Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Theatrical Release: September 21, 2010
DVD Release: September 21, 2010
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue


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 Bill is discovered by Lizzy, and as their different worlds unite, Tink develops a special bond with a curious girl in need of a friend.

As her fellow fairies launch a daring rescue, Tinker Bell takes a huge risk, putting her own safety and the future of the fairies in jeopardy. This action-packed adventure takes the fairies of Pixie Hollow on a daring flight to London to save Tinker Bell and all of fairy kind.

Dove Review

This is a delightful movie. It feeds the imagination with great animation, backgrounds, characters and songs, and it somehow manages to capture the innocence of childhood. Lizzie, age nine, is raised by her father who is a very busy, serious-minded man. No explanation is given as to what happened to her mom, but Lizzie’s favorite thing to dream about is fairies. She has drawn pictures of them all her life, thinks about them, and then one day is visited by a very special fairy named Tinker Bell.

Lizzie and Tinker Bell become fast friends. Lizzie watches out for her and Tinker Bell sprinkles her with fairy dust and Lizzie’s wildest dream comes true as she is able to fly around her room. A problem quickly develops when her father pops in, and Lizzie has to hold onto a chair to keep from zooming away! Lizzie’s father won’t believe that Tinker Bell is real. Tink becomes so angry with him for not believing his daughter that she allows him to see her to prove his daughter is telling the truth. When Lizzie’s dad decides to whisk her away to show her to some scientific experts, Lizzie is determined to rescue Tink and to help her father see Tinker Bell as a friend, not a freak of nature.

Vivid animation mixed with humor and positive themes make this movie one of those rare adventure fantasies not to be missed. One of the special scenes shows Tinker Bell catching up on some of Lizzie’s father’s chores so that he will spend more time with his daughter. The favorite saying of the fairies, “faith, trust, and pixie dust” is the theme of this enchanting movie. This film has a wonderful conclusion and is family friendly for young and old alike. We are pleased to award this movie five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A cat chases the fairies; a disagreement between fairies; fairies in danger on occasion but always come out all right.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A fairy locks another one in a small cottage but later admits she was wrong; a character lies but admits it later on; a mean foster care woman takes toys away from kids and throws them in an incinerator; a fairy is kept in a cage for a time.


Company: Disney
Writer: Bob Hilgenberg & Rob Muir
Director: Bradley Raymond
Producer: Margot Pipkin
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 72 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter