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Barbie & Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun and gentle mystery introduces new toys to buy.

Movie NR 2015 76 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Must watch for littles

My girls love this sweet adventure movie. I appreciate the sisterly love and no romance.
age 6+

Just like us!

Parents need to know that Barbie & Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure is a cheery adventure for Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea as they visit their grandmother in their hometown of Willows. Positive messages about sharing, determination, and selflessness are central elements of the story. The four sisters and their grandmother are always caring, supportive, and thoughtful family members. The only jeopardy comes in the form of two buffoonish crooks who continually tumble, bump, and make mistakes. Mild suspense accompanies the group during the climax when the crooks chase them through underground caverns with a rickety bridge, bats, and a rock slide. No one is hurt. This new Barbie adventure introduces four new puppies to the Barbie brand, including plush animals, Barbie dolls with accompanying small pups, and carnival toys.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This movie is fun for young Barbie fans with adorable pups to cheer for, slapstick bad guys to root against, and new toys available to add to Mattel's already substantial treasure. The story is simple and clear, intercutting Barbie's growing awareness of her hometown's neediness with the younger girls' treasure hunt. The two story lines come together by the film's end in a way that provides the strong messages and gives fans a peek at Barbie's life before she moved to Malibu. It's interesting to note that Barbie's youngish, modern grandmother is as curvy, beautiful, and idealized as the girls themselves.

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