8.3 C
New York
Friday, December 4, 2020
Advertisement

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Region: A
  • Rating: G
  • Discs: 2 (Blu-ray+DVD)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Release Date: September 21, 2010
  • List Price: $39.99

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003DKJ5ZU[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue -

Purchase Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Tinker

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:2.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:3.5/5]

Click thumbnails for high-resolution 1920X1080p screen captures

(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:2.5/5]

Disney sure does know how to build a franchise and generate lots of money. I’m certain I’d heard several years back that the studio was getting out of the direct-to-video business, but, of course, that would mean leaving a lot of cash on the table. Their Disney Fairies line, fronted by the newly designed and re-imagined, previously incidental character Tinker Bell has been a moneymaking juggernaut that the kids, particularly the little girls, can’t seem to get enough of. My cousin’s little girl is a Tinker Bell fanatic, so I somewhat have personal experience in this area. So, basically, when any new Tinker Bell video arrives, it is practically a guaranteed success, as I am certain Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue will be.

The film hardly attains the quality of a Disney or, let’s face it, the real animation powerhouse arm of Disney these days, Pixar animated feature in either story development or animation style. The CGI motion is a little on the jerky side and the story is all fluff and hardly well thought out, but as far as direct-to-video goes it is still a cut above the rest and better than Disney has done in the past.

This time out, Disney’s consistently mischievous tinker fairy gets herself into trouble when she wanders into a little fairy house built by a human child named Lizzy, whilst away at fairy camp. When she’s discovered and captured by the little human girl and unable to fly away, the rest of her friends from Pixie Hollow must launch a rescue that leads them all the way to London, while Tinker herself develops a friendly bond with the little fairy-obsessed girl who captured her.

Clocking in at just under eighty-minutes, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is just long enough to keep the little ones happy, but not long enough to get them restless. Parents won’t be entertained by this as they would by the likes of Up, but it’s wholesome family entertainment they won’t need to worry about sitting their children in front of.

Video Quality

[Rating:4.5/5]

The film’s colorful palette pops nicely in this 1.78:1 AVC/MPEG-4 1080p encoding from Disney. For a direct-to-video release, you can’t get much better than this. The detail is sharp in the CGI source and artifacts due to the encoding are nonexistent. I spotted some slight aliasing in the CGI, but that is not a consequence of the encoding.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4.5/5]

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack provides an engulfing and balanced mix filled with the sounds of Pixie Hollow in the surround channels and clean dialogue in the center. Discrete sounds and ambience balance nicely, low frequencies extend and highs are smooth and relaxed.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:3.5/5]

The supplements are all in high definition and they offer a good combination of behind-the-scenes featurettes, sneak peeks, and activities for the film’s target audience.

The supplements provided with this release are:

  • Tangled: Exclusive Sneak Peek (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:03.39) — A sneak peak at Disney’s net animated feature, based on Repunzel.
  • Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director Brad Raymond and Producer Helen Kalafatic (1080p; 0:14.44) — Unfinished scenes and storyboards cut from the movie.
  • Music & More:
    • “How to Believe” music video performed by Bridgit Mendler (1.78:1; 1080p/24; Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Games & Activities:
    • Fairy Field Guide Builder
  • Backstage Disney:
    • Design a Fairy House (1.78:1; 1080p/24; 0:01.52) — Kids design their own fairy houses at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival and pixiehollow.com.
  • BD-Live
  • DVD — Standard Definition DVD of the movie.

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3.5/5]

Tinker Bell arrives for another home video adventure that the little ones are sure to enjoy and the parents can be assured will be appropriate for them. The Blu-ray release is top-notch and offers additional activities to keep the kids occupied, so, for families with younger kids, particularly girls, this is a definite winner.

Additional Screen Captures:

[amazon-product align=”right”]B003DKJ5ZU[/amazon-product]

BestBuy.com:
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue -

Purchase Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Tinker

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Join the Discussion on Our Forum

Advertisement

Related Articles

HBO Original: The Undoing (TV Series Review)

David E. Kelley gives us an open-and-shut murder case that will be unlikely to fool most of its viewers with The Undoing.

FX Original Black Narcissus (TV Series Review)

A buttoned-up remake of the classic 'Black Narcissus' in the form of a 3-episode series that portrays the physical and emotional struggle of English nuns to establish a school in a remote palace in the Himalayas.

Perry Mason: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

A complex neo-noir origin story for the famous criminal defense attorney gets a gorgeous Blu-ray release from Warner Bros.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

301FansLike
0FollowersFollow
723FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment “screeners” and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

HBO Original: The Undoing (TV Series Review)

David E. Kelley gives us an open-and-shut murder case that will be unlikely to fool most of its viewers with The Undoing.

FX Original Black Narcissus (TV Series Review)

A buttoned-up remake of the classic 'Black Narcissus' in the form of a 3-episode series that portrays the physical and emotional struggle of English nuns to establish a school in a remote palace in the Himalayas.

Perry Mason: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Review)

A complex neo-noir origin story for the famous criminal defense attorney gets a gorgeous Blu-ray release from Warner Bros.

Popeye: 40th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)

An excellent release on Blu-ray of this long maligned but still fun to watch film.

The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review)

The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy is arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD remastered in Dolby Vision and overseen by Peter...
%d bloggers like this: