Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue parents guide

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Parent Guide

Overall B+

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.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A-

Why is Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue rated G? The MPAA rated Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue G

Run Time: 77 minutes

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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.

Directed by Bradley Raymond. Starring Mae Whitman, Michael Sheen, Raven-Symone, Jesse McCartney, Lauren Mote. Running time: 77 minutes. Updated

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Rating & Content Info

Why is Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue rated G? Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is rated G by the MPAA

Violence: Characters are trapped, in danger of getting caught in machinery, turned into scientific specimens, and chased by a cat. A fairy gets stuck in mud and nearly gets run over by a car, others are in peril of drowning when they undertake a daring rescue attempt. A child is often neglected and later accused of lying. Some property damage occurs.

Sexual Content: Characters are depicted in short shirts and shoulder revealing shirts. A seasick fairy vomits.

Language: Mild name-calling.

Drug and Alcohol Use: A pouncing cat is subdued by catnap.

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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Parents' Guide

Lizzy’s father laments that there are not enough hours in a day, yet what does he do with his time instead of spending it with his daughter? Why is it hard for him to set his priorities straight? What might distract you from getting the most important things done?

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue movie is September 21, 2010. Here are some details…

On September 21, 2010, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue releases to DVD and Blu-ray. Both formats include the following bonus extras:

- Deleted Scenes

- Fairy Field Guide Builder

- Design A Fairy House

- Music Video: How to Believe by Bridget Mendler

- Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite!

- Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go

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This is the third in a series of direct-to-home movies based on the fairy featured in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953). The other two are: Tinker Bell (2008) and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)