The most beautiful thing you can be is yourself.

Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Fairy Friends, also simply known as Barbie: Mariposa, is the 12th CGI film and the 4th installment in the Barbie: Fairytopia series released on February 26, 2008. The film is told by Elina to her puffball Bibble about a butterfly fairy named Mariposa who is a book lover and always think of something different which makes her different from others. Mariposa however has a quest: to rescue Queen Marabella and free Flutterfield from the evil fairy Henna and the Skeezites.

Official Description

"Join Barbie in an all-new world of Butterfly Fairies! Mariposa is a beautiful butterfly fairy who loves to read and dream about the world outside her home in the land of Flutterfield. Flutterfield is protected by the Queen's glimmering magical lights, but when the Queen is poisoned by the evil fairy Henna, the special lights begin to go out one by one. It's up to the brave Mariposa and her friends to journey beyond the safe borders of the city in search of a hidden antidote that will save the Queen. Join the butterfly fairy friends on an exciting adventure that will transform them forever!"

Plot

Elina, heroine of the Fairytopia films, tells her friend, Bibble, the story of Flutterfield, a far away kingdom populated by fairies with butterfly wings.

Henna, the evil butterfly fairy and the attendant of the queen of Flutterfield, has poisoned the queen in an attempt to take over the kingdom. Due to this, the lights protecting Flutterfield are in danger of going out. These lights protect Flutterfield from the "Skeezites", monsters who eat butterfly fairies, and are connected to the life of Flutterfield's queen. It is up to Mariposa and her friends/employers, Rayna and Rayla, to find an antidote to save the queen.

They first travel according to the map, but when night falls, they are far from Flutterfield, and the Skeezites appear. They engage in a long chase scene, but Mariposa, Rayna and Rayla escape through a gate of red plants. However, the map gets chomped by an Skeezite. Mariposa remembers that there was a sun picture on the map, and she concludes that they should travel east, as toward the rising sun.

They then arrive at the Wilderness, and encounter a little flying rabbit named Zinzie, who is a great thrower and loves fluttercorn, and leads them to a mermaid statue in exchange for a packet of fluttercorn. They end up all diving into a lake and find mermaids. Mariposa asks them to tell her the whereabouts of the Cave of Reflections, and the mermaids agree to help them, but they ask for one thing in exchange: Concho shells. However, little merbabies are sleeping and use these shells as pillows, and it is revealed that if you wake the baby, the baby cries and wakes a sea monster. Rayla finds a plant, and wraps it until it bears the shape of the conch shells. They gently swap the shells with the plant, but one of the babies is tickled on the nose by a little leaf that was not wrapped properly, and the baby wakes and starts crying. This wakes the other babies, who as well start crying, waking the sea monster. While Mariposa delivers the concho shells to the mermaids, Rayna, Zinzie and Rayla try to escape the sea monster by swimming in different directions. The mermaids help in the end, and they all escape the sea monster.

Meanwhile, Queen Marabella has fallen ill, and the guards captured the prince who was trying to find the antidote. The Queen's captain of the guards holds him in an conversation, and another fairy sought the prince and freed him. That fairy is Willa, Mariposa's best friend. She tells the prince that she has spotted Henna doing evil things. So they decide to follow her, and the two find out that she had taken control over Skeezites by mixing a strange liquid and thistleburst; moreover, they discover that Henna was plotting to take over Flutterfield all this time.

The mermaids tell the four braves where to find the Cave of Reflections, and they fly towards it eagerly, but find that the cave was guarded by Skeezites. Zinzie manages to trick the Skeezites, and the four escape into the cave. There, they find their reflections talking back to themselves. They finally meet the Fairy of the Cave, who leads the group to different sections, where she proclaims each time "one of you must stay behind". Mariposa was left as the last one, and the cave fairy guides her toward a place filled with stars. She tells that one star hold the antidote she needs. Mariposa eventually finds one (which was all by itself), in which she used the archer's star pattern to locate it. This hints that this was the correct star, and for that reason, Mariposa is presented with larger, more beautiful sparkling wings.

The four heroines arrive back just in time when the Skeezites start attacking everyone at the Royal fairy castle. Mariposa eventually discovers that it was Henna who poisoned the queen, so she races to cure her with the antidote. Henna tries stopping Mariposa from foiling her plans, but Mariposa eventually manages to heal Marabella before she dies. Henna leaves and goes away with the Skeezites under the pretense of not getting caught, thus fleeing from the light. After the big save, Queen Marabella presents each of the heroines with a crown of flowers. Since then, Mariposa felt she belonged, having learned that being herself is the best thing in life.

Cast and Characters

Locations

Release

Scene Selection

  1. The Story Begins [4:59]
  2. Mariposa, the Butterfly Fairy [2:16]
  3. Dressing for the Ball [5:10]
  4. Henna's Potion [2:11]
  5. Meeting Prince Carlos [3:56]
  6. The Prince's Map [6:08]
  7. Skeezites! [4:05]
  8. Henna's Wicked Plot [2:06]
  9. Willa to the Rescue [2:55]
  10. Zinzie Leads the Way [4:58]
  11. The Waterwhirls [7:17]
  12. The Secret of the Light [1:53]
  13. Sneaking By [4:39]
  14. The Cave of Reflection [3:47]
  15. One Special Star [4:19]
  16. Time to Be Brave [3:32]
  17. The Queen Awakens {3:55]
  18. Making New Friends [6:29]

DVD Bonus Features

Trivia

  • This film was nominated for "Best Animation Program or Series" to Tiffany J. Shuttleworth and Luke Carroll for the 2008 Leo Awards.
  • "Mariposa" is Spanish for "butterfly".
  • The film is also known as:
    • Barbie: Mariposa (end credits)
    • Barbie Fairytopia: Mariposa (doll commercial)
    • Barbie: Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends ('Classic Movie' DVD cover)
  • This is the first Barbie film that Kelly Sheridan does not voice the titular protagonist of this film; however she voices the Fairytopia character, Elina.
  • This is the 4th Fairytopia installment as it follows Elina and Bibble on their new quest; however it is considered a spin-off.
  • This is the first time Elina tells a story to Bibble like Barbie tells a story to Kelly in Barbie in the Nutcracker, Barbie as Rapunzel and Barbie of Swan Lake

Also Known As

  • Dutch - Barbie: Mariposa en haar Vlinderachtige Feevriendjes
  • Croatian - Barbie: Mariposa i njeni/njezini Leptirski Vilinski Prijatelji or Barbie: Mariposa i njene/njezine Prijateljice Vile Leptirice
  • Albanian - Barbie: Mariposa dhe Mikeshat e Saj Zana Flutura
  • German - Barbie: Mariposa und ihre Freundinnen, die Schmetterlingsfeen
  • Italian - Barbie: Mariposa e le Sue Amiche Fate Farfalle
  • French - Barbie: Mariposa et ses Amies Les Fées Papillon
  • Finnish - Barbie: Mariposa ja hänen perhoskeiju-ystävänsä
  • Hungarian - Barbie: Mariposa és a Pillangótündérek
  • Polish - Barbie: Mariposa i jej Motylo-Wróżkowi Przyjaciele
  • Portuguese - Barbie Mariposa e suas Amigas Fadas-Borboletas
  • Brazilian Portuguese - Barbie Butterfly: Uma Aventura em Fairytopia
  • Persian - باربى: مريپوسا و دوستان پروانه اى پرى او
  • Georgian - ბარბი მარიპოსა
  • Hebrew - ברבי מריפוסה
  • Japanese バービーマリポサ

External Links

Barbie: Mariposa
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Films: Barbie: Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends | Barbie: Mariposa & 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

Locations: Bewilderness | Cave of Reflection | Flutterfield | King Regellius's Palace | Mariposa's Bedroom | Queen Marabella's Palace | Shimmervale | GlowWater Falls | Gwyllion's Home | Waterwhirls

Objects: Crystallite | Crystal Necklace | Flutter Flower | Ilios | Rainbow Rock

Songs: "Only A Breath Away" | "Fly High" | "Be A Friend"

Events: Crystal Ball

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