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Tinker Bell is unhappy being a tinker fairy and wishes that she could be a nature fairy or a water fairy or any other fairy that gets to go to the Mainland in order to bring Spring, but everyone keeps telling her that her work is here, in Pixie Hollow. Not contented to be just a tinker fairy, Tink talks her friends Rosetta, Iridessa, Silvermist, and Fawn into teaching their talents to her. Each time, however, Tink fails miserably, and it looks like she's destined to tinker away her life in Pixie Hollow. When her attempts to learn garden fairying by rounding up all the thistle results in a stampede of the obnoxious weeds through the preparations for Spring and it looks like Spring on the Mainland is going to have to be canceled, Tinker Bell uses her tinkering talent to save Spring and gets to go to the Mainland after all.

The storyline in Tinker Bell was not based on a book, but the character of Tinker Bell was first introduced in the 1904 play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and again in the 1911 novel, Wendy and Peter, both by Scottish author, Sir James Barrie. Disney first introduced their version of Tinker Bell to the movie screen in their 1953 animated movie, Peter Pan. Since then, Tinker Bell has appeared as a leading character in numerous recent videos, illustrated books, and a magazine, all members of the Disney Fairies franchise. The screenplay for Tinker Bell was written by Jeffrey M. Howard. Other full-length Tinker Bell movies include Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009), Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010), Secret of the Wings (2012), The Pirate Fairy (2014) and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014).

This particular anomaly bothered several viewers. The best way to explain it is that, in the novel and in Disney's Peter Pan, her "talk" sounded like a bell to human ears, although Peter and the lost boys were able to understand her. In Tinker Bell, Tink talks only with other fairies, so the audience is hearing their conversations in a translated form. The real reason, of course, is that it would have been impossible to make a movie where all the main characters sounded like bells.

When it looks like Spring is going to have to be postponed or maybe even canceled, which will totally upset the balance of nature, Tink calls upon her tinkering talents and requests that the other fairies go in search of lost objects. From these, she fashions things like paint-sprayers and dot-guns to paint the ladybugs and harmonica-bellows to harvest seeds. By the next morning, they are ready to bring Spring to the Mainland. Fairy Mary suggests that Tink should be allowed to make the trip to the Mainland in order to return the ballerina music box to the little girl who lost it, and Queen Clarion agrees. As the fairies flit around bringing Spring, Tinker Bell searches in the windows of each house until she finds the bedroom of the little girl named Wendy who lost the music box. In the final scene, the fairies head back to Pixie Hollow, while the narrator (Loreena McKennitt) tells the audience that whenever a clock begins to work again or they find a toy they thought they had lost, it might be that "a very special fairy is near."

The Disney Fairies website provides information as well as merchandise featuring Tinker Bell and all the other fairies in Pixie Hollow.


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