'Tinker Bell' Takes Flight Oct. 2829 May, 2008 By: John Latchem
Peter Pan's sprite sidekick Tinker Bell finally gets a movie of her own this fall. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment debuts the new CG-animated movie Tinker Bell Oct. 28 (prebook Sept. 16) at $29.99 on DVD and $34.99 on Blu-ray Disc.
For the first time in history, Tinker Bell will speak, with a voice provided by up-and-comer Mae Whitman. The cast also includes America Ferrera, Kristen Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symon?, Jesse McCartney and Anjelica Huston as the queen of Pixie Hollow, the secret hideaway deep in the heart of Never Land where the Disney Fairies make their home.
The movie, the first of four films featuring the Disney Fairies, chronicles Tinker Bell's early years as she learns to be confident in herself and her abilities.
Tinker Bell is a production of DisneyToon Studios under the auspices of John Lasseter and Disney's Pixar animation unit.
Extras include a guide to Pixie Hollow; a DVD-ROM game; “Ever Wonder,” a featurette about how pixies add beauty to the natural world; a behind-the-scenes featurette; and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray version also contains interactive BD Live features, such as a “Tinker Trainer” game that gives players Movie Reward points.