Parents need to know that in Barbie: Star Light Adventure, Barbie is a take-charge, smart, and successful teen. She's come a long way from her origins as a curvy beauty who primarily focused on appearance, clothes, and social activities. This Barbie has a can-do attitude, participates in her community (in this case, a distant galaxy), and is a solid role model for her fans. In fact, other than one ball gown, Barbie's attire is all practical, appropriate for her character's active lifestyle. Some mild cartoon action, including a challenging journey through an electrical field, falls, and a sparring match with a teammate, is delivered with a light hand, only a bit of suspense, and no serious consequences. The story and accompanying original songs are chock-full of clearly-stated (and repeated) messages about believing in yourself, taking a risk when it's the right thing to do, and always listening to your heart (i.e., your better instincts). It's important to note that setting Barbie on an adventure in a high-tech, far-off universe is a boon for Mattel and its licensees, providing them with a wide variety of new marketable characters, products, and media entries.