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Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World is a 1987 American animated television special created by DIC Entertainment with Saban Productions featuring popular Mattel character Barbie. The story was based on the Barbie and the Rockers line of dolls, which featured Barbie as the leader of a rock band. The special originally aired in syndication as a two-part television "miniseries" with each installment lasting approximately 25 minutes; part two was titled Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth. This miniseries was supposed to have been the pilot for a Monday–Friday Barbie cartoon series. Unfortunately, negotiations between DIC and Mattel fell through, and the project eventually emerged with a whole new set of characters—and the sponsorship of Mattel rival Hasbro—as Maxie's World in 1988. The story was based on the Barbie and the Rockers doll line in which Barbie is the lead singer of a rock band. The two-part special was later released on video as a single film by Hi-Tops Video.
|Barbie and the Rockers:
Out of This World
|Directed by||Bernard Deyriès|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Followed by||Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth|
Barbie's rock band completes a successful world tour and decides to perform one last concert in space to promote world peace. Then in part two ("Barbie and the Sensations"), when Barbie and her band—whose name has inexplicably been changed to the Sensations—come back to Earth, they travel inadvertently back to 1959.
This is a list of the songs featured in Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World, in order of appearance:
- "Barbie and the Rockers Theme" – Sharon Lewis, Mary Adams, Joanne Wilson and Sarah Jayson
- "Catch Us If You Can" (The Dave Clark Five cover) – Sharon Lewis
- "Best Friends" – Sharon Lewis
- "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" (The Beatles cover) – Sharon Lewis
- "Do You Believe in Magic" (The Lovin' Spoonful cover) – Sharon Lewis
- "Reachin' for the Stars" – Sharon Lewis
- "Everybody Rock" – Sharon Lewis
DVD release statusEdit
The miniseries has not been seen since its original broadcast, and the VHS release has been out of print since the 1980s. The film has not been released on DVD, except in Italy. Additionally, of the songs performed by the group, four of the songs are covers: "Do You Believe in Magic" (originally by The Lovin' Spoonful), "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" (originally by The Beatles), "Here Comes My Baby" (originally by Cat Stevens), and "Do You Want to Dance" (originally by Bobby Freeman). These songs would have to be licensed for a DVD release.
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