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Cool Barbie

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| 15 full, 3 minisodes (12 13 full episodes and 3 minisodes broadcast)
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'''''Cool Barbie''''' is an [[Empire of Austenasia|Austenasian]] sci-fi fantasy television series directed and written by [[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|HIM Emperor Jonathan I]] and produced by [[Austenasian Television Productions]] (ATP). Three original episodes were privately made by Jonathan (together with his [[Lord Timothy|cousin]] and [[Crown Princess Caroline|sister]]) before the foundation of Austenasia, between December 2005 and September 2008. After ATP was created in December 2008, it was decided to remake the three films, as well as to create sequels. A new series of fifteen episodes was therefore written, twelve thirteen of which to date have been filmed and published. The series revolves around an eponymous [[w:Barbie doll|Barbie doll]] in a world where toys are alive and have communities protected by humans, and her encounters with aliens and villains.
== Setting ==
All of the ATP episodes of Cool Barbie so far have been filmed using the video setting on a digital camera; the original two episodes were filmed on an analogue camcorder, and the original third episode was filmed on a digital camcorder. The first two original episodes were very crudely edited by transferring various clips from the camera onto a VHS cassette, and the third original episode was unable to be edited before being published on a DVD due to technical difficulties with the camera used. All ATP episodes have been edited using [[w:Windows Movie Maker|Windows Movie Maker]].
[[File:Bubblesfingerscene.png|thumb|right|The thumb and forefinger of the then Crown Prince Jonathan clearly being seen to push Bubbles into his spaceship in CB.I.]]
The majority of characters in the films are toys, with relatively few characters (mostly playing minor roles) played physically by humans having been featured so far. Two methods are used to film the toys "acting" - the first method comprises of the character's lines being spoken by their voice actor behind the camera while the toy is recorded; the second comprises of scenes being filmed with no dialogue, for background noises to be cut out and replaced with recorded audio of the characters' lines during editing. All but four Most episodes have used a mixture of both methods for toys speaking; while in the first two episodes the first method was used for all characters other than Cool Barbie herself, the second method has since become increasingly common, with CB.VI, CB.X, CB.XI and all episodes after CB.XII IX having had their toy scenes filmed entirely in this way.
Despite ATP specifically attempting to film the modern episodes more competently than the originals, some mistakes have been made which were unable to be corrected during editing. This is most notable in CB.I, in which the then Crown Prince Jonathan's hand can be seen numerous times while moving Cool Barbie and Bubbles around the set; his thumb can also be seen holding Colin upright in a shot in CB.IV, and at the beginning of that episode the reflection of him filming can be seen in a window. Another similar incident is when the Dalek can be glimpsed on top of a small cupboard in CB.III, in the scene prior to that in which it is freed by Bubbles. In CB.VII, Moonita can be seen glancing down at a script when talking to Corporal Barbie, and a camera strap briefly falls into the shot later in the episode. Overall, however, this kind of "blooper" is rare. In CB.VIII, two mistakes of this kind - a door switching between being open and closed in different shots in a scene, and Xeaphon pointing a staff at Wisealise which is on the ground next to him in other shots - were addressed post-filming by changing the dialogue to explain that the staff holds reality-warping magical effects.
| align="left" | The last episode of a four-part story arc. First appearance of Kronos.<br>Runtime: '''10:53'''
| align="left" | '''[ Cool Barbie XIII - The Assassin]'''| align="left" | Xeaphon informs King Yellow Bear that a creature has broken into the Land, killing some border guards. The Doll Senate and the leaders of the military are murdered, forcing Yellow Bear into hiding and hampering efforts to mobilise soldiers to find the creature. As the King reaches shelter, he escapes attack by the assassin, which reveals itself to be a toy spider working for the Eagle, the latter of which is poised to attack the Land with an army of toy animals.| align="left" | ''30 August 2017''| align="left" | Currently under production. This will be the The first episode in a three-part finale.<br>Runtime: '''6:31'''
| align="left" | '''Cool Barbie XIV - Invasion of the Eagle'''
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