'Barbie' production emptied a company's worldwide supply of pink paint

by Samuel Pordengerg Jun 3, 2023 News

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If you want to make a Barbie movie, make it very pink so that it will wipe out the entire supply of pink paint in the world.

During the production of Warner Bros., that happened. The company that supplied set designers used the film "Barbie"

Lauren Proud, vice president of global marketing at Rosco, said in an interview with The Times that they used the same amount of paint as they did.

The sets for the film's Barbieland were created with fluorescent pink paint.

The production designer for the film spoke to Architectural Digest about how much pink was needed for the set. The film caused an international shortage according to a six-time Oscar nominee.

She said the world ran out of pink.

Proud said it's not that easy. The global supply chain was disrupted during the production of "Barbie's" due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

It was already operating with less paint than before.

Proud said that there was a shortage and that they gave them everything they could.

Proud said that they cleaned us out on paint.

The film was mostly shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK.

The director of "Barbie" said in an interview that the pink paint was important in maintaining the "kid-ness" of the film.

Gerwig wanted the pinks to be very bright, and she didn't want to forget what made her love Barbie when she was a little girl.

In the film's first full-length trailer, you can see dollhouse-like mansions adorned with beds, a closet full of clothing accessories, stylish, dining tables, and a slide, all colored pink.

The lamps that illuminate the way are all pink. Pink is the color of the floors they dance on.

The film's plot had been somewhat mysterious in the months leading up to its July 21 release, but a recent trailer shows the film's characters on an adventure out of Barbieland and into the real world.

The film's main villain is shown in the trailer, and it looks like Will Ferrell is the head of the company. "Barbie" has a star- studded cast that also includes Simu Liu, Helen Mirren, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Rhea Perlman, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, and Alex Ship.

The story was originally published in the LA Times.