Reviewed byDavid RobertsonVote: 9/10/10
I admit, I am a fan of Tinker Bell (something a 22 year old MALEwouldn't approve of, like me), and I've always wanted to see thisenchanting 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 fairiesthat travel to the mainland. But when she tries to be something thatshe isn't, she creates disaster. She soon learns that being who youreally are can be useful if you just believe in yourself.
What really surprised me in this film was the cast. Most of these castmembers you'll already know, like Mae Whitman (best known as Katarafrom Avatar: The Last Airbender), America Ferra (TV's Ugly Betty), RobPaulsen (Danny Phantom) and even Steve Valentine (TV's CrossingJordan).
Overall, this is a very sweet and funny film that, despite its shortrunning time, will leave its magic mark of pixie dust with you forever.It certainly did it on me! ^_^
Reviewed bymrsluggy2001Vote: 9/10/10
My 3 year old daughter absolutely adores this movie. In fact, she likesit better than many of the more highly touted Disney theatricalreleases.
The character of Tinker Bell is truly charming, and in my opinion, muchmore enjoyable than the classical portrayal in Peter Pan. Sue me, ILIKE that Tink can speak. She's still gutsy, and independent, but inthis movie has far better motivations for her actions than jealousyover Peter Pan.
All of the faeries' characterizations were entertainingly done, and Ilike that they all had their own "thing" going on. Other plus pointsinclude some really pretty animation (young girls in particular willlove the eye-popping colors and the liberal use of sparkle) and a goodoverall message. Both my daughter and myself enjoyed theceltic-inspired score and tunes, so if your child likes different typesof music other than just top 40 pop, she/he should enjoy this as well.
My only minor quibble is that at times the dialogue is a tad insipidand inane, and the over-use of the term "Sweetie" when the faeries areaddressing each other.
For a movie that was designed for the home DVD market, I think thatthis one delivers much more bang for your entertainment buck than manyof the big budget theatrical releases.
Reviewed byJasmin MuellerVote: 9/10/10
I really liked this movie very much. The story is really beautiful andalso the animation is very lovely. If you consider what kinds ofrubbish the kid's channels on TV present to us nowadays you have toconsider this movie a masterpiece really. The audience group would bemostly little girls I guess but even I as an adult enjoyed watching itbecause it's such a nice story with lovely characters and a predictablebut beautiful ending.
One must not expect the Tinkebell in this movie to be the one fromPeter Pan, the character here is a lot different, however I wouldn'tlet this fact influence my rating for this movie because I think itwould be unfair to give a good movie a bad rating only because of this.
So to anyone who loves Fantasy stories and fairy tales I woulddefinitely recommend to watch this movie (with or without children).
Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends.