Barbie as Rapunzel 2002 TV-Y CC

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Long, Long Ago, in a time of magic and dragons, there lived a girl named Repunzel who had the most beautiful, radiant hair the world had ever seen.

Starring:
Kelly Sheridan, Anjelica Huston
Runtime:
1 hour, 25 minutes

Barbie as Rapunzel

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My under 5 year olds LOVE this movie.
cristal stone
What I really liked about this movie is the importance of friendship and love - which wins through in the end.
A. Woodley
This movie has interesting characters and a good story line.
l Kay

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Woodley on October 4, 2005
Format: DVD
My under 5 year olds LOVE this movie. They find it spell binding and on rainy days they like this or just about any of the Barbie movies to go on. As an adult I find it one of the less entertaining Barbie movies, but it has some really good points to it.

It is one of the first of the Barbie movies and is set in the 'fantasy' world of the sevententh century, a time of magic and dragons. It is very very loosely based around the story of Rapunzel although the only real reference to Rapunzel is that she lives in a tower, has long hair and has a Rapunzel style dream sequence.

It is very fairy tale beginning - beautiful girl forced to do chores for a step-mother character - (who is ably voiced by Angelica Houston). I really like the animal sidekicks here - Penelope the dragon and Hobie the Hare who are her friends and allies in all things.

Rapunzel lives in isolation, working for Gottel, her stepmother, until one day by accident she discovers that not only are her parents not dead, but she can escape from the castle - which she does - ending up in a nearby village. There she meets a Prince and finds out that the prince and his father the king have been in constant battle with the neighbouring kingdom. She asks the simple question why - but it is answerable. Gottel finds out where she has been and imprisons her in a tower - but through goodness and friendship Rapunzel prevails.

What I really liked about this movie is the importance of friendship and love - which wins through in the end. This values honesty and good values in all things, including believing in yourself and your children, and being able to admit when you are wrong.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ctgal on January 22, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I am not a big Barbie fan so it took alot to get me to see this movie. I couldn't believe how wonderful it was. The story line was captivating, the graphics were fantastic and Angelica Huston was superb.The music to this film is by the London Symphony Orchestra!! You MUST see this movie!! WOW
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Selena Esparza on August 19, 2003
Format: DVD
I remember last year before christmas I wanted a movie something different and this was it.I sat until after twelve midnight I had to view this movie twice, back to back then literally had a panicattack cause I had to have the dolls to display at home for myself It was like becoming a lil girl all over again.Once you see the movie you'll absolutely fall in love with your favorite barbie doll again or maybe Barbie as Rapunzel will become become your new Barbie ir 1st,either way you can't go wrong,After a long day and a long bubble bath sit back relax and watch Barbie as Rapunzel you'll be glad you did.I did and will cherish it Forever.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Chialing Hsu on October 5, 2002
Format: DVD
I love watching this movie with my 5 and 3-year-old kids. This is truely a fun and enjoyable movie for kids of all ages and even adults. Also this movie is very child-friendly with very little frightening scenes compared to Barbie's first movie "Barbie in the Nutcracker". Even the evil Gothel wasn't that scary compared to the evil Mouse King. The picture quaility is very good, and the music is delightful. I'll recommend this movie to everyone.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 21, 2004
Format: DVD
This was the first of the three Barbie movies I watched. I loved this little family film, and it inspired me to watch the other two, although, Rapunzel still remains my favorite (and the only one I own the dvd of).
Honestly, I never liked the original Rapunzel story (a bit silly)and when I sat down to watch this with my niece and nephew, I was not looking forward to another cornball children's show. The changes made to the story were definate improvements
I think.
I was very happy with it and the kids love it too!
My nephew (4 years old) likes the movie eventhough he is a boy, I would probably not expect this dvd to be in a single man's collection, but to everyone else with kids, you'll enjoy it. Nothing not to like really, just a simple, clean, fun movie for the young and the young at heart.
I hope they continue to make barbie movies that are more fantasy story oriented (like Rapunzel) rather than the other two ballet based films in which I found the long dancing scenes to be a bit nausiating, takes away from the film I think.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tiare Sol on September 1, 2004
Format: DVD
I was so surprised to see the lukewarm reviews about this video. My 4 1/2 yr. old son and 2 1/2 yr. old daughter watched it repeatedly when we rented it from the video store, so now we are buying it.

I watched it with them several times and was completely enchanted with the original twist on the familiar Rapunzel tale. This version is full of interesting characters, including dragons, dueling kings, and even children. I loved the entire concept of the magic paintbrush as a portal into the village. How unique!

Sure, the animation wasn't exactly as well-done as, say, "Finding Nemo," and the story line was less than perfect, but it was certainly exciting and interesting, even to an adult who was watching it repeatedly with her preschoolers.

I was hesitant to introduce my daughter to the world of Barbie, so to speak, but now that there are such fun new fairy tale characters and ideas to explore, I am much more of a fan.
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