"This is our story, what's yours?"
– Barbie

Barbie: Video Game Hero is the 35th Barbie movie. It was released on January 31, 2017.[1]

Official Description

"GET READY TO POWER UP!
When Barbie magically gets pulled into her favorite video game, she is excited to see she's transformed into a fun roller-skating character. In the game, she meets Cutie, the lovable cloud-shaped friend, and Bella, the roller-skating princess. Together, they soon discover a mischievous emoji is trying to take control of the game. As they travel from level to level, Barbie must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the box thinking to save her team and beat the game!"

Starring the Voices Of

Barbie Erica Lindbeck
Teresa/Countdown Clock Sienna Bohn
Maia/Renee Shannon Chan-Kent
Cutie/Video Game Narrator Michael Dobson
Chelsea Alyssya Swales
Bella Rebekah Asselstine
Kris Brad Swaile
Virus/Squirrels Sam Vincent
Crystal Ingrid Nelson
Gaia Nesta Cooper

Press Release

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment - "Get Ready To Power Up With Barbie™ In An All-New Movie! Barbie™: Video Game Hero

Available On Digital HD January 17, 2017 On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack And DVD January 31, 2017 From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SYNOPSIS:  Get ready to power up! When Barbie™ magically gets pulled into her favorite video game, she is excited to see she's transformed into a fun roller-skating character. In the game, she meets new friend Cutie, the lovable cloud-shaped character, and Bella, the roller-skating princess. Together, they discover a mischievous emoji character is trying to take control of the game. As they travel from level to level, Barbie™ must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the box thinking to save her team and beat the game!

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and the DVD includes Digital HD with UltraViolet™.

  • BLU-RAY™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURES:

  • Barbie Video Game Hero Bonus Shorts
  • "Change the Game" Music Video
  • 3 Barbie Dreamtopia Shorts

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:

  • Street Date: January 31, 2017
  • Copyright:  ©2017 Mattel
  • Selection Number: 63179089 (US)/63179090 (CDN)  
  • Running time: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Layers: BD-50
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
  • Language/Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish, French)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

  • Street Date:  January 31, 2017
  • Copyright:  ©2017 Mattel
  • Selection Number: 63179086 (US)/ 63179091 (CDN)  
  • Running time: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Layers: Dual
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1  
  • Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, Spanish, French)"[2]

Music

The music score for the movie was by Rebecca Kneubuhl. The Math Club wrote, produced and performed all of the songs in the movie except for "Chiwawa". The Barbie Video Game Hero original motion picture soundtrack EP was originally released on January 13, 2017.

Videos

Trivia

  • Five gaming platforms were shown in this film/movie.
    • An anime-inspired roller skating game, which is called Level 1.
    • A 2D-animated match game, also known as Level 2.
    • A bonus level which is similar to Level 1. It was discovered by Barbie after completing Level 2. This is the level where she runs to escape a wrecking ball behind not only her, but the other 2 contenders - Maia and Gaia.
    • A pixelized block-building world, which is called Level 3.
    • The final game is Just Dance, a real-life dancing game.
  • While playing Barbie's video game Cupcake Caverns, Renee refers to herself as a "n00b". This is gamer slang for someone who is new to a video game.
  • Before Barbie races Kris and Bella, Kris yells, "Are you ready for what the Kris is cooking?" This is a reference to retired professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson's catchphrase, "Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?"
  • While escaping from the emojis riding on the tornado-powered carousel, Barbie jumps over a fake shark obstacle while she's using her roller skates. Kris says, "What?! Wow, Barbie really jumped the shark!" This is a reference to the American television show Happy Days, where the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis.
  • In the third level, Bella makes a reference to the 1979 movie The Warriors, by saying "Virus, come out and play."

Also Known As

  • Albanian - Barbie në Botën e Video Lojrave (Barbie in the World of Video Games)
  • Arabic - باربي بطلة ألعاب الفيديو (Barbie Video Game Hero)
  • Castilian Spanish - Barbie: Superheroína del Videojuego (Barbie: Video Game Superhero)
  • Chinese - 芭比之电玩英雄--- (Barbie Video Game Hero)
  • Croatian - Barbie: Heroj video igre
  • Danish - Barbie: Videospilhelt (Barbie: Video Games Hero)
  • Finnish - Barbie Videopelien sankari (Barbie Video Game Hero)
  • French - Barbie Héroïne de Jeu Vidéo (Barbie Video Game Heroine)
  • German - Barbie: Die Videospiel-Heldin (Barbie: The Video Game Heroine)
  • Italian - Barbie – Nel Mondo Dei Videogame (Barbie - In the Video Game World)
  • Latin Spanish - Barbie en un Mundo de Videojuegos (Barbie in a Video Game World)
  • Norwegian - Barbie: Dataspillheltinnen (Barbie: Video Game Heroines)
  • Polish - Barbie w świecie gier (Barbie in the World of Games)
  • Portuguese - Barbie no Mundo dos Jogos (Barbie in the World of Games)
  • Brazilian Portuguese - Barbie em um Mundo de Video Game (Barbie in a Video Game World)
  • Russian - Barbie: Виртуальная реальность (Barbie: Virtual Reality)
  • Swedish - Barbie: Dataspelshjälten (Barbie: The Computer Game Hero)
  • Turkish - Barbie Video Oyunu Kahramanı (Barbie Video Game Hero)

References

Barbie Video Game Hero
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Quote: "This is our story, what's yours?"

Media: Movie | Soundtrack

Characters: Barbie | Chelsea | Crystal | Cutie | Gaia | Kris | Maia | Princess Bella | Renee | Teresa

Songs: Power Up | Multiplayer | Get up and Move | Invincible | Change the Game | Chiwawa

Locations: Barbie's Bedroom | Level 1 | Level 2 | Bonus Level | Level 3

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