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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Tinker Bell's (voice of Mae Whitman) penchant for trouble cause problems for all of Fairyland when the curious pixie meets an equally curious child (voice of Lauren Mote), and their secret existence is revealed to humans. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+ 4.0
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 77
Theater Release:
Video Release: 21 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: G
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It has always been the rule for fairies not to have contact with human beings. Obedience isn’t a problem in Pixie Hollow, where there are no people around. But after Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) gets a chance to go to the mainland (aka: England), she is overwhelmed by the temptation to explore man’s marvelous machines and contrivances.

Despite the warnings of fellow flyer Vidia (voice of Pamela Adlon), Tinker Bell’s curiosity gets the better of her, and soon she is trapped inside a cardboard cottage made for someone her size. When the green nymph is carried, box and all, into the human house, Vidia heads back to the fairy community to summon a rescue party.

Meanwhile, Tinker Bell learns her captor is not quite as terrible as at first feared. Lizzy (voice of Lauren Mote) is actually just a lonely young girl with a fascination for fairies. Although her scientific father Dr. Griffiths (voice of Michael Sheen) pooh-poohs her belief in the mythical creatures, her faith in their existence has never faltered. However, when she delightedly tries to share her discovery with her distracted Dad, she suddenly realizes the tiny imp could be turned into a one of his specimens. Not wanting Tinker Bells’ wings pinned to a board and hung in a frame (like the many butterflies decorating the study), Lizzy decides to keep her newfound friend a secret.

Beautifully animated, this direct-to-home-video production is the third installment in a growing franchise. (Tinker Bell and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure are the other two.) Like its predecessors, the story offers some slapstick humor and mild moments of peril, along with lessons on honesty, loyalty, teamwork and making time for the important things in life. With an ample helping of "faith, trust and pixie dust," little ones everywhere are sure to be just as charmed as Lizzy at the wondrous world of fairies.

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is rated G:

Director: Bradley Raymond
Cast: Mae Whitman, Michael Sheen, Raven-Symone, Jesse McCartney, Lauren Mote
Studio: 2010 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.

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