Tinker Bell The Pirate Fairy Review – Available Today
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The Pirate Fairy is the sixth movie in the Tinker Bell series that are prequels to Peter Pan. The movie is being released today, Tuesday, April 1. The description below was provided by Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment:
THE PIRATE FAIRY
From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014.
Starring the voices of Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston.Directed by Peggy Holes.(WALT DISNEY STUDIO HOME ENTERTAINMENT)Rated G.
The previous movies in the series are:
- Tinker Bell (2008)
- Lost Treasure (2009)
- Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
- Pixie Hollow Games (2011)
- Secret of the Wings (2012)
- The Pirate Fairy (2014)
There is one more movie planned in the series: Legend of the NeverBeast planned for spring 2015.
My daughter and I really liked the movie. One thing that we both enjoyed was learning a back story on Captain Hook. My daughter’s favorite part was actually seeing the tic-toc-croc’s origin. I can’t wait for her to see the movie again and see if she recognizes the voice of James (aka Captain Hook). She is very familiar with Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the Avengers series of movies.
The Pirate Fairy is a fun movie that can mostly standalone without the other Tinker Bell movies. The key piece of backstory that is needed from the previous movies is understanding that each fairy has a different talent:
- Tinker Bell is a Tinker Fairy who excels at making things
- Iridessa is a Light Fairy who excels at manipulating light
- Rosetta is a Flower Fairy who excels at caring for plants and flowers
- Silvermist is a Water Fairy who excels at manipulating water
- Fawn is an Animal Fairy who has a special talent for caring for and communicating with animals
- Vidia is a Fast-Flying Fairy who flies very fast which can create the wind
This background is important as part of the plot of the movie revolves around the fairies skills being swapped.