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Barbie: Fairytopia is the 5th Barbie movie. It premiered on Nickelodeon on March 6, 2005, and it was later released to video on March 8, 2005. The movie follows the story of Elina, a wingless fairy who goes on a journey to save the enchanted land of Fairytopia.
"Starring Barbie as Elina!"
"Just through the rainbow, in the world of Fairytopia, lives Elina, a beautiful flower fairy who longs to have wings."
"Her home is a large flower in the Magic Meadow where she lives with Bibble, a quirky but loveable puffball."
"One day, Elina wakes to find that her flower home is sick, and her fairy friends can't fly! She summons the courage to help and embarks on a fantastic journey to find Azura, a Guardian Fairy she thinks can solve the problem. She meets new people who test her courage and teach her the value of true friendship. But can a wingless fairy save all of Fairytopia?"
"Join Barbie, as Elina, in her first ever Fairytopia film and discover a magical land of fairies, flowers and enchanting experiences!"
Elina, a wingless flower fairy, and her puffball friend Bibble watch their fairy friend Dandelion fly with three pixies. The pixies make fun of Elina for having no wings, but Elina ignores their taunting. Dandelion, however, defends Elina by fluttering her wings so hard that the small pixies are blown away. They later come back to warn Dandelion and Elina to go home "where it's safe". This is so they don't get kidnapped by someone named Laverna (who is already rumored to have kidnapped a fairy named Topaz). Elina thinks that Laverna is a myth, but Dandelion is unsure so she goes home to ask her mother. Elina and Bibble go back to Peony, where her flower home. Elina talks to Bibble about what the pixies said, but she thinks Topaz is too powerful to get kidnapped, as she is a guardian. Bibble is asleep, and Elina feels uneasy, but Peony plays a lullaby for her, and she falls asleep.
Topaz however, really has been kidnapped by Laverna. Laverna plans to kidnap all of the guardians and then take over Fairytopia. Laverna calls her minions, Fungus, who reveal Laverna's formula. It had the power to weaken every flying creature in Fairytopia if they breathed it in; they would become so weak they would lose the power to fly. As she speaks, Laverna's minions are in all seven regions of Fairytopia and unleashing the formula. She thinks no one can stop her, as she is the only one with an antidote. Her main plan is to give everyone the antidote, and then everyone will love her for it and let her be their queen. In the morning, Bibble has to wake up Elina because Peony didn't sing to wake them up. Elina goes outside and sees that Peony, as well as all the other fairy homes, are sick. Dandelion comes to see Elina and tells her that some of the fairies are having trouble flying, and Topaz is gone; the closest guardian is Azura, and she is far away, in Fairytown. Elina thinks that she has to go to Fairytown to see Azura, but Dandelion doesn't think it is a good idea; Elina has never left the meadow before, and it takes hours to get to Fairytown, even if you have wings. Elina really thinks she can't actually get there, but Bibble and Dandelion volunteer to join her, and they leave the Magic Meadow.
The trio enters a spooky forest, and Dandelion flies up high to see if she can see a way out. When she is higher up, she breathes in some of Laverna's formula and can't fly. Elina realizes that Dandelion is getting sick, and it would be too hard for Dandelion to walk like Elina, as Elina was used to walking. She urges Dandelion to go home before dark to avoid panicking her mother, so Dandelion leaves Elina and Bibble. Meanwhile, Laverna has kidnapped another guardian: Ruby. He remains loyal to the Enchantress, Laverna's sister and the ruler of Fairytopia. Laverna shows Topaz and Ruby the Enchantress's state, and it turns out she is very weak because of the formula. Laverna urges Ruby to take advantage of her hospitality, like Topaz, who keeps eating food from Laverna. Elina and Bibble get out of the forest and encounter a new place where all the flowers are wilting. Elina jumps up to one of the highest flowers to get a view of the horizon. Bibble flies in front of a flower that is like a tunnel, so they go inside it. At the end of the tunnel is the City Hall of Fairytown, but it is closed. They tell the man there that they need to see Azura, but she is not there. A pixie named Larkspur comes, and the man working in the city hall tells him that Ruby, and another guardian named Amethyst, have been kidnapped. He has to find Azura immediately, so Elina and Bibble take advantage of this and follow him.
Elina and Bibble grab onto a flower, and it floats after Larkspur, but they crash. They see Azura's house, but it is surrounded by guards. Elina and Bibble hide in a flower, but Azura spots them and tells them to leave. Elina tells Azura that they came all the way from Fairytopia, so Azura tells Elina to come closer. She sees a rainbow in Elina's eye for a second and is shocked. She invites Elina into her house and gives her food and shelter. Azura tells Elina that the rainbow in her eyes means she is destined for great things. When Elina goes to bed, Azura tells her that all of Fairytopia is in trouble, and it is down to Laverna. In the morning she will leave to speak to a dryad named Dahlia, who lives in the Wildering Wood. Azura asks Elina to take care of her necklace.
In the morning, Azura wakes up Bibble and asks him to find Hue, who lives in the south; he needs to be given an important scroll. After that, Azura is about to leave but is kidnapped by Fungus. Elina looks outside when she wakes up and sees that the guards have been tied up. A stout fairy thinks Elina has caused the trouble, so Elina runs away and gets helped by Hue, who has large wings and carries Elina to the Wildering Wood. In Laverna's lair, the Fungus arrive with Azura, and Laverna notices that Azura isn't wearing her necklace. The Fungus tell Laverna that the wingless fairy had it. Laverna realizes that Elina wouldn't be affected by the formula, as she couldn't fly. All of the Fungus are ordered to find Elina. Meanwhile, Hue tells Elina that after a day they will be in the Wildering Wood. However, they encounter some of Laverna's firebirds. To escape them, Hue flies off a rainbow colored waterfall into a cove. Hue disturbs some relaxing mermaids when he flies too low, including Prince Nalu.
Prince Nalu yells at Hue but stops when he sees Elina. Hue insists that the firebirds won't come down as they hate water, but they do. Prince Nalu throws them some special seaweed that will let them breathe underwater, so they all eat some. They swim with Prince Nalu to safety, and he points them to the Wildering Wood. The prince hopes he can see Elina again, leading to Bibble making fun of them. They get on Hue, but he breathes in some of Laverna's formula, and Elina orders him to land so he can rest. She asks Bibble to stay with Hue, and she goes to find Dahlia by herself. When Elina is by herself, she begins doubting herself and comparing herself to Azura, a great guardian. Some happy trolls appear who will lead Elina to Dahlia. They go a long way but still only see sick trees. Azura's necklace starts glowing, and it "calls" Dahlia. The happy trolls leave, and Dahlia says she can't help Elina; she doesn't want to help the guardians as the last time she tried to help them, none believed she was good except for Azura had been working with Laverna. Azura believed that Dahlia would know how to defeat Laverna because of this, but Dahlia doesn't want to risk herself for Fairytopia. Elina convinces her otherwise, and they go back to Hue and Bibble. Hue and Bibble insist on coming with Elina and Dahlia, and they start to go after Laverna.
In Laverna's lair, she has all the guardians kidnapped. Laverna places a crystal on her throne, and the guardian's necklaces feel the presence of Azura's necklace, which is with Elina. Laverna knows she is near, so she orders the Fungus to get her. Dahlia tells Elina that, when she had left Laverna, Laverna had created a device that used the strength of her royal bloodline to suck the powers from the fairy guardian's necklaces and transfer them to herself. She doesn't know how it works, but she knew that the "union point" would be the weakness. The group arrives at Laverna's lair, and they can't go in the air because of the firebirds. Their plan is to go in and find the union point, but Elina wants to go by herself as she has Azura's necklace. While Elina runs over to the lair, she almost gets caught by the Fungus, but Hue flies in with Dahlia to distract them. When Bibble tries to distract them, he is captured. Elina makes it to the lair, and Dahlia, Bibble, and Hue have been brought to Laverna by the Fungus. When the Fungus leave, Elina finds them and tells Laverna to let them go. Laverna will only let them go if Elina gives her the necklace, but she refuses. Laverna sees the rainbow in Elina's eye and tells her she could have wings if she went to Laverna's side.
With the wings Laverna gave her, Elina becomes brainwashed. Laverna tells Elina they can have what they want; Laverna will rule Fairytopia, and Elina will have wings, with everything in her world as she remembered it. Laverna tells Elina to put Azura's necklace around Azura's neck, and Elina will get everything she's ever wanted. The guardians' necklaces make them lose their powers, and they start transferring to Laverna. Elina is just about to place Azura's necklace around her neck when Azura says, "for the friends you haven't met yet." This snaps Elina back to reality, and she sees that the union point is where the crystal is. She takes the necklace off Azura and throws it at the crystal, breaking it. The guardians get their powers back. Laverna, her throne, and her scepter disappear, and Bibble, Hue, and Dahlia are freed. The guardians are safe.
Back in the Magic Meadow, the pixies are flying again, and everyone is glad to see Elina. Hue comes to see Elina, and so does the Enchantress. She thanks Elina and her friends for saving everyone and says that even if Elina may not need a gift for thanks, she still deserves one. The Enchantress gives Elina a rainbow-colored necklace and flies away. The necklace begins to glow, and Elina is granted her wish of her very own pair of beautiful, pink wings. She flies with her own wings for the first time, and Elina, Dandelion, Hue, and Bibble fly together off together.
Starring the Voices Of
- Elina: Kelly Sheridan
- Bibble: Lee Tockar
- Dandelion: Tabitha St. Germain
- Laverna: Kathleen Barr
- Azura: Venus Terzo
- Dahlia: Chiara Zanni
- Hue: Mark Oliver
- Prince Nalu: Alessandro Juliani
- Fungus: Lee Tockar
- Happy Trolls: Lee Tockar
- Topaz: Tabitha St. Germain
- Quill: Michael Dobson
- Amethyst: Michael Dobson
- Ruby: Scott McNeil
- Larkspur: Brian Drummond
- Pixie #1: Britt McKillip
- Pixie #2: Kathleen Barr
- Pixie #3: Chiara Zanni
- Pixie #4: Kathleen Barr
- Pixie #5: Nancy Sorel
- Mermaid #1: Tabitha St. Germain
- Mermaid #2: Kelly Sheridan
- Enchantress: Nancy Sorel
The scene selection feature can be accessed by selecting "My Favorite Scenes".
- Welcome to Fairytopia™!
- Laverna's Plan
- Something's Wrong
- Journey to Fairy Town
- Another Guardian Captured
- Following the Trail
- A Flower Parachute
- Azura's Enchanted House
- Riding a Butterfly
- Find the Wingless Fairy!
- Chased by Firebirds
- What Friends Do
- In Search of Dahlia
- A Magic Crystal
- To the Rescue!
- Elina in Laverna's Lair
- Elina's Gift
- End Credits
The extra features can be accessed by selecting "More Fairy Fun".
- Games: "Boogie with Bibble"
- Pixie Hide and Seek
- Fairy Friends
- Trailer Gallery
- DVD Credits
Special Thanks To:
Managing Producer: Jesyca Durchin Schnepp
Tiffany J. Shuttleworth
Jeremy McCarron, Adam Wood and Carleen Lay
DVD Executive Producer Lionsgate: Katya Nayberg
Executive in Charge of Home Video Marketing Lionsgate: Michael Rathauser
DVD Menus and Special Feature Content designed and produced by: DZN, The Design Group, Los Angeles, CA
DVD Compression & Authoring: Blink Digital, Santa Monica, CA
BARBIE, FAIRYTOPIA and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by and used under license from Mattel, Inc. © 2004 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
©MMIV Lionsgate Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- This is the first Barbie film with an original storyline and sets up Barbie's first-ever film collection/franchise.
- According to Laverna, there are seven regions in Fairytopia. The old official Fairytopia website had a game called "Decorating Fairytopia" where you can decorate all 7 regions and places found in Fairytopia, including the Magic Meadow, Mermaidia, Laverna's Lair and the Crystal Palace. Thus, making Laverna's statement accurate.
- This was the first of the Barbie films to have a series.
- This is the first Barbie movie to not contain "in", "of", or "as" in the title
- This is the first Barbie film to not have a celebrity voice the villain.
- Unlike the previous Barbie movies, this film was released earlier in the year.
- Instead of Arnie Roth scoring the film like he did the first 4 films, Eric Colvin scored this film.
- This marks the first time Ken doesn't appear in a Barbie film.
- This was the first Barbie film to premiere on TV before it premiered on DVD.
- There are a few goofs with Azura's necklace; after Azura gives Elina her necklace, she is seen wearing it again after she is kidnapped. Also, during the travel to find Dahlia, Elina is sometimes seen without Azura's necklace even though she's supposed to be wearing it the whole time. Also, Elina can be briefly seen wearing it long before she meets Azura- when she runs to check Bibble after he catches the seed pod.
- When the guardians fairies are all kidnapped, some of them are seen not wearing their necklaces (Topaz and Ruby).
- While Laverna is 'teaching the guardians a lesson', there are only four guardians, but when the Fungi bring Azura, it is shown there are six of them.
- When rainbow rays start appearing from the guardians' seats, in one scene, the order is incorrect: the purple ray comes from Ruby, the red guardian.
"LIONS GATE FAMILY HOME ENTERTAINMENT (FHE) ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO FIRST FEATURE RELEASE IN MATTEL'S ALL-NEW 'BARBIE™ FAIRYTOPIA™' DVD SERIES
Dec. 06, 2004
In a continued partnership, Mattel (NYSE: MAT) has awarded the North American home entertainment rights to the first release in its all-new line of Barbie™ direct-to-video features -- "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" -- to Lions Gate's Family Home Entertainment (FHE), a division of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) Toronto. "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" will be released on both VHS and DVD formats in March 2005, just in time for the Easter Holiday. The announcement was made today by Glenn Ross, President of Family Home Entertainment and Steve Ross, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Entertainment and Business Development of Mattel Entertainment.
FHE was selected to distribute the first "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" title following its tremendous success serving as the distributor of Mattel's Barbie™ Princess Series videos, which, since 2001, have come out annually in the fall. The first three releases in the Princess Series -- "Barbie in the Nutcracker™," "Barbie™ As Rapunzel" and "Barbie™ of Swan Lake" -- have all performed extremely well at retail. The fourth Barbie™ release in the Princess Series -- "Barbie™ as The Princess & the Pauper" -- hit stores in September and has already topped charts as the #1 kids video to purchase this holiday season, according to Nielsen Video Scan.
"Barbie™ Fairytopia™" marks the first-ever direct-to-video feature starring the world's favorite doll that will be released in the spring as a new franchise in Barbie™ Entertainment. Distinguishing itself from the Princess Series, "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" incorporates a whole new world for Barbie® that is filled with new characters, more colors, and magical fantasy adventure. "Barbie™ Fairytopia ™" is a stunning computer-animated movie that takes girls to a completely new world of rich colors and fantastic images under the flowers.
"We are excited about continuing to expand our overall relationship with Mattel," said Lions Gate's Glenn Ross. "Mattel has been able to consistently delight and surprise consumers with bold new ideas as well as deliver positive messages that empower young girls to be all they dream of being. This philosophy aligns perfectly with what we feel FHE is all about. We are very pleased to be able to add what we know will be a highly-anticipated spring event with the new Fairytopia™ movies. It is important to note, that "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" is a whole new immersive world that is very different from the Princess releases, providing girls with two unique, exciting experiences throughout the year with their favorite doll. "
Similar to the Barbie™ Princess movies, Mattel will support "Barbie™ Fairytopia™" with a full, all-new line of Barbie® Fairytopia™ dolls and other toys based on the movie. The marketing and promotional campaign supporting the releases will be similar to "Barbie™ As The Princess and The Pauper" including a powerful advertising campaign, cross sells, and much more. More details on the marketing programs will be released at a later date.
"We continue to engage girls deeper in the world of Barbie® and extend the brand through entertainment and our partners at Lions Gate support our strategy and share in our vision," said Steve Ross, Mattel Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Business Development. "The Lions Gate team has been with us from the beginning and have proven to be outstanding partners. They will help us realize our plans for Fairytopia™ entertainment, which will be backed with the biggest spring media and public relations campaign ever for a Barbie® toy and video launch, and we feel confident that together, we will continue to build on the incredible success of the number one girls brand worldwide," Ross added.
"Barbie™ Fairytopia™" will be released on March 8, 2005 for the suggested retail price of $19.98 on DVD and VHS. The DVD is presented in family-friendly widescreen with Dolby 5.1 and 2.0 Audio with Spanish 2.0 Audio and is filled with wonderfully fun special features including a "Boogie with Barbie™" dancing game, "Pixie Hide and Seek" game, "Fairy Friends," and interactive menus. The title has a prebook date of February 1, 2005."
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