DisneyToons review: Tinkerbell

DisneyToons 40th film.
DisneyToons 40th film.

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My opinion right after watching the film

My opinion right after watching the film is that while its storyline is kind of predictable, there was a lot of effort put into this film, and a lot of heart in it. I remember watching it when it came out (since they always showed it in TV) and liking it fine, and not much has really changed. It is nice to see Tinkerbell talk.

Production

This film was supposed to be released in the fall of 2007, but production issues pushed it back a year. Apparently they had to rewrite the script 24 times, and went through multiple directors. The head of DisneyToons since 1994 Sharon Morrill left the company because of issues with the film, and the overly large budget for this film. Eve though the agreement involving Lasseter did not cover DisneyToons, he became very influential in the company ever since.

Story

So the film starts with the laugh of a baby, which causes a wisk of a dandelion to blow into the air, and into Pixie Hollow, which is a part of Neverland. We soon learn this dandelion to be Tinkerbell (Mae Whitman), as she grows into a fairy. She is told to pick a talent by the head fairies, which eventually leads to her becoming a tinker fairy. I like the introduction of this movie. It lets us know that it is going to be different form Peter Pan, and explains the world they are in, though keeping some of the connections. She is soon recruited by two other tinker fairies named Bobble (Raul Paulson) and Clank (Jeff Bennet). While she is out sending the products to the other fairies, we seen meet animal fairy Fawn (America Ferrera), water fairy Silvermist (Lucy Liu), light fairy Iridessa (Raven Symone), and a garden fairy Rosetta (Kristen Chenoweth). She soon develops a conflict with wind fairy Vidia (Pamela Adlon).

She becomes close to obsessed about going to the mainland, and we see how she naturally likes fixing things. She soon gets turned down by the main fairy Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) that tinker fairies do not go to the mainland. She starts to really hate her job after this.
She becomes close to obsessed about going to the mainland, and we see how she naturally likes fixing things. She soon gets turned down by the main fairy Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) that tinker fairies do not go to the mainland. She starts to really hate her job after this.

She goes back to her work area, where she is overheard complaining to Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks). Tinkerbell flies to her friends (who are shocked that she got out of bed), and decides that they will train her to be a fairy with one of their skills. Silvermist tries to teach her how to create water droplets on webs, which fails, Iridessa tries to get light from sunrise to put on fireflies, which fails as well. Dawn tries to teach Tinkerbell how to teach birds how to flu, which fails as well. Rosetta outright refuses to help Tinkerbell, since it is hopeless, and is not destined for this.

Her friends observe Tinberbell fix a music box, and tells her that this is her destiny. She angrily refuses, and this leads to her going to Vidia for help. Vidia is supposed to help Tinkerbell capture springing thistles to prove she can be a garden fairy, but as we see in this picture, Vidia is sabotaging her by letting them go, and making them go faster than usual. The thistles disturb all the progress towards Spring, and the higher ups tells everyone that Tinkerbell ruined Spring, and it is delayed for months.
Her friends observe Tinberbell fix a music box, and tells her that this is her destiny. She angrily refuses, and this leads to her going to Vidia for help. Vidia is supposed to help Tinkerbell capture springing thistles to prove she can be a garden fairy, but as we see in this picture, Vidia is sabotaging her by letting them go, and making them go faster than usual. The thistles disturb all the progress towards Spring, and the higher ups tells everyone that Tinkerbell ruined Spring, and it is delayed for months.

After being tricked to self believe by the pixie fairy Terrance (Jesse McCartney), she comes to realize that there is a way to fix all of this mess. She creates a bunch of trinkets that will help make everyone’s’ job quick enough to send Spring to the mainland in the morning. Tinkerbell brings her idea to Queen Clarion but is interrupted by Vidia, who yells at her for being a screw up The two go back and forth, and the wind fairy reveals to everyone that she sabotaged Vidia, which she is punished for. The Tinkers make the products to get to the others, and everything is restored for the winter.

She is allowed to go to the mainland to deliver the music box, and it ends up being Wendy Darling’s box. The other Tinkers are allowed as well, and the film ends with Spring coming to life, and the other fairies having fun.

I will say this; the film's plot is extremely predictable from beginning to end. Here is where the difference is made, you can tel that there's a lot of effort put into defining the setting and world the film takes place, and it carries the message of the film well.
I will say this; the film’s plot is extremely predictable from beginning to end. Here is where the difference is made, you can tel that there’s a lot of effort put into defining the setting and world the film takes place, and it carries the message of the film well. As a movie, it is decent-good, but it is a great way to start a franchise. Let’s see if I get sick of the franchise sooner than later.

Characters

It is refreshing to have characters that are not bland pieces of pixel, but they are not obnoxious and overwhelming as well. They are not deep characters, but they are likable enough for the film.

Yes, I am using the same image. You all should know how cheap I am regarding space on this blog. I found her to be a lot more likable in this film, though she is still as whiny and stubborn as we remember her as.
Yes, I am using the same image. You all should know how cheap I am regarding space on this blog. I found her to be a lot more likable in this film, though she is still as whiny and stubborn as we remember her as.
Clank and Bobble
These two are just the geeky tinkers. They are nice enough to help Tinkerell through her freshman moments.
Fawn
Fawn is the down-to-earth, tomboyish animal fairy. She seems to be the one who is down to do anything.
Iridessa
Iridessa is the more logical and practical fairy of them all (though she doesn’t overdo it), and she controls light. It is refreshing to have a black character that is not a stereotype.
Rosetta
Rosetta is the sassy, southern-inspired garden fairy. She has more charisma than everyone in the film, though I am sure it has more to do with her voice actress than anything else.
Silvermist
Silvermist is the least interesting of the fairies, but she is very welcoming, and more subdued. She is the water fairy.
Vidia
Vidia is the villain in this film, and it is clear that there are some undertones to her, that seem to be developed a bit more in the subsequent films. Jealousy is one evil sin.

Animation

DisneyToons was receiving help from WDAS/Pixar animators at this point, so the CGI animation is pretty up-to-par. The transition to CGI did not change Tinkerbell’s designs, and all of the other fairies share the same dignified style. I was not really astounded with the animation, but it does the job well.

Music

Honestly, the songs and score in this film are extremely subdued and toned down, which was clearly intentional. There are no belting, musical songs, and the singer sings in a soft tone to narrate the scenarios in the film. The score has a majestic feeling to it, with emphasis on the flute I believe.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on September 18th, 2008, it sold over 3 million DVD records making $53 million, and during its brief release in theaters, it made about $9 million.

Critically, It was actually extremely well-received.

Reception Today

Today, it is seen as some of the best DisneyToons films, and is the franchise that saved the franchise. A lot of people do not consider it in the same calibre as the other DisneyToons films due to the increase in quality.

Final Score

Story: 7/10

Characters: 7.5/10

Animation: 8/10

Music: 8.5/10

31/40 = 78%

Next time

Review: May 1st, 2016.
Review: May 1st, 2016.
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5 thoughts on “DisneyToons review: Tinkerbell

  1. Nice! I like this as well. I like the group of fairies for girls who normally don’t have a lot of heroes to look up to. They get even better as they go along. Pirate Fairy is my favorite. I love the vocal cast they got for all of these also.

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