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Tinker Bell

As with all fairies, Tinker Bell was born of the first laugh of a baby which carries her to the magical world of Pixie Hollow. Upon arrival, the Queen guides her through a ritual which shows she is destined to be a tinker fairy--those that fixes things and helps makes what all the other fairies need to bring the seasons to the world. Tinker Bell however feels that she could be and do so much more. She even goes so far as to try and convince her nature fairy friends to teach her their talents so that she won't have to be a tinker any longer. Unfortunately, the harder she tries, the more trouble she winds up getting into...

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Warning: Spoilers will be presented in italics. In 2002, Disney returned to Never Land after 49 years and revised the setting, white washing it of anything that could be deemed offensive....
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I remember watching this to see what the big deal was about, which I never found it. The film can be concidered a decent animated film, but the characters are boring...
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When I learned that Disney was going to be pumping out an entire series of Tinker Bell movies, I shuddered at the prospect. However, having now watched the first one,...
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Oh boy . . . I DO believe in fairies, but can I believe in Tinkerbell's film? When I first saw trailers for this film (a long, long time ago), I...
Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Kristin Chenoweth ... Rosetta
Lucy Liu ... Silvermist
Mae Whitman ... Tinker Bell
Raven-Symoné ... Iridessa
America Ferrera ... Fawn
Anjelica Huston ... Queen Clarion
Jane Horrocks ... Fairy Mary
Pamela Adlon ... Vidia
Jeff Bennett ... Clank
Rob Paulsen ... Bobble
Jesse McCartney ... Terence
Steve Valentine ... Minister of Spring
Kathy Najimy ... Minister of Summer
Richard Portnow ... Minister of Autumn
Gail Borges ... Minister of Winter
Loreena McKennitt ... Narrator
Directed by: Bradley Raymond
Produced by: Jeannine Roussel
Executive Producers: John Lasseter
Musical Score by: Joel McNeely
Writing Credits: Jeffrey M. Howard
Based on: characters created by J.M. Barrie.

There have been times when this movie didn't look like it was going to ever make it out of the studio. Reportedly to have two dozen versions of the script and a dozen different directors, when John Lasseter moved in to the role of Chief Creative Officer to Disney he described the film at the time as "virtually unwatchable."

There was talk for a time that Disney would be getting out of the direct-to-video business entirely and Tinkerbell would be shelved. It seems however that the powers-that-be decided to move forward after all.

This film will be the first of a total of four direct-to-video releases about Peter Pan's star fairy. One video to be released each year from 2008 to 2011.

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