In the live-action Barbie movie, Margot Robbie will portray the beloved doll, while Ryan Gosling will portray Ken. However, some observant fans on TikTok have noticed intriguing Easter eggs in the Barbie trailer that hint at a similarity to The Wizard of Oz. The connection between the two movies is quite convincing.
In the trailer, Barbie wears a pink gingham dress, resembling the blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
If you go for all America Ferrera‘s look, her black and white style statement pointing towards the theme of Wizard of Oz.
Around the 30-second mark of the trailer, Barbie drives past a cinema that displays posters featuring characters from The Wizard of Oz.
Fans have also noticed that the pink road Barbie travels on, connecting Barbie Land to the Real World, bears a resemblance to the famous Yellow Brick Road that Dorothy follows to reach Emerald City.
Lastly, viewers have drawn a connection between the fluffy pink heels that Barbie steps into at the beginning of the trailer and Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz.
The trailer briefly showed Will Ferrell’s character, who represents a toy company CEO in the real world. In the trailer, we see Barbie meeting him. It’s similar to Dorothy meeting the Wizard of Oz in the movie.
Let’s see if Barbie is like the modern-day Dorothy Gale when Barbie comes to theaters on July 21st.