Story

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings is the latest movie in the Tinker Bell series, which are about the adventures of the Pixie Hollow fairies.

In this movie adventure, Tinker Bell (voiced by Mae Whitman) sneaks across the forbidden border between the Summer Woods and the Winter Woods. Here she discovers that her wings sparkle magically. Curious to understand the magic of her sparkly wings, Tinker Bell ventures across again to try to find the ‘Keeper’, who can give her the answers to her questions.

Once in the Winter Woods, Tinker Bell also discovers something unexpected. Her discovery brings the hope of making Pixie Hollow a united fairy land once and forever.

Themes

Separation from a sibling

Violence

Nothing of concern

Content that might disturb children

Under 5

This movie has some scenes that might be a bit worrying for very young children. For example:

  • When Tinker Bell goes into the Winter Woods after she has been told not to, she sneaks around so that none of the Winter fairies see her. Some children might find these scenes slightly tense and suspenseful. When Tinker Bell is discovered, however, the Winter fairies greet her with kindness.
  • The Summer world is overtaken by a dangerous ‘freeze’. All the fairies and animals in Pixie Hollow have to hide away until the freeze thaws.
  • Tinker Bell’s wings are covered while she is in the Winter woods. During one scene, she falls from a large cliff and can’t fly. She is saved at the last minute by a large cat. 

From 5-8

Nothing of concern 

From 8-13

Nothing of concern 

Over 13

Nothing of concern 

Sexual references

None of concern 

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern 

Nudity and sexual activity

This movie has some very mild sexual activity. For example:

  • The Queen of the Fairies and the Winter Lord kiss.
  • Rosetta flirts mildly (flutters her eyelashes and acts coyly) with one of the Winter fairies. 

Product placement

There is no product placement in this movie. But the Tinker Bell franchise has merchandise that is related to the movie. 

Coarse language

None of concern 

Ideas to discuss with your children

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings is a simple and magical story. It’s about the Pixie Hollow fairies, who discover the Winter world for the first time and find an unexpected world of fun there. The movie is aimed at young children, although some children aged under five years might find some scenes a little worrying. The movie is likely to lack interest for children from upper primary school age.

The main messages in this movie are about the:

  • importance of looking out for each other
  • strength of family.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include belief in the unknown, friendship and love.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues such as why Tinker Bell disobeys the rule and goes into the Winter Woods. What if something had happened to her and no-one knew where she was? Is it a good idea to go off without telling anyone where you’re going?

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