Barbie sure has come a long way. As a parent who is skeptical about anything that may send the wrong message to my child, I more than pleased with how the makers of the Barbie movies have created these tales. If you have not seen these movies, your first thoughts are probably of a ditsy, snooty character who lives for new clothes, when in fact Barbie is portrayed as intelligent, kind, and an excellent role model for kids. A+ to the makers- good for you for making something that many have thought to be shallow into something positive for our kids. I wholeheartedly recommend this and all of the Barbie series movies.