Mattel announced today that Barbie, Stacie, and friends are returning for an all-new journey in Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue. Coming to Netflix on March 14, 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, new friends, and more puppies than ever.
In the special, audiences will soar to new heights with Barbie and Stacie as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Confident and 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.
But, 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 center 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 installment of Mattel’s animated Barbie content follows 2023’s fan-favorite series Barbie: A Touch of Magic as well as other successful titles, including Barbie: It Takes Two, Barbie: Epic Road Trip, Barbie: Mermaid Power, Barbie DreamHouse Adventures, plus many more.
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 was written by Kay Donmyer.
Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, APAC (excluding China), and EMEA (excluding the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and Romania) on March 14.
The special will debut in Latin America, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, and MENA on September 5, 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 be released on March 14 and be available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Music.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.