Source: Mattel Television

Following the success of Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures on Netflix, Barbie Roberts is starring in a new animated musical from Mattel Television that is set to debut on the streaming platform beginning Sept. 1.

Barbie Princess Adventure is a modern fairytale that follows Barbie and her friends on a class trip to the country of Floravia to meet Princess Amelia, who bears a striking resemblance to Barbie. Princess Amelia, nervous about becoming queen, is looking for an escape and devises a plan to switch places with Barbie, setting the stage for an adventure involving self-discovery, a rival prince, and a hefty dose of original pop songs.

“Barbie is an iconic character who provides endless storytelling opportunities,” says Adam Bonnett, executive producer, Mattel Television. “She inspires the limitless potential in all kids, and this brand purpose resonates deeply with children and parents alike. Barbie Princess Adventure builds on that purpose with a focus on empowerment, self-discovery, and finding your voice in the age of social media.”

The film features songs by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Underberg with an original score and additional songs by The Math Club.

Barbie Princess Adventure captures a range of musical genres, which enables the audience to connect with the story in a variety of ways,” Bonnett says. “Original music will continue to be an integral part of Mattel Television content moving forward — for Barbie as well as other brands.”

The film’s soundtrack will be available across digital streaming services including Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music beginning Aug. 28. A collection of Barbie Princess Adventure dolls, fashions, and playsets are available now.

Barbie Princess Adventure is the third animated Barbie film to pull inspiration from Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper following Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004) and Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012).

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.