Animation World Network posted news about the series on October 12, 2016 after Mattel Creations announced Barbie Dolphin Magic. Barbie Dreamtopia: The Series, and Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures. Animation World Network wrote that, "Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures (26 x 22') is another brand new Barbie series developed for an older audience of 5 to 11 year olds, with a realistic and modern CGI look and answering requests from fans to learn more about Barbie and her family. The new episodic show will chronicle the adventures of Barbie and her sisters, Chelsea, Stacie and Skipper, as they take the viewer along for their wild adventures that will have every girl believing that anything is possible."
The article also said, "Barbie and her fun-loving sisters, Chelsea, Stacie and Skipper take you on their wild adventures in a new animated comedy series. From their Dreamhouse in Malibu to escapades around the globe, they navigate life's ups and downs with plenty of laughs, musical numbers, and just enough sparkle and fantasy that will have every girl believing that anything is possible."
Christopher Keenan, Senior Vice President Global Content & Executive Producer at Mattel Creations, said, "Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures is a playful, CG-animated 'sitcom' aimed at the six to 11-year-old audience where comedy is the order of the day."
On September 18, 2017, Barbie Dolphin Magic was released exclusively to Netflix. It was advertised as a "Dreamhouse Adventures special".