Barbie in A Mermaid Tale

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale or Barbie in A Mermaid Tale in Latin America is a direct-to-video computer-animated film and part of the Barbie CGI film series. It was released on March 9, 2010.

Original title Barbie In a Mermaid Tale

Year 2010

Duration 75 min.

Country United States

Director Adam Wood

Script Elise Allen

Music BC Smith

Photography Animation

Cast Animation

Producer Mattel, Rainmaker Entertainment

Genre Animation. Fantastic. Children | Marine adventures. Surf

Groups Barbie


Barbie plays Merliah, a surfing champion from Malibu. Merliah is a normal teenager until one day she learns a big family secret: she is a mermaid! Merliah and her inseparable dolphin Zuma plan an aquatic adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.

With the help of her new mermaid friends, Merliah saves the marine world.

In the end she discovers that what makes you different can become your greatest strength.

Complete plot

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Merliah Summers (Liah to her friends). She is a prestigious surfer inMalibu  ;and she is nicknamed "the queen of the waves." On the day of a surfing competition, Merliah is surfing rogue waves when her hair suddenly turns pink upon contact with the seawater. Nervous to show everyone her hair, she goes underwater and encounters a dolphin named Zuma. Merliah discovers that she can breathe underwater. Zuma takes Merliah to her friends and then disappears. Merliah tells her friends, Nikki and Teresa what happened. and they tell them that it was just a blow and Merliah decides to go home. After telling her grandfather, Brake, what happened, Merliah discovers that she is half-mermaid. Thinking that her parents died when she was a baby, Grandpa tells Merliah the truth. Brake tells him that her father was a human named Rick and that her mother was a mermaid named Calissa who ruled over the city. an underwater kingdom called Oceana. Brake tells her that when her father died, Calissa was worried about Oceana and thought that her evil sister, Eris, would try to rule. At the same time, Calissa gave birth to Merliah. But Merliah didn't have a mermaid fin and since Calissa didn't want Merliah to come to any harm, she gave Merliah to her husband's father, Brake (the Merliah's grandfather). Calissa asked him If she could raise Merliah so that she would be safer in land outside of Eris's domain. It worked. Then Eris ruled and Brake told him that Calissa had died or was in Eris' custody. At first, Merlia didn't believe him. and she went to tell her friends the news.

After telling her friends the news, Teresa became excited, she looked for something. on the internet and concluded saying that the pink hair and underwater breathing is because Merliah is half mermaid. At that moment, Zuma appears and tells her that it is true and that she is also the princess of Oceana, at the same time Merliah launched The necklace she had worn since she was a child, and she reveals that Calissa is still alive, producing Merilia, the life force of the sea. She also tells him that the reason her hair is pink, and she can breathe underwater, is because she is half-mermaid. Then Merliah decides to go to Oceana to save her mother. In Oceana she meets Aqua and Marina who want to help her.

Merliah decides to turn to the destiny mermaids (mermaid fortune tellers who predicted the defeat of Eris) and they tell them that she must look for the celestial comb, the dreaming fish and the protective necklace that Eris possesses, while they find these things, Eris She decides to look for Merliah to banish her from Oceana. Upon finding her in her human state, Eris creates a whirlpool so that Merliah cannot get out of there. Merliah, upon declaring that she is a half-mermaid princess, transforms into a true mermaid, upon seeing that This is a real mermaid, Eris decides to put her back into the whirlpool, but she falls and the whirlpool takes her to the deepest canyon in the ocean, Merliah frees her mother Calissa, restores the damaged kingdom (since she had very little Merilia) and the queen gives her a necklace that can transform her into a mermaid and a human, Merliah returns to Malibu. with her grandfather and being in the surfing competition she is the winner. It is also seen how her mother, Queen Calissa, celebrates the triumph of her daughter.


Merliah "Liah" Summers is a 16-year-old girl, originally from Malibu. Nicknamed "The Queen of the Waves", she is a surfing star, as she has loved the sea for as long as she can remember. After an incident at a competition, she discovers that she is half-mermaid, since her father, Rick, was a human being and her mother was a mermaid. Rick passed away prematurely before she was born and when Calissa, her mother and queen of the ocean gave birth to her, she saw that the girl had been born with legs, so she gave her & ó; to her grandfather to raise her, thinking that she would be safer on land than in the ocean.

Zuma is a bright pink dolphin who shows Merliah the entire kingdom of Oceana and helps him save Calissa.

Nikki is one of Merliah's best friends. She is sassy, outspoken and a little sarcastic, but she is super loyal, helpful and a great friend. She has dark skin, black hair and brown eyes.

Teresa is another best friend of Merliah. She is dreamy, imaginative, fun and a little distracted. Due to her personality, she was the first to believe Merliah's story that she was half-mermaid. Hadley has reddish-brown hair, green eyes, and tan skin.

Aqua and Marina are super elegant mermaids and best friends. They own a boutique under the sea, where Merliah receives a mermaid transformation. They have Whiskers, a sea lion pup. They help Merliah fight Eris. Aqua has blonde hair with blue stripes, while Marina has brown hair. with purple stripes.

Calissa is Merliah's mother. She was the just and beloved ruler of Oceana, until her evil sister Eris captured her. and usurped the throne. In the end, she manages to reign again.

Eris is Calissa's sister and holds a deep grudge against her, since she is not capable of producing Merilia. After overthrowing Calissa, she rules Oceana with an iron fist until her niece Merliah appears to defeat her. In the end she is banished to the deepest abyss

Brake is Merliah's grandfather. He adores her granddaughter and supports her in everything. Calissa asks him to raise Merliah, since being born with legs, the sea was too dangerous for her.

Whiskers is a sea lion pup. Its owners are Kayla and Xylie.

The Destinos are the fashionista fortune tellers of the sea. Merliah goes with them to find out how to overthrow Eris and save her mother.

Sirenka is a celebrity mermaid in Oceana. She is always seen in the company of her purse fish and being photographed by paparazzi.


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