Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that lots of singing and dancing surrounds Princess Alexa in Barbie and the Secret Door, a fairy tale adventure with some positive messages. Mild conflict includes cartoon falls, abductions, some zapping magic, and a greedy villain in the person of a naughty, scheming little girl. For kids who understand the difference between cartoon peril and real jeopardy, nothing will be scary. This movie likely will appeal to kids who like a little magic, adventure, and music along with their elegantly costumed princesses. Although the story is less consumer-driven than some Barbie tales, Mattel has introduced a line of Princess Alexa dolls and other products related to the characters in this film.
Mild cartoon conflict between the heroic/sympathetic characters and Malucia, a mean-spirited, power-hungry little girl, includes chases, captures, casting magic spells, falls, and grabbing a fairy's wings. A few suspenseful scenes are enhanced by lightly edgy music and some shaded images.
Primary message: "You'll never know what you can do until you try." Also promotes reading, embracing new experiences, and helping others.
Another entry in the vast Barbie franchise, which includes dolls, books, toys, clothing, games, and so on. Mattel has introduced a new series of Barbie and the Secret Door dolls and products featuring Princess Alexa and other characters from this film.
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