Story

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy is an animated movie that follows the story of Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), an intelligent and inquisitive pixie dust keeper fairy. Zarina has always been amazed by the magical qualities of pixie dust. But after experimenting with blue pixie dust and causing an incident in Pixie Hollow, she is forced to leave her home to continue her experiments elsewhere.

A year later during the Four Seasons Festival, the pixies notice Zarina flying around the audience and creating poppies that put everyone to sleep. She heads to the dust depot and steals the blue pixie dust. Without it, the fairies can’t multiply the yellow dust and continue to fly. After Zarina takes off, the other fairies set off in search of her.

The fairies discover that Zarina has become the captain of a pirate ship and promised the crew that she can make their ship fly using the fairy dust. But things go wrong for Zarina, and James Hook (Tom Hiddleston) turns on her and takes back the ship. Zarina’s friends must rescue her and get back the fairy dust that belongs to Pixie Hollow.

Themes

Friendship; power; good versus evil; fairies and pirates

Violence

There is limited violence in Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy. Here are some examples:

  • A baby crocodile repeatedly bites a pirate’s leg and buttocks.
  • There is a swordfight between pirates and fairies, which ends with all the fairies being trapped.

Content that may disturb children

Under 5

In addition to the violent scenes mentioned above, Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy has some scenes that could scare or disturb children under five years. For example:

  • Children this age might be scared by the pirates.
  • The fairy Zarina is banished from Pixie Hollow after her experiments with pixie dust go wrong.
  • James Hook turns on Zarina. He traps her inside a lamp and tosses her into the ocean to drown. She is saved by the other fairies. 

From 5-8

Younger children in this group might be worried by what happens to Zarina. 

From 8-13

Nothing of concern 

Over 13

Nothing of concern 

Sexual references

None of concern 

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

There is limited use of substances in Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy. One example is when the pirates drink alcohol at one point. 

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern 

Product placement

There is no product placement in Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, but merchandise associated with the movie is being marketed to children. 

Coarse language

None of concern 

Ideas to discuss with your children

Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy is about how individuals make different choices and take different paths in life.

It shows that it can be dangerous to put your trust in strangers. It also highlights the importance of having trusted people in your life to guide you in making good choices. It suggests that relationships need both friendship and forgiveness to grow.

The movie is probably of most interest to children aged ten years and under, but children under six years might need your help with some potentially scary scenes.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include:

  • feeling free to be different, no matter what other people think
  • being curious and trying new things
  • being forgiving
  • understanding that people still be good even if they sometimes act badly.

You could also talk with your children about how it’s hard to always follow the rules and why it’s important not to trust strangers straight away.