Tinker Bell (film series)
|Directed by||Bradley Raymond (1 & 3)
Klay Hall (2)
Sean Lurie (4 & 5)
|Music by||Joel McNeely|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||1: October 28, 2008
2: October 27, 2009
3: September 21, 2010
4: November 19, 2011
5: October 23, 2012
6: Spring 2014
|Running time||269 minutes|
Tinker Bell is a computer animated film series produced by DisneyToon Studios as part of the Disney Fairies franchise. Voices of Mae Whitman, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera and Kristin Chenoweth are featured in the film. Each of the four films is set around one of the four seasons: Tinker Bell around Spring, Lost Treasure around Autumn, Great Fairy Rescue around Summer, and Secret of the Wings around Winter; a fifth title, Pixie Hollow Games, was supposed to be based on all four seasons. However, Pixie Hollow Games was released before Secret of the Wings and scaled down. A sixth film, titled Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, has been announced and will be released in the Spring of 2014. The series is a spin-off/prequel to Peter Pan and its sequel.
Tinker Bell (2008)
Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) is born from the first laugh of a baby, and is brought by the winds to Pixie Hollow (which is part of the island of Never Land). She learns that her talent is to be one of the tinkers, the fairies who make and fix things. Two other tinker fairies, Bobble (Rob Paulsen) and Clank (Jeff Bennett), teach her their craft, and tell her about the fairies who visit the mainland to bring each season. Tink is thrilled and can't wait to go to the mainland for spring.
While out working, she meets Silvermist (Lucy Liu), a water fairy; Rosetta (Kristin Chenoweth), a garden fairy; Iridessa (Raven-Symoné), a light fairy; and Fawn (America Ferrera), an animal fairy. After meeting them, she notices Vidia (Pamela Adlon), a fast-flying fairy who immediately dislikes her because of her unusually strong talent. Vidia challenges her to prove she'll be able to go to the mainland, and Tink creates several inventions, which she shows to the Minister of Spring (Steve Valentine). But Tinker Bell soon learns from Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) that only nature-talent fairies visit the mainland.
She tries her hand at nature skills—making dewdrops with Silvermist, lighting fireflies with Iridessa, and trying with Fawn to teach baby birds to fly but she fails miserably at all of these. Meanwhile, Bobble and Clank cover for Tink when questioned by Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks), the tinker fairy overseer. When Tinker Bell returns, she tries to explain, but Mary simply responds that she knows, and expresses her disappointment with Tink's actions.
On the beach, Tinker Bell finds parts of a music box and figures out how to put them together. Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, and Rosetta witness her doing this, then tell her that she was tinkering and that she should be proud of her talent—if this is what she's good at, the mainland shouldn't matter. But Tinker Bell still wants to go to the mainland. She asks Rosetta if she'll still teach her to be a garden fairy, but Rosetta says that tinkering is Tinker Bell's talent.
As a last resort, Tinker Bell asks Vidia for help in becoming a garden fairy. Vidia craftily tells her that capturing the sprinting thistles would prove her worth. However, once she sees Tink making progress, she lets the captured thistles loose, and in attempting to recapture them, Tink destroys all the preparations for spring. Tink decides to leave, but after talking with the dust-keeper Terence (Jesse McCartney) about how important his job is, she realizes the importance of a tinker.
Tinker Bell redeems herself by inventing machines that quicken the process of decorating flowers, ladybugs, etc. This allows the other fairies to get back on schedule, thus saving the arrival of spring. Vidia is punished for prompting her to cause the chaos, and Queen Clarion allows Tink to join the nature-talent fairies when they bring spring to the mainland. Tinker Bell is given the task of delivering the music box to its original owner (shown to be Wendy Darling). The narrator ends by saying that when lost toys are found or a broken clock starts to work, "it all means that one very special fairy might be near."
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
The fairies (Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Angela Bartys) are getting ready for the season of leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and pumpkins: autumn. Every eight years they create a new fall scepter to a hold a precious moonstone. This moonstone will create blue pixie dust that will restore the Pixie Dust Tree. It is the Tinker Fairies' turn to create the new scepter and they choose Tinker Bell as the maker. Tinker Bell gets her friend to help with the scepter project, but she has trouble coping with Terence because he tries too hard to be helpful. Tinker Bell finds him annoying and noisy. An accident occurs, causing the precious moonstone to break. She goes on a quest to find the magic mirror that grants three wishes. However, pirates had already used up two of the wishes before they sank their ship. This means that Tinker Bell only has one chance to make a wish with it. She finds the ship and the lost mirror, but Tinker Bell ends up messing up her wish on her new friend Blaze and cannot use it to restore the moonstone. Terence finds Tinker Bell and they work together on the broken moonstone to make a new scepter. After returning to Pixie Hollow, Tinker Bell is ready to present the scepter to Queen Clarion. As the scepter is revealed, all the fairies see the moonstone in pieces and are alarmed but, as the moon rays fall, the moonstone shards create increased surface area through which the blue moon rays can pass, thus creating the biggest amount of blue fairy dust in history. Then Tinker Bell leads the fairies to the Pixie Dust Tree where they strengthen it with the fallen blue pixie dust. The movie ends with the song "Take to the Sky".
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
Years before meeting Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) met Lizzy (Lauren Mote), a little girl with a steadfast belief in the power of pixie dust and the magic land of fairies. During the fairies' summer visit to the flowering meadows of England, two very different worlds unite for the first time and Tink develops a special bond with a curious child in need of a friend. As her fellow fairies (Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Bartys, Pamela Adlon) launch a daring rescue, Tinker Bell takes a huge risk, putting her own safety and the future of all fairykind in jeopardy.
Pixie Hollow Games (2011)
Originally planned to feature the entire ensemble cast of the earlier films in Olympic-style games spanning the four seasons, presumably due to the original plot vetoed by the producers, the story was scaled back into a shorter scenario focusing primarily on Rosetta and a new fairy character, Chloe. They are teamed up against their will representing the "garden fairies" in a competition in which they hope to unseat the undefeated "storm fairies". They overcome their differences and Rosetta's fear of getting dirty, to emerge victorious at the end of the games.
Secret of the Wings (2012)
Tinker Bell crosses over to the forbidden area in Winter, when her wings sparkle. She sets off on a quest to discover why and learns that it's because she's near her sister, Periwinkle. They were born when a baby's laugh splits in two. They visit for a few hours before Tinker Bell is told she has to leave. Determined to help her sister visit Pixie Hollow, she crafts a contraption that grates snow to keep Peri cold during her visit. The device ends up malfunctioning and causes a freeze to envelope Pixie Hollow. Tinker Bell flies to Winter to get Periwinkle and her friends to help. Tink and Peri figure out how to save Pixie Hollow with frost and the Pixie tree is saved. They learn however, that when Tink crashed in Winter, she tore her wing. A broken wing, previously thought to be incurable can in fact be fixed when two identical wings unite, and Peri is able to fix her sister's wing. They discover the Winter fairies can frost the warm fairies wings so they can visit the winter area.
- Quest for the Queen, the next Disney Fairies movie was rescheduled from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 as Planes was delayed.
- Tinker Bell: "Fly to Your Heart" – Selena Gomez (from Wizards of Waverly Place)
- Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure: "Gift of a Friend" – Demi Lovato (from Sonny with a Chance)
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue: "How to Believe" – Bridgit Mendler (from Good Luck Charlie)
- Pixie Hollow Games: "Dig Down Deeper" – Zendaya (from Shake It Up)
- Secret of the Wings: "The Great Divide" – McClain Sisters, (featuring China Anne McClain from A.N.T. Farm)
- Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy: TBA
|Tinker Bell||88% (8 reviews)||N/A|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||N/A||N/A|
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||83% (6 reviews)||N/A|
|Pixie Hollow Games||N/A||N/A|
|Secret of the Wings||59% (17 reviews)||N/A|
|Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy||N/A||N/A|
Box office performance
|DVD Sales||Foreign||Worldwide||All time domestic||All time worldwide|
|Tinker Bell||September 18, 2008||$52,629,275||$2,427,167||$55,056,439||N/A||N/A||$48,000,000|||
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||October 27, 2009||$55,558,800||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|||
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||September 21, 2010||$45,814,688||$5,765,566||$51,580,254||N/A||N/A||N/A|||
|Pixie Hollow Games||November 19, 2011||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Secret of the Wings||October 23, 2012||$25,922,438||$49,309,453||$75,231,891||N/A||N/A||N/A|||
|Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy||Spring 2014||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tinker Bell||The Lost Treasure||Great Fairy Rescue||Pixie Hollow Games||Secret of the Wings||Pirate Fairy|
|Tinker Bell||Mae Whitman||N/A|
|Rosetta||Kristin Chenoweth||Megan Hilty||N/A|
|Fawn||America Ferrera||Angela Bartys||N/A|
|Vidia||Pamela Adlon||Silent Cameo||Pamela Adlon||N/A|
|Fairy Mary||Jane Horrocks||Jane Horrocks||N/A|
|Queen Clarion||Anjelica Huston||Anjelica Huston||N/A|
|Fairy Gary||Jeff Bennett||Jeff Bennett||N/A|
|Lyria||Grey DeLisle||Silent Cameo||N/A|
|Lizzy Griffiths||Lauren Mote||N/A|
|Dr. Griffiths||Michael Sheen||N/A|
|Lilac||Jessica Di Cicco||N/A|
|Lord Milori||Timothy Dalton||N/A|
|Dewey, the Keeper||Jeff Bennett||N/A|
|Minister of Autumn||Richard Portnow||John DiMaggio||John DiMaggio||N/A|
|Minister of Winter||Gail Borges||N/A|
|Minister of Spring||Steve Valentine||Steve Valentine||N/A|
|Minister of Summer||Kathy Najimy||Kathy Najimy||N/A|
|Narrator||Loreena McKennitt||Grey DeLisle||Cara Dillon||Anjelica Huston||N/A|
- Note: A gray cell indicates character did not appear in that medium.
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- "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)".
- "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)".
- "Secret of the Wings (2012)".