Barbie Uncovered: A Dream House Divided

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Barbie Uncovered: A Dream House Divided

Barbie Uncovered, a new Sky Original explores the unknown origin story behind one of the most iconic brands – Barbie. This feature length documentary is streaming on Sky Documentaries and NOW.

While the triumph of the world’s most talked about doll has been widely documented, this film reveals the untold story of Barbie’s Mum and Dad, Ruth Handler and Jack Ryan. The documentary delves into the history of the duo who made Barbie rise to fame, one who built the largest toy company in the world, Mattel, from nothing, and the other, a rocket scientist who made Barbie “twist and turn”.

The film spotlights the soaring success of Barbie, with sales of three hundred thousand dolls in the first year, to over two billion before Ruth died. The enormous financial rewards for both multi-millionaire parents are exposed, and this leads to a surprising story of betrayal, sex, drugs and excessive partying.

Narrator: Gemma Arterton
Editor: Reva Childs
Filmed & Directed by: Eddie Hutton-Mills
Producer: Nina Campbell
Producer Manager: Isobel Oram & Neda Sharifi

Halo provided full Picture and Sound Post Production.

Colourist: Karl Barnes-Dallas
Online Editor: Jack Waters
Dubbing Mixer: Ross Millership
Post Producer: Monika Lupeika-Blades
halo Sales Exec: Matt Locke

Barbie Uncovered: A Dream House Divided, streaming on Sky Documentaries and NOW.

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