Pixie Hollow Games

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 22 minutes

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Educational Value

The special is intended to entertain rather than to educate, but there are many positive take-away messages about teamwork, friendship, forgiveness, and perseverance.

Positive Messages

Viewers see a main character reach beyond her own self-imposed limits and try something new for a friend's sake. Not only does the experience improve their relationship, but she also learns a lot about herself in the process. The story also incorporates themes of determination, integrity, teamwork, and being a positive role model, and its setting encourages kids to look at the world from a different perspective.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The fairies encourage and support one another's efforts, demonstrating sportsmanship and fair competition. Rosetta admits her mistakes to Chloe and makes amends for them, which strengthens their friendship and the effectiveness of their team. A competitor shows poor sportsmanship when he sabotages the fairies' equipment to ensure his own victory, but he learns the hard way that cheaters never prosper.

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This special is part of a large merchandise line of Disney Fairies products, videos, clothing, and accessories.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pixie Hollow Games is a must-see for fans of the Disney Fairies, and it doesn't disappoint those who've come to love the beautiful animation and feel-good stories designed around the popular characters. The story centers on two very different coworkers who learn to set aside their differences and work as a team, and the experience changes each one for the better. Friendship, positive role models, and fair play are celebrated, and the show inspires kids to look at their world from a new (and much shorter) perspective.

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Kid, 10 years old April 7, 2012

Very cute! Love it!

This is a cute Disney Fairies movie. Chloe is a positive role model; she is determined to end the garden fairies' losing streak. Although Rosetta wasn... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old December 13, 2011

What's the story?

PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES opens as the fairies and sparrow men of Pixie Hollow are gearing up for the legendary three-day contest that challenges the physical and mental stamina of teams from each division of fairies. Among the garden fairies, however, the mood is far less enthusiastic, thanks to their team's lengthy losing streak, but spunky newcomer Chloe (voiced by Brenda Song) is determined to turn things around for her crew. When no one else steps up, Rosetta (Megan Hilty) reluctantly agrees to be Chloe's partner, figuring their stint at the games will be short-lived. To everyone's surprise, however, they avoid elimination and start to work their way up the leader board, much to the chagrin of the games' favorites and past champions, the Storm Fairies. But winning it all will take a dedicated effort from both teammates -- and to accomplish that, they'll have to set aside their differences and set their sights on the ultimate goal.

Is it any good?

Magic and mayhem ensue in this vibrant, engaging special that features the return of all of fans' Pixie Hollow favorites. Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman), Fairy Mary (Jane Horrocks), and Queen Clarion (Anjelica Huston) are here, and a few new faces are in the mix as well. Kids will be swept away by Pixie Hollow Games' beautiful and imaginative presentation of this magical world, complete with tag-team leapfrog races (on real frogs, that is) and a team of butterflies who populate the scoreboard for the games.
 

This expertly crafted story is rich in positive themes like being a good sport, working as a team, persevering, and embracing change. Rosetta learns to see past the limits she put on herself and tap into an inner strength she didn't know she had, which might inspire kids (with a little help from their parents) to challenge themselves to something new. The Disney Fairies are a hugely successful franchise that markets everything from video games to kids' clothing, so there is a commercial tie-in to be considered here, but aside from that, there's a lot of merit to this sweet tale.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship. Kids: In what ways were Rosetta and Chloe different from each other? How did they overcome their differences and learn to cooperate in Pixie Hollow Games? Do you ever have difficulty relating to your friends? With whom do you have the most in common?

  • Kids: What resources do the fairies use in their daily lives? How are their tools and vehicles made? How do they coexist with the plants and animals around them? Do you use your resources wisely? How might you and your family change how you live to conserve resources? 

  • Which characters here do you consider to be good role models? How do the different characters personify different positive attributes? How did both Rosetta and Chloe learn to adapt to each other? How did that make them a better team?

  • How do the fairies in Pixie Hollow Games demonstrate integrity and teamwork? Why are these important character strengths?

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