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I absolutely adore the Disney Fairy films, since my daughter has been into watching full length films I've been able to watch family films without looking too sad! For Christmas this year I bought my daughter some new DVD's Tinker Bell is back doing what she does best and the film starts off with her getting the snowflake baskets ready for the winter fairies when a wild rabbit isn't going the right way to the winter woods so Tink offers to lend a hand. When they get to the border Tink finds out that warm fairies can't enter the winter wonderland and the winter fairies can't cross the border either but as inquisitive as she is she crosses in anyway and when she does her wings begin to magically glow. When she gets back on warm ground her wings are frozen so she is sent to the fairy hospital and when her friends come to see if she's ok she tells them all about the glowing wings. She comes across a book all about wings but it's been eaten, the librarian tells her all about the keeper, the writer of the book, the one that has the most knowledge amongst fairies, he is a winter fairy though so she'd have to cross the border again if she wanted to find out more. Tink makes an outfit to keep her and her wings warm and protected in the winter wonderland and hides herself inside a basket ready for when the snowy owls come to pick them up. The basket crash lands on a frozen lake when Tink drops her book all about wings, a winter fairy gets hold of it so Tink follows him as he is returning it to the keeper. Once there, Tink hides in the shadows when another fairy named Periwinkle is there explaining to the keeper about their glowing wings, Tink does the same and comes out of hiding. The keeper has written about glowing wings but never seen it with his own eyes. Why are both fairies wings sparkling and what will it mean for both the warm and cold fairies? If you've read some of my previous film reviews especially the Disney Fairy ones you will know how much I love them. This one is the fourth Disney Fairy film that has been released and has the same beauty as the others. The visuals, as always, are absolutely stunning. This is where the film differs slightly from the others as you get to see the winter woods properly and not just from the outside looking in. It's nice to see the snowy land and the visuals are perfect for the cold season. The scenery is beautiful, there is a lot of detail and it's nice to see the fairies twist on different things like the hospital and library. The characters are well animated and they express their emotions well. The sound is as beautiful as ever too. All of the same voice actors have been used and the songs have the same Disney magical tone to them too. There's a lovely part of the film where Tink and Periwinkle are getting to know eachother, Tink references previous movies when she is talking about all she has been up to. She also Tinkers ice skates out of paperclips! Tink learns all about the winter woods and what the fairies get up to there. It's nice to see the relationship develop and blossom and gives the film a lot more depth. The storyline is strong and there is a nice twist towards the end that you don't expect. Both me and my daughter love watching this film, we had seen it a couple of times before Christmas and I'm glad I decided to buy it on DVD as it means we can watch it when we like. It is a truly magical film.
Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings is the fourth film in the Tinker Bell series. The story is about Tinker Bell who ventures into the Winter Woods, where no Pixie Hollow fairies are allowed. Once the determined Tinker Bell finds a way to get into Winter Woods she discovers she has a twin sister. Desperate for the girls to discover each others worlds they both spend time looking around each others homes to get to know each other, soon realising that they are in danger because of there actions and may end up destroying Pixie Hollow. I dont watch many animations but I have enjoyed all of the Tinker Bell series. I like this one best as it is nice to know a bit more about Tinker Bell and to see the contrast in the two worlds. The quality of animation is excellent and the music played is perfect for the film. The songs always have good messages in the lyrics with the main song of the film being sang by a Disney Channel star. It is not a very long film at 75 minutes but it is worth a watch. The DVD has a few bonus features including a couple of music videos but that is all. I bought this from Amazon for £7 but wherever these DVDs are bought they are not too expensive. It is a great film showing bonds of sisterhood and I would especially recommend it for children.