Tinker Bell’s ‘Secret of the Wings’ Soars on Disney 3D Blu-ray in October (Trailer, Clip and Stills)
The Walt Disney Studios unveils an all-new, original full-length CG-animated feature film, Secret of the Wings, starring Tinker Bell, one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic characters, along with her fairy friends (Fawn, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist and Vidia) and introducing a sparkling new winter fairy, Periwinkle. Debuting on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on October 23, 2012, the film marks the first time ever Tinker Bell will fly on Disney Blu-ray 3D (now available for pre-order).
For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Secret of the Wings takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.
In this clip, released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Tinker Bell encounters a stranger named Periwinkle, who has it turns out, shares a lot in common with Tink – perhaps even more than they know.
A magical fairy adventure for the whole family, Secret of the Wings features a spectacular voice cast including Academy Award®-Winner Anjelica Huston (TV’s ‘Smash’), Timothy Dalton (TV’s ‘Chuck’, The Living Daylights), Lucy Liu (TV’s ‘Southland’, Charlie’s Angels), Raven-Symoné (TV’s ‘That’s So Raven’), Megan Hilty (TV’s ‘Smash’), Pamela Adlon (TV’s ‘Californication’), Matt Lanter (TV’s ‘90210’), Debby Ryan (TV’s ‘Jesse’) and Mae Whitman (TV’s ‘Parenthood’), and introducing the sparkling new winter fairy, PERIWINKLE, voiced by Lucy Hale (TV’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’). A DisneyToon Studios production, the film is directed by Peggy Holmes, co-directed by Bobs Gannaway, and produced by Michael Wigert. John Lasseter serves as Executive Producer.
In addition to the all-new feature film, the spectacular animated release includes a host of exciting bonus features that extend the viewing experience, taking audiences deeper into the magical world of Disney Fairies. (More details forthcoming)
To celebrate the upcoming release of Secret of the Wings, Disney has launched a new destination in Facebook for parents to stay updated on Disney Fairies news as well as receive the best new content and activities that they can share with their children. Audiences can become a fan now at http://www.facebook.com/DisneyFairies.
Disney Channel has shared with us this sneak peek of the music video for ‘Dig Down Deeper’ by ‘Shake It Up’ star Zendaya.
The theme song to the upcoming Pixie Hollow special, ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ ‘Dig Down Deeper’ recently made its premiere on the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown and will be available for purchase on iTunes as a single beginning on November 8. The music video, from which you can see stills and clip below, will premiere on Disney Channel on November 5.
On November 19 at 7:00 pm ET/PT, Disney Channel will premiere ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ starring the voice talents of Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Raven-Symoné (Iridessa), Lucy Liu (Silvermist), Megan Hilty (Rosetta), Brenda Song (Chloe), Jason Dolley (Rumble), Tiffany Thornton (Glimmer) and Zendaya herself as Fern. In ‘Pixie Hollow Games,’ the adventure-filled story follows spirited newcomer Chloe as she, along with Tinker Bell and the fairies, and sparrow men of Pixie Hollow, gather for the legendary Pixie Hollow Games, a tournament-style sporting event where Chloe is determined to inspire her trailing team to believe in themselves and bring home the championship.
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“Pixie Hollow Games,” a new animated special featuring the voices of Disney Channel stars Brenda Song (“The Suite Life on Deck”), Jason Dolley (“Good Luck Charlie”), Tiffany Thornton (“So Random!”) and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”) will premiere Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. Part of the hugely successful Disney Fairies franchise, the adventure-filled story follows spirited newcomer Chloe as she, along with Tinker Bell and the fairies, and sparrow men of Pixie Hollow, gather for the legendary Pixie Hollow Games, a tournament-style sporting event where Chloe is determined to inspire her trailing team to believe in themselves and bring home the championship.
Multi-talented actress and singer, Zendaya, from Disney Channel’s hit series “Shake It Up,” performs the animated special’s theme song “Dig Down Deeper,” which will premiere during the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown on Saturday, October 29 and will be available as a digital single on iTunes beginning Tuesday, November 8. Disney Channel will present the world premiere for the music video on Saturday, November 5. The music video is directed by Brandon Dickerson (director of “Lemonade Mouth” cast’s, “Somebody” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” cast’s, “It’s On” music videos) and choreographed by Rosero McCoy (“Shake It Up,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”).
Beginning Saturday November 5, Disney Channel will present a classic “Tinker Bell” movie every Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., ET/PT for three weeks leading up to the premiere “Pixie Hollow Games.” The movies include “Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” and “Tinker Bell the Great Fairy Rescue.”
“Pixie Hollow Games” stars the voices of Mae Whitman (“Tinker Bell”) as Tinker Bell; Raven-Symoné (“State of Georgia”) as Iridessa; Lucy Liu (“Kung Fu Panda”) as Silvermist; Megan Hilty (Broadway’s “9 to 5 The Musical”) as Rosetta; Brenda Song (“The Suite Life on Deck”) as Chloe; Jason Dolley (“Good Luck Charlie”) as Rumble; Tiffany Thornton (“So Random!”) as Glimmer and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”) as Fern. Also starring are Daniel Curtis Lee as Starter Sparrowman; Pamela Adlon as Vidia; Angela Bartys as Fawn; Jane Horrocks as Fairy Mary; Jeff Bennett as Clank and Fairy Gary; Rob Paulsen as Bobble; Kari Wahlgren as Ivy; Jessica DiCicco as Lilac; Jesse McCartney as Terence; and Anjelica Huston as Queen Clarion.
The television special was directed by Bradley Raymond (“Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”) and produced by Helen Kalafatic (“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”). John Lasseter (chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) serves as executive producer. The story for the movie was written by Bradley Raymond and Jeff Howard, with a screenplay by Jeff Howard. “Pixie Hollow Games” is a production of DisneyToon Studios.
Disney Fairies is built around one of Disney’s most famous and beloved characters, Tinker Bell, her fairy friends (Fawn, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist and Vidia), the power of pixie dust and the enchanted world of Pixie Hollow. Launched in 2005, Disney Fairies carries on Disney’s rich heritage of children’s storytelling across numerous lines of businesses including film, publishing, lifestyle, games, internet, mobile-web and the parks, extending the fairy experiences into many girls’ homes and touch points across the globe. To date, over 1,000 Disney Fairies and Tinker Bell books have been published in 57 countries and 33 languages (selling nearly 30 million copies); Over 7.5 million copies of Disney Fairies magazines have sold in 40 countries; and More than 20 territories across North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific can now visit DisneyFairies.com to play games, download activities and/or take flight in the virtual world of Pixie Hollow (where there are 40.5 million Fairies created in Pixie Hollow). Furthermore, fans can meet and view the Disney Fairies at any of the Disney theme parks and Disney on Ice shows around the world. Following the great success of Walt Disney Pictures direct-to-video release of Tinker Bell on Blu-ray™ and DVD in 2008, the company has since released two additional movies including Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.
Via its official Facebook page, runDisney has shared a photo of the medal for the inaugural ‘Tinker Bell Half Marathon’ taking place at the Disneyland Resort January 27 – 29, 2012. The medal prominently features Tinker Bell who doubles as a spinner feature.
With the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend, Disneyland Resort will be hosting two of runDisney’s five signature events. Disneyland currently hosts the Disneyland Half Marathon during Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-4 in 2011). In all, more than 10,000 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural Tinker Bell event, making it one of the nation’s largest endurance races geared toward women.
Registration for the first-ever Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend is open. Registration is currently $130 for the half marathon ($140 after Sept. 11, 2011) and $99 (includes ‘Twilight Ticket’) for the 5K event. A portion of the registration fees will be donated to the Anaheim Community Foundation. Runners can register for the Tinker Bell event and any other runDisney race online at rundisney.com.
For more information on the event, or to register, visit the official event page.
Scheduled to open beginning April 1, we have your first look inside the room for the FASTPASS-enabled Magician Mickey Mouse meet and greet at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Tucked away inside Exposition Hall, Magician Mickey invites fans to meet him ‘backstage’ where he’ll have a few tricks of his own including interactive posters, more than likely in the same vein as the enchanted art found aboard the Disney Dream.
Provided by a friend of Stitch Kingdom, the photos show some of the heavy detail that has gone into the space which includes representation of the parks (the books are stacked to form the shape of Cinderella Castle, the Sorcerer’s Hat, Madame Leota’s crystal ball, etc., as well as port of call stickers from Hong Kong and Tokyo on Mickey’s trunk).
The new space in Exposition Hall will also be co-inhabited by the Disney Princesses who are currently meeting inside the Adventureland Veranda until the new space opens later this week. We are also told that following the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends will be flying back to the Magic Kingdom and also be offering meet & greets in the new space. Initial plans called for Tink to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but we hear John Lasseter was adamant about Tink remaining inside the Magic Kingdom, so there she will return. Tink was even scheduled to appear at Disney’s Hollywood Studios between the closure of Mickey’s Toontown Fair and the start of the Flower and Garden Festival, but she was immediately moved to Epcot early, skipping the Studios altogether.
Lastly, and music to your ears, we are certain, we have been sitting on reports that when it re-opens, the Enchanted Tiki Room will no longer be under new management and will instead be returned to its original glory. Perhaps even more gratifying to many, sources have told us that Iago will find himself relocated to an Audio Animatronics graveyard located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom where he will become fodder for Imagineers looking to hone their skills. The attraction currently has no known re-opening date, although it’s assumed to be July 1, 2011 at this time as the official site has it listed as closed through June 30.
UPDATE #1 – 3/29/11 – In regards to the fairies return to Magic Kingdom, it may have been stated in haste that they will join the others in Exposition Hall. Although it was reported to us that they will be returning to the Magic Kingdom, the details were a bit hazy. The likely new (and also likely temporary) home (which comes with some accredited validation) of Pixie Hollow is the Adventureland Veranda whose interior has remained dormant for the better part of several years save for hosting the Disney Princesses following the closure of Mickey’s Toontown Country Fair. This also places the fairies within spitting distance of their sworn nemeses: pirates.
Swarovski.com has announced its first major online sale for 2011 in which many of its pieces have been marked down, in some cases up to 50% off.
The sale includes these adorable Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Robot pendants, both marked down by 30%. Both are rhodium-plated pendants on a ball chain, 27 1/2″ in length and feature moving arms. Mickey Robot (on sale for $168) uses Jet, Siam, Golden Shadow and clear crystals in Pointiage® to replicate the beloved Disney character while Minnie Robot (on sale for $161) uses bright epoxy, bezel-set clear crystals and Fuchsia and Jet crystals in Pointiage® to create a modern and original look.
Also available in the Disney collection is this set of Tinker Bell hoop earrings (on sale for $98), also marked down by 30%. Measuring at just over 1 1/2″ tall, Tinker Bell is sitting on a crescent moon on this pair of rhodium-plated hoop earrings. Aurora Borealis, Peridot and clear crystals set in Pointiage® adorn her wings, dress and the star dangling over the edge. Enchant your friends as you spread crystal magic with this character from Disney’s Peter Pan.
Earlier today, Tinker Bell was the latest celebrity to receive her very own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California and stars not only lined the streets, but walked them as well to help Tink celebrate. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has graciously provided us with these photos from the event. Guests included Walt Disney Imagineer and Disney Legend Alice Davis, Mae Whitman (voice of Tinker Bell), Raven Symone (voice of Iridessa), Pamela Adlon (voice of Vidia), Angela Bartys (voice of Fawn), Brad Raymond (director of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue) and of course the Pixie Hollow fairies themselves.
Tinker Bell’s star joins those of fellow Disney Alums including: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie-the-Pooh, Snow White Kermit the Frog, Disneyland and Walt Disney himself. It’s located at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard, right in front of the Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store where Disneyland’s and Pooh Bear’s stars can also be spotted.
All photos by Alex J. Berliner © Berliner Photography/BEImages. Photos and video courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, we are pleased to bring you this exciting opportunity in one of our readers will win a Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue gift pack featuring: (1) Copy of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack; (2) Pairs of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue fairy wings (colors chosen at random); and (1) Do-It-Yourself Fairy House (shown assembled). In addition, one grand prize winner will win all of the above PLUS: (1) Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue picnic blanket; and (1) Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue doll (character chosen at random).
Before she was ever introduced to Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell met Lizzy, a girl with a steadfast belief in fairies. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue begins in summertime in the beautiful English countryside. An enchanting encounter unfolds when Tinker Bell is discovered by Lizzy, and as their different worlds unite, Tink develops a special bond with the curious girl in need of a friend.
The very special outdoor ‘picnic-in-the-park’ premiere of Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue was screened for more than 1,000 families in the local Los Angeles area this past weekend. The event featured a dozen of L.A.’s most popular food trucks, including ‘Top Chef’ alum Brian Hill’s gourmet food truck, along with a bevy of activity stations for the kids – including face painting, Tink tattoos, coloring stations and Radio Disney, who emceed the event. All fairy attendees received Tinker Bell blankets, Tinker Bell glow sticks, Fairy wings and enjoyed many Fairy activities.
Tinker Bell, Rosetta, Iridessa and Fawn were there live to greet all of their fairy friends. They were joined by film talent Mae Whitman (voice of Tinker Bell), Raven-Symone, Michael Sheen, Pamela Adlon, Rob Paulsen, Dominika Paleta, director Brad Raymond & producer Helen Kalafatic as well as Jason Earles (Hannah Montana), Billy Bush, Gilles Marini (Brothers & Sisters), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Rick Fox (Ugly Betty), Zendaya Coleman (Shake It Up!), Roshon Fegan (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam) and Landon Pigg.
Tinker Bell, the world’s favorite fairy, will be spreading her magic for audiences of all ages, as the worlds of fairies and humans converge for the very first time in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. An all-new original full-length CG animated film featuring breathtaking animation, spectacular music and an all-star cast of voice talents debuts September 21st on Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes Blu-ray and bonus DVD of the film and movie download) and DVD. Now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Photos and video courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment