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It's The Three Musketeers, done with Barbie in the main part.

In this version, Barbie (voice of Kelly Sheridan) plays Corinne, daughter of D'Artagnan and Constance. Corinne wants to become a Musketeer, like her father, but she's a woman. Undaunted, she sets off for Paris, where her letter of recommendation is instantly stolen and she is forced to work as a maid in the castle. She gets her chance, however, when she's forced to reveal her training after an attempt on the Prince's life goes awry. Along with fellow maids Aramina, Renée and Viveca, Corinne works to counter the plot of an evil chancellor (voice of Tim Curry) who wishes to usurp the throne.


This movie contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: One of the closest the Barbie films have gotten to this.
  • And the Adventure Continues: In the end, Corinne, Aramina, Renée and Viveca are called to help against a new threat against the now King.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The girls correspond to this, with Corinne being the Blonde, Viveca and Renee the Brunettes, and Aramina the Redhead.
  • Berserk Button: Do whatever you want, just never say a girl can't be a musketeer in front of Corinne. note 
  • Contrived Coincidence: It just so happens that Corinne, Viveca, Renee, and Aramina have all been training to be Musketeers prior to meeting each other.
  • Cool Mask: The girls have masks that also double as Cool Crowns when worn up in the hair.
  • Distressed Dude: The Prince due to his Evil Uncle's plan to become king.
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  • Easily Forgiven: Viveca, Renee and Aramina forgive Corrine after spending half a day with her, resolving the brief conflict they had previously.
  • Eye Patch Of Power: Downplayed. Bertram is a skilled musketeer and is quite intimidating, but in the end he - along with the rest of the antagonists - is defeated and outsmarted by four girls.
  • Falling Chandelier of Doom
  • The Fashionista: Viveca.
  • Flynning: Amazingly enough.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: The lining in the girls' capes.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Viveca.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Viveca, Renee and Aramina kinda have a justified reason for being upset with Corrine. She bumped into them while chasing her cat and she accidentally caused some damage to whatever they had. Renee especially had a good reason since Corrine inadvertently got her violin bow stuck on the fountain.
  • Improvised Weapon: Three of them, but only when a chandelier falls.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Downplayed and played with Corrine and the Prince. The Prince seemed more focused on his studies and often the Distressed Dude than wanting to go out there and fight. Corrine is still pretty feminine but her main goal is to be a Musketeer.
  • Mythology Gag: Corinne's father is called D'Artagnan, the protagonist of the original book by Dumas.
  • Nice Hat: The girls in their musketeer hats.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: The girls in their musketeer outfits have capes that are gold-lined, and have a short cape over the long capes.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: For the ball.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Corinne, who is feminine, but not the demure kind.
  • Punny Name: The names the girls give at the ball. (Barbie Q., Ivanna Party, Abby Birthday, Hedda Lettuce)
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Philippe's Musketeers wear mainly black with red masks.
  • Redhead in Green: Aramina. Well, redhead in green-blue.
  • She-Fu: To an almost ridiculous extent, to the point of Unnecessary Combat Roll
  • Shout-Out: A minor one - a maid, who gets fired just before Corinne enters the castle to take her place, is named Constance. Corinne's mother, as a matter of fact, is the original Constance.
  • Showing Up Chauvinists: Corinne sets off to become a musketeer, but is mocked for her dreams by several who believe a girl can't be a musketeer, which angers her. She shows them she can do it in the end.
  • Straw Misogynist: The townsfolk mock Corrine for wanting to be a musketeer since she's a woman.
  • Talking Animal: There are a couple in here.
  • True Blue Femininity: Renee.
  • Unplugged Version: The movie begins with an unplugged version of "All For One".
  • Would Hit a Girl: Phillippe has no qualms about raising his rapier against Corrine.

True courage is pursuing your dream, even when everyone else says it’s impossible.

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