The Pirate Fairy
by Phil Boatwright

Disney animation/adventure features the voices of: Mae Whitman as Tink, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, MeganHilty, Anjelica Huston. Director: Peggy Holmes. Release Date: April 1, 2014. Rated G.

FILM SYNOPSIS: From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.

PREVIEW REVIEW: It just amazes me how Disney genius John Lasseter, who executive produces, and his entire creative filmmaking crew, have continually woven together a series of enchanting tales of a world where little girls are reminded that they have a voice. The newest Tink adventure features Zarina and the story holds the attention of even us older viewers as she learns an important life lesson, is forgiven and embraced by her fellow forest pixies, and manages to save the day.

So many DVDs geared towards little ones test the endurance of older viewers forced to view alongside little ones. So, it’s a pleasure to be able to spotlight a smart, funny, and positive feature for kids that their older relatives can enjoy along with them. The color, the design, the voices, even the story found in Pirate Fairy represent Disney at its finest. As the film is gentle, sweet natured, and will cause little ones to use their imagination, it is a perfect picture for parents to share with their little girls – and for uncles to watch with their beloved nieces.