Western Animation / Barbie: A Fairy Secret

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Can you keep a secret?

A Direct-to-Video Barbie movie of 2011, and the second movie in a second subseries (This one has to do with Fairies, not Flairies).

It's the premiere of Barbie's latest movie, and she's attending with boyfriend Ken. While there, Ken's picture is taken by a scheming fairy named Crystal, who wants nothing more than to steal away Fairy Princess Graciela's boyfriend Zane. To this end, she uses a love potion to make Graciela smitten with Ken.

The plan works, and Ken is suddenly carted away in broad daylight. Fortunately for Barbie, however, her two stylist friends (for when she's away from Teresa and Grace) are also fairies, who take her and Raquelle to the fairy city of Gloss Angeles to rescue Ken before he winds up trapped in the fairy world.


This movie contains examples of:

  • Expy: Physically, at least. Crystal looks a lot like Selena Gomez.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The movie takes place over the course of three days, with a lot of the second day happening throughout the main story.
  • Eye Color Change: The love potion causes Graciella's eyes to turn violet (they were originally blue), because the potion is red, the color of love.
  • The Faceless: How Graciella is introduced, She is fully shown for the first time just before she kidnaps Ken.
  • The Fair Folk: Played with. Graciella was brainwashed into kidnapping Ken, and Crystal brainwashed her because she wanted Zane to love her.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Graciela wears one for the attempted marriage to Ken, and the real marriage to Zane.
  • Fangirl: Evil fangirl, Crystal for Zane.
  • Happily Married: Rina and Granelin, owners of Wings & Things. Eventually Graciela and Zane.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes: Several transitions throughout the movie consist of a fairy silhouette on a rainbow backdrop, which irises in to the next scene.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Barbie gives one to Graciella, reminding her she's under a love potion and is forced to marry Ken from it.
  • Love Potion: Graciela is tricked into drinking one, which makes her fall for Ken.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Because Raquelle is too excited to keep the fairy secret, Graciella throws magic dust over Barbie, Raquelle and Ken, causing them to wake up at home thinking it was all a dream. They awaken with just that, but Barbie and Raquelle are still friends.
  • Transformation Sequence: Barbie and Raquelle get one when their forgiveness causes their fury sphere to make their fake wings real.

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