Friday, February 11, 2022

“Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams"

The animated musical feature "Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams" is the 39th Mattel 'Barbie' doll movie, now streaming on Netflix :

"...'Barbie' leaves Malibu  to attend a summer performing arts program in new York City. She meets another girl who is also named 'Barbie' ' and they quickly become friends and compete to see who has what it takes to get a solo performance on Broadway..."

In other 'Barbie' news, Mattel Films has attached Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") to direct Margot Robbie in a live-action version of "Barbie" for a 2023 release:

"This project is a great start...", said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. 

"And Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring 'Barbie' to life, on screen, in a fresh and relevant way for today’s audiences."

Robbie will co-produce under her LuckyChap Entertainment company ("I, Tonya") , with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara.

"Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery," said Robbie. "Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president. 

"I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide..."

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