Parents' Guide to

Tinker Bell

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet, simple story is best for young Tink fans.

Movie G 2008 78 minutes
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age 3+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 3+

Age appropriate good for younger ones.

As a primary school teacher I am not a Disney fan for young children for many reasons. Yet I am now a tinker bell fan. Positives: Good message about friendship and being proud of your talents and skills. I like the gender neutral association that tinkerbell fixes things and builds and invents. I like that their are a variety of faires from different ethnicities. Nothing overally scary or inappropriate ( and I have a very sensitive 3 year old). My little girl cried when tinkerbell ruined spring but that just showed empathy to the character and that she understood the story line. Negatives: Typical Disney, there is one overweight fairy. Everyone is beautiful with unrealistic figures eyes and very skimpy costumes. But that's just Disney. The hawk could be scary for some under 4s. However it's no scarier than the owl in Peter rabbits animated series. And I just natated through it... Oh look out tinker Bell etc
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44 ):
Kids say (19 ):

This sweet and simple straight-to-DVD story is geared especially to kids of the age most likely to clap their hands and exclaim "I believe in fairies!" Tinker Bell does a lovely job of introducing the world of Pixie Hollow with some lush animation and a dreamy, Celtic-infused soundtrack featuring Loreena McKennitt.

But the story is a little too simplistic and mild for older kids who love the world of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Tinker Bell makes a mistake, learns a simple lesson, and saves the day. Her sidekick fairy friends -- all voiced by some great talent -- will doubtless do more for doll sales than they do for this story; except for the "mean one" Vidia (Pamela Adlon), their personalities aren't very fleshed out.

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