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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)

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Tinker Bell must team up with a rival fairy to keep their existence a secret from humans.

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Bradley Raymond

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mae Whitman ... Tinker Bell (voice)
Lauren Mote Lauren Mote ... Lizzy Griffiths (voice)
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Griffiths (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Vidia (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Silvermist (voice)
Raven-Symoné ... Iridessa (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Rosetta (voice)
Angela Bartys Angela Bartys ... Fawn (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Bobble (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Clank / Driver (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Terence (voice)
Cara Dillon Cara Dillon ... Narrator (voice)
Faith Prince ... Mrs. Perkins (voice)
Bob Bergen ... Cheese / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Tinker Bell accidentally gets stuck inside a human house and befriends a little girl who believes in fairies. Tinker Bell's fairy friends go to rescue her and they believe she was captured by the little girl, until they make it to the house and Tinker Bell shows them she is a friend. Tinker Bell helps the little girl and her father fix their relationship.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tinker Bell: A Midsummer Storm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,872,752
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Disneytoon Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A number of things (the fairy house placed in the woods, the girl's bedroom wallpapered with drawings of fairies, the fairies sneaking into the house) seem to have been copied by Disney from "Fairy Tale: A True Story." See more »

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Mr. Twitches, the Griffiths family cat, is a calico cat. It is highly unlikely that a male cat can be a calico cat. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Griffiths: [as Lizzy is hovering] I - I don't understand.
Lizzy: You don't have to understand. You just have to believe.
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Follows Tinker Bell (2008) See more »

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Summer's Just Begun
Music and Lyrics by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda
Performed by Cara Dillon
Produced by Joel McNeely
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Tinkerbell proves popular with family crowds but is it worth a cinema trip?
19 December 2010 | by EmilyMoulderSee all my reviews

Usually, a spin-off such as this would only appear as a straight-to-DVD movie, but due to the amazing sales in the UK, Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue will see Peter Pan's favourite fairy get a cinematic release; the first of the Disney fairies to be granted one.

Tinkerbell, as any Pan fan will know, is a mischievous but resourceful individual who always manages to get herself into trouble. On the first day of Fairy Camp, Tink (Mae Whitman) gets distracted by a passing car and goes to investigate, dragging friend Vidia (Pamela Adlon) along for the ride. The car belongs to Dr. Griffiths (Michael Sheen) and his daughter Lizzie (Lauren Mote) who accidentally captures Tinkerbell.

Vidia sees that Dr. Griffiths has a large butterfly collection and fears that Tink will also end up in a display case so she races back to Fairy Camp to enlist the other fairies, Rosetta (Kristin Chenoweth), Silvermist (Lucy Liu) and Iridessa (Raven-Symoné), to help rescue her. Luckily for Tink, Lizzie loves fairies and the two have a great day together but what will happen when Dr. Griffiths finds her? The animation isn't particularly impressive but it definitely has touches of Disney flair, particularly in the charming pastel colouring and the storyline based around a single parent family – the Disney special. The film's heart revolves around the relationship between Lizzie and a father who has no time for her and dismisses her love of fairies as fantasy. Michael Sheen's voice takes on sweeter tones as a busy father whereas Lauren Mote comes across as almost too English – there's more than a little stage school training here.

Kristin Chenoweth lends her considerable vocal talents to Rosetta, the Southern Belle fairy who doesn't like to get her hands dirty. I would have thought that a trained singer like Chenoweth would be included in the soundtrack but for some reason the director opted for the distracting tones of Disney brat Bridgit Mendler – more than a little oversight.

With a running time of just 75 minutes, it might be a tad too short for the big screen but I'd definitely recommend a DVD purchase as it's short and sweet enough to keep the kids entertained at home, but might not be worth a trip to the cinema. It's fairly simplistic stuff but young children will get a dose of humour, action and heart without the trappings of a boring Summer blockbuster.


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