Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
I really don't like ANY of the Tinkerbell movies to be honest. This first one especially, is incredibly formulaic, and dull and outright obnoxious. I didn't care at all for the characters, and the "Be happy with what you have, but don't be afraid to take a further", message is not a good one. I personally think that people should ALWAYS be happy with what they have, and not do anything to change it.Also, the rules of magic are extremely inconsistent. The fairies are in their respective roles, such as garden fairy, light fairy, water fairy and animal fairy; but the light fairy can some how make rainbows, which is not a cause of the sun at all. Not to mention the fact that they can also CREATE sunshine and water, even though is was established earlier they couldn't.While I like the background designs, the voice talent and the animation, it does NOTHING to save this TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE movie. The Tinkerbell franchise always paint the world as a simple, black and white cotton candy place, IS THE WORST MESSAGE IN THE WORLD. So I suggest skipping this movie.
The Bad:Our title character has almost zero points in common with her character from Peter Pan, nor does Peter Pan seem to exist in this universe (we certainly never see him in any of the Tinker Bell series films). The plot is not terribly clever (and I don't feel that just because this is a film aimed at young kids that you need to be overly formulaic) and most of the fairies – who look so interesting – get very little screen time. Tinker Bell's "talent" feels like lazy writing rather than something clever (and, although this doesn't affect the rating on this movie, the rest of the series seems to mostly ignore this idea for Tinker Bell). The Good:Tinker Bell seems to have had a personality make-over (probably because she is actually so unlikable in Peter Pan). Now she has more emotions besides jealousy and anger. And she can speak! There's also a "village" beyond living with the lost boys – with more fairies! This is certainly the best part – all those other fairies have the potential to be so interesting! You want to get to know them and see their 'talents'. Tinker Bell's talent, is not a stereotyped "girl's skill", which is nice since this movie is heavily marketed towards little girls. The look of the film is nice. Although there has been much better CGI since this was made, it is still bright and colorful. The Mom view:There is nothing objectionable about the film and while predictable for an adult, a young child might not see the end coming and enjoy Tinker Bell's discovery along with her. The moral of the story – finding what you are good at and being happy in that – is not bad, but it might also be seen as "don't try things you aren't skilled at", which isn't as good of a lesson to absorb. I'd be willing to let my preschool/toddler kids see this – including the boys – but it's not the most interesting or well done movie out there for young kids. Uunless you have a child who absolutely loves fairies (NOT one who loves Peter Pan), this is pretty skip-able.
I admit, I am a fan of Tinker Bell (something a 22 year old MALE wouldn't approve of, like me), and I've always wanted to see this enchanting but short film. It's magical in every way.Tinker Bell is born as a tinker, a fairy who makes teapots out of nuts. She does not approve of this and wants to be like the other fairies that travel to the mainland. But when she tries to be something that she isn't, she creates disaster. She soon learns that being who you really are can be useful if you just believe in yourself.What really surprised me in this film was the cast. Most of these cast members you'll already know, like Mae Whitman (best known as Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender), America Ferra (TV's Ugly Betty), Rob Paulsen (Danny Phantom) and even Steve Valentine (TV's Crossing Jordan).Overall, this is a very sweet and funny film that, despite its short running time, will leave its magic mark of pixie dust with you forever. It certainly did it on me! ^_^
Cute & sparkly ... though somewhat disappointing -- Should have been a lot better ... I really looked forward to this movie and was disappointed. I have been wanting to see a show about the Disney Faeries ever since I first saw the toys. I was hoping for a stronger storyline, and more Fairy characters. I wanted to see the first wave of Disney Fairies like Bess and Rani (my favorites) and others like Fira, Beck, etc ... I also wanted to see them alongside the newer ones like Silvermist and Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn and the others. It was disappointing that it only had the newer ones, except for Tinkerbell. And as it was Tinkerbell's first movie showing how she was born and first arrived in Pixie Hollow, the first lot of Disney Fairies knew her before the newer ones, and in the end of the movie, she found the owner of the music box, which I suspected would be Wendy ... but this again was weird as when I read Tinkerbell's mini book, it said "Dinsy Fairies" is set after Peter Pan ... So it seems to be the "prequel" thing like Star Wars, Eragon, Shannara, Mists of Avalon and a lot of other fantasy series these days starting with one storyline,then doing a "new" storyline set previous to the first one ... (Though nothing was said to that effect) I certainly hope they do another movie (or series) with the first Disney Fairies as well as the newer ones - and that it is superior to this one. Tink looked way better when they did the first wave of Fairies also. It also didn't seem very like Tinkerbell to me... too nice, if you see the Otiginal Pater Pan, Tink has a lot more spunk.I liked Silvermist a lot (even when I saw her on a site before I saw the movie.) She was very beautiful. Her (and Vidia) were the ones that looked the best out of all of them, but sadly, in the movie Silvermist was portrayed as a dope. She looked very nice, but her character was very flat. Also, I hated how they did Vidia here. I read her mini book and while she doesn't isn't a nice Fairy, she certainly was not vindictive, nasty or cruel and I was hoping to see more character depth, but sadly, not a jot. To me, when I read her book, Vidia seemed to be a loner and misunderstood and typical of Disney, was characterized badly in the movie. (Even when it was a Disney book?...)And those were not the only disappointments for me. The animation threw me as I think for this movie, traditional line drawings would have been better, mixed with CGI for the surrounding scenery and the sparkles, but the Fairies did not look as beautiful and spectacular as they did in previous animation drawings I had seen of them.However, that aside, praises I will give this movie is the special effects of the pixie dust and sparkles, fairies flying the glow when Queen Clarion appeared and when Tink first arrived and the hammer glowed, were beautiful and the scenery looked lovely. I loved the scene where Tink fixed the music box, finding her rare talent of fixing things. It was great that she got to go to the mainland and prove herself. And I liked the message to be proud of who you are, even if one does not think they are special. This is a parable for a child or a person who is overweight, different, or perhaps not good at something like math or science, to know that there is something special that they can do which is unique to them and something they can do well. I was treated very badly at school because I was different and like Tink, felt upset a lot of the time. However ... Like Tink I found I had special talents too ... I found that I love to write, and I have a deep empathy with people and like to help people.However, next time I will not be so trusting and hire a movie at the video shop before I buy it! (Which is what I usually do) ... Goes to show, you can't trust a DVD by its cover... Even if it is Green & Sparkly!