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The Land of Make Believe is a Barney Home Video that was released on August 30, 2005.

Plot[]

There were two kids that were reading a fairy tale storybook about a princess living in the land of Make-Believe. The last pages of the story book contained empty pages. Then suddenly, she comes to life, due to a mysterious machine. She was puzzled and didn't know what to do. Then Barney and the two friends decided to help her find her way home. They travel on a city bus to the public library and turn it into the Land of Make-Believe.

Once they landed in the land of Make-Believe, the two children gazed in wonder. The princess points out where is her castle. They follow in her lead. They met a mermaid who had three dolphins. The princess and the two kids played with the dolphin. They had a great time. Once they were done, they were supposed to go to a house under a tree stump. Luckily, Baby Bop pointed out where it was. The house under the tree stump turns out to be a wizard living. The wizard gave BJ a cracker to their next clue.

Barney and his friends run into a parrot who asked them for an item. BJ gave the parrot a cracker. The parrot then told them their next clue. They were asked to go up the mountain and there they will run into a giant. As they went up the mountain, Barney and his friends pretended to be little ants. Once they finished climbing the mountain, they saw a giant blocking the way. Baby Bop then came up and told the giant that he shouldn't be blocking the way. The giant replied that he wanted too. The Baby Bop gave him a lesson of why he shouldn't. The giant understood and cried. Baby Bop let him borrowed the blankie and the giant wiped off his tears. The giant moved away and Barney and his friends went through.

They were one step closer to the castle. But then, they have to get past the security. However, the security did not allow happy but sad people in her portion and told Barney and his friends a sad story. The princess then stepped up and said that she was the princess. The security didn't believe her and checked her. The security then asked her the two magic words. The princess got confused then asked Barney what they were. He sang her a song about Please and Thank You. The security let them pass through. Barney and his friends walked through the gate and saw an amazing town of the princess' home. The security brought Barney and his friends to the king and started to smile. The king got in anger and asked why were they crying if the princess was missing. Then the princess showed up and said, "Here I am!" The king and queen got in happiness and the whole town had a celebration.

Barney and his friends went back home and said farewell to everybody. The princess told them they would keep and eye on them with the machine. The two kids looked through the book and saw the empty pages filled. The fairy tale story then came to a happy ending. Barney then turns back into a doll and the two kids went to return the book to the public library when it was not the Land of Make-Believe anymore.

Stories: "The Land of Make-Believe"

Cast[]

Songs[]

Barneyland

Filming shot of Barney with the kids.

  1. "The Land of Make-Believe"
  2. "The Wheels on the Bus"
  3. "The Library"
  4. "That's What an Island Is"
  5. "If I Lived Under the Sea"
  6. "Jungle Adventure"
  7. "The Not-So-Magical Magician"
  8. "Colors Make Me Happy"
  9. "Everybody Needs a Nap"
  10. "The Ants Go Marching"
  11. "Please and Thank You"
  12. "It's Time to Celebrate"
  13. "It's Good to Be Home"
  14. "I Love You"

Production[]

The crew of Barney & Friends spent a year traveling back and forth to Universal Orlando Resort, going around the park to figure out a story for the video. Production and filming for The Land of Make Believe took place within the months of January to February 2004. Filming occurred for two weeks at three different locations within the Orlando area in Florida, which included Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove.[1]

Casting[]

With the exception of the dinos, The Land of Make-Believe features an entirely local cast. For monetary reasons, the crew decided to hire local talent as opposed to having the regular cast of children from Barney & Friends, although talks about bringing some did occur. This was to prevent paying for hotel and plane fees.[2] Hundreds of children auditioned to be in The Land of Make Believe. In February 2004, St. Petersburg, Florida native Dylan Crowley was one of the children to be announced in the video, as he was set to portray a New York street kid.[3]

Music[]

Due to filming in front of the Jurassic Park sign, Fred Holmes decided to call Gerald R. Molen, one of his best friends who's a film producer, and asked if the crew could use the theme from the Jurassic Park films in the video. Molen then talked to Steven Spielberg who approved of the usage of music due to Barney appearing in Jurassic Park III.[2]

Music and Soundtrack[]

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The Land of Make Believe soundtrack cover.

Main Article: The Land of Make Believe (soundtrack)

The Land of Make-Believe is a soundtrack with songs from the home video of the same name. It was released on CD and cassette on August 23, 2005 by Koch Records and HIT Entertainment, a few days before the release of the video.

Adaptations[]

The Land of Make-Believe sticker book

The Land of Make Believe sticker book cover.

Book[]

This video was adapted into a jumbo sixteen page sticker book of the same name. Released in July 2005, it was published by HIT Entertainment and Scholastic. It features four pages of reusable stickers based on the video.

Video Game[]

Main Article: The Land of Make-Believe (Game)

The Land of Make Believe was later adapted into a video game of the same name in 2005 by V-Tech for the console V-Smile.

Release[]

Marketing[]

This video was promoted through a tie in at Chuck E. Cheese where a Barney themed goody bag would be given to guests.

Home media[]

This video was supposed to be originally planned to be released in March 2005 since it was previously included as a sneak peek for the video release of Barney's Colorful World!, but it was delayed until August 30, 2005. The Land of Make Believe was later released with the video Imagination Island in 2007 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment under the Kids' Double Features banner. The Land of Make Believe was also included in 3-Movie Pack which was released on October 15, 2013. The set also contained the videos Barney's Night Before Christmas and Let's Make Music.

HIT Extras[]

For the initial DVD release of The Land of Make-Believe, it contained various episodes from various HIT Entertainment shows under the HIT Extras bonus feature. Those included the episodes "Haircut" from The Wiggles, "Train Driver Tubb" from Rubbadubbers, and "Worm's Eye View" from ToddWorld.

Releases[]

Barney - The Land of Make-Believe - Availability Banner

Streaming[]

Barney - The Land of Make-Believe (YouTube Thumbnail)

Thumbnail for The Land of Make-Believe for the official Barney YouTube channel.

On April 14, 2022, the official Barney YouTube channel, managed by 9 Story Media Group at the time, uploaded The Land of Make Believe on the platform. The video uploaded by the channel came from a Barney fan upload on YouTube.

Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2006 iParenting Media Awards 2006 Best Products Call, Home Video/DVD Category Won [4]

Trivia[]

Barney, BJ and Baby Bop near the waterfalls

Barney, BJ and Baby Bop near the waterfalls.

Dinosaurs[]

  • Barney and crew on set during The Land of Make Believe video

    Barney and crew on set during The Land of Make Believe in Orlando, Florida.

    The Queen with Maynard the Magician

    The Queen with Maynard the Magician.

    The Jurassic Park sign makes a cameo appearance, referencing the fact that Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ are dinosaurs.
  • A running gag throughout this video occurs when Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ are mistaken for dragons, only to state that they are dinosaurs.

Occurrences[]

  • This video marked:
  • When this video was released on DVD, it was closed captioned by Caption Technologies, Inc.

Promos[]

  • This VHS release contains a commercial for Universal Orlando Resort before the start of the program. A different commercial showcasing Barney at Universal Studios, Florida was previously featured on the VHS release of More Barney Songs.
  • A promo showcasing new Barney merchandise including dolls and toys was briefly seen during a portion of the end credits on the VHS release. The items were eventually shipped to stores in fall 2005, about a month or two after this video was released.

Videos[]

Trailers[]

References[]

  1. Director shares never-before-seen Barney footage - Purple Tales Podcast Episode #21 July 23, 2019 Retrieved March 15, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fred Holmes (Director/Writer) || Ep. 35 May 2, 2022 Retrieved March 15, 2023
  3. St. Petersburg boy Barney's new video co-star February 8, 2004 Retrieved March 15, 2023
  4. Barney™ Awards January 8, 2009 Retrieved October 5, 2023


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