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Makena is a character in Barbie Presents Thumbelina. She is a wealthy, spoiled 12-year-old girl, though she changes her personality after she meets Thumbelina. Makena is voiced by Kelly Metzger.


Makena meets Thumbelina when she accidentally takes her back to her home, along with Janessa and Chrysella. Thumbelina and her friends are Twillerbees, and they are captured when they use fake wings to try and see baby Twillerbees (Twillerbabies). Their flower bed from their patch of wildflowers had been transported to Makena's bedroom.

When the captured trio tries to escape, Makena's dog Poofles runs after them. Makena tells her friend Violet that her parents, Evan and Vanessa, plan to build a factory on the Twillerbees' field. Makena plans to show Thumbelina to Violet, so she can impress her.

Thumbelina tells Janessa and Chrysella to go home and try to stop the work on their field. Thumbelina makes Makena promise not to tell anyone about her and promises to make special things for Makena if she stops her parents from making the factory. Makena ignores Thumbelina and wants to show her to Violet and her other friend Ashlynn, but realizes they're not her real friends. Thumbelina forgives Makena and wants to be her friend. She shows Makena the other Twillerbees and the Twillerbuds.

Thumbelina and her friends work hard to grow plants with their powers. Finally, she shows herself to Makena's parents, and Makena asks her parents to stop the construction. Thumbelina tells them the Twillerbabies will be born soon, so Makena's parents try to stop Myron, the contractor, from destroying the field. Everyone helps stop Myron and his workers, and Makena and her parents get to see the Twillerbabies. The family turns the field into a reserved park to stop people from building on it.


  • Makena has won many trophies for several things, including horseriding.
  • A girl who looks like Makena appears in the movie premiere as Barbie's fan in Barbie: A Fairy Secret.
Barbie Presents Thumbelina
Barbie Presents Thumbelina Classic Cover

Quote: "Even the smallest person can make a big difference."

Characters: Ashlynn | Barbie | Carla | Chrysella | Emma | Evan | Janessa | Lola | Louie | Lucas | Makena | Myron | Olivia | Poofles | Rick | Sprinkles | Thumbelina | Vanessa | Violet

Locations: Apartment | Twillerbee Village | Violet Island