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The special is intended to entertain rather than to educate, but there are many positive take-away messages about teamwork, friendship, forgiveness, and perseverance.
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
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.
Products & Purchases
This special is part of a large merchandise line of Disney Fairies products, videos, clothing, and accessories.
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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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.
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