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Dr. Martin Griffiths is a character from Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. He is a scientist whose primary field of study seems to be lepidopterology - that is, the study of butterflies and moths. He considers himself to be extremely rational and has little patience for things he believes to be fantasy, such as fairies. Although he is often absorbed in his work, he loves his daughter, Lizzy Griffiths, very much.


Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue[]

Dr. Griffiths ignored Lizzy most of the time, busy with other things such as the leaks in the roof which Tinker Bell fixed. He gave his daughter a blank field journal so that she could record her own scientific research. Instead, this became the Fairy Field Journal.

Martin discovered Fawn's unpainted butterfly as he returned home with Lizzy. He was astonished at the different patterns of the wings, but dismissed his daughter's claim that it was painted that way by fairies. Later on, he kept the butterfly in a jar to take with him to an interview at a London museum. He hoped that he could use it to convince his colleagues that he could curate a collection.

Tink released the butterfly and Martin blamed Lizzy for its disappearance, banishing her to her room. When she tried to convince him to believe in fairies, he tore down her drawings from the wall, arguing that they were "not real". This angered Tink, leading to Martin's first experience with fairies as she exposed herself to another human. Fascinated, he tried to trap Tinkerbell in his jar, but Vidia was taken to London instead when she shoved Tink out of harm's way.

Lizzy eventually convinced her father to let Vidia go by proving that she could fly. The two flew over London and caused Big Ben to chime, one of Martin's life-long dreams. He promised that he would never doubt Lizzy again.

A final scene showed Dr. Griffiths and Lizzy getting closer by having a picnic and reading her Fairy Field Journal together.

A Real Live Fairy[]

In this deleted scene, a younger Martin spots a fairy living inside an old oak tree. When he tells a friend, the local community overhears and rushes towards the meadow to find her. Martin accidentally drops a lantern, setting the tree on fire and presumably killing the fairy. As the crowd disperses, an older relative of Martin's chastises him for his "foolishness", telling him that fairies aren't real. The tree later grows back into a beautiful summer green.


  • His first name is never given in the film, but is stated on his character page on Disney's official site and in a deleted scene.