The main story within ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ pulls on the adult need for proof before we believe. The very idea that:
‘Seeing is believing and without proof it’s just a fairy tale’.
I think that this is one of the things I’ve liked so much about having young children. I’ve absolutely loved being reminded that it’s OK just to believe.
Unlike the two previous Tinker Bell films, ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ takes place almost exclusively in the human world. The story surrounds a lonely little girl called Lizzy who absolutely, and with all her heart, believes in fairies. She has been drawing fairies since she was 3 and has even made a little haven for them, just in case one should ever visit. Unfortunately, Lizzy’s scientist father is too busy to really listen to her and dismisses her beliefs on scientific grounds.
Then, it just so happens that Tinker Bell stumbles upon Lizzy’s fairy haven.
Tinker Bell simply can’t resist Lizzy’s fairy haven, and, thanks in part to a prank by the fairy Vidia, Tinker Bell ends up being captured by Lizzy. But, what begins as imprisonment against Tinker Bell’s will, soon blossoms into a friendship and a fix-it project for Tinker Bell that is unlike any she’s ever attempted before…
‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ is magical. It is utterly perfect. As Lizzy embarks on ‘scientific fairy research’ (in the hope that her father will be proud of her), you see into a little child’s beautiful mind and when she interviews Tinker Bell and asks her what her favourite colour is (green, in case you’re interested), well I think I might have let out a little sigh of delight.
This poignant film is about friendship, about family and about faith, but most importantly it’s about showing adults how to believe. As the film says:
‘When a baby laughs for the first time, that’s when a fairy is born’.
Oh yes, I believe.
We were sent ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Blu-ray + DVD), which fits perfectly with our growing collection of Blu-ray. There aren’t any additional features just for the Blu-ray edition this time, but I’ve blogged previously (and continue to repeat myself to anyone who’ll listen) that I think that Blu-ray results in stunningly vivid colour and that the sound is simply sharper. Perhaps I’m oversimplifying and repeating myself, but HD is the way forward.
For each copy of ‘Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ sold Disney will give £1 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. And, in case you are so inclined, you can buy a copy of ‘Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue’ (Blu-ray + DVD) HERE.
And here’s a clip. Seriously, how lovely is Lizzy? I would very much love for Littlest to be her friend.