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"True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it's impossible."
– Barbie

Barbie and The Three Musketeers is the 16th Barbie movie. It was released on September 15, 2009, and it made its TV premiere on Nickelodeon on November 22, 2009.[1] It is based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas. It is the last Barbie movie to be based on the plot of classic literature, a ballet, or a fairytale.

Official Summary

Join Barbie as Corinne, a young country girl headed to Paris to pursue her big dream – to become a female musketeer! Never could she imagine she would meet three other girls who secretly share the same dream! Using their special talents, the girls work together as a team to foil a plot and save the prince. Come along on an action-filled adventure that dares you to dream as never before.

Story

Corinne is a country girl from Gascony who dreams of being a musketeer in France. In 1560, she goes to Paris with a letter for Monsieur Treville, the captain of the musketeers and an old friend of her father, hoping to be accepted as a musketeer. Corinne is mocked by men for wanting to be a female musketeer. She becomes a maid at Prince Louis' palace instead. Her co-workers are Viveca, Aramina, and Renée, who also dream of being musketeers. The four girls become friends.

While working one day, a chandelier falls. Corinne finds a small ruby and sees that the rope has been cut. An elderly maid named Hélène overhears their conversation and takes them through a secret passageway, where she leads them to the old musketeer training room. She agrees to train the four girls to be true musketeers. Soon, the girls are mastering their skills with Hélène's help, and she tells them to prove that girls can be musketeers.

Philippe, who is Louis' cousin and advisor, planned for the Chandelier to land on the prince so he would die and Philippe could become king. Philippe plans another attempt to kill the prince. Corinne sees Louis dangling from a hot air balloon and she saves him. She finds that the rope has been cut, just like the chandelier. One night, Corinne and her friends go for a walk and encounter Philippe. He pulls out a knife, and Corinne realizes it matches the ruby she found next to the chandelier. They soon discover that Philippe's men were sneaking weapons into a masquerade ball to kill Louis.

Corinne and the girls want to warn Louis, but they don't have proof. The swords are just the props (meaning that they were switched). The girls try to explain but instead they are fired and banned from the castle. Corinne refuses to give up, and says they have the skills and knowledge to save Louis. They go to the ball wearing masks as a disguise, and they also use fake names. Corinne dances with Louis during the Ceremonial Sword Dance.

The girls find out that Philippe has a real sword and distract him from stabbing Louis. Philippe's men reveal their true colors. Using their skills, Corinne, Viveca, Aramina, and Renée defeat them. Philippe's plan is exposed, and all of his guards are arrested. For their bravery, Prince Louis names the girls royal musketeers. Corinne and her friends cheer, "All for one, and one for all!"

Starring the Voices Of

Locations

Music

The music in Barbie and The Three Musketeers was composed by Eric Colvin. The theme song of the movie is "All For One", performed by Keely Hawkes Pressly. Hawkes also performed another song in the film, "Unbelievable", and the third song featured in the movie, "Making My Way", was performed by Leslie Mills.

Gallery


Videos

DVD

Extra features

  • Bloopers
  • "All For One" Music Video
  • "Unbelievable" Music Video
  • Behind the Scenes: Barbie Fashion Show
  • I Can Be... a Songwriter
  • Trailer Gallery
  • The Making of: Barbie and The Three Musketeers
    • Barbie in A Mermaid Tale
    • Barbie in A Christmas Carol
    • Barbie Presents Thumbelina
    • The Barbie Movie Collection
    • Barbie and The Three Musketeers Video Game

Amazon.com Interview

To promote the movie, Barbie participated in an exclusive interview for Amazon.com called "Barbie Talks About The Three Musketeers".

Transcript

Leah Weathersby: This is Leah Weathersby with Amazon.com, and I'm chatting with Barbie. Barbie, thank you so much for talking with us.
Barbie: Oh, it's my pleasure, Leah.
Leah Weathersby: Well, the last time we talked, you had just wrapped up your movie Barbie in A Christmas Carol. What have you been doing since then?
Barbie: I've just wrapped filming on Barbie and The Three Musketeers, and this movie is a Barbie adventure like never before! My best friends, Teresa, Summer, Nikki and I are princesses on an adventure to save the prince. Along the way, we discover that, despite our differences, we have a common dream to become the first girl musketeers! This is a classic tale that we all know and love, but reinterpreted with a fun twist. From a hilarious cast of characters to a fabulous masquerade ball, the DVD is packed with unapologetically all-girl fun!
Leah Weathersby: Well, in your movie Barbie and The Three Musketeers, you play Corinne. Tell us about your character.
Barbie: Oh, I was so excited to play the role of Corinne, a countryside girl with big dreams to become a musketeer. I have a lot in common with her; we both dream big and believe that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible.
Leah Weathersby: This is your first time starring in a movie with your friends Teresa and Nikki and Summer. What's the best thing about working with best friends?
Barbie: Working with my BFFs makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world! Despite our very unique talents and personalities, we all find a way to balance each other's strengths through a common bond: Girl power! Every girl deserves a great group of friends. Their own real life musketeers!
Leah Weathersby: I've heard you have some action scenes in this movie. Was it fun to learn swordfighting?
Barbie: Oh, it was such a blast! I'm always up for trying new things! I love exploring the world and all of its possibilities, not to mention my glittery sword was the perfect fashion accessory on set.
Leah Weathersby: In this movie, you and your friends save a handsome prince rather than waiting for a prince to save you. Is there a message you'd like your fans to take from this story?
Barbie: Barbie and The Three Musketeers gives girls a story that combines classic princesses with modern girl power. While I know girls love to play the princess, they also want to play the hero and save the prince, not be saved. After watching the movie, girls will be reminded that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Leah Weathersby: This movie is set in Paris. What was your favorite thing about filming in the city, and did you have any time for sightseeing?
Barbie: When filming in the fashion capital of the world, sightseeing and shopping are a must! From the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, my friends took in the sights, and of course snapped a few glamor shots along the way.
Leah Weathersby: Well, speaking of fashion, you're not just an actress but you're also a fashion muse, and you were recently honored at fashion week. What was it like seeing designers create clothes inspired by your style?
Barbie: It was an amazing honor. To participate in a runway show in the tents among some of my favorite designers was an experience I'll never forget. Fifty fabulous, iconic American designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Vera Wang all created amazing, one-of-a-kind looks inspired by yours truly! It was a tremendous honor. Christian Louboutin even made fifty custom pink heels for the occasion. It was a fashionista's greatest honor.
Leah Weathersby: Do you have any other new movies coming out soon?
Barbie: I'm excited about a new movie I'm filming called Barbie in A Mermaid Tale, which was filmed in my hometown of Malibu, California. I play a girl named Merliah, who's a surfer with a secret: She's also a mermaid! Make sure to look out for it in Spring 2010!
Leah Weathersby: Well Barbie, thank you again so much for talking with us and congratulations on your new movie.
Barbie: Thank you so much, Leah, it's always a pleasure.

Trivia

Allusions to the original story

  • While speaking to Trèville, Corinne says her father's name is D'Artagnan. D'Artagnan is one of the protagonists in the original novel.
  • Like the hot-blooded D'Artagnan, Corinne is shown as a brave and feisty young woman who gets angry when people tell her that girls can’t be Musketeers.
  • Alexander, Corinne's horse, is a nod to the author of the Three Musketeers novel, Alexandre Dumas.
  • When the other girls invited Corinne to stay with them, Viveca mentions that their former roommate was Constance. In the novel, Constance Bonacieux is the woman that D'Artagnan falls in love with.
  • One of the guests at the masquerade ball is introduced as the Countess de Winter. She is named after Milady de Winter, one of the antagonists from the original story.
  • Monsieur Trèville, the captain of the Musketeers in the film, is named after the captain in the original story, Monsieur de Trèville.
  • The part when Corinne accidentally falls on each of three girls and makes them angry is similar to the part in the novel when D'Artagnan accidentally ends up falling into each of the Musketeers and making them challenge him to the duel.
  • Corinne’s hometown is Gascony, which is the name of D’Artagnan’s family estate in the novel.
  • Prince Louis is named after King Louis XIII from the novel.
  • The famous fleur-de-lis, which was branded on the villainess Milady de Winter in the story, is on the fronts of the tunics worn by the Musketeers in the film.
  • Aramina and Renée are named after René Aramis, one of the original novel's protagonists.
  • Paris, which is France’s capital city and the center location of the original story, is also the location for the film.
  • In the original novel, D'Artagnan's father gives him a pony. In the film, Corinne's mom gives her 15 crowns and the horse, just like in the novel.

Goofs

  • Corinne, Viveca, Aramina and Renée wear pumps for the Masquerade Ball, though when they transform into musketeers, they're wearing boots.
  • When Aramina transforms into musketeer, the gem in the middle of her necklace is missing.
  • When Renée is shown playing the violin at the beginning of the movie (before she falls in the fountain), you can see that the sound holes on the violin are too far down.
  • When Corinne first arrives at the ball, she has her hair down. However, it suddenly becomes a bun when she changes into her musketeer outfit.

Also Known As

  • German - Barbie und die drei Musketiere
  • Italian - Barbie e le Tre Moschettiere
  • Spanish - Barbie y los Tres Mosqueteros
  • Croatian - Barbie i tri mušketira
  • Hungarian - Barbie és a Három Muskétás
  • Albanian - Barbie dhe Tri Musketieret
  • Greek - Μπάρμπι και οι Τρεις Σωματοφύλακες
  • Russian - Барби и Три Мушкетера
  • Polish - Barbie i Trzy Muszkieterki
  • Finnish - Barbie ja Kolme muskettisoturia
  • Swedish - Barbie och de Tre Musketörerna
  • French Barbie et les Trois Mousquetaires
  • Turkish - Barbie ve Üç Silahşörler
  • Dutch - Barbie en de Drie Musketiers
  • Persian - باربی و سه تفنگدار
  • Georgian - ბარბი და სამი მუშკეტერი
  • Hebrew - ברבי ושלושת המוסקטרים
  • Japanese - バービーの三銃士
  • Chinese - 芭比公主三剑客

External links

Barbie and The Three Musketeers
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Quote: "True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it's impossible."

Media: Barbie and The Three Musketeers

Characters: Alexander | Aramina | Brutus | Corinne | Hélène | Madame de Bossé | Marie | Miette | Monsieur Treville | Philippe | Prince Louis | Renée | Viveca

Events: Masquerade Ball

Locations: Corinne's Farm | Paris, France | Prince Louis's Palace

Songs: "All For One" | "Making My Way" | "Unbelievable"

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