I gotta say, the two Tinker Bell movies that Disney has released are actually pretty good. The first Tinker Bell movie is a surprising gem of an origin movie, and I think Disney realized they had something special by cornering the girl demographic, while at the same time producing a cash cow for merchandise.
Tinker Bell, the character, is surprisingly cute and often full of red-face temperament. She is excellently voiced by actress Mae Whitman. You can see that there is obviously too much charm for just one movie.
The second movie, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” was released last month on DVD and debuted last week on the Disney Channel. This was actually your typical quest movie, but was quite engaging for my about-to-turn-4-year-old boy.
Disney did a great job in both movies in creating a wonderful faerie world, and some of the animation sequences are actually quite beautiful in HD. Because I actually enjoyed both flicks, I decided to do an IMDB search on Tinker and found out that 2 more movies are already in the works. The first movie focused on spring and the second movie focused on fall/winter, so I guess that makes sense there would be two more movies. So expect to see Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue in 2010 and Tinker Bell: A Winter Story in 2011.
Do yourself a favor, even if you don’t have a kid as an excuse to watch these Tinker Bell movies, you should at least try to DVR them the next time they come on ABC Family or the Disney Channel. You might be pleasantly surprised.