Western Animation / Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus


Barbie plays Annika, a sheltered princess tired of her overprotective parents stopping her from having any fun. On her sixteenth birthday, an evil sorcerer named Wenlock appears and demands she marry him. When she refuses, he turns everyone in the kingdom, including the king and queen, into ice statues, and says he'll only change them back if Annika accepts his proposal.

Just then, she's whisked away by a talking pegasus. Brietta, as the horse introduces herself, takes Annika to a magical place in the clouds called the Sky Kingdom, where she'll be safe from Wenlock. She soon learns that Brietta was once a human girl - her sister, in fact, who was transformed by Wenlock when she refused to accept his marriage proposal.

Annika becomes determined to save her people, her parents, and even Brietta. But to do it she'll need to go on a quest to create a "Wand Of Light", the only magic strong enough to overpower Wenlock's. And she's got to do it in three days, or else his curse on the kingdom will be permanent.

This movie provides examples of:

  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Annika. First, she goes skating and gets grounded forever. Then she sneaks out of the house once more and gets her entire kingdom in trouble.
  • Cats Are Mean: Wenlock's pet griffon is really a nasty cat.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Wenlock's wives turn on him and help Annika, and are later seen ordering him around.
  • Forging Scene: After collecting the three parts, this occurs when Aidan, who happens to be a smith, forges the Wand Of Light.
  • Glamour: Wenlock used his magic on himself; his real form is a balding man swinging a paddle around, and his griffon is a cat.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Trying to find the components of the Wand of Light. Especially the first part, which Annika stumbles upon completely by accident.
  • The Power of Hate: Annika tries to use the Wand out of anger and kill Wenlock, but it refuses to work that way.
  • The Power of Love: The only way the Wand of Light can be activated.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Wenlock decides Annika is more trouble than she's worth when she tries to kill him with the Wand of Light, and decides to just bury her in an avalanche rather than marry her.