Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
|Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus|
Theatrical Release Poster
|Directed by||Greg Richardson|
|Produced by||Luke Carroll|
Jesyca C. Durchin
|Written by||Elana Lesser|
|Music by||Arnie Roth|
|Edited by||Logan McPherson|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate Home Entertainment|
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (alternate title: Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3D) is a 2005 direct-to-DVD computer-animated princess film directed by Greg Richardson. It is the 6th entry in the Barbie film series, and the second to feature an original story not based on previous material. The film features the voice of Kelly Sheridan as the Barbie protagonist.
Brie Larson recorded a song titled "Hope Has Wings" for this film, and the DVD includes the music video as a bonus feature.
A line of toys were produced to go with the film, including dolls of Princess Annika, Aiden (called "Prince Aiden" on the box), Rayla the Cloud Queen, and Princess Brietta. Later a Barbie Mini Kingdom doll of Annika was produced with the Mini Kingdom birthday line.
In a magical kingdom, Princess Annika worries her parents after going to an ice rink without permission. Her parents are so overprotective they forbid her from skating ever again.
That night, Annika sneaks out again to join a festival. A powerful wizard named Wenlock asks the princess to marry him. When she refuses, he furiously tells the king and queen the fate of their "other daughter" and turns everyone into stone. Annika is saved by Brietta, a flying horse. Wenlock tells her she has three days to marry him, otherwise, the spell will be permanent.
Brietta takes Annika to a castle in the clouds called the Cloud Kingdom. Annika discovers that "the other daughter" is, in fact, Brietta, who was transformed into a Pegasus by Wenlock when she refused to marry him (explaining why her parents are so overprotective). Annika decides to build the "Wand of Light" to break his spell. In order to accomplish this, they must have a measure of courage, a ring of love, and a gem of ice lit by hope's eternal flame.
Annika and her polar bear friend Shiver to the Forbidden Forest, where they meet Aidan, a young man who helps them. When Annika falls into a giant's stew pot, she uses her hair ribbon to climb out. The ribbon is a measure of courage and turns into a staff for the Wand of Light. The group finds a large cavern filled with gems. Annika and Aidan take one each. Aiden reveals that he ran away from his parents and lost all of his money gambling. He took an extra gem to bring to his parents so that he could get their forgiveness. Brietta offers her tiara for the ring of love. With all three objects, the "Wand of Light" is assembled and Brietta is transformed back into a human.
Annika and Brietta return to the Cloud Kingdom, but Wenlock pursues them, hurting Brietta. Annika angrily asks the wand to destroy Wenlock, but it does not work. She gives in and finally agrees to marry him so he will break the spell. Wenlock refuses because she is hateful, just like his other wives. He takes the wand and causes a snowslide, trapping her.
Aidan helps dig Annika out and the group goes to Wenlock's lair. Annika finds the wand but the gem falls. Fortunately, Aidan gives his own. Realizing how to work the wand, she asks it to defeat Wenlock for the love of her family and friends. Wenlock becomes an ordinary person and the spell is broken. Brietta is reunited with the family, while Aidan's father forgives him. In the end, it is implied that Aiden and Annika got married.
- Barbie as Princess Annika - A strong-headed girl of sixteen years old who loves ice skating. She often wears light purple dresses. Annika does not understand why her parents are so overprotective of her. Finally she knows she is wrong and she wants to have the second chance. She likes to lead Brietta, Aidan, and Shiver in the journey. She thinks she is brave by cheating the giant Ollie.
- Summer as Princess Brietta - Annika's older sister, became a pegasus when she celebrated her birthday. She was transformed by Wenlock since she refused to marry him. Brietta is calmer than Annika. Her dress is always pink. When Brietta is still a pegasus, she can see her human appearance when she sees herself in the mirror.
- Wenlock - Actually just an ordinary person who became a wizard. He has married three times. When he looks for the prettiest girl on earth, he finds Annika is the right person for him to be wed. He rides a griffin.
- Aiden - A blacksmith. He had received money from his father, but he gambled. He lost and hides in the deepest part of a strange forest before he meets Annika. Annika's saying of second chance enlightens his spirit. He determines to help Annika create the Wand of Light from then on. Later, he marries Annika.
- Shiver - A polar bear who makes an acquaintance with Annika when Annika ice skates secretly. This polar bear is named Shiver because she shivers. She also has a liking for anything sparkly. She only says "Sparkle Sparkle" the entire movie and almost ruins everything.
- Rayla, the Cloud Queen - Ruler of the Cloud Kingdom, where Brietta hid herself after Wenlock turned her into a pegasus.
- Rose, Blush, and Lilac - Three little girls who make colors in the clouds every dawn and dusk. Rose makes the clouds pink, Blush makes the clouds yellow and Lilac makes the clouds purple. They are Brietta's friends.
- Ollie - A barefoot, green giant that almost makes a stew out of Annika and Shiver.
- Kelly Sheridan - Princess Annika/Troll/Wife #3
- Lalainia Lindbjerg - Princess Brietta/Troll/Wife #2
- Mark Hildreth - Aidan
- Colin Murdock - Wenlock
- Kathleen Barr - Shiver / Queen / Rayla, The Cloud Queen/Troll/Wife #1
- Russell Roberts - King
- Chantal Strand - Rose
- Jessica Amlee - Blush
- Andrea Libman - Lilac
- John DeSantis - Ollie the Giant
- Brian Drummond - Ferris
- Stevie Vallance - Troll