Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Mattel's Barbie in Rock 'N Royals introduces a new line of "rocking" teen dolls and toys. In this story about rivalry between two camps -- Camp Royalty and Camp Pop -- situated just across the river from one another, Princess Courtney has an enriching two-week experience that inspires her to make unexpected friendships and learn about her own creativity. Despite the usual idealized faces and bodies of the Barbie characters, this franchise entry aims for individuality and to show what a treat it can be to meet people from different backgrounds. Music plays an important part of the story and is the uniting factor between the two camps. A comic, cheating villain and time constraints provide the mild suspense. This contemporary princess story should appeal to a wide range of Barbie fans, from the youngest through tweens.
Clear messages about acceptance of differences and change; friendship, helping others, and the value of working together; the importance of creativity ("everyone has a talent; you just need to let it out"). Cheating is unacceptable.
Mattel has introduced an array of Barbie in Rock 'N Royals dolls and toys in conjunction with the release of this DVD.
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