In two video games, "Mermaid Adventure" and the video game adaptation of "Swan Lake", Barbie was played by Anndi McAffee, also known as Phoebe Heyerdahl and Ashley Armbruster.
Life in the Dreamhouse Barbie is voiced by Kate Higgins, who also provides the voice of Mattel's other popular doll character, Frankie Stein from Monster High.
In Japan, Barbie has been voiced by three different voice actresses: Maaya Sakamoto, Ryoka Yuzuki and Rieko Takahashi (who is her de facto voice actress, as she also reprised Barbie in the dubs of both Toy Story 2 & 3.
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 have been less than enthusiastic. As of Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2, Sheridan has returned.
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.
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" specials were intended to be the Pilot Movie for a Barbie TV series (Mattel hoped to compete with Jem), but when nothing came of it, they made Maxies World instead.