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DVD Review: TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure

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TinkerBell and the Lost Treasure is definitely a Disney movie, but sadly is more for the younger set and doesn’t offer much in the way of entertainment for adults. Of course, there’s a lot of entertainment gained by watching your youngsters have fun and not have to worry about keeping up with plot twists or rapid-fire dialogue.

The plot centers around TinkerBell’s task to create a new scepter using a special gem, which sounds more fun than it actually turns out to be. Once the action gets underway, the film improves a lot, but there’s a lot of setup that has to be gone through first.

Her firefly companion shines (yep, that was a joke) in his role. I loved the part where Tink wraps his fanny up so that he serves more or less as a flashlight.

While the story remains in Pixie Hollow, there’s plenty to see and a lot of characters get introduced, but they’re not really that important to the overall story. The artwork (computer generated) is amazing and looks bright and vibrant. Kids will love seeing the pixies interacting with all the animals and the explosions of fairy dust and action.

As always, there’s a lot of music in this movie. The opening song is exciting and energetic. The sound on the DVD is fantastic and will roll through surround sound systems.

Kids will also enjoy all the various mechanical contrivances of the fairy world. I especially enjoyed the quitting bell where the bug gets tossed into the flower. There are a lot of sight gags that will keep kids amused before the main action keeps into play.

With the invention of the Pixie Dust Express, TinkerBell proves that her name is well-earned, though none of her mechanical skills were brought out in any of the Peter Pan films I saw or books that I read.

However, with the fun storytelling, the animals, the magic powers, and the semi-scary villains, this is the perfect DVD for a family night with little kids. Ages 4 to 8 will probably be best entertained.

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