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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010)

Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer who learns a shocking secret: she's a mermaid! She and her dolphin friend set out for an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.

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Adam Wood

Writer:

Elise Allen (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Merliah (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Eris / Snouts (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Zuma / Deanne (voice)
Peter Mel ... Surf Announcer (voice)
Nakia Burrise ... Fallon (voice)
Maryke Hendrikse ... Hadley (voice)
Emma Pierson ... Kayla (voice)
Ciara Janson Ciara Janson ... Xylie (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Break (voice) (as Gary Chalk)
Nicole Oliver ... Calissa (voice)
Alistair Abell ... Remo / Pufferazzi (voice) (as Alister Abell)
Andrea Libman ... Dee (voice)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Deandra (voice)
Alex Ferris ... Dreamfish (voice)
Ellen Kennedy ... Lipstick Fish / Syrenka (voice)
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Merliah, the young queen of the quick Malibu waves, thinks that she is an ordinary teenager; however, after an unexpected incident during the surfing tournament, she discovers her true identity: she's a graceful mermaid. Now, with her new best friends--the happy bubblegum-pink dolphin, Zuma, and the beautiful mermaids, Kayla and Xylie--they embark on a fascinating underwater adventure to save the ocean kingdom of Oceana, and Merliah's mother, Calissa. The girls need to find three magical items. Will Merliah, the princess of Oceana, accept the great responsibility? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Nice movie
29 May 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have made no secret of liking the Barbie movies, they are not perfect and none of among my favourite movies, but they are cute and have a sense of fun. A Mermaid Tale is no exception. The animation is really lovely, beautiful colours and gorgeous underwater sequences, and the music is catchy. The dialogue has its corny parts but is generally sweet and has its heart in the right place, the story is on the clichéd and rushed side but again it means well and is charmingly told and the characters while not much different from characters in other Barbie movies are still likable, especially Merliah's cute little friends. The voice work is still going strong, with Kelly Sheridan continuing to grow and very engaging throughout. All in all, not one of my favourite Barbie movies, but very nice all the same. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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