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Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World

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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.[3] 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
Barbie and the Rockers Out of This World cover.png
VHS cover
Genre
Written by
Directed by Bernard Deyriès
Starring Sharon Lewis
Music by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • John Carnochan
  • Derek Iversen
Running time 30 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
Distributor Hi-Tops Video
Release
Original network Syndication
Original release
  • September 1987 (1987-09)
[2]
Chronology
Followed by Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth

Contents

PlotEdit

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.

SongsEdit

This is a list of the songs featured in Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World, in order of appearance:

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.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (1987)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World". Metacafe. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (1987)". AllMovie. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 

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