Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
Tinker bell and the lost treasure filmposter.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Klay Hall
Produced by Sean Lurie
Written by Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring Mae Whitman
Jesse McCartney
Raven-Symoné
Lucy Liu
Kristin Chenoweth
Angela Bartys
Anjelica Huston
Music by Joel McNeely
Edited by Jeremy Milton
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment

(United States)
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

(International)
Release dates
  • October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Running time 82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30—$35 million[1]
Box office $8,582,265[2]

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is a 2009 computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It is a sequel to the 2008 film, Tinker Bell, 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 Blu-ray and DVD by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on October 27, 2009.[3]

Plot[edit]

The nature-talent fairies are bringing to the mainland the season of leaves, hibernation, chilly breezes, and pumpkins: autumn. Meanwhile, Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) and dust-talent fairies like Terence (Jesse McCartney) are staying in Pixie Hollow. Tinker Bell is trying to make a "Pixie Express". But it fails just as she is called to meet Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston), Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks), and Redleaf, the Minister of Autumn (John DiMaggio).

They show her a mystical moonstone and explain to her its tremendous powers. Every eight years, there is a blue harvest moon in Pixie Hollow. When the light of this rare blue moon passes through the moonstone, it creates blue-colored pixie dust to strengthen and rejuvenate the pixie dust tree. The Autumn Revelry is the associated event during which the fairies gather to collect the dust.

A new scepter is to be made to raise the moonstone, and Tinker Bell has been recommended. Although Tinker Bell has made mistakes in the past, Fairy Mary explains that tinker fairies learn from them, most of the time. Tinker Bell accepts the task, as well as help from Terence. But as the work on the scepter progresses, Tinker Bell begins to have trouble with Terence, who is trying too hard to be helpful. When Terence brings a compass to her workshop, Tinkerbell loses her temper and kicks it, causing it to smash her newly completed scepter. After fighting with her friend, Tinker Bell's furious antics cause her to break the moonstone as well. Tinker Bell sets out on in a balloon she's created to find a magic mirror, which, according to legend, granted two of three wishes before becoming lost. Tinker Bell intends to use the third and last wish to restore the shattered moonstone to its original form.

While trying to evade a hungry bat, Blaze crash lands into Tinker Bell's balloon, though the pixie fails to notice. After flying further, Tinker Bell begins to get hungry but when she looks through her food pouches, she finds that they've all been eaten by a firefly. Tink orders the firefly too leave, which he seemingly does, though he truly wanted to tag along with Tink on her quest to find a magical mirror that can grant one wish. Tink hopes to use the wish to repair the shattered moonstone that will provide blue pixie dust for the fairies. After Blaze's apparent exit, Tink tries to read her map but it's too dark to see. Blaze then sheds light on the map to help Tink, and the tinker finally allows him to stay. As the duo's adventure continues, Tink thinks she has stumbled upon the stone arch that is said to lead way to the mirror. She leaves the balloon to make sure of this, and leaves Blaze to watch over things. While Tink was out however, the balloon began to stray away, and Blaze rushes to tell Tink. Tink was too busy trying to figure out why she stumbled upon a bent tree instead of the stone ark, to notice Blaze. When she finally sees the balloon floating off, she briefly blames Balze. The two follow after it but the harsh winds knocks them down. The next morning, Tinker Bell awakens and is hungry and lost.

Blaze scouts out to rally some forest insects that provided food and water for Tink. They also lead her and Blaze to the stone arch, and the adventure continues. They find the shipwreck that is said to house the mirror and head inside Tinker Bell finally discovers the mirror, but she accidentally wastes the third wish.(wishing Blaze to be quiet for one minute) She got furious at Blaze and blames him, but she begins to cry. She is found by Terence, who has been following her after discovering her plans and the fragments of the moonstone in her empty house. They were chased by rats.

Tinker Bell and Terence start back to Pixie Hollow. Along the way, Tinker Bell fixes the scepter using a white gem from the top of the mirror, the scepter pieces Terence has wisely brought, and the moonstone pieces, all set at just the right angle. She discovers the magic of true friendship, humility, and love. Thanks to inspired teamwork with Terence, she is ready to give the scepter to Queen Clarion.

When she unveils the scepter, the assembled fairies are all shocked and alarmed to see the fragments of the precious moonstone. However, the broken moonstone shards create an unexpected benefit: they drastically magnified and increased the surface area through which the rays of the blue moon could pass, creating the largest supply of blue-colored pixie dust ever seen in Pixie Hollow.

Cast[edit]

The voice actors are largely the same as in the previous film.[4] America Ferrera did not return to voice Fawn and was replaced by newcomer Angela Bartys.

  • Vidia a fast flying fairy appeared in the beginning of the movie and the end of the movie but had no lines.

Crew[edit]

  • Director - Klay Hall
  • Writer - Evan Spiliotopoulos[5]

Production[edit]

Because the film takes place in the cooler weather of autumn, costume design for Tinker Bell called for a more realistic outfit. Designers added a long-sleeve shirt, shawl, leggings and boots to her costume. Said director Klay Hall, "In the earlier films, she wears her iconic little green dress. However, it being fall and there being crispness in the air, in addition to this being an adventure movie, her dress just wouldn't work".[6]

Music[edit]

The score to the film was composed by Joel McNeely, who scored the first Tinker Bell film. He recorded the music with an 82-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Celtic violin soloist Máiréad Nesbitt at the Sony Scoring Stage.[7]

Gift of a Friend[edit]

"Gift of a Friend"
Promotional single by Demi Lovato from the album Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and Here We Go Again
Released December 16, 2009 (2009-12-16)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock, teen pop
Length 3:25
Writer Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Demi Lovato
Producer Adam Watts, Andy Dodd

"Gift of a Friend" was released as a soundtrack single on December 16, 2009.[8] There is currently music video for the single. It is performed by Demi Lovato and also appears on her second studio album Here We Go Again.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was released on September 22, 2009 and contains songs from and inspired by the film. The soundtrack also contains "Fly to Your Heart" from the first film.[9] The lead single from the soundtrack is "Gift of a Friend" by Demi Lovato.

  1. "Gift of a Friend" - Demi Lovato
  2. "Take to the Sky" - Jordan Pruitt
  3. "Where the Sunbeams Play" - Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
  4. "Road to Paradise" - Jordin Sparks
  5. "I'll Try" - Jesse McCartney
  6. "If You Believe" - Lisa Kelly
  7. "Magic Mirror" - Tiffany Thornton
  8. "The Magic of a Friend" - Hayley Orrantia
  9. "It's Love That Holds Your Hand" - Jonatha Brooke
  10. "A Greater Treasure Than a Friend" - Savannah Outen
  11. "Pixie Dust" - Ruby Summer
  12. "Fly Away Home" - Alyson Stoner
  13. "Fly to Your Heart" - Selena Gomez

Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki's song "You Were..." was chosen as the theme song for the Japanese language version of the movie.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard)[11] 8

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the United Nations Headquarters on October 25, 2009. Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, named Tinker Bell the "honorary Ambassador of Green" to help promote environmental awareness among children.[12][13]

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Walt Disney Home Video in the United States on October 27, 2009.[3] and in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2009.[14] It debuted on the Disney Channel on November 29, 2009. In its first two months of release, DVD sales brought in about $50 million in revenue for 3.25 million units sold.[15]

Video game[edit]

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
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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) October 26, 2009
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution DS Game Card

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is an adventure game for the Nintendo DS. Like the previous game, the player plays as Tinker Bell in a free-roaming Pixie Hollow, using the touch screen to maneuver the character, move to other maps 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. The touch screen is used in the item repair minigames as well. For example, the player must trace the pattern of a groove to clear it or rub the item to clean stains. The DS microphone is used to create wind to loosen leaves and petals or blow dust from an item being repaired. The highest rank on 'Tinker bell' is Champion of the Craft.

Different gameplay mechanics can also be acquired in-game, which require specific use of the touch screen. These include:

  • the ability to glow by holding the stylus directly above Tinker Bell. This can be used to reveal hidden items.
  • drawing a circle on-screen to perform a somersault. Used to collect falling items.
  • drawing a triangular shape on-screen to awaken plants throughout the game.
  • petting or tickling insects. Used to collect lost insects and awaken sleeping insects. Can also be used on random insects that roam about the maps. Items will be awarded.

Also present in the game is a "Friendship Meter", which serves as an indicator to measure the player's relationship with other characters. It can be filled by presenting the respective character with their favorite item, accomplishing tasks or even simply speaking to them. The meter can also be depleted, however, by not speaking to the character for extended periods of time, giving an unwanted gift or missing a repair deadline.

Features:

  • Create unique dresses, outfits and accessories
  • Mini-games, such as catching dew drops, painting ladybugs and colleting threads from sleeping silkworms
  • Multiplayer modes
  • Pixie Hollow integration

Other media[edit]

A 32-page interactive digital children's book was released by Disney Digital Books in September 2009.[16]

Additional sequels[edit]

Four additional sequels titled Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue,[17][18] Pixie Hollow Games, Secret of the Wings, and The Pirate Fairy[19] have all been released, while one additional sequel title has been announced: Legend of the NeverBeast, scheduled for release in Spring 2015.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McClintock, Pamela (April 3, 2014). "How Tinker Bell Became Disney's Stealthy $300 Million Franchise". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2014. "...each were made for $30 million to $35 million and together have grossed $225 million in U.S. DVD sales,..." 
  2. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
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  4. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Cast Credits". IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Ed Perkis. "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure [Blu-ray] - DVD". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Brandy McDonnell (6 November 2009). "'Lost Treasure' tinkers with pixie's evolution". The Oklahoman. 
  7. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (13 May 2009). "Joel McNeely scores Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure". Scoring Sessions. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "デミ・ロヴァート Gift of a Friend – Single". iTunes Store (in Japanese). Apple, Inc. October 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Soundtrack". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/ayumi-hamasaki%E2%80%99s-you-were%E2%80%A6-chosen-as-tinkerbell-theme-song
  11. ^ demi lovato (2012-09-05). "Billboard Kid Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  12. ^ Kiki Ryan (31 October 2009). "Tinker Bell Appointed 'Honorary Ambassador of Green' to UN". Politico. 
  13. ^ "UN casts Disney's Tinker Bell to raise environmental awareness among children" (Press release). United Nations. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  14. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure DVD". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure - DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  16. ^ Chloe Albanesius (29 September 2009). "Disney Brings Story Time to the Web". PC Magazine. 
  17. ^ Ford, Kristin (28 September 2009). "Tinker Bell's Terence to Meet Magic Kingdom Visitors". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue". L.A. Office Lounge. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  19. ^ Beck, Jerry (December 5, 2013). "FIRST LOOK: Disneytoon Studios' "The Pirate Fairy"". Animation Scoop. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ "D23 Expo: New Art From the Upcoming Disney, Pixar and Disneytoon Movies". ComingSoon.net. August 9, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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