"The best way to make a friend is to be a friend."
Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess is the 25th Barbie movie. It was released to DVD on August 27, 2013, and it made its TV premiere on Nickelodeon on November 24, 2013. It is the 5th and final Barbie: Fairytopia movie. The film continues the journey of Mariposa with her new friend Princess Catania in a new adventure.
"Mariposa and her furry friend Zee returns in Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess. In this magical adventure, Mariposa becomes the royal Ambassador of Flutterfield and is sent to bring peace between her fairy land and their rivals, the Crystal Fairies of Shimmervale. While Mariposa doesn't make a great first impression on their King, she becomes fast friends with his shy daughter, Princess Catania. However, a misunderstanding causes Mariposa to be banished from the fairy land. As Mariposa and Zee return to Flutterfield, they encounter a dark fairy on her way to destroy Shimmervale. Mariposa rushes back and helps Princess Catania save her fairy land and together, the two girls prove that the best way to make a friend, is to be a friend."
Mariposa and Willa went to see Queen Marabella, who sent Mariposa to the kingdom of Shimmervale to make peace with the Crystal Fairies. The Crystal Fairies and the Butterfly Fairies had been feuding with each other for centuries over misunderstandings, but Mariposa was not prejudiced. Even so, she was too unconfident to go, and had to be encouraged by Prince Carlos. Willa helped Mariposa to pack and Mariposa and her pet Zee went to Shimmervale.
When Mariposa arrived in Shimmervale, she was hesitantly greeted by Talayla, who was scared of Mariposa at first because of incorrect, frightening misconceptions about Butterfly Fairies. Talayla showed Mariposa around the kingdom once she was reassured that Mariposa wouldn't hurt her. The other residents of the kingdom, however, hid from Mariposa, making her feel uncomfortable. The princess of the kingdom, Catania, greeted Mariposa, but her father King Regellius told Catania to stay away from the window.
Talayla showed Mariposa her guest room and then was formally introduced to King Regellius and Princess Catania. The king was unimpressed by Mariposa, and meanwhile in Flutterfield, Willa and Carlos were struggling while they took over Mariposa's work as a royal historian. Mariposa and Zee were invited to tea with the king, Catania and her pet Anu, but Mariposa didn't fit in and embarrassed herself.
In her dark lair, Gwyllion and her sidekick, Boris, perfected a magic spell that would change crystals into dark rocks. In the morning, Talayla invited Mariposa to meet the residents of Shimmervale, but they were all hiding. Carlos and Willa were still having trouble doing Mariposa's job in Flutterfield.
The next day, Talayla told Mariposa about the Crystal Ball and gave her a dress to wear. Mariposa went to find King Regellius to ask if she could address the subjects and tell them that the Butterfly Fairies wanted to send their best wishes to the Crystal Fairies. King Regellius accepted but, after a mishappening, told Mariposa harshly that her large wings were a menace. Mariposa folded her wings down, and was told to keep them that way.
The Gwyllion found out about the Crystal Ball and told Boris they would be leaving for Shimmervale to attack that night. Mariposa and Catania found out they had things in common, so Mariposa suggested they go to the GlowWater Falls after Catania said she hadn't been there in many years. They had an enjoyable time together, and Catania told Mariposa about her sad past; She revealed that, when she was eight years old, Gwyllion asked her father for one crystal. King Regellius refused so he wouldn't run out of crystals for his subjects. Gwyllion wanted revenge, so she tried to kidnap Catania, but dropped the princess and broke her wings. Even after her wings healed, Catania had been too fearful to fly since the incident.
Catania gives Mariposa a crystal necklace and Mariposa gave Catania a Flutter Flower as gifts. They then went to the Crystal Ball and, because Mariposa's wings were folded down, she couldn't fly and socialise in the air. Instead, she danced on the ground with Catania and everyone began dancing and having fun. However, one fairy noticed the crystal necklace around Mariposa's neck, and everyone assumed Mariposa had stolen it.
King Regellius banished Mariposa from Shimmervale, so she returned the crystal necklace and started going home. Catania was upset so she left with her pegasus Sophie, and Anu. As Mariposa was going back to Flutterfield, she saw Gwyllion, who used her magic staff to turn every crystal in Shimmervale to rock simultaneously. She then made every Crystal Fairies paralysed and tried to steal the Heartstone which would turn the kingdom to stone if tampered with. Mariposa tried to stop Gwyillion, but failed and was frozen. In the end, Catania gained the courage to fly and fight Gwyillion. Gwyillion's staff ended up broke on the ground.
Although the Heartstone was blackened and hard, Catania noticed that the Flutter Flower was glowing. Mariposa and Catania held the Flutter Flower next to the Heartstone and every Crystallite was restored. Their appearances transformed and they go to see the king, who wanted to destroy Gwyllion. Catania told him that all Gwyllion had asked for was one Crytallite, and while her reaction to not getting one wasn't justified, destroying her wouldn't be either. They gave Gwyillion one Crystallite, and her personality and appearance became less harsh. She said that she had a lot of thinking to do and left in peace.
King Regellius made peace with the Butterfly Fairies and gave Queen Marabella a crystal necklace as a gift. At the Ball in Flutterfield, Prince Carlos asks Mariposa for a dance and all the other fairies have fun and dance.
Starring The Voices Of
- Mariposa: Kelly Sheridan
- Princess Catania: Maryke Hendrikse
- Willa / Zee: Tabitha St. Germain
- Gwyllion / Anu: Kathleen Barr
- Talayla: Mariee Devereux
- Prince Carlos: Alessandro Juliani
- Queen Marabella: Jane Barr
- Lord Gastrous: Alistair Abell
- King Regellius: Russell Roberts
- Boris: Sam Vincent
DVD and Blu-Ray Releases
- Welcome to Shimmervale
- Guest Room
- Tea Time
- Fairies of Shimmervale
- The Heartstone
- Glow Water Falls
- The Crystal Ball
- The Gwyllion!
- Too Late?
- Dance Party!
- Barbie in The Pink Shoes
- Barbie The Princess & the Popstar
- Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale
- Barbie The Pearl Princess
- Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2
- Barbie in A Mermaid Tale
- Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
- Barbie Premium Experience only on Royal Caribbean
- Barbie: Princess Charm School
- Barbie: A Fairy Secret
- Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale
- The Barbie Movie Collection
- There are two scenes of Willa and Mariposa trying to close the suitcase, but both times the suitcase bursts open..
- Mariposa and Willa try to close the suitcase a third time without sitting on it. It seems to work, but then it bursts open and Zee gets hit by a book.
- The Gwyllion tries to use her staff at her home, but bubbles come out of it.
- Anu and Zee throw cakes at each other during the tea party, and one of them hits Catania in the face.
- The Gwillyon tries to use her staff on Shimmervale, but flowers come out of the end.
- Mariposa and Willa fly through Flutterfield, but Willa bumps into a butterfly fairy, a flower and a pole.
- The Gwyllion tries to use her staff on Shimmervale again, but it doesn't work. Frustrated, she tries to make it work and accidentally freezes herself.
- Music Video - "Be A Friend"
- Barbie: Life In The Dreamhouse Music Video
- Barbie: Life In The Dreamhouse Episode - "Plethora of Puppies"
- Polly Pocket Episode - "Pet Pamper Scamper"
The following songs were written by Amy Powers, Gabriel Mann and Rob Hudnut and produced by Gabriel Mann: "Only A Breath Away", performed by Rachel Bearer, is the first song played when Mariposa and Zee go on the journey to Shimmervale and "Be A Friend", the film's theme song only played in the end credits, performed by Alana Hyland. Both songs were published by Mattel Rhapsody.
"Fly High" is the instrumental piece played when Mariposa, Catania and the other Crystal Ball guests dance on the ballroom floor. It was composed by Jeremy Peter Godfrey, Paul Dominic Plant and Ian Walsh. It was published by KPM APM courtesy of APM Music.
- In the official description of the film, it states "Mariposa and her furry friend Zee return in Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess". However, Zee is a new addition to the film. Hence, only Mariposa returns from the previous film.
- Mariposa means "butterfly" in Spanish. It is also the street name (Mariposa Ave.) of Mattel's creative design center.
- In Brazil, Mariposa is named Butterfly, and Catania is named Catarina.
- According to Barbie's official Twitter page, there is a cameo of Nutcracker in this film.
- The film's production was officially finished in February 2013.
- On the Voicebox Productions website, the movie is credited as Barbie: Mariposa and the Crystal Fairy Princess.
- This is the first film to be rated TV-Y7.
- For promotion in the United Kingdom, the film was strongly supported by Vue cinemas and screened in 83 of them on August 10 and 11 at 10:30am. There was also an exclusive Barbie Butterfly Ball held at London Zoo on August 18th.
- In the first Mariposa film, Mariposa is voiced by Chiara Zanni, but in this film, she is voiced by Kelly Sheridan.
- This is the second film in the Fairytopia series to have a song.
- On her way to Shimmervale, Mariposa flies through the Magic Meadow.
Also Known As
- Italian - Barbie: Mariposa e la Principessa delle Fate (Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Polish - Barbie: Mariposa i baśniowa księżniczka (Barbie: Mariposa and the fairy tale princess)
- French - Barbie: Mariposa et le Royaume des Fées (Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairyland)
- Albanian - Barbie: Mariposa dhe Zana Princeshë (Barbie: Mariposa and Fairy Princess)
- Swedish - Barbie Mariposa och älvprinsessan (Barbie Mariposa and the river princess)
- German - Barbie: Mariposa und die Feenprinzessin (Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Spanish - Barbie: Mariposa y la Princesa de las hadas (Barbie: Butterfly and the Fairy Princess)
- Portuguese - Barbie Mariposa e a Fada Princesa (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Brazilian Portuguese - Barbie Butterfly e a Princesa Fairy (Barbie Butterfly and the Princess Fairy)
- Croatian - Barbie: Mariposa i vilinska princeza
- Hungarian - Barbie Mariposa és a Tündérhercegnő (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Turkish - Barbie Mariposa ve Peri Prenses (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Czech - Barbie: Mariposa a Květinová princezna (Barbie: Mariposa and Flower Princess)
- Dutch - Barbie: Mariposa en de Feeënprinses (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Persian - باربي مریپوسا و شاهزاده پریان
- Arabic - باربي ماربوسا و أميرة الجنيات (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairies Princess)
- Greek - Μπάρμπι: Μαριπόζα και η νεραϊδοπριγκίπισσα (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Russian - Барби Марипоса и Принцесса Фей (Barbie Mariposa and Princess Fairy)
- Thai - บาร์บี้ แมรีโพซ่า กับเจ้าหญิงเทพธิดา
- Georgian - ბარბი: მარიპოსა და პრინცესა-ფერია (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Hindi - बार्बी : मारिपोसा और परियों की राजकुमारी
- Tamil - பார்பி: மரிப்போசை அண்ட் தி பாதிரி பிரின்சஸ்
- Hebrew - ברבי מריפוסה ונסיכת הפיות (Barbie Mariposa and Fairy Princess)
- Japanese - バービー マリポサと妖精の王女 (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
- Chinese - 芭比之蝴蝶仙子与精灵公主 (Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess)
Quotes: "The most beautiful thing you can be is yourself." | "The best way to make a friend is to be a friend."
Characters: Anemone | Anu | Bibble | Boris | Coral | Dizzle | Elina | Fairy Speck | Flutterpixie | Gwyllion | Henna | King Regellius| Lord Gastrous | Mariposa | Prince Carlos | Princess Catania | Queen Marabella | Rayla | Rayna | Skeezite | Talayla | Willa | Zee | Zinzie
Events: Crystal Ball