Western Animation / Barbie as the Island Princess

Her friends help her dress up for the ball.

Part of the Barbie series of Direct-to-Video films, this one tells the story of a girl lost in a shipwreck and raised by the animals on a tropical island. The girl suffers from amnesia, and the only clue to her past is an item with a fragment of her name, "Ro". When she's grown up, Prince Antonio finds the island, and after Ro saves his life, he offers to take her to his home, and she comes along to find out about her past.

One the way home, the two start to fall in love, but Antonio's father, Peter, arranged a marriage to Luciana, a princess of another kingdom. Unfortunately, that lady's mother, Ariana, is holding a grudge against Peter and his family, and is planning to murder them at the wedding.

Provides examples of:

  • All There in the Script: The credits list Ro's mother's name as Marissa. The little bird that appears throughout the film is also called Tiny.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Rosella lost her memory upon being shipwrecked.
  • Arranged Marriage: But neither the would-be bride or groom are happy about it.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Rita, Gina, and Sofia, Peter and Danielle's young daughters.
  • Broken Aesop: A source of conflict in the movie is that Ro and Antonio fall in love and want to marry but can't because Ro isn't of royal blood. Eventually they just say "screw it" and decide to marry anyway, giving the moral that it doesn't matter if two people are from differing social classes, they should be allowed to be together if they're in love. However, at the very end, it's revealed that Ro is the long-lost Princess Rosella of Paladia, meaning that she was royalty all along, which kind of cancels out the intended aesop.
  • Covers Always Lie: Well sort of lie here. Ro's fancy dress is topped with her having long hair and wearing a Cool Crown. In the movie, her head is bare and the hair is up in a fancier version of a Prim and Proper Bun. She also doesn't wear the crown at one point in the film.
  • Dance of Romance: Played with, as that is when Antonio tells Ro that he loves her, but she says it can't work out.
  • Diegetic Switch: "I Need To Know" starts out with Ro singing to the animals in the first verse; from the second verse on, it's from the internal thoughts of Ro and Antonio.
  • Driven by Envy: Tika hides a note Antonio wrote to Ro, although she's not exactly jealous, just worried that Ro will leave her.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Luciana, the triplets, and Ro turns out to be Princess Rosella of Paladia (hence why the title calls her a princess).
  • Evil Redhead: Ariana
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Rosella wears one when she and Antonio marry.
  • Frame-Up: Ariana sends her three rats to put sunset herb in the animals' food which puts them into a deep sleep, and accuses Ro of doing it.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Luciana wears a purple dress.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Ariana.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: While Ro's hair falls loose a bit albeit with braids after the ball, she fully lets it down during her wedding with Antonio.
  • The Musical
  • Never Say "Die": Averted. It's said at several points that the animals will starve to death if not given an antidote.
    • Ariana also states in her Villain Song that her family tried to kill Peter and Danielle when they were young. She also mentions an old King she married died three days after the wedding (likely by her hand).note 
  • Nubile Savage
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Throughout the movie, Rosella is only referred to as "Ro" upon her memory loss. She learns her full name by the time of the wedding day, which is what reunites her with her mother and reveals she's a princess.
  • Parental Love Song: The lullaby "Right Here in My Arms" has this vibe, but it becomes a full-fledged example when Ro reunites with her mother, her mother singing about her love for her daughter despite their years-long separation.
  • Peacock Girl: The peacock tail on Ro's dress is from Azul's own tail feathers.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Loads, given much of the film takes place at a royal court. The standout dress is Ro's blue dress with the peacock tail.
  • Princess Classic: Ro, even when she just lives among her animal friends.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Ro's standout dress is mainly blue, but has a pink overskirt, and the peacock tail is mostly pink. The Merch also adds a pink Cool Crown.
  • Proper Lady: Princess Luciana. Ariana specifically raised her into this to make her ideal bride material, but Antonio prefers an Action Girl.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: The moment Ro reveals her full name as "Rosella", she meets her mother, who is a queen, revealing she's a princess.
  • Riding into the Sunset: The movie ends with Ro, Antonio and the animals sailing away from the kingdom on ship for their honeymoon.
  • Robinsonade: Ro grows up in this setting, but it's a much lighter form of the trope than typical.
  • Rule of Glamorous: No reason is given that the green part of Azul's tail feathers turn pink after Ro puts them on her dress (other than parts of the dress are pink). Or how Tika's trunk spray turns into sparkles on the dress.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Ro, although Ariana takes advantage of this in her scheme.
  • Spirited Young Lady: Ro
  • True Blue Femininity: Danielle's dress is blue on the overdress (with a pink petticoat), and Ro's standout dress is mostly light blue.
  • Wham Line: "Your name is Rosella?...I...I had a daughter named Rosella..."
    • That is eventually followed by this conversation:
    Tika: Ro found her mother.
    Sagi: And her mother is a queen, which means Ro is...
    Tika: [gasps] A princess!
  • Villain Song: Ariana sings about the scheming and murdering she did to eventually get revenge on the royal family.

There may be miracles awaiting
They may be closer than we know
When we have love to guide us as we go