Barbie and the Secret Door
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Release dates September 16, 2014
January 11, 2015 (Indonesia)
Running time 81 minutes
Genre Fantasy, Musical, Adventure
Studio Rainmaker Entertainment
Distributed By Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Soundtrack The Soundtrack
Movie Crew
Director Karen J. Lloyd
Producer(s) Melissa Lee Anderson
Shelley Dvi Vardhana
Writer(s) Brian Holefeld
Executive Producer(s) Rob Hudnut
Kim Dent Wilder
Preceded by Barbie: The Pearl Princess
Followed by Barbie in Princess Power
You never know what you can do, unless you try.

Barbie and the Secret Door is the 28th Barbie film and the 5th Barbie musical released on September 16, 2014.

Official Summary

"It's the ultimate fairytale musical! Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door in her kingdom and enters a whimsical land filled with magical creatures and surprises. Inside, Alexa meets Romy and Nori, a mermaid and a fairy, who explain that a spoiled ruler named Malucia is trying to take all the magic in the land. To her surprise, Alexa has magical powers in this world, and her new friends are certain that only she can restore their magic. Discover what happens when Alexa finds the courage to stand up for what's right and learns that the power of friendship is far more precious than magic."


The film starts with a shy princess named Alexa. Princess Alexa prefers to read all the time than perform her royal duties. She is practicing the royal waltz with Mr. Primrose when he trips and hurts his leg. Alexa's friends, Jenna and Samantha try to cheer her up by performing a different, fun dance routine that was choreographed by themselves.

Her grandmother sees her sad, so gives her a magic book, which unlocks the secret door. When Alexa enters the secret door, she is instantly transported to the magical kingdom of Zinnia. Alexa follows magical creatures called bouncers into an enchanted forest with floating islands.

All of a sudden, two girls appear. One of them is named Nori, and the other is Romy. Romy and Nori explain that the evil Princess Malucia was stealing all the magic because she didn't have any. She had taken Nori's fairy wings and Romy's mermaid tail. Then the bouncers told Nori that the sniffers were coming. The sniffers were creatures that could smell anything, even magic. They had smelled Alexa's powers! Nori distracted the sniffers with a plant called stenchweed, which hides the scent of magic, while Alexa followed Romy deep into the forest. Nori joins them, and the two girls take Alexa to the grove, a floating island where all the citizens of Zinnia are hiding from Malucia. The most powerful creature, the Queen Unicorn, is hidden in another part of the forest.

In the castle, Malucia is angry. She is waiting impatiently for the sniffers to find the unicorns. All of a sudden, the trogs, who are Malucia's guards, enter the castle with the sniffers. Two of the trogs are holding a little fairy named Nola. Nola fights back against Malucia, but Malucia freezes her with her scepter and takes her wings away.

Back at the grove, Alexa has an idea. She can use her magic to turn Romy and Nori back into a mermaid and a fairy. She tries using her powers on Romy, but her tail does not appear. She tries it on Nori, but there were no wings. Then, Romy realizes that their magic is still in Malucia's scepter. The only way to get it back is if it comes from the scepter.

In the castle, Malucia releases Nola, and follows her into the forest. She tricks Nola into telling Nori that Malucia found the Queen Unicorn. Alexa, Romy, and Nori fly on a magic lilypad to save the Queen Unicorn. But when they bring her back, Malucia is there and she captures the unicorn, Romy, and Nori. Alexa escapes just in time. Malucia forces Romy and Nori to take her to the grove. Alexa comes back to the grove, but all of the mermaids have lost their tails and the fairies have no wings. Even the bouncers have lost their power. Malucia has taken the unicorns to the castle. Alexa, Romy, and Nori fly on the lilypad to rescue them.

The girls arrive at the castle just as Malucia takes the magic from the unicorns. When she does, their horns disappear and the whole kingdom turns dark. Alexa and the girls enter the castle and fight Malucia. Malucia chains Romy and Nori to the fountain with magic, but Alexa dodges the spell. Then, she notices a crack in Malucia's scepter. She lets Malucia take her wand, and the scepter explodes.

All the magic, including Romy's tail and Nori's wings, is transferred to Alexa. She has no wand, but she uses her new powers to give Nori her glittering fairy wings. Nori flaps them, and instantly she is hovering above the ground. She uses her magic on Romy, and her legs transform into her shimmering mermaid tail. Romy splashes it in the water as her scales sparkle beneath the waves. The friends head back to the grove, and Alexa gives all the mermaids and fairies their tails and wings.

As Alexa returns to the secret door, she says goodbye to her new friends. She promises to visit them soon. Romy and Nori wave goodbye as Alexa leaves Zinnia. Later that night, Alexa performs in front of everyone at the royal ball. She is no longer shy, and is happy that she is the princess.

Cast and Characters


Scene Selection

  1. "What's Gonna Happen"
  2. Waltz Lesson
  3. "If I Had Magic"
  4. "You're Here"
  5. Princess Magic
  6. Malucia
  7. "I Want it All"
  8. "Magic, Magic"
  9. The Queen Unicorn
  10. "I Still Have My Magic"
  11. "Now Everything's Okay"
  12. The Royal Waltz

Extra Features

Trailer Gallery



  • In the scene where all the magic is being transferred to Alexa, all the characters being trapped (Romy, Nori, and the unicorns) were freed by their stolen magic.
  • The voice of Samantha, Arielle Tuliao, has "Barbie: The Princess and the Secret Door" as the title of the film on her resume.
  • In the beginning of the film, the producer was "Mattel Playground Productions" instead of "Barbie Entertainment" due to the new studio bearing the aforementioned name having opened 10 months ago then.
  • When Alexa asked Nori and Romy about the story of the boy and the flying carpet, she might possibly have been refering to the folktale; "Aladdin".
  • Romy and Nori have noticeably different hairstyles in the teaser trailer. For Romy, her hairstyle was the same as Mariposa in the Mariposa sequel and from The Pearl Princess. For Nori, her hair was similar to Blair from Princess Charm School and Nora from The Princess & the Popstar.
  • This is the first Barbie film directed by a woman (Karen J. Lloyd).
  • The film's logo in the teaser trailer and the final film is a bit different. In the teaser trailer the logo's border is pink and there's a door in the bottom with a melody sign but in the official logo it has a blue border and in the bottom the border's line end with curves. Though, both look the same.
  • While flying on the lily pad, Nori screams "I'm the queen of the world!" referencing the famous "I'm the king of the world!" line said by the character Jack in the film Titanic.
  • In the first bloopers/outtakes scene, Nori holds a bouncie and says they do not like bright light, not to get them wet, and not to feed them after midnight, or else they turn into trogs. This is a reference to the rules recited in the 1984 horror-comedy film Gremlins.
  • This is the second film to have the word "secret" mostly in the title. The first one being Barbie A Fairy Secret.

Similarities to other Barbie films

Also Known As

  • French - Barbie et la porte secrète
  • Polish - Barbie i tajemnicze drzwi
  • Albanian - Barbie dhe porta sekrete
  • German - Barbie und die geheime Tür
  • Greek - Barbie στο μυστικό βασίλειο
  • Russian - Барби и потайная дверь
  • Thai - ตุ๊กตาบาร์บี้และประตูลั
  • Dutch - Barbie en de Geheime Deur
  • Hungarian - Barbie és a titkos ajtó
  • Italian - Barbie e la porta segreta
  • Spanish - Barbie y la puerta secreta
  • Potuguese - Barbie e o portal secreto
  • Arabic - باربي والباب السري
  • Persian - باربى و در مخفى
  • Turkish - Barbie ve gizli kapı
  • Georgian - ბარბი და საიდუმლო კარი
  • Hindi - बार्बी  :
  • Indonesian - Barbie dan Pintu Rahasia
  • Spanish (Philippines) - Barbie en la puerta secreta
  • Hebrew - ברבי והדלת הסודית

External links

Barbie and The Secret Door
Barbie and The Secret Door Digital Copy

Quote: "You never you what you can do unless you try."

Characters: Princess Alexa | Princess Malucia | Nori | Romy | Mr. Primrose | Jenna | Samantha | Alexa's Grandmother | Brookhurst | Nola | Sniff and Whiff | Grodlin | Queen Adrienne | King Terrance | Prince Kieran | Queen Unicorn | Unicorns | King of Zinnia | Queen of Zinnia | Bouncies

Objects: Alexa's Wand | Malucia's Scepter | Stenchweed

Locations: Queen Adrienne's Palace | Secret Door | The Secret Corner | Zinnia | Grove | Hilgovia

Other: Merchandise | Bloopers | Soundtrack