Featuring the Voices Of: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Megan Hilty, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven Symone, Pamela Adlon, Jim Cummings, Angela Bartys, Jesse McCartney, and Anjelica Huston.
Directed By: Peggy Holmes
For the uninitiated, the Tinker Bell movies are a series of straight to video Disney movies that are actually better than they have any right to be. At least they all make sense, instead of something like Dumbo 2 (which was actually planned, until John Lasseter killed it). This sixth film in the franchise features an introduction to Captain Hook, a new fairy, cameos by old fairys, and Megan Hilty has stepped in for Kristen Chenoweth. You can tell the difference.
This story’s moral core is probably that no one is really a lost cause, and you should help someone, even if they were once your enemy. Zarina (Hendricks) is a new fairy, and she’s a dust keeper, who figures out how to manipulate the dust for different purposes.
It’s a fun film for the whole family, and pretty short too. As far as straight to video releases go, it really isn’t bad. And considering the dearth of animated films for girls, if you have a little girl it might be even more rewarding. This series is heavily girl power, and these fairies don’t fawn over boys. They just exist together as friends with different talents. Isn’t that a positive message to spread?
FINAL GRADE: B-