Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is a 2010 American computer animated fantasy adventure film and the third installment of the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie for his 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, and featured in subsequent adaptations, especially in Disney's animated works. Animated by Prana Studios,[4] 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. Unlike the other films in the series, it takes place entirely away from Pixie Hollow.

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
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Directed byBradley Raymond
Screenplay byJoe Ansolabehere
Paul Germain
Bob Hilgenberg
Rob Muir
Story byBradley Raymond
Jeffrey M. Howard
Produced byHelen Kalafatic
Margot Pipkin
StarringMae Whitman
Pamela Adlon
Lauren Mote
Michael Sheen
Lucy Liu
Raven-Symoné
Kristin Chenoweth
Angela Bartys
Music byJoel McNeely
Production
companies
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment

(United States)
Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

(International)
Release date
  • August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) (United Kingdom)
  • September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$30—$35 million[2]
Box office$10,872,752[3]

PlotEdit

Tinker Bell and her friends attend a summer fairy camp on the mainland. Out of curiosity, Tink goes to visit the nearby human house followed by Vidia. At the same moment, Dr. Griffiths and his daughter Lizzy arrive at the house, their summer home. Lizzy leaves out a hand-made fairy house, which Tink is fascinated by, despite Vidia's constant warnings; annoyed, Vidia jams the door shut. When Lizzy returns, Vidia tries to free Tink to no avail, resulting in Lizzy discovering Tink inside and taking her home. Lizzy attempts to show Tink to her father, but he was too busy. Seeing all the butterflies he has pinned in display for research, Lizzy decides to keep Tink a secret.

In her room, Lizzy reveals her fascination of fairies to Tinker Bell. Flattered by Lizzy’s interests, Tink decides to teach her about fairies; Lizzy records all the information in a blank field journal given to her by her father. As the rain dies down, the two say goodbye; Tink prepares to leave, while Lizzy runs downstairs to show her father her research. Tink flies down to look but sees that Lizzy’s father is too busy dealing with leaks in the ceiling to pay attention. Tink spends the night fixing the leaks so Dr. Griffiths will spend more time with his daughter. When she finishes, she releases a captive butterfly that, unknown to her, Dr. Griffiths had intended to show to a museum committee in London.

Meanwhile, Vidia rallies Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank and Bobble to rescue Tinker Bell. Due to their inability to fly in the rain, the group build a boat to sail to the house. Despite smooth sailing at first, the boat encounters a waterfall and crashes, forcing the party to proceed on foot. On the way, Vidia confesses that it was her fault that Tink was captured, but they forgive her by telling her it would’ve been worse if she hadn’t been there at all.

The next morning, Lizzy is greeted by Tinker Bell and is excited to hear that the leaks have been fixed. She runs down to show her father her field journal but instead he blames her for the missing butterfly and sends her to her room. To cheer her up, Tink teaches Lizzy to fly, using her pixie dust, and the commotion brings her father upstairs. Dr. Griffiths sternly demands the truth and Lizzy confesses in tears about Tink. Still refusing to believe in fairies, he begins tearing down her artwork and tossing them in the wastebasket, including her field journal. Infuriated, Tink bursts out of her hiding place and angrily scolds Lizzy’s father, much to his astonishment.

At the same moment, the rescue party arrives at the house. While the rest of them distract Lizzy’s cat, Vidia flies upstairs to look for Tinker Bell. Seeing Dr. Griffiths about to capture her, Vidia quickly bumps Tink out of the way and gets captured instead. Ignoring Lizzy’s pleas, her father unknowingly takes Vidia and drives to London to show his discovery to the museum committee. Lizzy, with the help of Tink and the other fairies, takes flight and chases her father to London.

Flying ahead, Tinker Bell tampers with the car’s engine, causing it to stop and allowing Lizzy to catch up. Lizzy pleads with her father not to take Vidia to the museum. Dr. Griffiths finally listens to his daughter and apologises for not believing her. Lizzy and the fairies teach her father to fly and they all return to the house. Soon after, Lizzy and her father have a picnic in the field with the fairies, reading Lizzy’s field journal.

Voice castEdit

MusicEdit

The score to the film was composed and conducted by Joel McNeely, who scored the first two Tinker Bell films. In addition, the following songs were written for the film:

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Summer's Just Begun"Brendan Milburn & Valerie VigodaCara Dillon 
2."How to Believe"Adam IscoveHolly Brook 
3."Come Flying With Me"Brendan Milburn & Valerie VigodaCara Dillon 

ReleaseEdit

 
The film's American premiere at La Cienega Park, where it was shown on an inflatable movie screen.

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."[5]

In the United States, the film had an outdoor premiere on August 28, 2010 as part of the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills, California.[6] Between September 3 and 19, 2010, the film was shown at the El Capitan Theatre,[6] 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.[7]

The film was released in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray on September 21, 2010.[6] Like the previous two films, Great Fairy Rescue debuted on the Disney Channel in November 2010.

Video gameEdit

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
 
Developer(s)Jupiter Corporation
Publisher(s)Disney Interactive Studios
Director(s)
Composer(s)
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
ReleaseSeptember 22, 2010
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

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 Lizzy'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.

FeaturesEdit

  • Mini-games
  • Multiplayer modes
  • DGamer functionality

International distributionEdit

Television:

ReceptionEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ 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,...
  3. ^ "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Thompson, Anne (March 29, 2013). "Prana Studios Buys Bankrupt 'Life of Pi' VFX House Rhythm & Hues". IndieWire. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Actress Lauren Moat attends the USA premiere of Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue, Wireimage
  6. ^ a b c Solomon, Daina Beth (August 27, 2010). "'Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue' screens for free Saturday". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Hammond, Pete (January 11, 2011). "OSCAR: So Many Toons, So Few Slots – Animation Feature Overview". Deadline. Retrieved September 21, 2014.

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