Disney's new movie Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy is right on the mark when it comes to taking kids on an exciting and unforgettable adventure. You can't go wrong with a plot that involves pirates and fairies ... oh and let's not forget an adorable baby CROC.
The story ventures into pirate territory, focussing on Zarina a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy, who's smart, ambitious, inquisitive, curious and extremely talented. Let's say she's a budding alchemist. Zarina and Tinker Bell are best friends - they both think 'outside the box'.
Fairy Gary tells Zarina that it's forbidden to tamper with pixie dust, but her curiosity has her experimenting. Photo: ęDisney
After an experiment goes wrong, Zarina leaves Pixie Hollow. Photo: ęDisney
Introducing James into the story, this charming pirate has a few tricks up his sleeve. He looks familiar, and we get to see glimpses of who he's destined to become. He's an ambitious leader which makes sense. His last name, you guessed it - Hook.
Pixie Hollow is where the fairies generate pixie dust. Photo: ęDisney
The movie is set in Pixie Hollow a hopeful happy place where fairies generate pixie dust that powers their flight, people and objects alike. Zarina is captivated by the dust and its endless possibilities, but when her wild ideas get her into trouble she flees in an effort to find her spot in the world.
Zarina leaves Pixie Hollow and joins forces with pirates. Photo: ęDisney
Zarina joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock who make her captain of their ship - though not without typical pirate motivations. She's so dazzled by the respect they pay her and the value they place on her knowledge and skills, she agrees to return the favour with the greatest gift of all - Blue Pixie Dust. She hatches a plan to swipe the dust and share it with her new allies.
Zarina is very curious, always inquisitive and is full of big ideas. Photo: ęDisney.
Tinker Bell and her friends spring into action by embarking on an epic adventure to find Zarina transformed into a pirate with a new wild hairdo and thigh high boots. They're also shocked when they hear the pirates address her as 'captain'.
Zarina is dazzled by the respect the pirates pay her. Photo: ęDisney
However, in their midst of their pursuit of Zarina, they find themselves trading talents in a twist of fate intended to halt their mission. But as troupers, together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who'll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. There's one major problem they encounter - one side happens to be only a few inches tall.
Tinker Bell and her friends are shocked when Zarina holds them captive. Photo: ęDisney
Watch Tinkerbell and her besties get into all sorts of tight spots after Zarina magically switches their fairy abilities and talents. Tinker Bell becomes a water fairy, Silvermist a fast-flying fairy, Fawn a light fairy, Iridessa a garden fairy, Rosetta an animal fairy, and Vidia a tinker fairy - much to her horror and disgust.
They struggle with their swapped talents as they search for Zarina and the pirate ship, in the process meeting a baby crocodile which takes a liking to Rosetta.CROC has one mission - to love and protect mama Rosetta, who's the first fairy he spots when he breaks out of his egg.
What keeps the movie exciting throughout is the tribute to female friendship and girl power - it's the ultimate kick. Each fairy with their unique personality and talent will captivate kids, who in turn will connect and maybe see some of their uniqueness in themselves. I can see these fairy Disney dolls being on their wish list too!
The Disney fairy dolls
Here's a little bit more about each Disney fairy, you can't help but adore them all.
Zarina a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who's captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and all of its possibilities. But when her wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and teams up with a band of scheming pirates.
Tinker Bell a sweet, sassy and extremely loyal tinker fairy who's always first on the scene to fix a problem. In the movie Tink is transformed (temporarily) to a water fairy, and must learn to work with the wet stuff if they hope to save Zarina.
Fawn a tomboy and animal fairy, makes friends with any creature she meets. In the movie she's illuminated as a light fairy. Fawn is renowned for being energetic, bold and a bit of a tomboy. She can speak to all animals big and small.
Iridessa a light fairy who always looks on the bright side of things. She likes order and following the rules. She's taken off guard when she's transformed into a garden fairy.
Along with lots of laughter, this movie has heart, magic and thrills.
Log onto the Disney webpage where kids can get involved in activities and games. Which child doesn't like to colour in? Download the printable pages from The Pirate Fairy and keep them entertained for hours. Click here to find their favourites.
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firstname.lastname@example.org with Disney in the subject line and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to see Tinkerbell and The Pirate Fairy. Make sure to include your full name and address.
Family Passes will be sent by mail - the competition will be drawn on Monday 30th of June, 2014
Family passes are valid nationally and can be redeemed at participating cinemas.
Tinkerbell and The Pirate Fairy sets sail July 3, 2014. Check out the trailer here.
Besties stick together and they all join forces to bring down Captain James and the pirates. Photo: ęDisney