Since her film debut in 1987 in Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World, Barbie has been a virtual actress starring in several feature films and short films. After a fourteen-year absence, Mattel commissioned Barbie to be featured as a heroine of several princess or fairy-themed stories to accompany a franchise of related dolls and accessories.
Since the release of Barbie in the Nutcracker in 2001, Kelly Sheridan has consistently provided the speaking voice to Barbie in almost all films.
1 First generation (1987 - 1992)
1.1 Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World
1.2 Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth
1.2.4 DVD Release Status
1.3 Dance! Workout with Barbie
2 Second generation (2001 - present)
2.1 The Nutcracker
2.3 Swan Lake
2.4 The Princess and the Pauper
2.5 Fairytopia series
2.6 The Magic of Pegasus
2.7 Barbie Diaries
2.8 The 12 Dancing Princesses
2.9 The Island Princess
2.10 The Diamond Castle
2.11 A Christmas Carol
2.13 The Three Musketeers
2.14 A Mermaid Tale
2.15 Barbie, A Fashion Fairy Tale
 First generation (1987 - 1992)
 Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World
Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World
Produced by Eric S. Rollman
Written by Bill Dubay
Starring Sharon Lewis
Music by Haim Saban
Release date(s) 1987
Running time 50 min.
Followed by Barbie and The Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth
Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World is a 1987 TV special created by DIC Entertainment with Saban Productions featuring popular Mattel character Barbie. The story was based upon the Barbie and the Rockers line of dolls, which featured Barbie as the leader of a rock band. The special originally aired in syndication as a two-part TV "mini-series" with each installment lasting approximately 25 minutes; part two was entitled "Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth". The two-part special was later released on video as a single "movie".
After the first great concert for peace in space, Barbie and her band The Rockers are going to come back home. During the trip back to earth, on the space shuttle, they start to play a song ("Rockin Back"), few seconds later a "time warp" tunnel is forming in front of the Shuttle. Then they see there are a lot of clocks going backward inside the tunnel, at the end of that, the Shuttle lands on a strange airport. After the landing they meet Dr. Merrishaw (probably an astronomer engineer) and his daughter Kim, and learn they are in the year 1959, and then brings them around the city to have a look change. At the end, after a performance at Cape Canaveral, Dr. Merrishaw helps Barbie and the Rockers return to their time. Back in the present, they have a big concert, where Barbie is reunited with an adult Kim and meets her daughter Megan.
Do you wanna dance? (Bobby Freeman cover)
Here comes my baby (Cat Stevens cover)
Blue Jean Boy
Ending Titles - Barbie and The Rockers Theme Instrumental
 Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth
Released in 1987, Barbie & the Sensation take a trip back to the '50s and a visit to the malt shop.
Released in 1987, "Barbie and the Rockers" employed standard 2-D cel animation. The film was directed by Bernard Deyries and Bill Dubay and written by Dubay, Martha Moran and Barbie creator Ruth Handler. The film was produced by Eric S. Rollman.
Barbie's rock band has just completed a successful World Tour and decides to perform one last concert in Space, while orbiting the earth, to promote world peace. Then in Part 2 ("Barbie and the Sensations"), when Barbie and her band, whose name has unexplainably been changed to the Sensations, come back to Earth, they find that they have inadvertently traveled back to 1959 (which happens to be the year the first Barbie dolls were introduced).
Here's the titles of the songs in order of appearance in "Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World":
Barbie and the rockers theme
Catch us if you can (Dave Clark Five cover)
I'm happy just to dance with you (The Beatles cover)
Do you believe in magic? (The Lovin' Spoonful cover)
Reachin for the stars
 DVD Release Status
The miniseries has not been seen since its original broadcast, and the VHS release has been out of print since the 1980s. The film has not been released on DVD, except for Italy. Additionally, of the songs performed by the group, four of the songs are covers: Do You Believe in Magic, originally recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful, I'm Happy Just to Dance With You, originally recorded by The Beatles, Here Comes My Baby, originally recorded by Cat Stevens, and Do You Wanna Dance, originally recorded by Bobby Freeman. For any DVD release, these songs would have to be licensed.