The Pirate Fairy Parent Review
Tinker Bell may only be six inches tall but she’s winged her way into a Disney Fairies franchise. The Pirate Fairy is the fifth movie in the series, with another planned for release in December 2014. While she doesn’t have the lead role in this story, Tinker Bell (voice by Mae Whitman) and her other friends in Pixie Hollow have to save the day when the potent and rare blue pixie dust is stolen from their home.
This story focuses on Zarina (voice by Christina Hendricks), an inquisitive fairy who helps package pixie dust. In her off hours she likes to test the potential of the magical powder to see what it can do. Unfortunately her supervisor Fairy Gary (voice by Jeff Bennett) frowns upon her interest in alchemy and severely reprimands her when one of her experiments goes terribly wrong.
With her feelings hurt, Zarina flies off only to return one year later to steal the powerful blue pixie dust. Getting her hands on it will allow her to make pounds and pounds of the golden particles that make things fly. When Tinker Bell and her pals wing away to retrieve it, they discover Zarina has thrown in her lot with a crew of pirates including a young James Hook (voice by Tom Hiddleston).
This prequel to Disney’s Peter Pan also introduces the clock-swallowing crocodile, the ominous Skull Rock and the legendary second star to the right. These elements, plus plenty of swordfights and brief moments of peril, make this story slightly scarier than the previous Tinker Bell movies. This is especially true for very young audience members.
As with the other films in the series, this one has beautiful artwork along with the addition of some enchanting musical numbers. One song sung by the pirates features the musical talents of Hiddleston who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Best of all, this movie comes with strong messages about developing personal talents, friendship, forgiveness and the importance of cooperation—all things these fairies do very well.Directed by Peggy Holmes. Starring Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston. Running time: 78 minutes. Updated April 2, 2014
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The Pirate Fairy Parents Guide
What individual talents does each of the fairies have? What do they learn to appreciate about each other’s ablities when Zarina mixes them all up? What magical power would you like to have?
What does Zarina learn about forgiveness and quarter (mercy) from her friends? What does she learn about deception from the pirates?