Trivia / Barbie

  • Defictionalization: Mattel had life size replicas of Barbie's dreamhouse created in 2009 and 2013.
  • Dueling Shows: With Bratz. In the end, Barbie won.
  • Name's the Same:
    • The current line's Grace seems to be different from ‘’So in Style’’ Grace.
    • Ryan has the same name as Allen and Midge's oldest son.
    • Klaus Barbie was the name of a Real Life sadistic Nazi official in France. Brilliantly spoofed in Rat Race when a family mistakes one for the other.
  • The Other Darrin: The longtime voice of Barbie, Kelly Sheridan was replaced as of A Fashion Fairytale by Diana Kaarina, due to a revamp of the series. Fan reactions were less than enthusiastic. Sheridan returned in Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2.
    • Now Sheridan has been replaced again with Erica Lindbeck because of another revamp.
  • Playing Against Type: Barbie as The Scrooge in Barbie in a Christmas Carol.
    • Averted in the case of... Barbie playing Marley.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: A cross-language version: In the original English version and in the Japanese dub, Kelly Sheridan and Maaya Sakamoto (Barbie) both voiced Hitomi Kanzaki.
  • What Could Have Been: Several from the movies:
    • A chapter book based on Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper, which had illustrations based on the toys, indicated that Preminger would have had a toy. The same is true for Nick and Nack. The same can be said for Barbie of Swan Lake.
    • Additionally, Barbie was supposed to appear in the first Toy Story film, but Mattel squashed that. (Bo Peep was created in her place.) After the movie was a success, Mattel did agree to let Ken and Barbie appear in the sequels.
    • The Barbie movies originally intended to include more traditional fairy tales (notably Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella), but had to shelve both projects to avoid conflict with Disney. Ironically, Disney's Tangled borrowed quite liberally from Barbie as Rapunzel.
    • The 2 "Barbie and the Rockstars"note  specials by DIC Entertainment were both intended to be a Pilot Movie of sorts for a Barbie TV series (Mattel hoped to compete with Jem), but when nothing came of it, DIC made Maxies World (based on Hasbro's "Maxie" dolls) instead.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/Barbie