I've been thinking about a serious issue lately. Are there any potential plot lines still left unexplored in Barbie movies? I mean, if I were listening to an executive Barbie think tank as they sat around the conference table and conceptualized the next movie, what would that conversation sound like?
Executive 1: "I'm thinking fairies.... you know, an entire world filled with fairies."
Executive 2: "We did that with Fairytopia, remember? Even so, it's a valid idea. We might be able to modify it. Perhaps we could insert fairies into the regular human world and design an alternate fairy reality that surrounds the humans."
Executive 3: "But that was our angle with A Fairy Secret."
Thoughtful nods around the table.
Executive 1: "Still, fairies are so versatile! Think how much they added to Barbie Princess Charm School."
Executive 3: "There's no denying that."
Executive 2: "Now the princess theme -- especially when the princess doesn't actually know that she's a princess -- that's an idea worth exploring more in depth. We haven't yet scratched the surface there."
Executive 3: "Plus, we've only managed to milk the mermaid concept for two movies. I'm sensing that this avenue is more nuanced and richer than we first imagined."
Executive 2: "Especially since it integrates with the princess theme so seamlessly. Aquatic royalty! That's golden!"
Executive 1: "Do you know what else is golden? Fairies. Fairies are gold for Barbie movies. Do you think it's possible to merge fairies with mermaids? Would the water compromise their ability to fly?"
Executive 2: "You know, you're onto something here."
Disclaimer: If Barbie Underwater Fairy Surprise Princess Adventure ever is released straight to DVD, I'm fighting for a share of the royalties.