“ Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Fantasy / Theatrical Release: 2008 / Universal, suitable for all / Director: Bradley Raymond / Actors: Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Anjelica Huston, Jane Horrocks ... / DVD released 2008-11-10 at Disney / Features of the DVD: PAL „
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My daughter has been a huge fan of Tinker Bell after we watched it on Channel 5 a few months ago, whilst browsing Netflix we noticed Tinker Bell had been added and we've watched it a lot since then.
The film starts off with a narrator telling us that when a baby first laughs a fairy is born and we see a petal from a dandelion being blown to Pixie Hollow, the home of the fairies. Once the petal has landed, dust is sprinkled on top of it and it turns into a fairy. Queen Clarion comes along to help the fairy figure out what her special talent is. Fairies with all different talents drop a special object around the fairy to help her figure out what her talent is. After going around the objects, the fairy walks past a hammer type object and it starts to follow her. The fairy's special talent is tinkering! Tinker Bell was formed.
As Tinker Bell settles into life as a Tinker fairy, she finds out that spring is on its way and the fairies are getting ready to go to the main land to spread spring, she is excited to go to the mainland. Queen Clarion soon puts Tinker Bell right and tells her that Tinker fairies don't go to the mainland. Tinker Bell is fed up with being a Tinker fairy, she finds it boring and longs to go to the mainland so she tries to get her fairy friends with different talents to try and teach her a nature type talent. Things go a little wrong and all of the spring preparations are ruined. Will spring be saved or will there be another ice age?
I don't think this film has been given enough hype, it's certainly not well known as a Disney film and I'm not sure why as I truly believe it is a magical film and a perfect thing to watch with girls. Both me and my daughter enjoy watching it (over and over) and I don't think there will be a time where we will go off it. It is Disney through and through in regards to the attention to detail and the animation. As this was released in 2008 the animation has come a long way since Disney's earlier stuff but it is still amazing. The scenery looks fantastic and the attention to detail with the fairies different talents is fantastic. There is one stand out part in the film and that's where Tink is trying to teach a tiny bird to fly but she scares him and he tries to fit is egg back around him, the detail in this scene is brilliant.
The voices used fit in with the characters really well, they are quite high pitched and fairy like, or what I imagine a fairy would sound like. I particularly like the two Scottish voice actors use for Clank and Bobble, two male Tinkers who help Tink find her way around, it's a welcome change from the normal fairy stereotype. As with all Disney films, the soundtrack alongside the film is magical and fits in with the relevant scenes well and help tell the story.
I would definitely recommend giving Tinker Bell a watch. It hasn't been given as much hype as it deserves. Both me and my nearly four year old daughter love this film and will watch it again and again.
Running time - 78 minutes
Released - Sept 2008
Fairy Tinker Bell was born from the first laugh of a baby and is taken by the wind to Pixie Hollow. On arrival in Pixie Hollow she discovers that all fairies have a special talent which will help bring the seasons to life.
Tinker Bell learns she is a Tinker fairy and gets shown her craft by her two friends but realises that she wants to go to the mainland, something only nature fairies can do.
To try and get to the mainland she attempts to learn nature skills with her new friends, Silvermist, Iridessa, Rosetta, Fawn and meets a fairy Vidia who she strongly dislikes.
Tinker Bell is a character who is very likeable. She has a great personality which works well in her own film. I enjoy watching the relationship between Tinker Bell and Vidia as it shows that there are people who dislike each other but in a child friendly way.
It was great to see that Tinker Bell had a goal and that she did everything she could to achieve it and that although the mistakes had consequences you can still try and put things right.
All the characters in the film are different and each have their own personality and style which makes it fun to watch. It is good to see Tinker Bell have a group of friends who are just as much a main character as she is.
I love this movie despite usually not enjoying animated films. It may be predominantly for children but I thought it was an excellent film.
We first watched this on the Disney channel about a year ago and my daughters (aged 2 & 4) were instantly hooked.
This film tells the story of Tinkerbell's beginning, how she was created and how she came to live as a fairy in Pixie Hollow. It introduces you to several of her fairy friends (with some familiar voices, like Angelica Houston, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera and Jane Horrocks) and shows how the fairies are responsible for the changing of the seasons, doing jobs such as painting flowers and ladybirds, teaching little birds to fly and creating rainbows. Tinkerbell is told that her talent is as a Tinker - they are the fairies that fix things and make gadgets - kind of like handymen/women. Tinkerbell isn't happy with this, she'd rather have a different talent that will allow her to go to the mainland where the humans live, but through the course of the film she comes to understand that her Tinker talent is a gift and she learns to embrace what she is good at - whilst at the same time saving Spring by inventing some ingenious gadgets for her fairy friends.
It's a lovely story and has some really sweet ideas - my daughters are now convinced that fairies paint spots on ladybirds!
It's not a typical Disney, as there isn't much in the way of singing or dancing, but it's an entertaining film regardless and as usual the animation is fantastic.
We bought this on DVD as my daughters watch it so much. You can often buy it for £8 or less and at that price it's a bargain.
A must-see film for little girls everwhere
Every little girl loves Tinkerbell, and my daughter is just the same - so
this was firmly placed on her Christmas wish list.
It cost us £12.99 in the Disney store (a convenience buy more than anything else) but its only £6.99 on amazon at the minute.
Im usually quite wary of certain Disney films - I quite like to classics
and don't like any spin off dvds, but as my daughter is a huge peter pan
fan I thought id give this a go... and it isn't half bad!
The story starts with Tinkerbell when she has to decide what type of fairy
she will be. A flower fairy, a weather fairy, a nature fairy etc.... but she
is destined to be a tinker fairy.
Tinkerbell is initially thrilled, until she realizes that the work of a
Tinker fairy is just grafting and she'll never be able to go to the
mainland to change the seasons. So she decides to try her hand at the other fairies roles to see what happens.
My little girl loves the dvd but I have one major problem with it -
Tinkerbell talks! She never uttered a word in Peter Pan and im not too
pleased that Disney have changed that, although I understand why they did.
Little girls will love this, and at £7 for a Disney movie - it's quite a
bargain to boot!
At last one of Disney's most iconic characters gets a movie all of her own!
TinkerBell the Movie tells us the tale of how Tink came to be, it's her prequel to Peter Pan. Tink lives in pixie hollow and is designated to be a tinker fairy, which are the fairies that make teapot and other such dull objects. Tink dreams of a more glamorous role and so the film unrolls as she tries to become something that she isn't... Yeah you guessed it moral tale ensues...We are what we are! It wouldn't be Disney without the moral tale and of course we love it.
So how is the film? Well I watched it with my two young nieces and both were enthralled, even the pre-teen! I myself was brought up on the beautiful Disney's such as Beauty and the Beast and this film didn't disappoint me.
Visually it was beautiful-Disney at its best. It's colourful and fanciful and carries the watcher away to a magical land, no matter your age!
The storyline is simplistic and predictable but then what else can you expect in a child's film. None the less I didn't get bored and certainly enjoyed it. To me the only thing that could have improved it really was some catchy Disney singing :)
Really though, take the film as what it is- a visually pleasing, simplistic yet entertaining kids film. Still I loved it at 25!!
Tinkerbell The Movie by Walt Disney Pictures. Certificate U.
Features the voices of Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Angelic Huston and Jane Horrocks (is there anything this woman hasn't lent her voice to!)
Running time 75 minutes.
What's it about?.....
" Have you ever wondered how nature gets it glow?" is the opening line to Tinkerbell's very own movie. The answer, we are told by the narrator, is from Fairies. They create the seasons and assist creatures with their Magic. Born from a baby's first laugh, Tinkerbell is blown into Pixie hollow, the base for all this magic, and the fairies home.
On her arrival, Tinkerbell is met by the queen fairy and told that all fairies have their own talent. To determine her talent, Tinkerbell walks around a circle of small objects until a small hammer shines and rises into the air, declaring her a Tinker fairy.
Befriended by 2 other tinkers, Clank and Bobble, she learns that her role in Pixie Hollow is to make and fix for the other fairies. She is dismayed to learn that Tinker Fairies never go to the mainland.
At the time of her arrival Pixie Hollow is preparing for spring, the busiest and most important season. But Tinkerbell is unhappy as A Tinker, and longs to be like the, in her eyes, more superior nature fairies. Her quest to learn their talent leads her to asking Vidia, a very important fast flying fairy, for help. But Vidia is mean and spiteful and sets Tinkerbell up , resulting in her causing chaos and mayhem and putting her in disgrace. Spring is going to be delayed, but what can Tinkerbell do? Can she win back the respect of her friends and save spring? And will she ever be happy and proud of who she is?
What I thought.....
I bought this DVD for my daughter at christmas. She has watched it a few times, although it doesn't seem to be a favourite. The movie itself has a nice little story, and theres a moral message in there somewhere about being true to yourself. While the colours in the animation are fantasticaly vivid and theres immense attention to detail, I found the 'Bratz-arisation' of Tinkerbell and the other fairies slightly disconcerting. I admit to liking the traditional, more classic Disney animation, and not being a fan of the more modern 'teen trash' look. In the same vain, the personalities of some of the characters could have came straight from those American teen sitcoms featuring spoilt, obnoxious cheeky rich kids. An "Errrrr.... Like...whatever" would have fitted in effortlessly.
There are some amusing and cute parts, one such being, when in her quest to become a nature fairy Tink tries to put the light into the fire Flies, she ends up illuminating her own rear. I also liked the clever use of 'lost things' (discarded human objects) to make tools which would help in the creation of spring. And theres a genuinly heartwarming moment when Tinkerbell accepts herself for who she is. Theres a few typical Disney songs, but none that are memorable.
If your a fan of Peter pan, and expecting a sequel featuring the Tink we learnt to love, you'll be dissapointed. This is apparently the story of Tinkerbell before Peter Pan, but apart from a quick cameo from Wendy and a 10 second tinkle of 'you can fly' theres absolutly nothing to link the two. Tinkerbell talks too, which isn't a bad thing as I can't see this working if she didn't.
Overall this isn't a terrible movie, infact many little's girls will love it. However it doesn't possess the magic of a true Disney Classic. It was never released at the cinema, and is a money spinning filler between features by Disney, and it does show. It's priced between £10 and £15 depending where you shop, although I'd imagine it will quickly find it's way to the bargain section. So my advice would be to wait until then. The follow up to this is already featured in the trailers, so we can expect more from Pixie Hollow in the future.
When I was babysitting last night, I got roped into watching 'Tinker Bell', a film from Walt Disney where Tinker Bell is the main character. We get to learn all about Tinker Bell how she became a 'Tinker' (one of the types of fairy).
The animation in this is very 'new' Disney. It is all 3D and computer animated and looks very much like the animation did in 'The Incredibles', not like the old Disney films. I have to say I don't think I like the animation in the new look films as much as the animation in the old films.
The film starts off with the narrator explaining the jobs of fairies, which is to craft out nature, adding all the little details to things like snow flakes, giving light and colour to flowers, and helping all creatures. The narrator when goes on to say that when a baby first laughs a fairies life takes flight, we then see dandelion leaves flying through the air and landing on a tree in 'Pixie Hollow', where all the fairies live! One of the fairies pours some dust on the dandelion leaf and it turns into a fairy. This is where we first get introduced to the new fairy, Tinker Bell. The fairies then place different objects around her and the queen of the fairies tells her that these will help her find her talent (the fairies are divided into groups depending on their talents) Tinker gets an axe, which means that she is a Tinker fairy. The Tinkers create things for the other fairies to use, they are basically worker fairies.
Tinker Bell has her own little house to live in with all the fairy artifacts she needs! I was impressed with all of the everyday items that we use that Disney managed to turn into nature-related things such as leaf chairs, leaf outfits, rose thorn scissors and lots of other clever things made from plants!
In the film the fairies are preparing for spring. The Tinkers are busy creating new inventions to help the other fairies. Some of the fairies (the Nature Talent fairies) get to go to the mainland to turn Winter into Spring. Tinker Bell wants to go to the mainland too, but since she is just a Tinker (and Tinkers have to stay behind and make things), this isn't allowed. She is told that until she has some skills like the other fairies, she can't go.
Tinker Bell comes up with the plan that if she learned the skills of the other fairies, she could change her talent and then go to the mainland for Spring. Tinker Bell doesn't seem to be able to master the other fairies skills.. so will she ever get to change her talent and fly to the mainland? Well, I'm certainly not going to spoil it for you!
I thought it was really clever the way the fairies were preparing for Spring, doing things like painting the spots on lady birds and flowers, collecting pollen, putting dew drops onto spider webs and teaching new born birds how to fly.
There are two Tinker fairies in Tinker Bells talent group called Bubble and Clank. They both have very over the top Scottish accents, I am from Scotland and even I had to listen extra carefully to understand what they were saying so I think it may be quite hard for some children to get everything they are saying.
I was really impressed with the animated scenery in the film, everything was lovely and green and colourful and had wonderful detail to it. I especially liked all the gold fairy glitter everywhere! Although I prefer the animation style of the old Disney films, I was drawn into how wonderfully 'Tinker Bell' was animated.
We all know Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, so it was quite nice to learn a little bit more about her life and how she started off.
There are two songs in the film, one at the start and one at the finish. I find that these still sound very 'Disney'. They are not pop songs and I think they still have the Disney magic about them.
This is definitely a little girls film! I can't imagine any boys wanting to sit down and watch this. And I also think once you get past the age of 8 or 9 you won't want to watch this anymore.
The film has a runtime of 78 minutes. I think this was a good length. The film didn't drag on and my attention was held throughout!
The DVD is available from Amazon right now for £11.68. I certainly won't be buying it, and I won't go out of my way to see it again, but it is a nice little film and I (secretly!) liked watching it.
TinkerBell is a strange kids film. Its not as bad as the really bad reviews say but its not up to Disney's usual standard. I think this film went back in for a bit of a rethink and certainly had a delayed release (this is based on the Disney stores pulling most of their stock for a while and putting it away) Trailers for this film showed the creation of Tinkerbell and her beginnings as a pixie which is what the film is about. It is predictable and is to do with being happy with the skills you have.
The film has a distinctly Irish theme (the green being a give away) it also has a number of funny scenes revolving mostly around a mouse. The characters give little girls more dolls to want and demand from their parents. This story doesn't enrich the tale of Peter Pan in any way but TinkerBell is one of Disney's most popular character and synonomous with Disney magic, if Mickey and Goofy have their own features it stands to reason that TinkerBell would too. She certainly has the attitude we've come to know in the blonde pixie.
With the first laugh of baby, a fairy is born....
Tinkerbell the movie follows the early life of our eponymous heroine, from her birth and onwards on her journey to find her place in Pixie Hollow.
Tink, arrives in Pixie Hollow and takes part in a ceremony to determine her "talent" and therefore her place within the Fairy society in Pixie Hollow. As Tink approaches a little fairy hammer it glows to show that her skill lies as a Tinker Fairy. She is taken where all the Tinker Fairies live and work and it is here that she dons her famous outfit.
As she learns about life in Pixie Hollow, Tinker Bell hears about the fairy's important work preparing to cross over to the mainland to bring about the onset of spring. Bored of the mundane tasks given her as a Tinker Fairy and eager to impress Queen Clarion, Tink invents machines to aid in the fairy's work but is disappointed when first her inventions backfire and then she is told that Tinker Fairies do not go to the mainland.
Newly disenchanted with her talent and suffering some serious talent envy, Tink enlists the help of her friends to change her talent so that she can go to the mainland with them. Unfortunately Tink proves herself to be completely incapable in other talents and disappointed, she flies off alone. When she finds lost stuff and reassembles a music box her friends try to encourage to follow her abilities but bad egg Vidia encourages Tink to try and capture weeds and so prove her worth. This is of course is a disaster and jeopardises the Fairies' preparations for spring. Tinker Bell, realising the implications of her actions, decides to leave Pixie Hollow forever.
Will Tinker Bell run away, will she ever realise her own true worth and will Spring happen on the mainland?? This is a Disney movie and I am sure you appreciate that all turns out well in the end but exactly how I will leave for you to discover yourself.
This movie is groundbreaking because we hear Tink speak for the first time. In fact there has been much dissent over this fact by people who felt that much of what made Tink, Tink is lost with her non verbal rings and tinkles. I however feel that this film works beautifully as it is. The animation is vibrant and beautiful. The fairies look wonderful and Tink although modernised is the same Tink we all love (though with a little less of the spite she exhibits in later life with Peter Pan). The story brings a good message to the table, although striving to improve yourself is important, it is equally important (if not more so) to be happy with who and what you are and be true to yourself and your talents. There are some great voices for the fairies, with Angelica Houston voicing Queen Clarion, and performances from Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Mae Whitman and Jane Horrocks. The soundtrack is lovely too and it's main theme is sung by Selena Gomez (a young disney actress).
The film may be a little saccharine for some but it is a disney, fairy movie, if this premise doesn't appeal to you then don't watch it. The film weaves a lovely gentle tale that most little girls will love to watch. My 3, going on 4 year old daughter got this dvd for christmas, has watched it numerous times already and is no less enchanted by it now than the first time she saw it. There is a lovely nod to Peter Pan at the end of the movie with the appearance of a little girl called Wendy (Darling per chance??)
There are another 2 Tinker Bell movies to be made over the next few years and I am sure these will be eagerly awaited in this household.
Have I told you that I always love the Disney's animation movie? Tinkerbell is one of memorable Disney's character which was never talk in the movie, but in this movie, you would be able to hear Tinkerbell's voice for the first time.
The story was about Tinkerbell, the newborn fairy who was very talented in tinkering. She didn't like her talent and she wanted to be someone else. She tried whatever it could so that she would be able to do another job than tinkering until one day, she messed up everything so that the spring would not come on time.
To redeem on her fault she tried to do whatever she could. She made tools and help the other fairies to get back everything again with the help of her friends, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and Iridessa.
This movie was really cute. I have never seen such thing before. I like this movie so much, even I know this is not one of the best movie made by Disney. I like the meaning and the moral of the story by this movie.
The graphic was better than the original Peter Pan movie, and the sound was so much better. Maybe because it was made with the better technologies.
I recommend this movie to the parents and children. I think this would be nice to watch this very beautiful movie together. How Tink saved the spring.
As a Mum to two girls, even though they are very different ages (12 yrs and 2 yrs) I was first in line to buy Tinker Bell on DVD when it was released recently - plus the fact that I am a HUGE Disney fan, and Tinks is one of my many favourites! I'd also heard that Walt Disney World in Orlando had opened up a new attraction dedicated to this film and Tinker Bell - so its got to be good!
When it was so wet at the weekend and we were all very bored I decided to treat my girls and let them watch this dvd; I know it was really a Christmas present but they've got loads to unwrap and won't miss this one; plus the fact that I couldn't wait anymore!!
The story is based on Tinks' early days of being a fairy and you actually hear her talking!(Ooh the excitement of hearing her voice!!!) It is based in the secret, enchanting world that is Pixie Hollow and is full of gentle adventure (nothing scarey!) and magic. Every fairy has a "talent", and each talent helps nature to change seasons, and to give our world light and colour. Sadly Tinks is unhappy with her talent, which is to make/fix things, therefore "TINKering".
Tinker Bell becomes friends with four other fairies and she watches in awe (and jealousy!!) as they help nature; she tries out their talents and although she is very commical her efforts fail.
With faith, trust and a sprinkling of pixie dust, Tinks realses that she is very good at her talent! She finds an old broken wind up music box which she mends, all by herself - and the girl she fixes it for (Wendy!) is surprised but delighted to find it back in her bedroom.
This movie is very colourful and very well animated; my 2 year old was spellbound all the way through it - its the quietest I've ever seen her, she didn't move the whole time it was on. My 12 year old, myself and my husband all enjoyed it and we all found some of the scenes very amusing. It is easy, light hearted family viewing, but will appeal to girls more than boys, as I realised when my 15 year old son poked his head round the door, grunted and then made a hasty retreat, but he does have his street cred to think of!!
The actual film lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes, but there are lots of extras on the dvd including deleted scenes, creating Pixie Hollow and a music video performed by Selena Gomez.
We purchased ours as a box set along with Peter Pan, for £19.99, from Woolworths.
Rating - "U"
Directed by - Bradley Raymond
Voices of - Jane Horrocks, Lucy Lui, Angelica Huston, Raven-Symone