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When I sat down to watch Disney’s Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue with my 6 and 4 year olds, I was a little bit wary of what I might have to endure. Fairies, rescues, there was a chance it could all be very formulaic. But I was pleasantly surprised! I actually really enjoyed watching the film with the kids. I was very fond of the character Tinkerbell, especially how she loves to tinker/fix things. Tinkerbell is a strong character, very brave, adventurous and cares for others around her.
The colours in the DVD are vibrant and combined with the stunning CG animation, Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue is aesthetically pleasing to watch. Throughout the film there is a big emphasis on problem solving, working together and valuing friendship, which are great messages for the youngsters watching.
I love it when the kids watch a movie and then become inspired to create and this was exactly what happened after watching Tinkerbell. We went out to a family lunch in a cafe later that day and my daughter took along her pencils and paper. After she had finished her meal she set about drawing. When I went over to have a look, I at once recognised what she was creating – a fairy field journal, just as the main human character Lizzy had done in Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue. My daughter was happy for me to share with you some of the pages from her very own fairy field journal:
The second creative inspiration for the kids came from the extra scenes. Quite often I don’t watch the extra scenes on DVDs, but the kids really wanted to see more when the movie finished, so we checked them out and I was glad I did. There is one segment on children who had entered the Disney competition to design a fairy house, including the winner and how she put her fairy house together.
When we returned home after lunch, the weather had turned ghastly and to occupy themselves the two kids then set out about making their own fairy houses. Well my daughter made a fairy house and my 4 year old dog obsessed son made a dog fairy house!
Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue – The Details
Available: 15 September 2010
Running time: 73 minutes
Price: DVD $39.95, Blu-‐ray Value Pack $49.95
Bonus features: including deleted scenes, games, activities and a music video.
Sneak Preview: You can watch the official 8 minute sneak peek on the Disney website.