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Western Animation: Barbie And The Secret Door
Barbie and the Secret Door is a Barbie movie released in August and September 2014. The movie features 7 original songs and is billed as "The ultimate fairy tale musical."

Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who would rather read than perform her royal duties. While walking through the royal garden, Alexa discovers a secret door in her kingdom, much like the one in the book she’s reading! She steps through the door and enters a whimsical land filled with magical creatures and surprises.

Alexa meets Romy and Nori, a mermaid and a fairy, who explain that a spoiled ruler named Malucia is trying to take all the magic in the land. To her surprise, Alexa has magical powers in this world, and her new friends are certain that only she can restore magic to their land. Discover what happens when Alexa finds the courage to stand up for what’s right and learns that the power of friendship is far more precious than magic.

The teaser can be seen here and the trailer can be seen here.


This movie contains examples of:

  • Alternate Dimension: The Secret Door leads to the world of Zinnia, a kingdom full of magic.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Malucia's scepter is her main source of power over others, as she has no magic of her own.
  • Award Bait Song: "If I Had Magic."
  • Bad Boss: Malucia is not kind to her servants at all, much less her subjects.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Malucia's trog guardian, Grodlin. He's supposed to be looking after her while her parents are gone, but can't rein her in.
  • Batman Gambit: Malucia employs one in her bid to capture the Queen Unicorn. She lets Nola go and tell the others that she's planning to capture the unicorn so they'll move her, but is secretly lying in wait to ambush them.
  • Big Bad: Malucia rules the magic kingdom of Zinnia and has implike servants named trogs who attend to her.
  • Bookworm: Alexa would rather read than socialize.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Malucia is a little brat who wants all of Zinnia's magic for herself.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Malucia drained Romy and Nori's magic, turning them into humans.
  • The Chosen One: Romy and Nori believe Alexa is the only one able to stop Malucia.
  • Co-Dragons: Malucia has Whiff and Sniff, two Sniffers who can sniff out the scent of magic.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Alexa's magic is pink and rainbow-colored, while Malucia's is blue and a sickly green.
  • Creepy Child: Malucia has a magic-draining scepter and won't hesitate to use it.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Malucia's singing is so loud and high-pitched it shatters Grodlin's glasses while he's busy covering his ears.
  • Dance Party Ending: Alexa returns to her world just in time for the ball. After dancing classically for a while, she turns it into a dance party.
  • Doting Parent: Malucia's parents spoil her rotten and let her do whatever she wants. In the ending, they decide giving her a present from their trip is more important than dealing with the mess she made.
  • Enfant Terrible: Malucia, who plans to take over the world at age 10 and uses a magic-draining scepter to scary effect.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Alexa, but this is subverted with Malucia, who is a wicked princess. Notably, the trailer and DVD box refer to her as a "ruler."
  • Explosive Overclocking: This is how Malucia is defeated. Alexa lets her absorb all of her magic until the scepter explodes.
  • Face Plant: Nori has trouble walking since she's used to having a mermaid tail, and falls flat on her face when trying to take a step.
  • Floating Platforms: Alexa, Romy, Nori, and Malucia use floating platforms to get around Zinnia. They float via magic.
  • Genre Savvy: Whiff and Sniff correctly deduce that Stenchweed was planted to throw them off the trail, as it doesn't normally grow where Nori and Romy were hiding.
  • Girlish Pigtails/Mega Twintails: Malucia has a huge pair of purple pigtails.
  • Goth Spirals: While the world of Zinnia is bright and cheery, the kingdom has a lot of spirals in its architecture, cliff designs, and plant life.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Malucia is jealous of others' magic since she was born without it, so she uses her scepter to steal it.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: During her duel with Alexa, Malucia levitates the trogs with magic and throws them at Alexa.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Right here! Special mention goes to the "Alexa opens the door" gags.
  • "I Am" Song: The first version of "What's Gonna Happen" is about how Alexa would rather stay in her room and read.
  • "I Want" Song: Malucia's song, "I Want It All," is about how she wants all of the magic in Zinnia and plans to catch the unicorns to get what she wants.
  • It's All About Me: Malucia holds a huge party in honor of herself and is adamant that she be the only princess allowed to have magic.
  • Karma Houdini: After trying to drain all the magic in Zinnia, and nearly taking over the kingdom, Malucia's only punishment is losing her scepter and being forced to clean up the mess she made by Grodlin before she can get the big present her parents have brought her. The king and queen even decide that giving her the present is more important than punishing her!
  • Kneel Before Zod: Malucia mentions this in her song.
    You see this crown? It means bow down.
  • Lady Land: Sort of. Male creatures such as sniffers exist, but the kingdom is mostly populated by fairies and mermaids, who are all exclusively female. There are so few men in the kingdom that at one point Alexa's mermaid friend asks "What's a boy?"
  • Leave Your Quest Test: Alexa has the opportunity to return to her world after escaping from Malucia, but the bond she formed with her friends makes her stay.
  • Living MacGuffin: The Queen Unicorn, the most powerful magical creature in Zinnia. Malucia is desperate to capture her and drain her magic.
  • Magic Wand: Both Alexa and Malucia have magic wands.
  • Make My Monster Grow: At the climax, Malucia grows gigantic to deal with Alexa.
  • Malevolent Mugshot: Malucia puts her face on a lot of things.
  • Mana Drain: Malucia's magic scepter drains others' magic.
  • The Musical: The movie features 7 original songs.
  • Near Villain Victory: Malucia successfully steals all of Zinnia's magic, and drains all of Alexa's magic just before her scepter explodes.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Seventeen-year-old Alexa must contend with ten-year-old Malucia.
  • Our Founder: Malucia has a golden statue of herself, and puts a foam hand on it to cheer about her inevitable triumph.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Alexa has a beautiful one.
  • The Power of Friendship: Alexa learns that friendship is more precious than magic.
  • Power Trio: A fairy, a mermaid, and a human princess must work together.
  • Princesses Rule: Played with in that Malucia is only running the kingdom while her parents are away.
  • Reality Warper: Among other things, Alexa's magic and Malucia's magic let them create things out of thin air and change others' appearances.
  • Royal Brat: Malucia is a bratty princess who wants all of the magic for herself.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Nola, a fairy who Malucia drains magic from to show she's evil and to trick her into showing her where the Queen Unicorn hides.
  • Save Both Worlds: The girls must work together to save every realm's magic.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Alexa runs towards the magic tunnel to her world after escaping Malucia, but she soon reconsiders.
  • Sickly Green Glow: When Malucia drains others' magic it gains a sickly green color as it's being absorbed into her scepter.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: There's a prince from a neighboring kingdom, but no mention of him is made in the trailer or the synopsis.
  • Sizeshifter: The more magic Malucia's scepter drains, the larger its headpiece becomes.
  • Spoiled Brat: Malucia, who wants all the magic for herself.
    I want it all/I want it now!/What I want is really very small/I want it all!
  • Sugar Apocalypse: See how bright and cheerful Zinnia looks? It doesn't stay that way when Malucia drains the entire land of magic.
  • Sugar Bowl: Zinnia. It's a magical land full of fairies, unicorns, and mermaids, and its entire color palette is very bright and almost like candy. This is subverted when Malucia drains the entire land of its magic, though.
  • Take Over the World: Malucia plans to take over Zinnia while her parents are away.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Averted for the first time in the series! Malucia is the first Barbie villain to get her own doll. She also features in other merchandise.
  • Un-Sorcerer: Malucia is the only person in the land without innate magic.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Malucia wears a lot of makeup, and her lipstick in particular looks very creepy since she's a little girl.
  • Villain Song: Malucia has "I Want it All."
  • Wizard Duel: Alexa and Malucia get into a duel with their magic wands.
  • World-Healing Wave: Alexa restoring magic to Zinnia brings the color and magic back to the entire land.

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