Barbie Parent Guide Barbie stars in her first live action film. Release date May 8, 2020 Based on the popular Barbie toy, this live action film features a doll who isn't perfect enough to stay in Barbieland, so she decides to live in the real world. Why is Barbie rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Barbie Not Rated News About "Barbie" Learn about the history of the Barbie Doll. Although this is the first time she’d been depicted in live action, the famous doll has appeared in numerous animated movies including: Barbie as Rapunzel and Barbie In The Nutcracker. Cast and Crew Barbie is directed by and stars Amy Schumer.