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'''''Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper''''' is the fourth in the 2000's Franchise/{{Barbie}} film series and is billed as the first ever [[TheMusical Barbie Musical]].

It stars Barbie as both Anneliese and Erika, a princess and a peasant. After a chance meeting, the two become quick friends due to their similarities. However, with the kingdom's finances falling, Anneliese is engaged to Dominick, the king of a neighbouring kingdom. When the queen's scheming advisor arranges for Anneliese to be kidnapped so the marriage to King Dominick will not go through, Anneliese's tutor Julian arranges for Erika to replace Anneliese until the real princess is found.
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!!''Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActuallyIAmHim: Upon their first meeting, Erika comments that Anneliese has the same name as the princess.
-->''"Well..."''
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Wolfie. He even barks!
* AlmostKiss: Dominick and [[spoiler:Erika-masquerading-as-Anneliese]].
* AnimalMotifs: Pink and blue butterflies for our pink and blue heroines.
* AnimatedActors: Played straight in the credits.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: It's [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] and definitely intentional, but when Erika tries talking like a princess she's very formal and stops using contractions.
* ArrangedMarriage: Anneliese and Dominick. Anneliese isn't too happy about it, neither is Dominick.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Serafina and Wolfie.]]
* BadBadActing: Preminger, because [[ObviouslyEvil he's evil]]. His henchmen, because they're just that stupid.
* BadBoss: Madame Carp is ''awful'' to Erika and the other dressmaker. Preminger is also pretty nasty to his cronies, but they still seem to like him quite a bit.
* BatmanGambit: Anneliese's fondness for her cat is used to [[spoiler:lure her to her kidnappers]].
* BigBad: Preminger.
* BigNO: Queen Genevieve lets one loose when she thinks Anneliese [[spoiler:has been killed in a mine collapse]].
* BeautyMark: Midas and Madame Carp both have them.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: "But FATE decreed they would..."
* BedsheetGhost: Anneliese creates one to [[spoiler:escape her kidnappers]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: Preminger seems to think Anneliese acts cold to him in order to hide her attraction. While we never see her treat him badly, it could be that she was just so happy to be [[spoiler:rescued from Madame Carp’s]] that she didn’t really care ''who'' he was.
* BeYourself: Erika tells her ''cat'' to do this (''The Cat's Meow'')
* BookOnTheHead: Erika, while practicing [[PrincessForADay on impersonating Anneliese]], once walk with a book during her TrainingMontage song - and immediately succeed to do so.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Preminger's two henchmen.
* BoyMeetsGirl: Erika alludes to this trope in the song "If You Love Me For Me" which begins 'Once a lass met a lad...'
* BrainyBrunette: Julian is a male example.
* CassandraTruth: No, guys, she ''really is'' Princess Anneliese. Seriously!
* CatsAreMean: Averted. Wolfie and Serafina are perfectly sweet and nice, and the mean animal is Preminger's pet poodle, Midas.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Erika walks into the closet in one gown and out of it in another almost immediately.
* ChastityCouple: Both Erika/Dominick and Anneliese/Julian are pretty chaste [[{{Shipping}} ships]], but the latter even more so. Where Erika and Dominick embrace and hold hands multiple times and even get an almost kiss, Anneliese and Julian only hug once and hold hands in the carriage.
* ChekhovsGun: Anneliese loves roses and Julian knows that. He is later able to determine that [[OutOfCharacterAlert the letter theoretically left by Anneliese is a fake, because it’s scented with lilac rather than rose]].
** [[spoiler:Anneliese’s birthmark.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: Anneliese and Erika are born at the exact same second and look exactly alike aside from their hair colors.[[note]]A partial reference to the overall Barbie toyline where she is available in different hair colors.[[/note]]
* CoolCrown: Anneliese, but Erika gets a symbolic one made of flowers.
* CrowdSong: The very last number.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Julian does this after Anneliese unties him.
* DamselInDistress: Anneliese [[InvokedTrope pretends]] to be one to get [[spoiler:Nick and Nack to open the door]].
* DamselOutOfDistress: Anneliese is kidnapped twice, and both times uses her brains to help herself escape.
* DarkReprise: Erika reprises "To Be a Princess" [[spoiler:locked up in jail, breaking in to tears by the end]].
* DisappearedDad: Both of our protagonists' fathers. While the queen is explicitly widowed, there's really no mention of what happened to ''Erika's'' dad.
** MissingMom: Or Erika's mother, for that matter. Both parents disappear after the prologue.
* DistantDuet: "Free".
* DramaticIrony: PlayedForLaughs when the queen protests "Do you think I don't know my own daughter?" While her daughter [[spoiler:has been kidnapped and replaced with an IdenticalStranger]].
* DumbBlonde: One of Preminger's henchmen.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place almost entirely over a three-day period.
* EvilChancellor: Preminger, of course!
* EvilLaugh: Preminger cackles. His assistants guffaw stupidly.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: The heroines each wear one at the end.
* FailedASpotCheck: An EstablishingCharacterMoment for one of Preminger’s henchmen is putting a big ugly rock in the mine cart when they’re supposed to be collecting gold.
* ForegoneConclusion: There is a royal. There is also a peasant. They are identical. They switch places. Most people know this much through PopculturalOsmosis of the original story.
* FurryReminder: Serafina chasing the mouse. Both the cats looking horrified when Julian and Anneliese let water into the cave.
* GoodParents: Erika's parents took on crushing debt to ensure that they could take care of her.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Preminger indulges in both [[GratuitousFrench French]] and [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]] in his VillainSong, in the form of PoirotSpeak.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Anneliese.
* HeldGaze: Between Dominick and Erika at the end of their FallingInLoveMontage that uses the beautiful song "If You Love Me For Me."
* HilariousOuttakes: Some were written for the credits, featuring the AnimatedActors rather than the people who voiced them.
* HoldingHands: Both Julian and Anneliese and Dominick and Erika.
* HotForTeacher: Anneliese and Julian. However, he's her tutor rather than an actual teacher and appears to be pretty close to her age, so it does a lot to remove the {{Squick}} potential, thankfully.
* IdenticalStranger: True to [[Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper the original]].
* IKissYourHand: Dominick does this.
* ImagineSpot: We are witness to Preminger's plotting in the second song, first directly, and then through shadows on a wall.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: The royal mines run out, leaving the queen and by extension her country, totally broke.
* InterclassRomance: Anneliese is a princess. Julian come from a family so poor they could only pay the rent for one room. Erika is an indentured servant. Dominick is a king, and so wealthy that the queen decides Anneliese should marry him just for his money. Serafina is a pampered cat who lives in a palace. Wolfie is a street-smart cat...dog...sort of guy.
* IWantSong: ''Free''
* {{Jerkass}}: Madam Carp who stole Erika's money when she sang out in public and plans to keep Erika for the rest of her life even though she had already paid more than half of her parents' debt. [[LaserGuidedKarma She was forced out of her business in which likely Erika's mother took over.]]
* KingIncognito: Dominick pulls two. Erika lampshades it.
-->''”You…do love disguises, don’t you?”''
** This also happens to Anneliese, but sort of...against her will. She tries to convince people she's the princess more than once, but [[CassandraTruth gets pooh-poohed]].
* LargeHam: Preminger. Nick. Dominick's ambassador.
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LimitedWardrobe: The movie can give the impression that the queen only has the one dress, seeing as she wears it in every appearance, including her wedding.
** Erika mentions at one point that she only owns one dress. This changes after she [[spoiler:begins masquerading as Anneliese.]]
* LiteralMinded:
-->''”Who does [the Queen] think she is?!”''
-->''”The queen?”''
* LoveAtFirstSight: Dominick says he didn’t want to marry a stranger, but when he sees [[spoiler:Erika posing as]] Anneliese, he encourages his advisor to declare the wedding to be back on, although he’s never spoken to her. She, for her part, is temporarily stuck speechless when they are introduced.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler: Anneliese gives one to Julian.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Preminger plans this for himself and Anneliese.
* MeaningfulName: Midas the dog cares a lot for his gold tooth.
* {{Mooks}}: They're also ThoseTwoGuys.
* TheMusical: Of course.
* NonHumanSidekick: The girls' cats.
* NotSoDifferent: Erika and Anneliese get a whole song dedicated to their being the same sort of person, under their surface differences.
* OhCrap: Serafina substites "oh dear" when she realizes how bad Herve's cat-bucking aim is in the bloopers.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Dominick complements Erika on being "honest, no pretenses" while she's [[spoiler:posing as Anneliese]].
* OnlyOneName: Nobody in the cast is stated to have a last one, so maybe people in that kingdom simply don't use them.
* OpeningNarration: "Long ago, and far away..."
* PatchworkKids: [[spoiler:Wolfie and Serafina's kittens all have either their mother or their father's pelt. Furthermore, we see one with white Serafina fur bark like his father, whereas one with Wolfie's coloration has Serafina's build.]]
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Dominick thinks his engagement to Anneliese is an example of this trope, but [[spoiler:she’s been kidnapped and replaced with a face double, and the woman he’s hitting it off with is Erika]].
* PimpedOutDress: Both Erika and Anneliese wear one.
* PluckyGirl: Despite being worked like a slave, Erika is cheerful and spirited.
* PrinceAndPauper: ''Duh''.
* PrincessClassic: Anneliese.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Anneliese.
* PsychoticSmirk: Preminger, when there are too many people around for a full-out psychotic ''grin.''
* PurpleIsPowerful: The queen wears a dress of pinkish-purple. Preminger wears a lot of deep purples, indicative of his desire to take over.
* RagsToRoyalty: Erika [[spoiler: marries King Dominick]]
* RebelliousPrincess: SubvertedTrope. Anneliese does not like her royal lifestyle, but pledges to “remain forever royal” in spite of her desire for freedom.
* RedOniBlueOni: Erika and Anneliese, respectively.
* RichBitch: Madame Carp
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Dominick and Julian, respectively, to Anneliese.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Anneliese at least has an ''oppressively'' busy schedule. It's managed by her...
* ScheduleFanatic: One of Anneliese's servants. [[JustifiedTrope But it makes sense, actually]], because it's his ''job'' to obsess about being on schedule.
* SissyVillain: Midas, and to a lesser extent, his owner, Preminger.
* {{Slapstick}}: Midas crashing around with a bucket on his head.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Serafina is this, despite being a cat.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: is employed against both of our leading ladies.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Preminger. He should probably just find new help, but then again the ones he has are pretty loyal to him...
* ThemeNaming: Nick and Nack.
* TheyDo: [[spoiler:Anneliese and Julian, Erika and Dominick, and Serafina and Wolfie.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Though neither of them are particuarly frail or boyish, Erika is a bit more street-smart than Anneliese (what with being a commoner and all).
* TrueBlueFemininity: Erika
* UptownGirl: While Anneliese and Serafina aren't ''really'' rich anymore, their relationships with Julian and Wolfie still have this dynamic, and [[spoiler:it becomes the trope technically as well as in spirit when valuable geodes give the kingdom an income again]].
* VillainSong: "How Can I Refuse"
* WeddingDeadline: [[spoiler: Anneliese stops a wedding as her mother is halfway through the word "do".]]
* WeddingsForEveryone: See TheyDo.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Julian sings about Anneliese's.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end of the movie, we are given no indication as to what may have happened to [[spoiler:Preminger, Nick, and Nack]].
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last minute or two of the film show [[spoiler:the royal double wedding. Enough time has passed that Erika went on and returned from her desired singing tour]].
* WigDressAccent: The henchmen try this in an attempt to stop Preminger from finding out that [[spoiler:Anneliese has escaped]]. They do a pathetic job of it.
** Madame Carp confuses Anneliese as Erika attempting to pull this trope.
** King Dominick also hides his identity via disguise, more than once.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Erika worked for Madame Carp because her parents borrowed money from Carp to support her.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Preminger is very good at revising his plans as the need arises.
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