Barbie’s Dream Job: Watch 16 Animated Barbie Movies for $1,000

In this file photograph, a Barbie cartoon is displayed inside the temporary Barbie Dreamhouse Experience during a press preview in Berlin. AP Photo by Markus Schreiber

You’ve heard of Barbie’s dream house. What about Barbie’s dream job?

If you’re a Barbie fan, we’ve got a dream job for you. A Canadian website is celebrating the upcoming release of the live-action Barbie movie by offering to pay one lucky person $1,000 to watch and review all 16 animated Barbie films.

That person (who must be a U.S. or Canadian resident) will be chosen in a random drawing, and you only have until midnight Sunday to enter the contest. The clock is ticking.

Did you know there were 16 animated Barbie movies? We didn’t. Released between 2001 and 2009, they have names like “Barbie as Rapunzel,” “The Barbie Diaries,” or “Barbie and the Three Musketeers.”

“For those who grew up in the ’90s and 2000s, the original Barbie movies represent a nostalgic, simpler time,” said the website “Were you the Barbie buff who owned every iteration of the iconic doll and saw every movie? Or were you the annoying sibling who popped Barbie’s head off, but secretly loved the films? Either way, there’s no denying these cinematic gems hold a significant place in Millennial and Gen Z history.”

Cinematic gems, eh? We’re talking about movies like “Barbie in the Nutcracker” and “Barbie in a Christmas Carol.”

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Review and Rank 16 Barbie Movies for $1,000

In any case, the winner of this contest will be paid $1,000 (or $1,325 in Canadian dollars) to watch all 16 movies and rank them. “The ranking should include a brief analysis of each film,” the website said.

You’d have seven days to do this. That’s a serious Barbie movie-watching marathon. But hey, $1,000 is a lot of money.

The winner will also receive a $50 stipend ($66 Canadian) to attend the live-action “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, which hits theaters on Friday, July 21.

“After seeing ‘Barbie,’ the winner will let us know where the new movie stands in their ranking of the original 16 films,” the website said.

To enter the contest, you must be 21 or older. Like we said, entries are being accepted through Sunday. They’ll choose a winner in a random drawing on Monday.

Barbie fans, your dream job awaits.

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.