Barbie as Rapunzel
is a 2002 direct-to-video Barbie
film directed by Owen Hurley. It is the second in the Barbie film series
of computer animated
Barbie films, and features the voice of Kelly Sheridan
as Barbie. The story is adapted from the Brothers Grimm
fairy tale "Rapunzel
The story is being told by Barbie
to her little sister Kelly, who does not have confidence in her painting
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.
The story begins with Rapunzel painting a beautiful picture of a seashore where she dreams she can go to be free one day. Hobie soon alerts her of Gothel's approach and Rapunzel just manages to get things ready in time. However, Gothel notices a smear of paint on her cheek and accuses her of that appreciating everything that she 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... Read More