Margot Robbie is Barbie. | Source: Warner Bros. Discovery

Have you seen Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey?

If not, you may want to check it out after watching the teaser trailer for Barbie, the first-live action movie from Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Audiences attending James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water last night got a pink-hued surprise with a first look at the much-buzzed-about Barbie from filmmaker Greta Gerwig. Check it out below!

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This is the true definition of a teaser. It simultaneously delivers nothing and everything all at once — a glimpse into the Barbie world that leaves you hungry for more. And 2001? If you haven’t seen it, there is a monolith that signals evolution as apes are encouraged to touch it. In this case, the monolith is Barbie and the evolution she brought to the doll aisle.

Barbie cruises into theaters on July 21, 2023.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.