Tinker Bell [DVD]
by Bradley Raymond (Director)
Review by Charles Mohapel
WALT DISNEY VIDEO DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B000XUOIQY
Date: 01 December 2008 List Price $29.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
If you've ever seen Disney's 1953 animated classic Peter Pan, particularly when you were a child, Tinker Bell was a charming character that probably made a big impact on your young psyche. Fifty-five years later, Disney released a direct-to-DVD animated feature titled Tinker Bell which chronicles her life from the very beginning.
As someone who grew up on a steady diet of The Wonderful World of Disney, classic Disney animation was a regular staple of my viewing and while it took a wee bit of getting used to the 3D version of Tinker Bell, I quickly came to cherish her as much as the wonderful handcrafted 2D original. While the tools of the artist have changed from pen and ink to computers, the love they express in their work shows. This generation has taken up the torch passed along from Disney's Nine Old Men, the fabled core animators who created much of the classical Disney library. Ollie Johnston, the last of the Nine passed away on April 14, 2008.
Kristin Chenoweth ... Rosetta (voice)
Raven-Symoné ... Iridessa (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Silvermist (voice)
America Ferrera ... Fawn (voice)
Jane Horrocks ... Fairy Mary (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Terence (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Clank (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Bobble (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Vidia (voice)
Anjelica Huston ... Queen Clarion (voice)
Loreena McKennitt ... Narrator (voice)
Steve Valentine ... Minister of Spring (voice)
Kathy Najimy ... Minister of Summer (voice)
Richard Portnow ... Minister of Autumn (voice)
Gail Borges ... Minister of Winter (voice)
America Young ... Wendy Darling (voice)
Although Bell displays a powerful talent as a Tinker, she believes that there are more important fairy jobs than being a Tinker. Now known as Tinker Bell or Tink, she wants much more from life.
Aided, often reluctantly by her loyal friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, and Iridessa, Tink discovers that the answers she seeks can be found within her.
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Deleted scenes include optional introductions by Bradley Raymond (director) and Jeannine Roussel (producer): "Queen Clarion's Pixie Dust, "Fairies Venture to the Mainland", "Becoming a Garden Fairy", "Tinker Bell's Tinkering Talents", "Vidia Tricks Tinker Bell", and "Fairies Express Tinker Bell's Importance"
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Promo spot for Disney Channel
Promo spot for Disney Parks
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