Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo today. This is a heartwarming story that is a pleasure to watch. And it is a good thing I enjoy it! Since the first moment we put the movie on, Baby Bird has asked to watch it about 90% of the time.
Long before Tinker Bell found the Lost Boys, Peter Pan and Wendy, she met Lizzy, a little girl who believed in fairies even though she had never seen one before. It was during the beginning of a beautiful summer on the English countryside. Tinker Bell and her friends came from Pixie Hollow to spend the summer on the mainland and everything was moving smoothly around camp and Tink was on the lookout for something to fix.
It is well known among the Fairies that you do not go near humans and until this story, a Fairy and human had never met before.
While Tinker Bell was out with Vidia, another fairy, they happened upon a ‘fairy house’ that pulls at Tinker Bell’s curiosity and she goes inside for a closer look. Trying to teach Tinker Bell a lesson, Vidia closes the door on her only to find out that the little girl who made the house was on her way back to it. The door sticks closed and two worlds collide as Lizzy discovers her new tenant.
While Lizzy reaches out and tries to make friends with Tinker Bell, Vidia races back to camp to tell the others of the news. Vidia, Rosetta, Iridessa, Silvermist, Fawn, Bobble and Clink set out to rescue Tinker Bell and the adventures begin.
Baby Bird loves that Tinker Bell can fly and her favorite parts are when Tink helps Lizzy to fly and also near the end when they both show Lizzy’s father that just because you can’t see something, it doesn’t mean it is not real. She also loves all the parts with the household cat because it is the spitting image of our cat.
We watched the extras together and the part she laughed the hardest at though was cut from the movie. There is a section where the cat goes after Tink and in an effort to get away, she throws pixie dust and it lands on the cats back end. The cat starts to float and is still trying to catch Tinker Bell. Tink gets the window open and the cat drifts out and up. Baby Bird had us replay that over and over again.
And don’t get me started on the ending. Baby Bird just squeels with joy when Lizzy shows her dad how to believe too.
The title song in the movie is “How to Believe” by Bridgit Mendler and it is perfect for the movie. It is light, carefree and fun and I’ve included a short video for you to watch if you want to hear it.
Your kids can also create their own personalized Fairy avatar and take flight at Pixie Hollow were more than 25 million avatars have already been created. You can visit the other Fairies and play games. There is also a section for parents to check out before you give access to your kids. Here, kids can choose what kind of Fairy they want to be and can learn about what each does. It is also free to set yourself up with an avatar and play.
The movie is approximately 77 minutes in length and the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is available for purchase at Amazon.ca for $29.99. It is also available at Amazon.com for $21.99. This is a great movie filled with laughter, magic and lots of Pixie Dust and I recommend adding it to your movie collection. It is also out just in time for holiday shopping.
I also have the link to a $10 off coupon for the Blu-ray / DVD combo that is good until October 3, 2010.
* I received a the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.