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Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Barbie and her sisters have sweet, magical, Swiss adventure.

Movie NR 2013 75 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+

Why didn't the pony have a pony-tail?

The movie title is really misleading if you ask me. My daughter and Son, hated this, as it made them cry when the Barbie almost got lost (too emotional for children if you ask me). I hated the overuse of the colour pink as well. Like where are we CANDYLAND. Not good for children under 17 due to the mature themes of horses. Also a cameo from vector, the smurfs and Shrek would have massively improved it!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 7+

Mindless fun and more wholesome than other Barbie shows.

The sisters version of Barbie seems more gentle than the other iterations of Barbie television. Sometimes the attitudes displayed aren’t fabulous but generally pretty harmless movie length Barbie. Scary when rider falls off horse and is lost and surrounded by wolves but magic saves the day!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

These direct-to-DVD Barbie movies aren't exactly a marvel in modern animated storytelling. But for what they are (a way to attract kids to the Barbie brand by creating a rich backstory to their doll lines), they're pretty decently written and conceived. The backgrounds, landscapes, and other CGI details aren't up to par with theatrical animated movies, but the story should appeal to kids, especially children who love horses.

Barbie isn't for every family, and if you have all boys, chances are slim they'll be interested in this franchise of DVDs, but that's not to say boys won't enjoy the competition angle and the fierce rivalry between the two riding academy managers, who enjoy sparring verbally with creative insults. Older girls may get a kick out of how Skipper ends up having a little romance with one of the other academy's top riders. As for lessons learned, this particular movie will teach young kids about the power of sibling relationships, being kind to animals, and rising to the challenge.

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