New Movie ‘Barbie’ will not include Aqua Hit ‘Barbie Girl’

The next Barbie movie will not include the 1997 Aqua victory “Barbie Girl,” it has been reported.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. shared. Pictures first look at Margot Robbie as Barbie for the new live-action movie.

Robbie will star in the film alongside Ryan Gosling as Ken, and a great team including Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Sex Education star Emma Mackey and Ncuti Gatwa, America Ferrera and others.

According to Variety, Barbie will not be performing the new single of the Danish – Norwegian dance – pop group as part of her official soundtrack.

The publication noted that many fans have argued that ‘Barbie Girl’ – which has added over a billion streams to YouTube – should be featured in the film Mattel / Warner Bros. .leave this happen.

Ulrich Møller-Jørgensen, who manages Aqua singer Lene Nystrøm, told the outlet: “The song will not be used in the film.”

While the reason for the apparent lack of the track is not currently known, there are already disputes between Aqua and the American toy company Mattel, creator and owner of the Barbie brand.

The company filed a lawsuit against MCA Records (now part of Universal Music), which distributed “Barbie Girl” in the United States, for trademark infringement. Mattel objected to the song’s recommended lyrics, for fear of damaging Barbie’s image.

In the filing, the company alleged that “promiscuous Barbie dolls singing in a flirtatious tone” appeared in an Aqua tune alongside “Ken licensed dolls responding ‘kiss me here, touch me there'”.

MCA Records responded by claiming that the song was a defensive parody of the First Amendment, and filed its own defamation lawsuit over Mattel spokesman’s statements made in the lawsuit.

The U.S. District Court in California denied both parties’ claims: “Mattel’s hyperbolic remarks were indefensible,” she said, alleging that ‘Barbie Girl’ was a parody, “mocking her and the plastic values ​​he portrays. “.

“Barbie Girl” sold over 1.4 million copies in the United States and remained at number one on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks.

Directed by Gerwig and co – written by Noah Baumbach, Barbie will hit theaters on July 21, 2023.


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