As it follows Tinker Bell on her quest for the Lost Mirror of Incanta, the second installment of the Disney Fairies collection explores the ideas of friendship and forgiveness.
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure takes place about six months after Tinker Bell finishes; the nature talent fairies bring autumn to the mainland while Pixie Hollow prepares for the Autumn Revelry. Charged with tinkering a new Fall Scepter, Tinker Bell must find a way to repair the moonstone (used to create blue dust) when it breaks.
Along the way, we meet Terence – Tink’s Dust-Keeper bestie (Jesse McCartney) – who appeared briefly in the first movie as the sparrow-man responsible for pouring dust on Tinker Bell when she first arrived in Pixie Hollow; Blaze, a tough-guy firefly; and a couple of trolls who show Tinker Bell what forgiveness really looks like.
The Tinker Bell franchise does a wonderful job of representing women and girls well. None of the characters is perfect, but they’re all well developed. Again, the fairies could be more ethically and racially diverse since most of the named and speaking fairies aren’t characters of color, but they do include more plus-sized fairies this time around.
Since it’s a Disney movie, we already know there’ll be a happy ending, but there are some moments in the quest and adventure parts that keep you on the edge of your seat.
Again, the messages are on point: Tinker Bell and Terence both learn to own up to their mistakes and forgive each other, Tink’s tinkering talent (and a new way of looking at things) saves the day again, and the Autumn Revelry is a rousing success.
A Few Annoying Bits
When Queen Clarion and Fairy Mary praise Tinker Bell for her brilliance in “breaking the moonstone apart,” Tink and Terence share a laugh, and Tink “gets away” with having broken it. I know that a revelation of her actions at this point in the flick isn’t good for pace, but they could just have left out the praise piece.
We’re treated to a delightful song and show to learn about the mirror, bur as the singing fairy holds a note at the end, the animation meant to show a vibrato on her lip is ridiculously over the top. Yes, lips/jaws/etc. tend to move with a vibrato, especially when the singer can’t control it (I’m looking at you Eddie Redmayne), BUT it’s unnecessary and distracting here.
Amusing Side Pieces
Clank and Bobble never disappoint, and neither do the trolls voiced by the same actors. Rob Paulsen and Jeff Bennett bring it every time.
The rest of Tink’s friends preparing for the Revelry provide some wonderful comic relief, and a teeny polliwog might steal the entire show from everyone else.
Bottom Line: Lost Treasure is a perfect way to spend a bit more than an hour with your family.
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