Nume: Barbie in Rapunzel
Durata: 85 Min.
Produs in: 2002
Descriere in Romana : Contopirea povestii fratilor Grimm cu papusa Barbie in rolul lui Rapunzel are drept scop nobil de a da viata, prin desen animat, unei jucarii simbol de peste 5 decenii. Ideea nu e noua intrucat, Barbie si-a facut debutul actoricesc in anul 1987, iar modelul de frumusete si gingasie revine in 2001 si 2002 prin vocea lui Kelly Sheridan reprezentand-o pe Barbie intr-o serie de povesti de succes pentru copii. Filmul este o poveste cadru care permite dialogul dintre o fetita pe nume Kelly si Barbie ca pretext in a divulga lumea inventiva a copiilor care-si creeaza singuri povestile si eroii sau eroinele pe care ei le iubesc si carora, numai visand, le pot da viata. Asa incepe si povestea minunata a lui Rapunzel care, prin magia penelului, reinventeaza o poveste germana veche cu personaje dinamice, cum ar fi: Hobie, Penelope, Hugo, Gothel, Otto, printul Stefan, etc., toate adunate intr-un cadru feeric. Universul printesei Rapunzel este strict limitat de demonica Gothel la un castel bine pazit de vicleanul Otto si dragonul Hugo. Din fericire, eroina si prietenii ei, Penelope si Hobie gasesc din intamplare un penel fermecat ce le va schimba viata. Acesta deschide o poarta catre o alta lume. Finalul basmului ne readuce in prim-plan pe minunata povestitoare Barbie si pe Kelly care ramane vrajita - la fel si publicul de orice varsta - de frumusetea tabloului realizat de maiestria penelului.
Descriere in Engleza : Barbie tells a story to her little sister Kelly, who doesn't have confidence in her painting abilities.
Rapunzel lives as a servant to the witch Gothel, who resides in a manor isolated in the woods. She grows up believing that Gothel saved her from abandonment as an infant. Rapunzel finds companionship in Penelope, an outgoing dragon, and Hobie, a worrisome rabbit. Rapunzel spends what free time she has painting beautiful pictures of places she dreams of going when she is free one day. However, Gothel disapproves of Rapunzel's hobbies and accuses her of not appreciating everything that Gothel has done for her.
While preparing tea for Gothel, Penelope accidentally finds a secret staircase which leads to an old room below the manor. In it they discover a gift from her parents who allegedly deserted her: a silver hairbrush engraved with the following: “Constant as the stars above, always know that you are loved. To our daughter, Rapunzel on her first birthday. With Love Forever, Mother and Father.” These words leave the young artist questioning her past for the first time. Her diversion is quickly interrupted by Gothel’s calls for tea.
After serving Gothel her meal, Rapunzel and her friends revisit the cellar where Penelope exposes yet another secret: a tunnel leading to the nearby village. Rapunzel takes this path to the small kingdom and is able to rescue a princess named Katrina from a pitfall. Soon after, Rapunzel is introduced to Katrina’s elder brother, Prince Stefan. He explains to her that the trap Katrina managed to escape was put there by King Wilhelm, the ruler of an opposing kingdom. Enchanted by the mysterious maiden, Stefan asks to meet her again, to which she agrees, though their meeting is ended abruptly before Stefan can tell her his name. She quickly rushes back to the woods to avoid being discovered by Gothel. Unknown to Rapunzel, Gothel's pet ferret, Otto, has witnessed the entire exchange.
Angered, Gothel demands Rapunzel tell her the boy's name. Rapunzel insists that she does not know it, but Gothel does not believe her, thinking Rapunzel has been lying. Rapunzel tells her that she cannot keep her locked away forever to which Gothel responds, Watch me. Gothel destroys Rapunzel's paints and paintings before transforming the bedroom into a more secure, seemingly unescapable tower and stations Hugo, Penelope's father, outside. Gothel refuses to let Rapunzel go until she tells her the name of the boy she met.
That night, Rapunzel has a dream that Prince Stefan found her tower. He comes up by climbing her long hair. They nearly kiss, but Gothel shows up and separates them. Rapunzel then wakes up and recites the engraving on the hairbrush. A shower of light, outside her window, turns the hairbrush into a paintbrush.
Rapunzel is left alone with Hobie and Penelope, who cheer her up with new paint to replace the ones taken away from by Gothel. Hobie discovers the paintbrush, and Rapunzel begins to paint. It soon becomes clear that she doesn't need paint, and whatever she paints becomes real. Rapunzel paints the village and then uses the painting as a portal, arriving at the palace gardens and meeting Stefan.
She shows him the brush and asks for help to find its maker, but insists that he never tell her his name. She meets a silversmith who says his brother, who lives in Wilhelm's kingdom, made it. The silversmith has not seen his brother in years, making him very upset. Stefan realizes that the feud is hurting the villagers more than he realized.
Afterward, Stefan asks Rapunzel to a masked ball. She replies that she will meet him there. He tells that her hair is a 'beautiful give-away.' Penelope soon arrives via the painting and explains that Gothel is coming, and they must leave so that Hugo will not be punished. Rapunzel leaves, painting a way out.
When back at the tower, Rapunzel uses the paintbrush to paint herself a beautiful gown. Hobie and Penelope provide a mask. Unfortunately, the paintbrush's magic light can be seen and Otto sneaks in. He quickly steals the invitation without their notice and presents it to Gothel.
Angered, Gothel arrives at the tower, cuts off Rapunzel's hair, and shatters the paintbrush. She also manages to destroy the painting of the village. Because she thinks Rapunzel refused to tell the truth, Gothel puts a spell on her tower, which eternally holds people who lie. Gothel then storms to King Friedrich and Stefan's castle. Back at the tower, Rapunzel manages to escape with the help of Penelope and Hugo, as the spell only works if the prisoner is a liar, which Rapunzel is not. She then rushes to save Stefan and his family.
Stefan is lured away from the party by Gothel, disguised as Rapunzel. Gothel reveals herself and begins her attack. King Wilhelm comes before King Fredrick, hoping to end the feud by force. It is revealed that the source of the feud is that Wilhelm believes Fredrick kidnapped his daughter, who has been missing since she was an infant. Friedrich replies that he planned nothing of the sort and he has no idea where Wilhelm's daughter is, to which Gothel reveals that she took Rapunzel because Wilhelm "loved" her but married another woman; he saw Gothel only as a friend. Rapunzel arrives just in time to stop them from fighting, and Wilhelm immediately recognizes her as his daughter.
Gothel attacks Rapunzel with magic. As Rapunzel runs into the royal maze, she remembers the magic painting of the tower and tricks Gothel into running into it. Gothel finds herself in Rapunzel's tower, where Hugo reminds her she can't escape, as she has a lying heart.
Rapunzel is reunited with her biological parents, and marries Stefan, thus ending the feud as well as uniting the two kingdoms. Hugo, Penelope, and Hobie live in their castle with them. It's revealed that Otto now serves Gothel, but it's implied that she died soon after. A shot is seen of Rapunzel and Stefan walking along a beach, the same one that Rapunzel painted with a castle in the distance, implying her dreams came true. The scene becomes the painting Barbie had been working on.
Kelly now feels better and begins painting with blue, after Barbie reminds her that creativity is the true magic in art.