Barbie: It Takes Two is an animated series that takes place after Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams. It will have 26 episodes. The first 13 episodes will premiere on Netflix US April 8, 2022. The remaining 13 episodes will be released in fall 2022.
"Join Barbie "Malibu" Roberts and Barbie "Brooklyn" Roberts for fun, laughter, and exciting new adventures in the brand-new 26-episode series Barbie It Takes Two. The series follows Barbie and Barbie as they attend a year of performing arts high school in NYC, set out to record a music demo, and take odd jobs to fund their dreams, all while exploring the Big Apple and traveling back to Malibu often to visit family and friends. Filled with stories of friendship, family, passion, and perseverance, the series follows this iconic duo as they work hard and have fun chasing their dreams. This exciting new series also features new characters, new settings, and six all-new songs!"
List of Episodes
|1.||"It Takes Two"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Brooklyn and Malibu must convince their parents to let them stay together after the girls get accepted to the arts academy of their dreams.|
|2.||"First Day Frenzy"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Malibu's homesick and Brooklyn loses her voice, but the besties find a way to help each other and embrace their new lives in New York.|
|3.||"Barbies Rising"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||A chance encounter with a media VIP at a pretzel cart moves Malibu and Brooklyn closer to pop stardom — despite their other plans.|
|4.||"Gone to the Dogs"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Who let the dogs out and into the fashion show? The besties get busy as dog walkers to help save up for their first professional record demo.|
|5.||"Delivery Debacle"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Malibu and Brooklyn help deliver pastries for a cafe. But the job's not so sweet when the duo tries to help customers solve their personal problems.|
|6.||"Surprise, Surprise"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Malibu heads back home to throw her mom a surprise birthday bash — but she'll have a wild time trying to keep it all a secret!|
|7.||"Start Small"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Brooklyn helps Malibu learn a valuable lesson after Malibu tries to bring her family's Cleanup Day tradition to her New York neighborhood.|
|8.||"We Are Family"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Brooklyn and Malibu remix trouble into good tunes when unexpected visitors tag along as the duo records their first song.|
|9.||"Turkey Trouble"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Turkey mishaps and family drama almost turn Thanksgiving upside down as Brooklyn and Malibu celebrate the holiday on separate coasts.|
|10.||"Two Stars Are Born"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Brooklyn and Malibu get a taste of stardom and soon discover life in the spotlight isn't all it's cracked up to be.|
|11.||"Triple Threat"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||While saving up for their next recording session, Brooklyn and Malibu take on a babysitting gig with some troublemaking kids.|
|12.||"The Great Outdoors: Part 1"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||A camping trip becomes complicated after Brooklyn and Malibu both try to do too much instead of just relaxing.|
|13.||"The Great Outdoors: Part 2"||April 8, 2022 (USA)||Malibu and Brooklyn work with the squad to solve the mystery of the screech in the woods — and finish their latest song.|
Featuring the Voices Of
- America Young as Barbie "Malibu" Roberts
- Tatiana Varria as Barbie "Brooklyn" Roberts
- Kirsten Day as Skipper Roberts
- Cassandra Morris as Stacie Roberts
- Cassidy Naber as Chelsea Roberts
- Lisa Fuson as Margaret Roberts
- Greg Chun as George Roberts
- Gabe Kunda as Kelvin "Kel" Roberts
- Mela Lee as Simone Roberts
- Taylor Lauren as Jayla
- Xavier Patterson as Jackson
- Nicolas Roye as Rafa
- Dorian Plague as Epiphany/Jessica
- Giselle Fernandez as Emmie
- Elise Gabriel as Lyla
- Cristina Milizia as Teresa Rivera
- Stephanie Sheh as Renee Chao
- Emma Galvin as Daisy Kostopoulos
- Ritesh Rajan as Ken Carson
- Conor Hall as Bertram Livsey
- Christopher Niosi as Dashiel Haycraft III
- Sarah H. Fairbrook as Pandora
- Judy Alice Lee as Farah/Himari
- Yuri Lowenthal as Stefan
Other characters include:
- Otto Phoenix
- Malibu and her sisters' puppies: Taffy, DJ, Rookie and Honey.
- Brooklyn's cat, Etta
- Rafa's dog, Gato
- Dean Morrison
- Rafa's grandmother
- Jayla and Jackson's adoptive dads
The show's score is by Stephen James Taylor. The songs are by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg. The official It Takes Two (Original Series Soundtrack) album was released on April 8, 2022.
|Episode Appearance||Song Title||Credits|
|All (opening theme)||"It Takes Two (Theme Song)"||Music & lyrics by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg.|
|All (closing theme)||"End Title Theme"||Music by Stephen James Taylor.|
|"It Takes Two"||"After Us"||Music & lyrics by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg.|
|"Gone to the Dogs"
"We Are Family"
|"Can't Stop Us"||Music & lyrics by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg.|
|"Start Small"||"Step by Step"||Music & lyrics by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg.|
|"Find My Way Home"||Music & lyrics by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg.|
- March 4, 2022 - Australia, 9Go!
- April 2, 2022 - United Kingdom, Pop
- April 8, 2022 - United States, Netflix
- April 10, 2022 - Canada, Corus/YTV
- April 11, 2022 - Russia, Karusel
- April 18, 2022 - Portugal, Dreamia/Panda
It will also air on SuperRTL (Germany), Cartoonito & Boomerang (Italy), Canal+/Minimini (Poland), Star Greece, and Kidzone (Baltics) on different dates.
Behind the Scenes
The series is animated by Mainframe Studios. Marsha Griffin is the Creative Producer, and Christopher Keenan and Fred Soulie are the Executive Producers. Fred Soulie said, "Barbie: It Takes Two furthers Mattel's commitment to creating compelling content as we continue to expand the Barbie universe to represent our audiences across the globe. We look forward to our audiences enjoying Barbie's return to the series format as we share a new perspective that heightens the sense of adventure, fun and friendship we all associate with Barbie Roberts."
Fred Soulie said, "Barbie: It Takes Two showcases Mattel's commitment to engaging storytelling that reflects the world around us by expanding our Barbie content to represent our audiences, both kids and parents, across the globe. Whether we are developing an episodic series, television movie or vlog, we make sure every piece of Barbie content ladders up to the brand purpose of inspiring the limitless potential in all children."
Fred Soulie also said, "We look forward to broadening the scope of Barbie content with our return to the series format. What lies ahead for both Malibu and Brooklyn reinvigorates the brand with a whole new perspective that heightens the sense of adventure, fun and friendships." Christopher Keenan added, "Barbie has been inspiring, empowering, and entertaining kids for decades. The series follows the girls' hilarious and empowering adventures in friendship, sisterhood and family, all while discovering their limitless potential."
Alex Godfrey, senior director content distribution Mattel EMEA, said, "Barbie: It Takes Two marks Barbie's return to the series format with beloved faces and all new characters embarking on adventure, fun and friendship. We are proud to expand the Barbie universe to represent our audiences worldwide."
The series aired on Pop in the United Kingdom. Director of Pop Channels, Francesca Newington, said, "We're really excited to be airing the UK premiere of Barbie: It Takes Two on Pop this April. It's a series that truly reinforces the values of friendship, fun and adventure that Pop is all about. Mattel's talented creative team has done a brilliant job in expanding the Barbie universe to reflect our audience, and its love for creating the captivating musical adventures Barbie is known for is plain to see."
- Australia (episodes aired on Saturdays and Sundays)
- UK (episodes aired daily)
- Hollywood Reporter
- [http://web.archive.org/web/20220407235307/https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/drumroll-please-bright-lights-big-city-dreams-await-in-barbie-it-takes-two/ Animation Magazine
- Toy World Mag