Before we went to Disneyland my daughter was already a fan of Tinker Bell. She even picked out a Tinker Bell costume to wear for a party in October. Getting to meet Tinker Bell in person was just beyond wonderful. We have been sharing the different installments of Tinker Bell’s adventures, and that of her friends with our daughter during family movie night. The one we watched most recently is called Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.
The new story explores an ancient myth of a fabled creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s good friend Fawn (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this animal—massive and strange with glowing green eyes—is not really welcome in Pixie Hollow, and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast before it destroys their home. Fawn, who sees a tender heart beneath his gruff exterior, must convince Tink (voice of Mae Whitman) and the girls to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast before time runs out.
Tinker Bell is definitely not the main focus in this one, it’s nice to see one of her friends being featured. We get to see more of what Fawn is like. Fawn is an animal talent fairy, and the movie has lots of little animals and one very big animal throughout it. If your child loves animals this movie will get their attention.
I had heard from a few fellow bloggers who also had the opportunity to review this that some kids may find Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast to be a bit too dark. The movie does have a few moments that some kids may find frightening. The fairies are concerned about Pixie Hallow being destroyed, and there is a creature that is a little bit frightening looking when it gets horns. I watched the movie on my own before letting my daughter watch it, and would recommend you do the same if your child is more sensitive to moments of fear in a movie.
I always enjoy the incredible art work that goes into these films, and the music is always wonderful. It would have been nice to see a few more of the different characters from other Tinker Bell films to have made an appearance, but I’m sure we will see them again soon in whatever is being thought up next. I liked that this film is about friendship, and staying true to what you believe even if others do not agree with you. I may have even cried a bit when the movie ended.
If you have Tinker Bell fans in your home, who love all the fairies, they will definitely enjoy this one!
disclosure – I received a copy of the film in order to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are my own