Tinker Bell and the Lost TreasureBy Christine Ford
MPAA Rating: G
Release Date: October 27, 2009
Running Time: 80 minutes
Plot Synopsis: Tinker Bell, a tinker fairy, is entrusted with the honor of creating the Fall scepter that holds the mysterious blue moonstone, the source of all pixie dust.
Unfortunately, there’s an accident and both the brand new scepter, and the stone are smashed to bits. Desperate and too afraid to tell anyone, Tinker Bell sets out for the edges of Neverland to find a magical mirror that she believes will help put things right.
Along the way, Tink meets a new friend, a firefly called Blaze and is eventually joined by her good pal Terence. But just as she’s about to make her wish and set things right, her temper gets the better of her and she ruins her chances.
Tink, Terence, and Blaze eventually discover a way to fix the Fall scepter for the grand ball, and Tink learns a valuable lesson about patience and friendship and all is forgiven.
Sex/Nudity: None, however Tink’s dresses tend to be a little high above the knee. Somehow fairies pull the look off without looking underdressed.
Violence/Gore: There are a few scary scenes where the fairies are chased by red-eyed rats in the bowels of a wrecked pirate ship. No gore.
Profanity: Tink loses her temper a few times and says rather hurtful things to her friends, but no bad language. There are also a couple of grumpy trolls shouting insults at each other.
Which kids will like it? Toddlers to teenagers. There’s something for everyone in this movie, from the adorable new character, Blaze, to the amazing cutting edge graphics of Pixie Hallow. The message is simple and the scenery is lush. Kids will be captivated by the beauty of this movie.
Will parents like it? Yes parents will love it. There is a particularly funny troll scene that parents will probably enjoy and the sheer beauty of the production will be pleasing to everyone.
Kaboose Review: Although she never spoke in Disney’s original Peter Pan classic released in 1953, and she only had one line in J.M Barry’s classic novel from 1911, Tinker Bell has continued to win hearts and minds throughout the century.
With the release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, along with the previous Tinker Bell movie, she definitely has a lot more to say today. This new movie is poised to be a new Disney classic. It’s just adorable, and leaves you wanting to know so much more about Pixie Hallow and its inhabitants. The backdrop and characters are so rich and colorful. I like Tinker Bell because she’s not a white-washed character, she has her flaws. Tink’s actually a hot-head (I wonder if the Celtic-esque music score is just a coincidence) and turns red when she’s angered, which happens on more than one occasion.
But her losing her cool usually ends up getting her inadvertently into trouble. The storyline is wholesome, packed with adventure and visual splendor, but it also teaches a lesson. Patience and being a true friend will get you what you want and need.
The package comes with both a regular DVD and Blue-Ray, and includes a music video of Demi Lovato singing the movie’s theme song and some hilarious animated outtakes from the movie that leave you wondering if the art department was just having a little fun.
Other bonus features include a tour of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and Terrence as your guides, deleted scenes, a tour of Pixie Hollow in Disneyland, and a walk through the fairy gardens at Epcot Center.
Directed by Klay Hall
Cast: Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Kristin Chenoweth (Rosetta), Pamela Adlon (Vidia), Lucy Liu (Silvermist), Jesse McCartney (Terence), Anjelica Huston (Queen Clarion), Raven-Symoné (Iridessa)