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Mattel Television’s Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue to debut on Netflix

Published on: 8th February 2024

Mattel Television Studios will be launching its one-hour movie Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue on Netflix this March.

The film will air in the US on 14th March and in the UK in September. The hour-long special will follow Barbie’s middle sister, Stacie, as she quickly comes to the rescue of Barbie and Skipper. Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue marks the first time Stacie plays a lead role in Barbie content and includes five new original songs as well as new friends.

In Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue, the two characters embark on a brand-new journey. Adventurous Stacie finds herself caught in the middle when the Roberts family heads to Wisconsin for a hot air balloon festival where she is too young for adult activities, yet too old to play with the little kids. When her older sisters Barbie and Skipper find themselves in trouble, Stacie finds she has the right skills to save the day.

“Our animated Barbie content is developed to both empower and entertain,” said Michelle Mendelovitz, global head of Mattel Television Studios. “By placing Stacie at the centre of the story, Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue provides audiences with a new heroine in Stacie and an entirely new perspective on the Barbie universe. We cannot wait to share this fun-spirited special with Barbie fans.”

The latest instalment of Mattel’s animated Barbie content follows 2023’s fan-favourite series Barbie: A Touch of Magic as well as other successful titles including Barbie: It Takes Two, Barbie: Epic Road Trip, Barbie: Mermaid Power and Barbie DreamHouse Adventures. Mattel Television Studios’ family-friendly series and specials allow fans of all ages to feel the imagination and fun of Barbie while instilling messages of friendship, discovery and kindness.

Christopher Keenan and Frederic Soulie serve as executive producers on Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue, which is written by Kay Donmyer. The movie will be available on Netflix in the US, Canada, APAC (excluding China) and EMEA (excluding the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Romania) on 14th March. The special will debut in Latin America, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Romania and MENA on 5th September, also on Netflix. Broadcast partners including Super RTL, Cartoonito, POP, Kanal2 and Kidzone will distribute the special throughout the year.

The five-song music album for Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue will also release on 14th March and be available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music.

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