Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Tinkerbell DVD.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Bradley Raymond
Produced by Margot Pipkin
Screenplay by Joe Ansolabehere
Paul Germain
Bob Hilgenberg
Rob Muir
Story by Bradley Raymond
Jeffrey M. Howard
Starring Mae Whitman
Lauren Mote
Michael Sheen
Pamela Adlon
Lucy Liu
Raven-Symoné
Kristin Chenoweth
Angela Bartys
Music by Joel McNeely
Production
  company
DisneyToon Studios
Prana Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment

(United States)
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

(International)
Release date(s)
  • August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) (UK)
  • September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21) (US)
Running time 79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $10,872,752[1]

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is a 2010 computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the Disney Fairies franchise, it is the third installment of the Tinker bell franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Tinker Bell and the 2009 film, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in his play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, and featured in subsequent adaptations, especially in Disney's animated works. The film was produced using Digital 3D modeling. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 21, 2010.

Plot[edit]

Like the other fairies, Tinker Bell attends fairy camp on the mainland. When she attempts to go find some lost things, Vidia asks her if she's going to the human house, which isn't far from camp. The question makes Tink curious and eventually sneaks off. Vidia follows behind to watch over her. When she reaches the house, she is amazed by their "horseless carriage". She takes the time to flitter around under the car, while Vidia tries to get her to leave. Eventually they do, but on their way back to camp, Tink and Vidia stumble upon a fairy-sized house made by Lizzie, a human girl who wishes to meet a real fairy. Tink immediately heads in to investigate, despite Vidia's constant warnings. Tink claims it to be perfectly safe, so Vidia uses her wind to slam the door in an attempt to scare her but unintentionally locks Tink inside. When Lizzie begins to approach the house, Vidia tries to free Tink. Lizzie discovers Tink inside and takes her to her home. She prepares to show Tink to her father, Dr. Griffiths, a busy and serious scientist, but upon seeing all the butterflies he has pinned in display for research, she decides to keep Tink a secret.

Meanwhile, Vidia rallies Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank, and Bobble to rescue Tink. They try to sail on a stream which would take them straight to the Griffiths' house. When their ship goes over a waterfall, Silvermist manipulates the water to create a mid-air stream. While this does save their lives, the boat is wrecked. They continue on foot but upon crossing a mudbank, Vidia gets stuck waist deep. While Clank and Bobble try to find something to pull her out, the other fairies are nearly run over by a car but are saved when Iridessa blinds the driver, who then vacates the car, giving the girls a chance to get Vidia out by grabbing onto his shoelace. Back at the human house, Lizzie's reveals her fascination of fairies. Tink is flattered by her obsession, and since it's raining outside, Tink decides to teach her nearly everything about fairies. They record their information in a new research book given to Lizzie by her father. During this time, they have grown a great friendship. After a while, the rain dies down, and Tink is able to return to camp. She gives Lizzy a hug and makes her way out but before she leaves, she watches Lizzie attempt to show her father the research. Unfortunately, Dr. Griffiths is too busy fixing the house's leaks to pay her any mind. Tink returns and decides to fix the leaks so Lizzie may spend more time with her father. After she does, she makes the choice to release a captive butterfly Dr. Griffiths was planning on showing to a group of scientists, which causes him to send Lizzie to her room. Meanwhile, Vidia confesses to the rescue team that it was all her fault. They then comfort Vidia about the situation and inform her that it could have been worse without her presence. With Vidia's guilt now abolished, the fairies move on, with Clank and Bobble finding the house. Back at the house, Tink apologizes to Lizzie and shows her how to fly with pixie dust. Once the rescue team finally reaches the human house, they are attacked by a cat. Despite being an animal fairy, Fawn is unable to immediately tame the cat under pressure. A chase ensues before she is able to find catnip, eventually taming the cat. Dr. Griffiths is furious as he enters Lizzie's room, while Tink hides in the fairy house. He finds footprints on the ceiling and sternly orders her to tell the truth. Lizzie tells him about Tink and shows him the research she and Tink did. They get into an argument, and he begins to throw all her fairy drawings and research book into the trash. Upon seeing this, Tink loses her temper and reveals herself. The astonishing sight of a fairy prompts the scientist to capture Tink, but Vidia arrives and pushes her out the way. Vidia is then taken by Dr. Griffiths to London for research, but Lizzie and the fairies are able to convince him to think otherwise, which he does.

In the end, Dr. Griffiths apologizes to his daughter for not believing her. Vidia is then freed, and she and Tink form a friendship. Lizzie and her father are now closer than ever.

Cast[edit]

  • Mae Whitman as Tinker Bell, a tinker fairy.
  • Lauren Mote as Lizzy Griffiths, a nine-year old human girl who takes a liking to fairies.
  • Michael Sheen as Dr. Griffiths, a constantly pre-occupied scientist and Lizzy's father.
  • Pamela Adlon as Vidia, a fast-flying fairy.
  • Lucy Liu as Silvermist, a water fairy.
  • Raven-Symoné as Iridessa, a light fairy.
  • Kristin Chenoweth as Rosetta, a garden fairy.
  • Angela Bartys as Fawn, an animal fairy.
  • Rob Paulsen as Bobble, a wispy tinker fairy with large glasses and the best friend of Clank.
  • Jeff Bennett as Clank, a large tinker sparrow man with a booming voice, and the Driver.
  • Jesse McCartney as Terence, a pixie dust keeper and Tink's best friend.
  • Cara Dillon as the Narrator.
  • Faith Prince as Mrs. Perkins, Lizzy and Dr. Griffiths' neighbor.
  • Bob Bergen as Cheese the mouse and additional voices.

Music[edit]

The score to the film was composed by Joel McNeely, who scored the first two Tinker Bell films. Unlike the previous movies, no official soundtrack has been released.

Soundtrack[edit]

Release[edit]

The film was released in the United States on September 21, 2010. Like the previous two films, Great Fairy Rescue debuted on the Disney Channel in November 2010.

Sometime during 2010, Disney theatrically released the film in the Los Angeles area in order to make it eligible for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Disney qualified the film in an unsuccessful effort to expand the category's final nominations from three to five, as, under the Academy rules in effect that year, five films could only have been nominated in a calendar year in which 16 or more animated films were submitted.[2]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film was released in cinemas on August 13, 2010, following a premiere held at the May Fair Hotel in London on August 8, attended by Lauren Mote."[3]

Video game[edit]

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
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Developer(s) EA Bright Light Studio
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive
Distributor(s) EA Distribution
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s) September 22, 2010
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution DS Game Card

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is an adventure game for the Nintendo DS. Like in the previous games, the player plays as a fairy created by the player on the Mainland around Lizzie's house, using the touch screen to maneuver the character and play various minigames. The player must, for example, touch an arrow on the screen to move to another map or characters to speak to them.

Features[edit]

  • Mini-games
  • Multiplayer modes
  • DGamer functionality

International distribution[edit]

Television:

Reception[edit]

In Irish cinemas, on its opening weekend the film ranked at number #10, behind Toy Story 3, Knight and Day, Inception, Step Up 3D, The A-Team, The Last Airbender, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, and The Karate Kid, and grossed €30,174 in its first week.[citation needed]

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