It is amazing that after all of these years our children can still experience the gift of receiving a Barbie doll for Christmas
I have very fond memories of waking up on Christmas morning and rushing to see that Barbie-doll-shaped box under the tree. I would spend most days after school playing with my Barbie dolls and imaging the amazing adventures that they could go on.
Mattel have made Barbie dreams come true for Christmas 2021 with a brand new movie featuring a second Barbie called Barbie Roberts! It’s a story a story of perseverance, mastery of a craft, multiple paths to success, and friendship!
To complement the special movie, Mattel has also released a line of dolls and playsets inspired by the new movie Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams.
BARBIE’S NEW FRIENDS
Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams marks the introduction of the below characters to the
Barbie Universe. And, spoiler alert: Many of these new characters will be seen in
additional content in the future… stay tuned!
● Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts – A New York native with an exuberant and infectious
personality, she is a triple-threat singer, dancer, and musician who is confident and
optimistic. She dreams big and believes in the limitless possibilities of life.
● Emmie – Sweet, shy and completely humble, Emmie is the high-voltage popstar
you wouldn’t expect. She was Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts’ childhood best friend and she also attends the summer program at the Handler Arts Academy in disguise in
order to study without being recognized.
● Rafa – An aspiring costume designer and self-proclaimed fashionista, Rafa quickly
becomes BFF with both Barbies. He’s a whiz at creating inventive costumes, and
is often the source of great advice for his friends. Quick with one-liners, this
creative whirlwind has a soft spot for Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts – AND his dog, Gato – the true love of his life.
The New Movie
Barbie heads to the bright lights of Broadway in Mattel television’s latest animated musical adventure, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams
Barbie takes the stage in the musical adventure, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams, starring in her debut film, live now on Netflix in Australia.
After 20 years, 36 television specials, and countless episodic and YouTube series,
the latest original film from Mattel Television marks the expansion of the Barbie
universe with the introduction of a new lead – another Barbie Roberts!
Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams takes the cultural icon across the country to New York
City as Barbie enrolls in a prestigious and highly competitive summer program at
the Handler School for Performing Arts; here she meets a fellow student named
Barbie Roberts! Featuring all-new music and infectious choreography, the film will
appeal to fans of all ages, and primarily kids aged 6-11.
Drafting off Barbie’s core purpose of inspiring the limitless potential in every child, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams explores the following themes:
● The value of friendship
● Mastery of a craft and multiple paths to success
● Healthy competition & bringing out the best in yourself and your opponent
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