"There may be miracles awaiting
Barbie as The Island Princess is the 11th Barbie movie. It was released on September 18, 2007 worldwide and on October 2, 2007 in the USA. The film follows the plot of Ro, a girl who grew up on an island, only inhabited by animals before being found by other humans and taken to civilization. It is the only Barbie movie animated by Rainmaker Animation after renaming from the previous "Mainframe Entertainment" and would be known as "Rainmaker Entertainment" from the following movie onwards.
"It's time to set sail with Barbie as The Island Princess in this full-length, original musical featuring nine fantastic new songs. After being shipwrecked on an island as a little girl, Rosella (Barbie) grows up learning to talk and sing with a family of loving animals: the red panda Sagi, the peacock Azul, and the baby elephant Tika.
But when Prince Antonio discovers their tropical paradise, curiosity about her past leads Rosella to journey with the prince to his castle. As she and her animal friends explore civilization, they uncover an evil plot to take over the kingdom! Through its heartwarming ending, Barbie as The Island Princess shows that when love guides you, miracles may be closer than you know."
After a storm, a 6-year-old girl is shipwrecked onto an island. Her only possessions left are a trunk with clothes and accessories, a flag with a white rose on it, and a broken nameplate only saying "Ro." She is found washed up on shore by a wise red panda named Sagi and a pompous but good-hearted peacock named Azul. The girl is raised by these two animals and called "Ro" since the broken nameplate is the only indication of her name. Ro learns how to talk to animals as she grows up, but she lost her memory since being shipwrecked.
The film skips to ten years later, when Tika, a baby elephant, has joined Ro's animal family. Ro goes exploring with her animal friends daily, and at night she sings a lullaby to Tika, one she has always known but can't remember where she learned it. Their world changes when an adventurous prince named Antonio and his friend Frazer discover the island. Sagi, Azul and Tika are afraid of the newcomers, but Ro is curious as she has never seen another human before. Antonio and Frazer slip while exploring and fall into a dark pond inhabited by three crocodiles. The crocodiles approach the men with the intent to eat them, but Ro appears, telling the crocodiles to leave the men alone, and they oblige.
Ro introduces herself to Antonio and tells him she doesn't remember anything about her life before the island. Antonio believes she may have been shipwrecked. Ro then introduces her animal friends, and Antonio and Frazer finally tell her their names. Antonio asks Ro to come back to his kingdom, Apollonia. Ro is unsure, but decides to go, if per chance she could find her family. Ro and the animals leave on Antonio's ship, and during the voyage, Antonio and Ro develop a serious attraction.
Ro meets Antonio's family when they arrive in Apollonia: his parents, King Peter and Queen Danielle and his younger sisters, Rita, Gina, and Sofia. The sisters love Ro, Tika, Azul, and Sagi, but the King and Queen instantly disapprove. They think that Ro is too uncivilized, but Ro does make quick friends with the queen's pet monkey, Tallulah.
King Peter and Queen Danielle want Antonio to marry someone with royalty and help rule the kingdom. A queen from a neighboring kingdom, Queen Ariana, wants her daughter Princess Luciana to marry Antonio, even though Luciana doesn't love him, and later becomes friends with Ro. However, Ariana is determined to keep Ro and Antonio, whose feelings for each other are growing, away from each other; in fact, she wants to kill Antonio's family and take over Apollonia. Her plan is revenge for her parents who were banished from the kingdom and made into pig farmers for attempting to murder the King and Queen years before.
Ro tried to impress the king and queen, but Ariana ruins everything. Ro feels that she no more belongs in Apollonia and that she should return to her island, but her love for Antonio and the mystery about her background and unknown family convinced her to stay. However, Antonio and Luciana are to have an engagement party. Even so, Tallulah, Tika, Sagi, and Azul make Ro a beautiful gown to wear, making her the belle of the ball. At the ball, Ro and Antonio dance together and he declares his love for her, but Ro leaves after reminding him about his pledged marriage to Luciana.
Antonio writes a note to Ro that he wants to sail away with her, but Tika wants Ro to herself and hides the notes. Meanwhile, Ariana makes her three rats poison the animals in the kingdom with "sunset herb", a sleeping herb, so she can blame it all on Ro. Ro is blamed, and she and her animal friends are imprisoned. Azul accidentally eats some of the sunset herb while in prison and falls asleep. Furious, Antonio asks for Ro to be freed, but he'll only free Ro on one condition- if Antonio marries Luciana, to which he reluctantly agreed.
Ro is freed, but gets banished from Apollonia as well. During the journey, Tika tells Ro about Antonio's romantic note which she hid, but Ro, singing Always More l, forgives her. However, the group are in trouble because Ariana paid one of the crew members to sabotage their boat. Ro nearly drowns and while Sagi calls her, she recalls a man calling her "Rosella" in a similar situation when she was little. Tika nearly drowns too, but Ro calls for dolphins to help everyone. Back in Apollonia, the wedding has begun. Ariana puts more sunset herb in the wedding cake with Tiny, the bird who she recovered after she hit a part of the ship she was in, witnessing it. On touchdown, Ro returns to the royal greenhouse so she can make the tonic. Sagi takes some of the tonic to Tallulah, who was poisoned, when the group are caught by guards and Tika interrupts the wedding. One of the guards starts taking Ro to the dungeons again, but Prince Antonio stops him.
Antonio is happy to see Ro again, but King Peter demands she be imprisoned again, only to be nullified by his son, who reminded him of their agreed deal. Ro tries to explain, but Tallulah is the real evidence that her tonic will work as she is awake again. Ro tells everyone about Ariana's plans, but Ariana denies the claims until Antonio tells her to eat some cake; she can't because she put sunset herb in it, and Luciana confirms this by Ariana warning her earlier not to eat any food and that she poisoned it, causing Ariana's rats to faint. Ariana runs away, pushing both Antonio and Rosella, but is stopped by Ro and Tika; she falls into a pigpen, reflecting how her parents were made into pig farmers. Then she is banished, but Luciana is free to stay.
King Peter apologizes to Ro and Antonio and gives them his blessing to get married. Ro tells everyone her real name is Rosella and Queen Marissa from Paladia approaches her, telling her she had a daughter named Rosella. They sing together a lullaby from when Rosella was a little girl, and they realize that Queen Marissa is Rosella's mother and Ro is a princess. And now, Princess Rosella and Prince Antonio are married, and Princess Luciana comes to their wedding, where she meets a Prince. When the newly-wed royal couple go for their honeymoon on Ro's Island, they take Sagi, Azul, Tika, and Tallulah with them.
Cast and Characters
- Ro / Rosella: Kelly Sheridan
- Singing Voice of Rosella: Melissa Lyons
- Prince Antonio: Alessandro Juliani
- Sagi: Christopher Gaze
- Azul / Minister: Steve Marvel
- Tika: Susan Roman
- Frazer / Calvin: Garry Chalk
- King Peter: Russell Roberts
- Queen Danielle / Mama Pig: Patricia Drake
- Tallulah: Bets Malone
- Princess Rita: Britt McKillip
- Princess Gina: Carly McKillip
- Princess Sofia: Chantal Strand
- Queen Ariana: Andrea Martin
- Princess Luciana: Candice Nicole
- Lorenzo: Brian Drummond
- Butler / Guard / Horse: Terry Klassen
- Guard: David Kaye
- Tiny: Kathleen Barr
- Nat: Scott Page-Pagter
- Pat: Ian James Corlett
- Welcome to the Island
- Washed Ashore
- Here on My Island
- Good Night Song
- A Brand New Shore
- Talks with Animals
- I Need to Know
- Must Marry a Princess
- Love is for Peasants
- Tea Time
- At the Ball
- A Change in Plans
- Sleeping Sickness
- Always More
- Royal Wedding Day
- When We Have Love
DVD Special Features
- Barbie Island Karaoke Club
- "I Need to Know" Music Video
- Trailer Gallery
- Sagi delivers his first line ("What a night! What a storm!") but Azul doesn't show up. The director asks where he is, and he is shown listening to "Shine" from Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses.
- Tallulah performs "At the Ball," but her "purple" parasol is green. The next one won't open, and when Tallulah tries she discovers it is stuck closed. The third one is purple and open, but then it closes around Tallulah.
- Ro swings over to the crocodile pond for her scene, but she falls in the water. The director asks if she's okay, and she laughs, saying she is.
- Ro sings the line "Here on my island there's nothing but fun." Then, Sagi sings his line while swinging, but then he crashes.
- The next one is another crashing scene. Tallulah is having fun swinging again when you hear her crash, which made her comment that they needed a stunt monkey for her.
- Antonio asks Ro to dance at the ball, and Azul pops out of Ro's dress feathers, saying "I think it's a great idea!"
- Ro agrees to marry Antonio, but suddenly a cell phone rings. Ro and Antonio both check their phones, but theirs are off. The phone belongs to Tika, who was called by her mom.
- This is the only Barbie movie animated by Rainmaker Animation after changing its name from the previous Mainframe Entertainment.
- The movie was almost named Barbie as Princess of the Animals.
- In this film, there are several references to other Barbie movies, mostly Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses.
- Some of the 12 sisters - such as Ashlyn, Edeline, and Courtney - appear throughout the film, but not as themselves.
- Tallulah the monkey holds up Princess Genevieve's pink dress when she is singing "At The Ball".
- Rosella sometimes has the same hairstyles as other characters Barbie has played, such as Princess Anneliese and Princess Genevieve.
- Derek's pet bird Felix, from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses, appears on Prince Antonio's ship.
- Azul the peacock listens to "Shine" from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses during the bloopers.
- Luciana wears the same hairstyle that some of the 12 princesses wear.
- There is a peasant in Apollonia who looks like Prince Nalu from Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia.
- Genevieve's pet cat Twyla and Erika's pet cat Wolfie from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper appears during "The Rat Song".
- This is the last film in which Barbie's character got married.
- A character model of Preminger can be seen during the ballroom scene.
- The movie seems to be based on Italy due to the scenery, weather and like-minded Italian names (such as Antonio, Luciana, Rosella, Marissa, and Ariana).
- While Queen Ariana sang "Love is for Peasants," it seems Luciana was wearing a purple ribbon in her hair, but after Luciana brought the books and her mother told her to not read the books again, it seems the ribbon was missing.
- Before the wedding is about to start we can see the ribbon from Luciana matches with her dress but for the rest of the movie, she wears her purple ribbon.
- When Rosella talks to the crocodiles, her bracelet and anklet go missing, when she shows Antonio her trunk with the broken name plate, they reappear.
Also Known As
- Croatian - Barbie kao otočna princeza or Barbie: Princeza s otoka
- Hungarian - Barbie, a Sziget hercegnője
- German - Barbie als Prinzessin der Tierinsel
- Albanian - Barbie Princesha e Ishullit të Humbur
- Italian - Barbie Principessa dell'isola Perduta
- French - Barbie, Princesse de l'Île Merveilleuse
- Dutch - Barbie als de Eilandprinses
- Brazilian Portuguese - Barbie em a Princesa da Ilha
- Spanish - Barbie en la Princesa de los Animales
- Latin Spanish - Barbie como la princesa de la isla
- Russian - Барби в роли Принцессы Острова
- Polish - Barbie jako Księżniczka Wyspy
- Czech - Barbie jako Princezna z Ostrova
- Finnish - Barbie Eläinsaaren prinsessana
- Persian - باربى پرنسس جزيره
- Georgian - ბარბი მარიპოსა
- Hindi - बार्बी एस आइलैंड प्रिंसेस
- Hebrew - ברבי נסיכת האי
- Japanese - バービーの島の王女
- Chinese- 芭比之森林公主
|Barbie as The Island Princess|
Quote: "There may be miracles awaiting. They may be closer than we know. When we have love to guide us as we go"
Characters: Azul | King Peter | Nat, Pat, and Matt | Pearl | Prince Antonio | Princess Gina | Princess Luciana | Princess Rita | Princess Rosella | Princess Sofia | Queen Ariana | Queen Danielle | Queen Marissa | Sagi | Tallulah | Tika | Tiny Locations: Apollonia | Island | Paladia
Songs: "A Brand New Shore" | "Always More" | "At The Ball" | "Here On My Island" | "I Need to Know" | "I Need To Know (Pop Version)" | "Love Is For Peasants" | "Right Here In My Arms" | "Right Here In My Arms: Greenhouse" | "Right Here In My Arms: Reunion" | "The Rat Song" | "When We Have Love"