Barbie In A Mermaid Tale is a computer animated film released straight to video on the 9th of March, 2010. In this film Barbie is playing the part of Merliah, who is a surfing champ from Malibu California. In the middle of one of her surfing competitions, something unexpected happens. As mists of water touch her hair, Merliah's hair turns pink and she dives into the ocean and discovers she can breathe underwater. She ends up discussing the event with her grandfather and soon discovers that her mother was a mermaid who married her father before she was born. Merliah soon after has a conversation with a dolphin who convinces her to go on an under water adventure . She becomes reunited with her mother and is shown how to switch between her human and mermaid nature.