Episode - "Perf Pool Party"
- Trailer Gallery
- The original titles of the movie were "Barbie in The Pearl Princess" and "Barbie: Pearl of The Sea".
- In the video "Barbie Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!", icy water is poured over Barbie and she transforms into Lumina.
- The music heard when Fergis asked Cora for a dance is used in DVD cleaners.
- The music heard during the ballroom scene is Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Autumn.
- Kuda's favorite game is Tic-Tac-Tuna. It is a pun of the game Tic-Tac-Toe.
- The 10 Trident Squad guards are only loyal to General Caligo.
- In the novel, Dolphin has his voice the entire time, and never squeaks like in the movie.
- In the novel, the eel squad accidently kidnaps Madame Ruckus first.
- In the novel, the fight scene at the ball between Lumina and Caligo were very different.
- Lumina's picture from one of the official still is seen in a frame from reef's living room.
- The film was aired on Nickelodeon at April 6, 2014.
- A Star Wars refrence was shown in the movie when one of Kuda's hairstyles resembled Princess Leia's hairstyle in Episode IV: A New Hope.
- The song of this movie Mermaid Party!'s instrumental was played in Barbie life in the dreamhouse's two specials in Perf Pool Party as a dj tune and in The Amaze Chase in Barbie's Deluxe Camper.
Similarities to other Barbie movies
- Caligo, Dame Devin from Barbie: Princess Charm School and Queen Ariana from Barbie as The Island Princess, tried to live out their royal dreams through their children (Fergis, Delancy, Luciana) but their children chose to help the protagonist of each movie other than their parents.
- Both Lumina and Blair Willows were transformed into princesses by magical objects (Pearl of the Sea and Gardania's Magical Crown) which only glows on the true heir of each kingdoms.
- Both Lumina and Blair also ask their adoptive families to live with them in the royal castle after they are crowned as the princesses.
- A worker who served the merberry nectar with Scylla and other mermaids used character models of Graylen from Barbie: A Fairy Secret and Lord Gastrous from Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Fairy Friends and its sequel, just with light skin.
Similarities with Barbie in A Mermaid Tale and Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2
- Pictures of the four ambassadors from Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 are shown hanging next to Lumina's new family portrait at the end of the movie. (69 min 40 sec)
- The arch in the begining of the movie has similar structure like the arch in Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2
- In Kuda's fake coronation as the ruler of Seven Seas, some of the fish are similiar with the Pufferazzi, Alistair, and Lipstick Fish from Barbie in A Mermaid Tale and Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2, just with different colours.
- The mermaid boutiques have appeared in the movie and Barbie in A Mermaid Tale.
- Dolphin is a blue dolphin while Zuma form the movie: Barbie in Mermaid tale and Barbie in a Mermaid tale 2 is pink.
- There is a telephone in Salon La Mer and a blue high heel in the mermaid boutique. In fact, that is impossible to have a phone in underwater and the high heel is not useful in the sea (because mermaids do not have feet, and there is no satelites above).
- There are some time descrepencies in the movie. For example, when Lumina and Kuda were in the kelp forest, Kuda mentioned it was almost dark. But after they reached the city, Lumina worked in the Salon La Mer all day.
- In some scenes Prince Delphin's hair changes to light blonde instead he has dirty blonde hair.
- When Lumina and Kuda swam from the reef until Kuda broke the passage's structure, Lumina and Kuda didn't bring the invitation. But while Kuda swam first before Lumina, suddenly the invitation appeared, fell and floated after her.
- Kuda had just returned from searching for pearls after Madame Ruckus announced she received the invitational, but the 'unwrapped' pearls suddenly missing from her tail grip.
- Fergis wears an antidote flower on his clothes and Caligo dissolved that antidote flower. But when Scylla fainted and Fergis took the flower, the flower does not looked destroyed at all.
- When Lumina is in the prison, it was shown she was holding the bars while talking to Murray. But suddenly, there are pearls in her hands.
- Eels don't have fingers to hold anything. However, in the prison scene, they were shown to hold cards.
- Near the end of the movie, when Lumina was in fight against Caligo, she took all the pearls from the ballroom. Although some pearls were still used to ensare Caligo, all of the pearls are returned to the owners.
- When Scylla awoke after Lumina gave the antidote and they were hugging, Lumina's pink skirt was missing.
- A pearl on the one of Spike's spikes was fall by Caligo, but in the end, when Spike is seen swimming with Sandrine and Dolphin, the spike was covered by a pearl again.
- In at least one shot, Fergis appears to have a shark-like tail like Caligo.
Also Known As
- Polish - Barbie: Perłowa Księżniczka
- French - Barbie et la Magie des Perles
- German - Barbie in Die Magischen Perlen
- Greek - Barbie - Η Πριγκίπισσα των Μαργαριταριών
- Italian - Barbie: La Principessa delle Perle
- Brazil - Barbie: A Sereia das Pérolas
- Russian - Барби в роли Жемчужной принцессы
- Thai - บาร์บี้ เจ้าหญิงเงือกน้อยกับไข่มุกวิเศษ
- Chinese - 芭比之珍珠公主
- Spanish - Barbie: La Princesa de las Perlas
- Portugal - Barbie em a Princesa Pérola
- Persian - باربي شاهزاده مرواريد
- Arabic - باربي أميرة اللؤلؤ
- Turkish - Barbie İnci Prenses
- Dutch - Barbie: De Parel Prinses
- Georgian - ბარბი: მარგალიტის პრინცესა
- Hindi - बार्बी : दी पर्ल प्रिंसेस