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by Dianna Ranere

Barbie Big City, Big Dreams Official Movie Trailer

Join the fun and celebrate the release of “Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams”

Barbie takes the stage in the new musical adventure, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams, debuting on Netflix in the U.S. on September 1. After 20 years, 36 television specials, and countless episodic and YouTube series, the latest original film from Mattel Television marks the expansion of the Barbie universe with the introduction of a new lead – another Barbie Roberts!

SYNOPSIS: When Barbie enrolls in a prestigious and highly competitive summer program at the Handler School for Performing Arts, she meets a fellow student named… Barbie Roberts! That’s right; Barbie meets Barbie and, while they have much more in common than just their names – like their shared dream of making it on Broadway – the two girls bond over their complementary differences.

They become fast friends and quickly adopt nicknames inspired by their beloved hometowns, Malibu and Brooklyn.

As the two Barbies compete for the program’s coveted, once-in-a-lifetime Spotlight Solo, the new friends discover that competition isn’t only about winning; it’s about striving to be your best while bringing out the best in your competitors.

THEMES: Drafting off of Barbie’s core purpose of inspiring the limitless potential in every child, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams explores the following themes:

  • The value of friendship
  • Perseverance
  • Mastery of a craft and multiple paths to success
  • Healthy competition & bringing out the best in yourself and your opponent


Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams marks the introduction of the below characters to the Barbie Universe. And, spoiler alert: Many of these new characters will be seen in additional content in the future… stay tuned!

  • Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts – A New York native with an exuberant and infectious personality, she is a triple-threat singer, dancer, and musician who is confident and optimistic. She dreams big and believes in the limitless possibilities of life.

  • Emmie – Sweet, shy and completely humble, Emmie is the high-voltage popstar you wouldn’t expect. She was Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts’ childhood best friend and she also attends the summer program at the Handler Arts Academy in disguise in order to study without being recognized.

  • Rafa – An aspiring costume designer and self-proclaimed fashionista, Rafa quickly becomes BFF with both Barbies. He’s a whiz at creating inventive costumes, and is often the source of great advice for his friends. Quick with one-liners, this creative whirlwind has a soft spot for Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts – AND his dog, Gato – the true love of his life.

Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams will debut on Netflix in the U.S. on September 1.