Genre: Childrens animated
Age Range: Ages 4-8
Runtime: Approx. 86 minutes
Barbie & the Diamond Castle - Summary
Barbie and Teresa help Barbie's younger sister understand the value of friendship with a fairy tale story about two best friends named Liana and Alexa. The two friends are happily going about their business one day, when they are given a mysterious and enchanted mirror. To their surprise, they discover that there is a girl trapped inside!
Liana and Alexa drop everything to help Melody, the girl from the mirror, but danger seems to follow wherever they go. An evil muse who wants to control music is after Melody, who was once an apprentice to three musical muses before the evil Lydia turned the other two to stone. In order to save Melody and music as they know it, Liana and Alexa must help her find the magical Diamond Castle and set the other muses free.
Along they way, the girls meet new friends, including two adorable puppies and twin boys their age who end up coming along for the adventure. Even with the help of all of their friends, though, it will not be easy to defeat Lydia and her evil magic. Liana and Alexa must trust each other and stick together, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Barbie & the Diamond Castle - Guide Review
In reviewing Barbie movies, I have been continually surprised by the creative stories and the depth of story and character development. Barbie has gotten a bit of a reputation for being shallow and stereotypical, but the movies from the Barbie franchise generally focus less on fashion and more on morals. Barbie & the Diamond Castle ultimately tells a story about friendship and overcoming misunderstandings, but the fairy tale used to convey this message is imaginative, exciting, and much less predictable than most of the movies geared toward young girls. The Diamond Castle tale is one that will likely keep kids on the edge of their seatsContent Overview:
Parents should know that Barbie & the Diamond Castle does tell a story that includes magic and magical creatures. Lydia is an evil muse, and she uses her magical flute to control people. She turned her fellow muses to stone, and desires to do the same to Liana, Alexa and Melody. These magical elements are central throughout the story.
Barbie & the Diamond Castle - DVD Bonus Features
- Bloopers from the Movie
- Music Video: "Connected," by Katharine McPhee
- Sneak Peek: Barbie in a Christmas Carol