Tinker Bell (also nicknamed Tink or Miss Bell) is a feisty fairy and major character in Disney's [] film, [Pan (film)|Peter Pan], the [] sequel, [to Never Land|Return to Never Land], and the main character in a popular series of made-for-DVD movies in the saga.
In the many years since her inception, Tinker Bell has become one of the main spokes-characters for [Walt Disney Company|The Walt Disney Company] and one of its most popular and iconic characters (mostly known for flying towards the screen with a thin wand in her hand, waving it and causing fairy dust to fly out to the screen).
Since the release of the original Peter Pan in 1953, Tinker Bell has been known for being a silent character up until the release of her very own 3D computer-animated film [Bell (film)|Tinker Bell] and all of its ever-expanding sequels. Since then, the character has been voiced by [Whitman|Mae Whitman].
When the film Peter Pan was in development, the filmmakers knew Tinker Bell couldn't have been a mere spot of light as she was portrayed in all previous Peter Pan incarnations. Tinker Bell was designed and animated by one of [Disney|Walt Disney]'s [Nine Old Men|Nine Old Men], [Davis|Marc Davis]. Without the aid of a vocal performance, Marc relied on Tinker Bell's expressions for the animation, much like previous pantomime characters such as [] and []. Upon the release of the film, Tinker Bell received critical acclaim and continued to shine as one of Disney's trademark characters.
Tinker Bell is described as a common, tinker fairy who is small, slender, hand-sized and fair-skinned. She is feisty and hot-tempered (with her face turning fiery red when angered), but she is also quite cute. She has baby-blue eyes, blonde hair worn in a bun (tied with a blue ribbon in the movies, yet the characters at Disney may appear to have a gold ribbon, or no ribbon) with her bangs out and pointy elf-like ears. She also has a pear-shaped physique, due mainly to her rather large hips.
She is usually seen wearing a green strapless dress with a mini-skirt, green shoes with white puffs on her toes and clear, insect-like wings on her back. In the [Fairies|Disney Fairies] franchise, she is sometimes seen wearing a variety clothing, though it is clearly based on her original outfit.
Personality and Characteristics
Despite her cute appearance, Tinker Bell is very independent, opinionated, sassy, stubborn, and hot-tempered. Upon meeting Wendy, and other human females, Tink immediately shows disgust and irritation, mostly out of jealousy. This drives Tink to perform acts both selfish, and even murderous, much to Peter's annoyance. However, despite her rough interior, at her core, Tinker Bell is devoted and loyal to those she loves, and will eventually come to terms with those she initially resents, should they prove themselves worthy of friendly treatment. This can be seen, most notably, with her relation to Wendy Darling, in the original film.
Some fans have assumed that Tinker Bell has a romantic crush on Peter. However, that theory has been contradicted several times by [Kerry|Margaret Kerry], who has said, "Tinker Bell was never in love with Peter Pan, she was sort of a groupie. Peter would go on his adventures and she would get to go with him, and what she was really worried about with Wendy was that maybe he wouldn't take her on the adventures anymore, he would take that ugly old girl! So that's what she was jealous of."
As a fairy, Tink can fly and produce fairy dust, which allows others to fly. She is described as being a tinker, meaning that she mends pots, kettles and acorn caps, and is shown to be very skilled, gifted and talented at it too.
Peter Pan Films
Wendy is heavily infatuated with the stories of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and appears to have a crush on the boy as well. This angers Tinker Bell, making her red with jealously and even calling Wendy a "big ugly girl". Soon enough, Wendy explains that she may never see Peter again as her father is forcing her to "grow up" and leave the Pan stories in the past.
Because Peter enjoys Wendy's stories of his adventures, he offers her a chance to stay in Neverland, where she will never have to grow up. Tinker Bell is disgusted by the very idea, and refuses to bestow her fairy dust upon Wendy and her younger brothers ,John and Michael. However, Peter simply spanks the fairy dust out of Tink and unto the Darlings, giving them the ability to fly to Neverland. Once they've arrived, the group is attacked by Pan's nemesis Captain Hook. Peter orders Tink to take the Darlings to the island for safety, but Tink leaves them in her dust. She heads to Hangman's Tree where she, Peter, and the Lost Boys reside. She tells the boys that Pan has ordered them to shoot down the Wendy Bird.
The boys do as they thought they were told and when Peter finds out, he is furious. Lost Boy Cubby reveals that it was Tink that gave them the order and Peter banishes the fairy for a week as punishment. Later that night, Captain Hook's first mate, Mr. Smee, kidnaps Tink and takes her to Hook's ship where the captain attempts to toy with Tink's emotions to get her to reveal Peter's hideout. He tells her the pirates are planning on shanghaiing Wendy, and the plot makes Tink more than happy as, with Wendy out of the way, she and Peter can be together again. She points the way to the hideout on the map, but before she completes this, she forces Hook to promise not to lay one single finger or a hook on Peter Pan. Hook agrees, trapping her in a lantern once she reveals the location.
The next morning, Wendy, her brothers and the Lost Boys are captured and given the choice of becoming pirates or walking the plank. Wendy convinces the boys to refuse the offer, in high hopes that Pan will save them. Meanwhile, Hook reveals his plot to plant a bomb in Peter's hideout, disguised as a gift from Wendy. When Tink hears this, she breaks free of her trap and heads for Hangman's Tree. There, she tries to warn Peter, but he brushes her claims off as nonsense. The bomb begins to ring rapidly, ready to explode, but Tink takes it away from Peter and sacrifices herself.
In the rubble of Hangman's Tree, Peter is safe, but Tink is fatally injured. Peter restores her life by telling her just how much she means to him. With Tink saved, Peter heads to the Jolly Roger to rescue his friends. A battle occurs, ending with Hook fleeing for his life from the crocodile, who ate his left hand and now wants the rest of the captain. With Hook defeated, Peter decides to escort Wendy home, having Tink sprinkle fairy dust all over Hook's ship.
Pan decides to introduce her to the Lost Boys, but Jane quickly grows tired of their savage like behavior. She attempts to build a raft to return home, but Pan knows that the only way to leave Never Land is to fly. Tink reluctantly bestows pixie dust upon Jane, but the flight lessons end in failure. Jane loses her temper again when Pan and the boys begin to play rugby with her notepad. She tells Pan and the boys off and ever abolishes her belief of fairies. Jane's disbelief causes Tink to grow ill. When Slightly gives her a check up, the gang learns that Tinker Bell will perish unless they get Jane to believe in fairies. Pan and the others then set out to find Jane and make her the very first Lost Girl.
Unfortunately, Jane makes a deal with Hook. If she helps him locate his treasure, he'll give her a ride home on his ship that now has the ability to fly after Tinker Bell sprinkled her pixie dust all over it. Jane tricks the boys into playing treasure hunt, but after bonding with them, she changes her minds and discards the whistle she was meant to use to summon Hook once she found the treasure. Tootles the Lost Boy finds the whistle and innocently blows it, summoning Hook and his crew. Peter and the others are captured and Jane rushes back to Hangman's Tree to find Tinker Bell. It's too late, however, and Tinker Bell's bright light of life has expired. Jane mourns the death of the tinker fairy and her belief in fairies' begins to arise. Tink is revived and the duo heads to the Jolly Roger to face Hook.
They arrive and find Peter locked on to an anchor about to be thrown overboard. Tink distracts Hook and Smee while Jane frees the Lost Boys and battle the pirates. Tink manages to become unconscious so Jane can try to retrieve the key. Hook awakens and attempts to kill Jane. Tink sprinkles pixie dust on her and she is able to escape through flight. Not only that, but she is also able to free Peter. Hook is defeated and Peter escorts Jane home. While there, Peter and Tink - who, after so many years, has finally put her jealousy and resentment of Wendy aside - have a brief but heartwarming reunion with the full-grown [Darling|Wendy], whom Tink uses her fairy dust to allow Wendy to magically levitate one last time with Peter's permission. Afterwards, they head back home to Neverland.
Movie seriesBell (film)|Tinker Bell] tells of Tink's history; long before she met Peter Pan. According to the film, Tinker Bell was born from a baby's first laugh and a white dandelion seed. She just looks like Cinderella, and Milady in the hair down. She arrives in [Hollow|Pixie Hollow], located in [Land|Never Land]. Upon her arrival, her magical talent is found by showing her a number of objects related to each fairy talent which will react to her if that is her inate magical talent. Ironically, the only object she passes over when looking for her talent is the Tinker hammer, but her inner talent is so skillfully gifted and strong that the hammer goes to her.
After hearing stories of the mainland, Tinker Bell becomes excited at the prospect of visiting in the springtime. She soon learns that only nature-talented fairies visit the mainland, and becomes determined to find a talent which would let her go. However, Tinker Bell's attempts at learning nature talents fail miserably. She alienates the other Tinkers in the work shop by saying she does not want to be a stupid tinker. However after her friends see Tinker Bell successfully repair a music box, they tell her that going to the main land shouldn't matter if tinkering is what she is good at. This does not make Tinker Bell feel better, and so she goes to [] for help. Vidia, who had been unintentionally humiliated by Tinker Bell earlier, tells Tink that capturing sprinting thistles would allow her to go to the mainland. In attempting to capture them, Tinker Bell ruins the preparations for spring after Vidia secretly interferes. After speaking with [], she realizes the importance of a tinker's job.
Tinker Bell is able to redeem herself by inventing machines that speed up the spring preparations, allowing the other fairies to get back on schedule. As a reward, [Clarion|Queen Clarion] allows Tinker Bell to go to the mainland with the nature fairies to return the music box Tinker Bell had fixed earlier.
They show her a magical [] and explain to her its powers. Every eight years, there is a blue harvest moon in Pixie Hollow. When the light of this moon passes through the moonstone, it creates blue pixie dust to rejuvenate the pixie dust tree. The Autumn Revelry is the associated event during which the fairies gather to collect the dust.
A new scepter is to be made to raise the moonstone, and Tinker Bell has been recommended. Although Tinker Bell has made mistakes in the past, Fairy Mary explains that tinker fairies learn from them, most of the time. Tinker Bell accepts the task, as well as help from Terence. But as the work on the scepter progresses, Tinker Bell begins to have trouble with Terence, who is trying too hard to be helpful. An accident occurs, causing the scepter and the stone to break. That night, she attends [Tale Theatre|a show at the Fairy Tale Theater] about a magic mirror called the [of Incanta|Mirror of Incanta] which, according to legend, granted two of three magic wishes before becoming lost. She sets out in a balloon she created to find the Mirror of Incanta. Tinker Bell intends to use the last wish to repair the moonstone.
Along the way, she meets [], a brave and daringly bold firefly. Tinker Bell finally discovers the magic wish-granting mirror of Incanta, but she accidentally wastes the wish foolishly. She is found by her best and closest friend Terence, who followed her after discovering her plans and the fragments of the moonstone in her empty house.
Tinker Bell and Terence start back to Pixie Hollow. Along the way, Tinker Bell fixes the scepter using a white gem from the top of the mirror, the scepter pieces Terence has wisely brought, and the moonstone pieces, all set at just the right angle. She discovers the magic of friendship, humility, and love. Thanks to inspired teamwork with Terence, she is ready to give the newly constructed Fall scepter to Queen Clarion.
When she unveils the scepter, the assembled fairies are alarmed to see the fragments of the moonstone. However, the broken moonstone shards create an unexpected benefit: they increased the surface area through which the rays of the blue moon could pass, creating the most blue pixie dust ever seen in Pixie Hollow. This blue pixie dust later appears as a main part in the film The Pirate Fairy when it is briefly stolen by Zarina.Griffiths|Elizabeth Griffiths], a human girl who wishes to meet a real fairy.
Tinker Bell immediately heads in to investigate, despite Vidia's constant warnings to leave. Tink claims it to be perfectly safe, so Vidia uses her wind to slam the door in an attempt to give Tink a little scare, but it unintentionally locks Tink inside. When Lizzie begins to approach the house, Vidia tries to free Tink but it's no use. Lizzie discovers Tink inside the house and takes her to her home. She prepares to show her father, [Griffiths|Dr. Griffiths], but upon witnessing all the butterflies he has pinned in display cases for research, she decides to keep Tink a secret. Meanwhile, Vidia rallies Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank and Bobble to rescue Tink.
Back at the human house, Lizzie reveals her fascination with fairies to Tink. Tink is flattered by the child's obsession and, since it's raining outside, Tink decides to teach her nearly everything about fairies. She tells her how light fairies make rainbows, how animal fairies paint butterflies and much more. They record their information in a new research book given to Lizzie by her father.
Tink and Lizzie have form a great friendship, but after a while, the rain dies down and Tink is able to return to the camp. She makes her way out, but before she leaves, she watches Lizzie attempt to show her father the research. Unfortunately, he's too busy fixing the house's leaks, as usual, to pay Lizzie any mind. Tink returns and decides to fix the leaks so Lizzie can spend more time with her father. After she does, she makes the choice to release a captive butterfly Lizzie's father was planning on showing to a group of scientists, which causes Lizzie to get grounded.
To make up for what had happened, Tink shows Lizzie how to fly and when her father finds footprints on the ceiling, she tells him about Tink. He discards the claims and begins to throw her fairy drawings and research book into the trash. This sight angers Tink and the tinker reveals herself, telling the father off while doing so (though he only hears jingles when she talks).
The astonishing sight of a fairy prompts Dr. Griffiths to capture Tink, but Vidia arrives and pushes her out of the way. Vidia is then taken by Dr. Griffiths to London for research, but Lizzie and the fairies are able to convince him to think otherwise, which he does. Vidia is freed and she and Tink form a friendship, while Lizzie and her father are now closer than ever.
When the traditional Pixie Hollow Games arrive, Tinker Bell and Fairy Mary represent the tinker talent fairies, competing against all the other nature-talents in the world of the fairies. Eventually, Tink and Fairy Mary were eliminated. And when they were, Tink began to support the combined efforts of Rosetta and her teammate, Chloe, as garden fairies have a history of losing every year with no wins whatsoever.]. [Milori|Lord Milori], the ruler of the Winter Woods, tells Sled to send the book over to the keeper. Tink follows and meets the keeper and a frost talent fairy named []. When Tink and Periwinkle meet, their wings begin to glow, just like when Tink first crosses the border. The keeper, whose real name turns out to be [(Secret of the Wings)|Dewey], discovers that Tink and Peri were born from the first laugh of the same baby, thus making them fraternal twin sisters. The two fairies are more than happy to begin their newfound and strong sisterly bonding, but Lord Milori arrives and informs Dewey to send them back as it is too cold for a warm fairy's wings to withstand.
Tink and Peri decide that one day together in the warm realms of Spring and Summer would not hurt. They spend time enjoying activities and Tink even meets some of Peri's best friends. After a near death experience however, Dewey also agrees that it's too dangerous. Tink and Peri are forced to part ways, but Tink tells Peri to meet her at the border the next day. That night, Tink gathers her friends to secretly create a snow maker machine. The machine will allow Peri to see the warm regions of Pixie Hollow. Tink also plans on introducing Peri to Queen Clarion, hoping the Queen would abolish the border law upon hearing how Tink and Peri are sisters. The following day, the machine proves to be a success for a short time. Peri meets Tink's friends and is given a periwinkle flower by Rosetta as a gift, which Peri frosts. After a while, Peri became too hot and her wings began to shrivel.
Peri is taken back to the Winter Woods where her wings are able to recover. Queen Clarion and Lord Milori arrive and only enforce the border law further after learning about Periwinkle's event. If a warm fairy enters winter, their wings would freeze and break. If a frost fairy enter warm regions, their wings would shrivel and dry up. Tink and Peri say there goodbyes as they are forced to never see each other again. Queen Clarion explains to Tink that when Pixie Hollow was young, two fairies from separate seasonal regions fell madly in love and recklessly crossed the border. One had broken a wing, and was unable to fly forever. That is when Queen Clarion created the law.
The next morning, a small portion of the warm regions of Pixie Hollow have been frozen as a result of the ice machine going berserk. Tink and her friends destroy the machine but the weather has been thrown off, and Pixie Hollow continues to freeze. Tink and the others evacuate all the fairies and animals to shelters. Tink then realized that the periwinkle flower Rosetta gave to Peri never died as a result of being preserved in frost. Tink flies over to the Winter Woods to get Peri and her friends to preserve the Pixie Dust Tree, which is being threatened by the dropping temperature.
The frost talents do so and the Pixie Dust Tree, and the rest of Pixie Hollow, is saved. The frost melts within minutes of being shined on by the sun, and all is seemingly well. However, when Tink traveled into the Winter Woods, she broke her wing. Peri and Tink connect their wings, which magically heals the shredded wing. Queen Clarion and Lord Milori then reveal that they were the two fairies that fell in love, and decided to allow Tinker Bell and Periwinkle to continue seeing each other. In the end, all warm fairies are allowed to cross the border when the frost talents perverse their wings. Tink and Peri are then seen celebrating the newfound unity with their new best friends.Fairies|Tinker Bell] series, Tinker Bell and her five best friends - [] [] , [] , [] and [] - go after a misguided and rouge fairy dust-keeper fairy named [] to return the vital blue fairy dust she had stolen to its rightful place in Pixie Hollow. After confronting Zarina, Tinker Bell has her innate tinkering abilities swapped and becomes a water fairy. She is uncertain of her recently acquired water-controlling abilities and accidentally creates huge waves, puddles, downpours, and whirlpools with just a touch or snap of her fingers.
Tinker Bell desperately tries to convince Zarina to return home with them, but is taken to a place on the ship under a metal box. When she later discovers that Zarina has been double-crossed by James Hook, Tink willingly returns the blue fairy dust in exchange for Zarina's safety and well being. She uses her unusually strong hydro-kinetic abilities to push the waters back so that the others could save Zarina from sinking to her destruction. She later used a sword to fight and distract the pirates while Zarina attempted to reclaim the blue fairy dust from [Hook|James]. When they succeeded in making the ship go off course, Tinker Bell and the others were caught in a sack from one of the ship's sails. When released, Tink used her water-controlling abilities to create a tidal wave over the pirates (as well as wash the pixie dust off of James, removing his flight). Using the pirate ship to return home, she convinces Queen Clarion and Fairy Gary that Zarina had practically mastered her unique and strong fairy dust-controlling abilities and that they all should see her in action. She soon thanks the reformed and redeemed Zarina for fully restoring her exceptionally strong tinkering-talent abilities with light green-colored fairy dust.
Tinker Bell appears in Legend of the NeverBeast along with the other fairies, where she helps Fawn protect the mythical, legendary NeverBeast from harm. Just like in [Hollow Games|Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games], Tinker Bell is not the main character, but will be a supporting one replaced by [].
Tinker Bell serves as one of the company's mascots, representing The Magic of Disney and serves as the lead character in many of Disney's anthology television shows (Disneyland, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, The Wonderful World of Disney, The Magical World of Disney, etc.) opening each program with pixie dust.of Mouse|House of Mouse].
In "[Menu Magic|Goofy's Menu Magic]", [Mouse|Mickey] asks Tink to spy on [] in order to learn the secret to his delicious stew. Instead, Goofy accidentally uses Tink as an ingredient, creating flying stew which flooded the club. In "[and Dale (House of Mouse episode)|Chip N' Dale"], Tink helps the Lost Boys open a bag of nuts. Right after, [] demands her to open his bag, but she sprays him with pixie dust, causing him to fly uncontrollably. In [Wants to Fly|"Donald Wants to Fly]", Tink and Peter Pan helped [Duck|Donald Duck] fulfill his dream of flying. Tink can also be seen with Peter during [Ludwig Von Drake Song|Ludwig Von Drake's headcount of all the Disney character guests] in [Von Drake|"Ask Von Drake]". In that same episode, Tink assists Mickey in his attempt to prove that Von Drake couldn't possibly know everything, only to fail in doing so.
In [Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse|Mickey's Magical Christmas], Tink appears at the very end to close out the film. In [House of Villains|Mickey's House of Villains], Tink restores the House of Mouse's logo after Mickey successfully foils the Disney villains.and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue|Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue]. The Guardian of Never Land informs [(Pirate)|Jake] and his crew that only the pirate who truly believes in himself can save Never Land from vanishing completely, Jake must break off from the rest of his crew and go alone to save the [Tree|Forever Tree]. Unknown to Jake at the time, the magical ball of light sent by The Guardian to guide him on his quest to save Never Land is Tinker Bell. And furthermore, the Guardian was none other than Peter Pan, as he and Tink were testing Jake, for one day, he'll become Never Land's guardian. Peter Pan gives Jake the power to fly without pixie dust and invites Jake to explore the worlds beyond Never Land but he'd have to part with his friends.
While flying with Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, Jake cannot shake the feeling that his crew may need his help and quickly soars back to [Island|Pirate Island]. Jake is right to worry; Captain Hook returns, trapping [], [], and [] in a cage and attempting to smash the [Treasure Chest|Team Treasure Chest] open until Jake, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan intervene. Forcing Captain Hook to retreat but not empty handed, he manages to capture Tinker Bell and use her pixie dust on the Jolly Roger, granting the ship flight and allowing Hook the means to plunder the richest beyond the Never Sea. Peter and Jake soon chase after Captain Hook aboard [(Jake and the Never Land Pirates)|Bucky]. As a diversion, Hook imprisons Tinker Bell in a lantern and tosses her overboard, forcing Peter Pan to give up the chase to rescue and free Tinker Bell from the lantern, while Jake is left to deal with Hook.
She also does her waving the screen with pixie dust to the screen as it went from the end of the episode to the song by [and Bones|Sharky and Bones] in live-action form.McIver|Rose McIver]. Her first appearance is in "Quite a Common Fairy", where Tinker Bell is portrayed as a fairy among the ranks of the [Fairy|Blue Fairy]. When the young [Evil Queen|Regina] fell from her balcony, Tink saves her life by using her [Dust|pixie dust] to allow Regina flight. Afterwards, the two form a friendship of sorts. However, the Blue Fairy detested the relationship and forbid Tinker Bell to continue to see Regina. This induced Tink to prove to the Blue Fairy that Regina can find good despite her background. To mend Regina's broken heart, Tinker Bell decides to guide Regina to a tavern that would offer a man with a lion tattoo that would bring a better life for Regina, unfortunately Regina's fear to move on from her past love prevents her from meeting the person. When Tink returns, Regina lies of her fear and states that she would never move on from the past and blames her incident on Tink, and coldly rejects her as a friend as well. Tink, heartbroken over this, flies off. In the sky, Tink is stopped by the Blue Fairy, who is disappointed that Tinker Bell disobeyed her order to stay away from Regina, and despite Tinker Bell's apology, strips Tinker Bell of her wings, and leaves Tinker Bell to her fate. After losing her status as fairy in the Enchanted Forest, Tinker Bell, in an unknown manner, ends up living in Neverland. She becomes an ally of Peter Pan, although she is aware of his malefic nature. It infers that she is for his service possibly to be able to survive on the island. But she always waited for the opportunity to escape from Peter Pan and Neverland. She developed a kind of hostility with Hook, although they remain courteous the one to the other one. During the period where [Prince|David], [Swan|Emma], [Hook|Hook], [White (character)|Mary Margaret] and Regina are walking through the Dark Jungle, Tinker Bell secretly spies on them. Exhausted from the long journey, Regina wipes herself with a handkerchief and unknowingly drops it onto the ground, which Tinker Bell picks up. Emma notices Regina lagging behind, and they talk for a moment. Though Emma is curious about what is her relationship with Tinker Bell, Regina would rather not go into details about the complicated history. Regina urges Emma to go ahead with the group while she rests. Once she is alone, Tinker Bell emerges from the brush to confront Regina about their "complicated history". The ex-fairy states she has waited a long time for this. Taunted by Regina, Tinker Bell counters by blowing poppy dust to knock her out.At a cave, Tinker Bell binds Regina's wrists together while she is still unconscious. When Regina awakens, Tinker Bell demands answers about why she did it. Ignoring the question, Regina responds she was just a terrible fairy, but Tinker Bell pulls out a knife dipped in dreamshade and presses it against her nemesis's neck. She threatens to end Regina's life, but the latter gives an even more tempting prospect by pulling out her own heart and handing it over to Tinker Bell. Regina pushes her to crush it, but an angered Tinker Bell asks why she didn't go into the inn and meet her true love. Tearfully, Regina admits to being afraid, and because of uncertainty in what she might've been without all the anger in her heart. She points out her heart is the product of not having chosen love as it is almost completely blackened, so Regina asks Tinker Bell to pick between vengeance and hope. Tinker Bell believes it's too late to backtrack, but Regina promises it won't be if she doesn't crush the heart. Wavering in her decision, she asks if Regina loves her son, [Mills|Henry]. After receiving an affirmative response, Tinker Bell returns the heart unscathed, but warns Regina she won't be helping her find Henry, and it's possible Pan already got to him.
Outside the cavern, Tinker Bell is cornered by David, Emma, Hook and Mary Margaret, who believe she has harmed Regina. However, Regina comes out and reassures them Tinker Bell does not have bad intentions. Through much discussion, Mary Margaret convinces Tinker Bell to help them in exchange for passage to Storybrooke. She agrees to the deal, and is welcomed into their camp site. Approaching Regina, Tinker Bell wants to know if she ever went back to look for [Hood (character)|the man with the lion tattoo]. Regina replies she never did, which prompts Tinker Bell to say her actions were selfish. Confused, Regina doesn't understand how, so Tinker Bell makes known that her actions not only ruined her own life, but her true love's as well.
Cameo appearancesTinker Bell can briefly be seen amongst the other sprites in the animated film [Black Cauldron|The Black Cauldron].
Tinker Bell appears at the very end of [Framed Roger Rabbit|Who Framed Roger Rabbit], helping Porky Pig close the movie with her pixie dust.
Tinker Bell make a cameo in the forms of silhouette at the end of [Lion King 1½|The Lion King 1½].
Tink makes an appearance in the animated short [Holiday|Electric Holiday], sprinkling pixie dust on the entrance to a fashion show's runway, allowing the Disney characters that enter, to gain the bodies of world renowned fashion icons as they strut down the runway.
Video game appearances
Tinker Bell has appeared in a numerous amount of video games. Some of the games she appears in include those from the Peter Pan franchise as well as the Disney Fairies franchise. She is also prominent in crossover games such as [Universe|Disney Universe]. Tink also appears in [Mickey: Power of Illusion|Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion].Hearts (series)|Kingdom Hearts series], often accompanying Peter Pan in Never Land or as a [] to aid []. Her appearance in the series retains her feisty attitude (especially towards Wendy), but helps the player by giving them the ability to fly via pixie dust. She assumes the role as a summon in [Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts], [Hearts II|Kingdom Hearts II], and [Hearts: Chain of Memories|Chain of Memories] and makes an appearance as a guide to [] in [Hearts 358/2 Days|358/2 Days].
Tinker Bell plays a role in the Peter Pan's Flight mini-game. She also appears in the Pixie Hollow mini-game during Fawn's story and makes an appearance during the Mickey's Soundsational Parade mini-game.
Tinker Bell appears as a cameo in the Nintendo 3DS version of [INFINITY|Disney INFINITY]. When the player lands on her space, the player or CPU are allowed to switch spots with another player on the board.
She appears in [INFINITY: 2.0 Edition|Disney INFINITY 2.0] as a playable, stand-alone figure.
The character also appeared in [Disney's Parade of Dreams|Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams] at Disneyland, the Enchanted Adventures Parade at the Mickey's Pirates and Princess Party hard-ticket events at [Disney World|Walt Disney World]'s [Kingdom|Magic Kingdom], the Fantillusion nighttime parade at [Paris|Disneyland Paris] and, as of 2009, she now appears as the lead character in the [Street Electrical Parade|Main Street Electrical Parade], replacing the [Blue Fairy|Blue Fairy]. She also appeared in the Walt Disney Cinema Parade at [Disney Studios Park|Walt Disney Studios Paris] before it ended in 2008.
This all changed following the release of [Bell (film)|the Tinker Bell film], when Disneyland converted Ariel's Grotto into a representation of Pixie Hollow with the character having meet-and-greets, along with a few of her fairy friends. There had also been additional meet-and-greets with Tink and the fairies at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. But know, Tinker Bell has a new meet and greet in the Town Square Theater where she can greet guests on her own. Also in [Kong Disneyland|Hong Kong Disneyland], Tink can be a part of meet-and-greet. Tink can also be seen in Believe on board the [Cruise Line#Disney Dream|Disney Dream].
She is therefore a meetable character in the parks; occasionally, the skirt of her dress gets very short, especially in California.
Tink has her own spell card in the attraction [of the Magic Kingdom|Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom] known as "Tinker Bell's Pixie Dust".
Back to Neverland
This theme park theatrical cartoon was produced by Walt Disney Studios, BRC Imagination Arts in 1989 and featuring Tourist/Lost Boy, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Crocodile. A tourist in a Goofy hat (the actor Robin Williams) is magically transformed into a cartoon "lost boy" so that he can learn firsthand how animation is produced. Little Robin is happy about his transformation until his host- Walter Cronkite- drops him into a background painting of a pirate ship. Robin encounters Captain Hook himself, who wants to know where Peter Pan is hiding. Tinker Bell and the Crocodile show up and help save little Robin from the notorious pirate captain. Robin compares Tink to Barbara Streisand at one point.
At [California Adventure|Disney California Adventure], Tinker Bell kicks off the show during the introduction, and also appears in small snippets alongside her friends from the Disney Fairies franchise in the winter rendition of the show, Winter Dreams.
In Disneyland Paris, Tinker Bell is called fourth by Peter Pan to help restore the released magic to the Second Star to the Right and defeat Captain Hook and the Disney Villains. After successfully doing so, Peter, Wendy and Tink enjoy a flight together.
Tink also has a central place in the Peter Pan's Flight attractions at the Disney Theme Parks (with the exception of [Kong Disneyland|Hong Kong Disneyland]), all of which are located within []. The original version at Disneyland was one of the first attractions to open with that park in [].
Tink makes a special appearance at the end.
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Although she had been capable of speaking in Disney comics, Tinker Bell never had a voice in Disney films and television shows, always having been mute and using pantomime to communicate with humans. This changed with the release of her self-titled direct-to-video movie, which takes place before the events of the 1953 Peter Pan film. Late actress Brittany Murphy was initially chosen to provide Tink's voice in the film; however, due to scheduling conflicts, she was replaced by [Whitman|Mae Whitman], who said in an interview with USA Today:
"Kids will like Tink's energy and feistiness because it never comes from a malicious place. It's always out of the goodness of her pure heart."
Other voices in this film include Anjelica Huston as Queen Clarion, [] (of [Channel|Disney Channel]'s [So Raven|That's So Raven]) as Iridessa, Kristin Chenoweth as Rosetta, America Ferrera as Fawn, British actress Jane Horrocks as Fairy Mary, Loreena McKennitt as the narrator, Jesse McCartney as Terence and Kathy Najimy as the Minister of Summer. Several sequels followed. A preview clip of the movie aired on ABC during a telecast of Peter Pan on July 26, 2008. In the clip, Tink tries to teach a baby bird to take flight, with embarrassing results. The television debut of the film aired on November 30, 2008 on Disney Channel.
Disney Fairies book SeriesIn [Trouble with Tink|The Trouble with Tink], Tink loses her hammer in a game of fairy tag. She borrows a hammer from a carpenting-talent fairy, but it is too big and ruins everything she had fixed. After so many mistakes, the other fairies begin to think that she has lost her talent, including Terence and Queen Clarion. Even the other tinker-talents decide that Angus and Zuzu will fix Queen Clarion's bathtub instead of Tink. Worried about seeing Peter Pan, she tells Terence what happened and he offers to go with her.
When they get there, Peter pretends to mistake them for butterflies, saying he is going to catch them and put them in his butterfly collection. Peter thought the prank is extremely funny, but neither Tink nor Terence share the sentiment. However, giving back Tinker Bell's spare hammer makes her think much more fondly of him again and she promises - and means - to visit him again soon.
At the beginning of [and the Fairy Crown|Vidia and the Fairy Crown], when she is seen talking to Rani about the Queen's arrival day party, Vidia makes a comment that she wishes to steal the Queen's crown. Tink later accuses Vidia of taking it when it goes missing. She appears again at the end during Vidia's hearing, accusing her again.
In Rani and the Mermaid Lagoon, Tink comforts Rani when she is not allowed to do the top fountain for the Fairy Dance, because of Mother Dove's wings. At the dance, Rani causes a disaster when she falls off Mother Dove's back and Tink, Fira and Terence save her. Rani runs away and Tink tries unsuccessfully to find her. When Rani comes back, Tink is excited to she her again.
In Fira and the Full Moon, she appears during the arrival of Sparkle, Helios and Glory. While Tink is showing Fira her kettle that she fixed, the triplets burn a metal sheet of Tink's. But Tink was too caught up in fixing it to be mad.
Tink is seen briefly during dinner in Prilla and the Butterfly Lie, when Queen Clarion announces the outbreak of fairy pox.
She appears briefly in Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse at the fairy picnic, playing games with the other fairies.
In Iridessa, Lost at Sea, Tink helps Iridessa with ideas about how to get rid of the fairies' owl problem. They have a fight about what they should do, Tink goes to find a bottle and Iridessa goes after her. They accidentally get trapped in the bottle and thrown off the ship. They encounter several creatures along the way including a sea turtle, the mermaids Numi and Oola, and a colorful crab. They make a boat out of the bottle that gets washed along the shore when Beck finds them and helps them back to Pixie Hollow. The light-talents then help put sunbeams in the bottle to scare away the owl. They had put the bottle in his nest forcing him to leave.
In Four Clues for Rani, she teams up with Prilla for the Fairy Treasure Hunt. She feels bad for not being Rani's partner, but had thought that she already had one.
- Tinker Bell made a cameo appearance amongst the [Folk|Fair Folk] in the 1985 film [Black Cauldron|The Black Cauldron].
- From 1994-1999, Tinker Bell appears on the [Disney Masterpiece Collection|Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection] intro logos, sprinkling pixie dust on the bare version of the logo to the completed version of the logo (purple hump-shaped logo complete with Disney castle in the middle) while the 1988-1994 [Disney Classics|Walt Disney Classics] music plays over. In all the more recent french Disney DVD, the same introduction is used. Interestingly enough, two versions of the scene are alternatively used: one with Tinker Bell in hand-drawn animation, the other with Tinker Bell in CGI. The Hand-Drawn Version is used with the CGI films, and the CGI version is used with the hand-drawn film, as a kind of easter egg.
- In [and the King of Thieves|Aladdin and the King of Thieves], just before the song [a Party Here in Agrabah|There's a Party Here in Agrabah], [] briefly transforms into Tinker Bell.
- For the 2009 direct-to-DVD video film [Bell and the Lost Treasure|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure], Tinker Bell was given her first new outfit in over 50 years, which reflects the autumn setting of the movie. According to Klay Hill, the director of the movie, the tomboyish look of the outfit still reveals the curves she has had since her first appearance in 1953. Her outfit is consisting of a hat, cape, long sleeve top, leggings and boots with her familiar pom-poms.
- Tinker Bell acts like the Auto-Life from the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, reviving Sora if his HP is depleted.
- In the 1990's Tinker Bell appeared with a wand in the logos "Disney at Christmas" and "Disney at Easter" for ITV's Disney Christmas and Easter Movies.
- On October 25, 2009, an event was held at the United Nations world headquarters in New York City for the world premiere of [Bell and the Lost Treasure|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure]. Just before the screening of the movie, Kiyo Akasaka, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information, introduced her to the audience, while Director Klay Hall and Producer Sean Lurie gave her a plaque for the work that she has done promoting environmental conservation and, perhaps most notably, for her work in a campaign for the Ad Council that she was in.
- In 2010, Tinker Bell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Tinker Bell has the dubious distinction of being the only character dropped from the official [Princess|Disney Princess] line-up, her brief tenure coming to an end when it was felt she didn't fit the mythology. She was later made the mascot of the [Fairies|Disney Fairies] franchise.
- [] and Tinker Bell share a number of similarities.
- Both seem to prefer the color green for their outfits (Anna's blue and magenta winter outfit was worn because that was all Oaken had in stock at his store at the time).
- Both have sisters who mean everything to them and who both were born with incredibly strong ice/snow/frost/sleet-based abilities ([the Snow Queen|Elsa] and []); cryokinesis and frigiokinesis.
- Coincidentally, both sisters have whitish hair and are seen primarily in pale blue outfits.
- Both have demonatrated adventurous spirits, stubborn streaks and firey tempers. Both also don't like being told what they can and can't do.
- Both have loyal, devoted sidekicks ([] for Anna and [] for Tinker Bell)
- Both had made made tremendously brave self-sacrifices to save the sister they care about and love so (Anna gave her life to save her elder sister from being killed by [], while Tinker Bell first sacrificed her wings to save all of [Hollow|Pixie Hollow] in [of the Wings|Secret of the Wings], then later her own life in [Pan (film)|Peter Pan] to save [Pan (character)|Peter] from [Hook|Hook]'s bomb.)
- In each instance, both had their sacrifice miraculously reversed though a connection to someone they cared about.
- Tinker Bell is also considered one of a few Disney mascots along with [Mouse|Mickey Mouse], [Mouse|Minnie Mouse], [Cricket|Jiminy Cricket] and [the Pooh|Winnie the Pooh].
- She is also one of the most recognizable characters of Disney, along with Mickey Mouse and others.
- The only non-fairy characters known to understand Tinker Bell completely are Peter Pan and Captain Hook, though the Lost Boys understand her to a degree.
- Despite being one of Disney's most iconic performing characters, Tinker Bell has never sung in a film, nor has she had a song that can be easily attributed to her sung by another character or off-screen.
- Tinker Bell's arrival day is November 19, as evidenced by the Nintendo DS game. It appears that time passes differently in Pixie Hollow that it does on the Mainland. You can clearly see that the winter fairies are just returning home from the Mainland in groups a few hours after Tinker Bell's arrival. In the game, the starting date for Tinker Bell (though the player is supposed to put in his or her own birthday) is November 19.
- In [of the Wings|Secret of the Wings], there is a scene in which Tink and [] list things they have in common by making tally marks on an ice wall. If one were to count all the markings, it would show that the two sisters have 120 things in common with each other.
- Tink is mentioned in Skye Sweetnam's song "Baby Doll Gone Wrong".
- Tink has been featured on more Peter Pan merchandise than any other character in the movie.
- Tinker Bell was born approximately 6 seconds before Periwinkle. It is easy to tell which is which by observing their neck and Tinker Bell's position: Tinker Bell in the first movie and in the scene where Tinker Bell and Periwinkle watch how they came to be does not wear a collar, and her position is to the left, which is the direction [Clarion|Queen Clarion] is shown to be entering after her birth. Periwinkle is shown to be wearing a collar, and her position is to the right.
- Tinker Bell is the only known fairy to have a sibling.
- In the book Disney Trivia from the Vault - Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered by [Smith|Dave Smith], Dave mentioned that Tinker Bell is sometimes mistaken to be modeled after Marilyn Monroe, since Peter Pan was released in the same year when Marilyn Monroe was at the peak of her popularity, in 1953.
- In the original novel, it is thought that Tink dies shortly after the conclusion of the novel, as in the year later epilogue when Wendy asks Peter about Tinker Bell for him to respond that he completely forgot she existed.
- She, however, is revived in it's sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet, due to the wish of a silly blue fairy called Fireflyer who wants to meet her after hearing about her from Wendy. They go on to get married, have adventures and sell dreams to pirates.
- Tinker Bell served as the inspiration for the character of [(Inside Out)|Joy], one of the five characters as emotions of [Andersen|Riley Andersen] from the 2015 Disney/Pixar movie [Out|Inside Out]. They both wear the same green dress, and they both have glowing light powers.
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