Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

2004 film

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is a 2004 direct-to-DVD computer animated musical fantasy film.


[Erika and Julian are outside the dress shop.]
Erika: [Excited] I don't believe it! The princess sent for me!
Julian: Oh, actually–
Erika: I'm gonna sing at the castle! Me!
Julian: Uh, I came because–
Erika: But I'm not ready. I have to rehearse.
Julian: Uh, if I could just–
Erika: I better change my dress. Oh, what am I talking about? I only have one dress. Wait. Isn't that why you're here?
Julian: I'm sorry, but no. The princess is missing, and I need you to help me find her.
Erika: Me? What can I do?
Julian: Pretend to be Princess Anneliese.
Erika: [Gasps in surprise] Are you out of your mind?
Julian: Just listen. I suspect Preminger, the queen's advisor, has taken the princess off somewhere so the royal wedding will be cancelled.
Erika: That's awful!
Julian: If you pretend to be the princess, just for a short while, I can trick Preminger into revealing where he's hiding her.
Erika: Pretend to be royalty? I could get thrown in prison, or worse.
Julian: As can I, but–
Erika: She's in real trouble, isn't she? [Julian nods] A girl like me. Count me in.

[Erika is sleeping in Anneliese's bed when she wakes up.]
Erika: I thought I was dreaming, but I'm not.
[Wolfie stretches in Serafina's bed when he hears a knock on the door. He barks.]
Erika: Shhh! Wolfie! We've gotta, you know, act like we live here. We can't give ourselves away.
[Wolfie acts natural.]
Erika: Be a princess, be a princess. [Clears throat] Come in.
Maid: [Comes in with Erika's breakfast] Did I hear a dog, Your Majesty? Should I call the royal dog catcher?
Erika: Uh, no. No dog. [Chuckles] Everything is fine.
Maid: [Puts down the tray with Erika's breakfast on her bed] Your breakfast, Your Highness.
Erika: Really? In bed?
Maid: As always.
Erika: Oh. [Laughs] Yes, of course. Thank you. [Looks down at her breakfast] Look at all this food. Want some?
Maid: Oh, I– I– I couldn't, Your Highness.
Erika: But there's enough to feed an army. [Picks up a cookie and gives it to a maid] Come on, take some.
Maid: [Takes the cookie from Erika] Uh, thank you, um, milady. I'll draw your bath. Would you like bubbles, mineral salts, or lavender oil?
Erika: Everything!
[As the maid walks away, Erika starts to eat her breakfast.]

[Erika is pacing back and forth.]
Erika: How am I gonna do this? Everyone will know I'm a fake. They'll throw me in the dungeon in two seconds flat. Oh, Julian, where are you? Why aren't you here?
Preminger: [Comes in] Your most beautiful Highness.
[Wolfie jumps down from the bed and barks at Preminger.]
Preminger: What's this stupid cat doing here?
Erika: He belongs to me.
Preminger: Oh, he's yours, is he? Well, a thousand apologies, my lady. Such a– canine, feline. What happened to the other one?
Erika: Uh– she's around here somewhere.
Preminger: I see. So rare– that you're apart. The queen has sent me to escort you to meet the king.
Erika: Uh– thank you. [Takes Preminger's arm]
[Erika and Preminger walk out, with Wolfie following them.]

[Erika and Dominick are sitting watching the sunset.]
Dominick: Breathtaking.
Erika: [Sighs] The prettiest sunset I've ever seen.
Dominick: There's something about you. You're honest. No pretenses. I like that. [Stands up] Until tomorrow, Your Highness. [Kisses Erika's hand]
[As Dominick walks away, Erika becomes saddened. Wolfie hops onto the bench.]
Erika: "Honest"? "No pretenses"? Oh, Wolfie, Julian and the princess are still missing, and I think I'm falling in love with the king.

[Anneliese, Preminger, and Serafina arrive outside the mines.]
Anneliese: What are we doing here?
Preminger: Taking a little side trip, princess.
Anneliese: [Realizes, angrily] You were behind this!
Preminger: Very clever planting a double to fool the queen, but not quite clever enough. Checkmate! I win.
[Preminger pulls Anneliese by her arm into the mines.]
Anneliese: Serafina!
[Serafina follows Anneliese and Preminger into the mines as Hervé watches on.]

[Preminger pushes Anneliese down.]
Nick: Nice to see you again, Your Highness. [To Nack] Watch your step.
Anneliese: I don't understand, Preminger. Why would you do this?
Nick: To be king. [Gets punched in the shoulder by Nack]
Anneliese: And how would you get to be king?
Preminger: Still underestimating me? Isn't that just like a royal?
Nack: He was going to marry you.
Anneliese: [Surprised] What?
[Preminger and Nack get Anneliese up.]
Nack: Now he's got a new bride in mind.
Preminger: Your mother is a very handsome woman. [Laughs evilly]
[Preminger and Nack take Anneliese further into the mines, with Nick following behind. Serafina follows behind as well.]

[Preminger opens the door and pushes Anneliese in. Julian is kneeling on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.]
Anneliese: Julian!
Julian: Anneliese?
[Anneliese starts to untie Julian.]
Preminger: How sad they'll be when they discover you've died in a tragic accident.
Julian: They'll never give up looking for the princess.
Preminger: Oh, I think they will. When I show them this. [Shows Anneliese and Julian the former's ring. He laughs evilly] Oh, that's funny.
[Anneliese finishes untying Julian. Preminger leaves and closes the door behind him. Julian pulls on the door handle, but is unsuccessful. He shoulder barges against it.]
Julian: No good.
Anneliese: We have to stop him.

[Dominick and Ambassador Bismark approach the carriage.]
Ambassador Bismark: What do they take us for? [Opens the door] Fools?
[Dominick gets into the carriage.]
Ambassador Bismark: Trying to marry you off to a mere pauper? [Gets into the carriage]
Dominick: It doesn't make sense.
Ambassador Bismark: I should say not. The sooner we leave, the happier I will be. [Closes the door]
[The carriage rides off.]

[Julian is striking the rock walls with a pickaxe. The stone fragments come off the walls. A geode hits Serafina's tail.]
Anneliese: [Crouches down in front of Serafina] Sorry, Serafina. [Notices the geode on the floor. She picks it up and opens it to reveal beautiful, purple crystals that were hidden inside]
Julian: [Stops striking the rock walls with the pickaxe] It's hopeless. [Puts down the pickaxe and sits down] I'm sorry, Anneliese.
Anneliese: [Approaches Julian with the geode] Do you know why I didn't want to marry the king?
Julian: You weren't ready to get married.
Anneliese: [Sits down next to Julian] No, I was in love with somebody else. My best friend. The man who's taught me so much.
Julian: But I'm not a King. I can't give you what he can.
Anneliese: [Shows Julian the geode] I think you're like this.
Julian: A rock?
Anneliese: Unassuming on the outside– [Opens the geode to reveal the crystals] –but a treasure within.
[Anneliese and Julian smile at each other, then hug.]
Julian: We'll get out of here somehow. I promise.

[Erika is running through the dungeons when Dominick, who is wearing a knight's armor, grabs her.]
Erika: [Tries to break free from Dominick's hold] No! Let me go!
Guard: [Catches up to Erika] Thought you could escape, did you? I'll lock her up.
Dominick: I'm to take her to the castle.
Guard: But–
Dominick: Queen's orders.
Guard: Oh, well, right then.
[As the guard leaves, Dominick takes Erika away.]

[Dominick leads Erika outside.]
Dominick: This way. [Erika stomps on his foot] Hey! [Lifts up his helmet] I guess I deserved that.
Erika: Dominick? I need to explain–
Dominick: [Takes off his helmet] I don't believe you're the person Preminger says you are.
Erika: You do love disguises, don't you?
Dominick: Come, we need to hurry!
[Erika and Dominick run off.]