Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, the fifth instalment in Disney’s spin-off series for Peter Pan’s frisky fairy sidekick Tinker Bell, is a lively swashbuckling affair that pits Tink and her Pixie Hollow friends against younger versions of the pirates from JM Barrie’s beloved children’s classic, which is a delightful notion in itself and gives the action an appealing dash and swagger.
Rebellious fairy Zarina, voiced by Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and costumed with buccaneering flair by fashion designer and former Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, has these qualities in abundance and it is she who kicks off the story by stealing Pixie Hollow’s vital supply of blue pixie dust and running off to join the pirates. Stand by for some nifty swordplay when Tink and her friends fly to the rescue, but listen out, too, for Tom Hiddleston as the cabin boy whose Eton education – as Barrie fans will spot – gives a clue to his future destiny.
Certificate U. Runtime 78 mins. Director Peggy Holmes
Released on DVD & Blu-ray by he Walt Disney Company.
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