Film Review: Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy

22nd February 2014 No Comments

In terms of popularity longevity in our household the Tinkerbell films win hand down, every time. We’ve been watching them now for about five years and there hasn’t been a disappointing moment. I love them, because although there are moments of mild peril and thrills for little ones you know that they are ultimately safe and so you can actually go off quite happily and do something safe in the knowledge that the children are being entertained properly and appropriately.

We were absolutely thrilled to be asked along to a special screening of Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy. Little Fifi and her friends were beside themselves with girly excitement. We are so grateful to have been asked as it made for a wonderful day and was lovely to see.

In the movie one of the fairies from Fairy Hollow decides to make some special fairy dust, this has a dramatic effect and she ends up leaving the hollow to pursue a life of piracy. Its a thrilling adventure which to be honest would appeal as much to little boys as girls.

In this film we are introduced to the origins of the characters in Peter Pan, which is great as you can start to talk to children about continuity in stories. We have done loads of spin off activities related to pirates. I also thought it was lovely that she was a pirate because its a very empowering sort of character for girls to dress up as.

All in all, this is a great film, perfect for the age group its intended to appeal to and a great addition to the series. Have a look at the trailer:

I shall leave you with some Tinkerbell fairy facts, i’ve found them very useful for engaging small girls in conversation!

Did you know? 
  • Each fairy is 5.5 inches tall
  • Fairies  are born from a baby’s first laugh.  And since there will always be babies, there will always be fairies
  • There have been four original Disney Fairies movies released, ‘Tinker Bell’, ‘Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure’, ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ and ‘Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings’
  • In total, Fairies content had over 46 million viewers across EMEA in the last quarter
  • Fairies arrive in Pixie Hollow by dandelion fluff which catches onto baby’s first laugh as it floats through the air. It then sails on the winds far across the sea to Never Land where Pixie Hollow is found
  • Tinker Bell is the #1 top animated character for Girls 6-14 in EMEA
  • Disney Fairies merchandise is most popular amongst Girls 6-8
  • To date, over 385 Disney Fairies books have been published worldwide in 51 countries, selling nearly 10 million copies
  • Disney Fairies magazines have sold 6 million copies in 40 countries
Claire Walsh

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