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Tinker Bell is the first computer animated film based on the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. The story of the film was produced using digital 3D modeling and revolves around the character Tinker Bell. The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 18, 2008.


Tinker Bell is born from the first laugh of a baby and is brought by the winds to Pixie Hollow on island of Never Land. Upon arrival, Tinker Bell learns that her talent is to be one of the tinkers, the fairies who create and fix things. Two other tinker fairies, Bobble and Clank, teach her their craft and show her around Tinkers' Nook. They also tell her about the fairies who visit the Mainland to bring each season. Tinker Bell is thrilled and cannot wait to go to the Mainland for spring.

While out working, Tinker Bell meets, a water fairy; Rosetta , a garden fairy; Iridessa, a light fairy; and Fawn, an animal fairy. After meeting them, she notices Vidia, a fast-flying fairy who immediately dislikes her because of her unusually strong talent. Vidia challenges Tinker Bell to prove she will be able to go to the Mainland. To prover herself, Tinker Bell creates several inventions, which she shows to the Minister of Spring. But she soon learns from Queen Clarion that only nature-talent fairies visit the Mainland.

In order to be allowed to visit the Mainland, Tinker Bell tries her hand at nature skills. She tries to make dewdrops with Silvermist, lighting fireflies with Iridessa, and tries to teach baby birds to fly with Fawn, but Tinker Bell fails miserably at each task. Meanwhile, Bobble and Clank cover for Tinker Bell when questioned by Fairy Mary, the tinker fairy overseer. When Tinker Bell returns to Tinkers' Nook, she tries to explain herself, but Fairy Mary simply responds that she knows what Tinker Bell has been doing, and expresses her disappointment with her actions.

Later, Tinker Bell finds parts of a music box on the beach and figures out how to put them back together. Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, and Rosetta witness her doing this, then tell her that she was tinkering and that she should be proud of her talent. They tell her that if this is what she is good at, then the Mainland should not matter. Regardless of what they say, Tinker Bell is still set on going to the Mainland. She asks Rosetta if she will still try to teach her to be a garden fairy, but Rosetta says she thinks that tinkering is Tinker Bell's talent.

As a last resort, Tinker Bell asks Vidia for help in becoming a fast-flying fairy. Vidia craftily tells her that capturing the Sprinting Thistles would prove her worth. However, in attempting to capture the thistles, Tinker Bell destroys all preparations for spring and leaves a lot of other fairies upset. Tinker Bell decides to leave Pixie Hollow because of the destruction she caused, but after talking with the dust-talent fairy Terence about how important his job is, she realizes the importance of being a tinker.

Tinker Bell redeems herself by inventing machines that quicken the process of decorating flowers, ladybugs, etc. This allows the other fairies to get back on schedule, thus saving the arrival of spring. Tinkerbell and Vidia quarrel causing Vidia to admit in front of the other fairies that she told Tinkerbell to capture the thistles. This leads Vidia to being punished by Queen Clarion. Queen Clarion also allows Tinker Bell to join the nature-talent fairies when they bring spring to the Mainland. More specifically, Tinker Bell is given the task of delivering the music box to its original owner (shown to be Wendy Darling). The narrator ends by saying that when lost toys are found or a broken clock starts to work, "it all means that one very special fairy might be near."



The movie score was composed by Joel McNeely that recorded in Sony Scoring Stage with 88-piece from Hollywood Studio Symphony and the violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.[2] Songs from the movie had its register before the movie debut and the physical version of albums. [3]

Despite being included in the credits, the music that plays in Wendy's music box ("You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!", the same as in Peter Pan (1953)), was composed by Sammy Cahn. Though Sammy Fain was not available in Tinker Bell's albums.


Main article: Tinker Bell (album)

The first album of the Tinker Bell movie debuted on January 01, 2008, before the DVD launch. It contains eight songs, of which only three are present in the movie. Five were made for the album. [3] The music "Fly to Your Heart" by Selena Gomez is a single, whereas the music "How to Believe" gained a new release by Bridget Mendler, becoming a single of the third Tinker Bell movie.

Song # Title Artist Length Release
1 To the Fairies They Draw Near (part 1) Loreena McKennitt 0:51 January 01, 2008
2 Fly to Your Heart Selena Gomez 3:12 2008
3 How to Believe Ruby Summer 3:05 2008
4 Let Your Heart Sing Katherine McPhee 3:33 2008
5 Be True Jonatha Brooke 3:51 2008
6 To the Fairies They Draw Near (part 2) Loreena McKennitt 3:35 2008
7 Shine Tiffany Giardina 3:15 2008
8 Fly With Me Kari Kimmel 3:28 2008
9 Wonder of it All Scottie Haskell 3:20 2008
10 End Credit Score Suite Joel McNeely 7:19 2008


Main article: Tinker Bell (soundtrack)

The second album with soundtracks by Joel McNeely for the movie, was launched on July 22, 2013 by Intrada Records as part of an agreement with Walt Disney Records. The album contains instrumental music and three songs used in Tinker Bell, also present in the previous album.

  1. Prologue
  2. To the Fairies They Draw NearLoreena McKennitt
  3. A Child's Laughter / Flight to Pixie Hollow
  4. Choosing a Talent
  5. Tink Tours Pixie Hollow
  6. Welcome to Tinker's Nook
  7. Tinker Bell's New Home
  8. Tink Meets the Other Fairies
  9. The Lost Things Theme
  10. Tink Meets Vidia and Finds Lost Things
  11. Tinkering
  12. Your Place is Here
  13. Making Things
  14. Tink Tries to be a Light Fairy
  15. Teaching a Baby Bird to Fly
  16. Hawk!
  17. Tink Finds the Magic Box
  18. Searching for Answers
  19. Sprinting Thistles
  20. Tink Feels Lost
  21. Spring is Ruined
  22. Rebuilding Spring
  23. The Music Box Restored
  24. To the Fairies They Draw Near, Part II' – Loreena McKennitt
  25. Tink Meets Wendy
  26. Fly to Your Heart – Selena Gomez


The Tinker Bell film has been adapted multiple times:


  • The game Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell's Adventure happens between the first Tinker Bell movie and the second, before Tinker Bell changed her first home.
  • The movie reveals that Tinker Bell's birth and arrival in Never Land were before the begin of spring in the north hemisphere, before March 20th, and that Silvermist was born before Vidia. Tinker Bell and her twin sister Periwinkle's Arrival Day dates back from winter 1889.
  • Mae Whitman replaced Brittany Murphy as the voice of Tinker Bell before the movie was released. [4]


  • The amount of mushrooms (10) in the Pixie Dust Tree is not equal to the amount of items above it (11). This is fixed later when Queen Clarion makes them disappear.
    • The order of the items on the mushrooms are also different from where they are placed.
  • Fairy Mary holds the abacus vertically instead of horizontally, despite that, the pieces do not fall according to gravity.
  • After Tinker Bell changes her appearance, one of her eyes squints.

External Links[]


  1. McNary, Dave; Gilstrap, Peter (June 21, 2007). "Disney tosses Toons topper". Variety. Retrieved on January 05, 2020.
  2. Goldwasser, Dan (July 09, 2008). "Joel McNeely scores Tinker Bell". Scoring Sessions. Retrieved on January 05, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 iTunes. "Tinker Bell - Songs from and Inspired By Disney Fairies". Retrieved on January 05, 2020.
  4. IMDb. Tinker Bell trivia. Retrieved on January 05, 2020.