Before my daughter Sofía was born, I didn’t know who Tinker Bell was. Sad, but true! Now, life, some three years late and I feel like I am a Tinker Bell experta! So when I was asked to write a review of the newest Tinker Bell Disney Fairies Films, “The Secret of the Wings” or en Español, “El Secreto de las Hadas”, recently released in Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, I jumped at the opportunity! I love that Disney is now automatically releasing their DVDs with Spanish language sound tracks because in my casa, we only watch movies en Español! I will admit though that for this movie, I did sneak off while Sofía was napping so that I could watch in English also. I wanted to be able to compare the voices in English and Español and I concluded that they were matched very well!
Although the DVD I was sent refers to Tinker Bell as Tinker Bell (say it like Antonio Banderas), we usually call her Campanita and in España they call her Campanilla! The Tinker Bell Disney Fairies Films are some of my favoritos of Disney. The story lines usually have a moral, are appropriate from young toddlers to older children as well as entertaining for adults. There normally isn’t any violence (not even mild violence), underlying innuendos, or any unwanted behavior that I wouldn’t want my toddler to pick up. I feel comfortable letting Sofía and her friends watch the movies without worry. The “Secret of the Wings” was no exception and it even offered more! I really liked the element of Science that Disney wove into the story line. It is no secret that we need to get more girls engaged in The Sciences and I think Disney has done this well in the movie. They illustrate concepts of nature that have to do with the transition of autumn to winter; how animals change their coats, hibernation, and plant life-cycles. Without giving anything away, the entire film teaches the viewer about the Science behind frost and ice. To say the least, I’m impressed with Disney.
Of course none of the additional Science bonuses takes away from the main storyline either –a storyline in which I think the Disney Fairies creators have outdone themselves. In “The Secret of the Wings”, Tinker Bell and the other warm weather fairies become intrigued with the mysterious Winter Woods. Tinker Bells’ sense of adventure and persistence lead her on a magical escapade where she makes discoveries that change the lives of the Pixy Hallow’s residents forever.
Although “The Secret of the Wings” and the other Tinker Bell Disney Fairies Films are targeted at pint-sized females, I really think that young boys will not be turned off by the film either. There is enough non-gender fun in the movie (adventure, a new invention, and heroes) to engage any kind of audience.
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