We were so excited to get the opportunity to see a screening of the new digitally released Disney movie Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. We have followed the new Tinker Bell series since the beginning and love all the magic and adventure of the fairies of Pixie Hollow. The movies have been such a clever way to reveal a creative character study and captivating backstory of Tinker Bell, the beloved character that Disney introduced in 1953 in their movie Peter Pan (an adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story). If you haven’t yet discovered the Tinker Bell movies, you really should. They are darling movies that take place in Pixie Hollow and begin at the very start, answering the when/how/why Tinker Bell became a Tinker (adorable). Pixie Hollow is full of wonderful things including delightful cast of Pixies. Note: the voices behind these characters represent quite a list of A-List female celebrities, including Mae Whitman as Tinker Bell who hosted the screening of the movie we went to on the Disney lot. It was really neat!
The most recent release, the seventh of the series, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, focuses on Fawn, the animal fairy (Ginnifer Goodwin) and the NeverBeast, the mysterious creature that myths are made of) and how they forge a special friendship based on faith, trust, patience and fierce love.
We were definitely not expecting a movie based on fairies and mythical creatures to keep us on the edge of our seat but we were drawn in during the first action packed scene and the intensity only built from there. Beautiful animation, humor, compassion, kindness and the many endearing characters carried the movie as we (and everyone in the theater) we’re entranced by Gruff (Fawn’s name for the NeverBeast) but there were highs and lows and twists and turns that were, in a word, intense! There were moments that potentially very scary for young children (the NeverBeast is misunderstood, for good reason) but in the end, the Gruff’s true intentions revealed and Fawn discovers that her intuition about him was right all along and that they’re friendship was real. Thankfully, all ends well for all the fairies and Pixie Hollow is safe. As for the end of the movie…
[Please note: if you don’t want any kind of hints as to how the movie ends don’t read on]
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast takes a very sweet yet very sad turn. The way the movie ends is BEAUTIFUL; truly touching and almost unbearably tender. In other words, take your tissue. The difficult yet universal themes of love and loss are handled in such a thoughtful way, none the less, we cried in the theater, on the walk to the car and on the drive home. Heartfelt, authentic and tender Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast left us feeling very deeply about the themes of friendship, love, trust, true connection and loss. It was a wonderful movie and it’s available on DVD now.
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Disclosure: We were invited to the movie screening as a member of the media. No other compensation was received. The opinions on this blog are 100% magical and 100% those of the Disney Sisters only.