OVERVIEW: In 2008 audiences around the globe re-discovered and fell in
love with one of the world’s most iconic characters, as Walt Disney Pictures launched the
breathtaking origin story of a beloved character in the fantastic all-new animated adventure --
Tinker Bell, the debut film in the exciting new “Disney Fairies” movie series. The delightful tale
thrilled audiences of all ages, soaring to reach the year’s number one spot as the biggest Direct-To-DVD release of 2008.* Releasing on October 27, 2009, the enchanting pixie-dusted tale
continues in an even more action-packed adventure, as Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
delightfully expands the world of fairies and takes Tink far beyond Pixie Hollow in an original full-length
CG animated film that flies to Blu-ray (“Combo Pack” Blu-ray +DVD) and standard def
SYNOPSIS: In Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Tinker Bell’s greatest adventure yet takes place in
Autumn, as the fairies are on the mainland changing the colors of the leaves, tending to
pumpkin patches, and helping geese fly south for the winter. The rare Blue Moon will rise, and
when its light passes through the magical Fall Scepter that Tinker Bell has been summoned to
create, Pixie Hollow’s supply of pixie dust will be restored. But when Tinker Bell accidentally
puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the sea on a secret quest to set
things right. Along her journey Tink meets new friends, including Blaze, a cute and courageous firefly that
helps Tinker Bell complete her mission. It’s a long and dangerous journey, full of astonishing
encounters, a few narrow escapes and a daring rescue by Tink’s friend Terence. Tinker Bell
and the Lost Treasure is an exciting adventure and a once-in-a-blue-moon experience for the
FILM REVIEW: On October 27, 2009, Disney is releasing the sequel to their direct to video smash hit Tinker Bell. Even Disney underestimated the Tinker Bell market, and where pleasantly surprised by how well the DVD/Blu-ray did. So, now comes the sequel. I actually got to see Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure on the big screen at a preview screening a couple of weeks ago.
From the preview, I was looking forward to this movie, because I like big adventure movies. The first Tinker Bell movie tells the story of how Tinker Bell came to be and how she came to accept that she is a Tinker Fairy(a fairy that fixes things). This Tinker Bell movie is about a big adventure, and we actually see Tinker Bell leave Pixie Hollow.Tinker is charged with making autumn happen and restoring the Pixie Dust Tree. She is given the moonstone and asked to creating a scepter for it. Tinker ends up breaking the moonstone and sets out on an adventure to find a new one
He is my main problem with the movie, the adventure is not long enough. Am I saying I wanted a longer Tinker Bell movie? Yes, I think the adventure should have been longer with greater foes. Maybe the movie needs a central enemy like Captain Hook. Wouldn't it be awesome to see a movie about how Tinker Bell met Peter Pan?
The one good thing about the adventure is that Tinker meets Blaze, a hilarious Firefly. He is the new star of the series and I hope to see him again. I know that Disney is trying to develop this into a continuing series, so I hope they continue to improve the story lines.
Even thought I'm giving the movie three stars, I know most kids under five would give it a five star rating. So, if you have a child under five, more than likely you'll be standing in line Tuesday to purchase this movie. I know I will.
BLU-RAY: Tinker Bell
and The Lost Treasure Five is presented in a stunning 1080P
widescreen with a 1.78:1 preserving its television format.
The transfer looks very clean with flawless pictures, giving
animation the clarity and smoothness that only high
definition can provide. Walt Disney Studios did a phenomenal
job in this production. Not only the picture looks excellent
in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Dolby DTS
HD in English and 5.1 French and Spanish audio that provides
a nice complement to the picture. It also subtitles in
Spanish, French and English.
In terms of special
features the Blu-ray a few. It includes “scenes you never saw,” a guide to Pixie Hollow
and behind the scenes of the Epcot transformation and a the
new music video "The Gift Of A Friend" performed
by Demi Lovado.