Secret of the Wings Flitterific Fairies Double Pack Review #DisneyFairies #DisneyInHomeBloggers
On October 23rd 2012, the newest adventure in the Disney Fairies franchise, Secret of the Wings came to Bluray/DVD combo pack with digital and 3D versions available as well. I’m not always a huge 3D fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed that my first experience with this film was getting to see it in 3D. Now I am wishing that I had a 3D player at home so I can see it in that format again!
Secret of the Wings is actually the first of any of the Tinker Bell Disney Fairies films that I have seen; Tinker Bell is my favorite Disney character, and I just wasn’t sure how I felt about a more modern version of a classic character that I love so much. I now have a completely new attitude about an updated Tinker Bell, and owe it all to Secret of the Wings.
Like all of the other films featuring Tinker Bell and her friends, Secret of the Wings takes place before Tinker Bell meets Peter Pan. It’s also set in Never Land, which I think is really cool; Never Land is one of my favorite fantasy worlds, and I love exploring it through any means possible.
Secret of the Wings begins with Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) and her fairy friends helping the animals to cross the bridge to the Winter Woods. The Warm fairies are not allowed to cross with the animals, so Tinker Bell gets as close to the edge of the boundary as she can. When she does, something mysterious happens: her wings begin to sparkle!
Tinker Bell hits the books to discover what might have caused her wings to sparkle, and learns that her only hope of getting any answers is the Keeper, a Winter fairy who wrote the book on wings. If Tinker Bell wants to learn why her wings sparkle, she will have to journey into the forbidden Winter Woods.
Once Tinker Bell ventures into the Winter Woods, she discovers that she has a sister, Periwinkle (Lucy Hale). Now that they have found one another, they don’t want to be apart, but the rulers of their separate worlds forbid them from seeing each other ever again. Will Tinker Bell and Periwinkle find a way to exist in each other’s world, or will it come at too high a price?
I’ve now seen Secret of the Wings a total of three times. I was lucky enough to attend a screening at our local movie theatre, and even though I had watched the Bluray with Zoe at home, I wanted her to see it on the big screen just like I had. The theatre experience was fantastic; Zoe got some adorable Tinker Bell and Periwinkle zipper pulls, and other little girls were wearing their fairy wings throughout the entire film. Zoe was disappointed that hers were at home, and I was sad I hadn’t thought to let her bring them.
Secret of the Wings is a movie that I think any parent will not mind seeing over and over again. There are plenty of deeper themes that adults will pick up on more easily than children; I appreciated that the film makers gave this story so much depth. I may be the one who ends up watching it on repeat instead of Zoe!
Pixie Hollow Games Bonus Adventure This short film features the fairies of Pixie Hollow participating in their own version of the Olympics. Rosetta (Megan Hilty) makes an unlikely new friend, and discovers that there is more to her than she even realized.
Great Divide Music Video The McClain Sisters are the perfect musical talent to sing this song! They are sisters just like Tinker Bell and Periwinkle. The art direction in this music video is magical, and is a perfect fit for Secret of the Wings.
Dig Down Deeper Music Video This song is featured in the Pixie Hollow Games Bonus Adventure, and is performed by Zendaya.
Pixie Preview: Fright Light Do you wonder what Halloween might be like in Pixie Hollow? Check out this very short feature for a glimpse.
Disclosure: I was provided with an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to attend a special screening of this film. No other compensation was received. Pictures are used with permission by Disney. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.