Tinker Bell (or Tink for short) is the tritagonist in Peter Pan and its sequel and the main protagonist of its prequel spin-offs.
In the many years since her inception, Tinker Bell has become one of the main spokespersons for The Walt Disney Company and one of its most iconic characters (mostly known for flying towards the screen with a wand in her hand, waving it and causing pixie dust to fly out to the screen).
Since the release of the original Peter Pan, Tinker Bell has been known for being a silent character, up until the release of her own film, Tinker Bell. Since that film, Mae Whitman has voiced Tinker Bell.
When the film Peter Pan was in development, the filmmakers knew Tinker Bell couldn't have been a mere spot of light as she was portrayed in all previous Peter Pan incarnations. Tinker Bell was designed and animated by one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men, Marc Davis. Without the aid of a vocal performance, Marc relied on Tinker Bell's expressions for the animation, much like previous pantomime characters such as Pluto and Dopey. Upon the release of the film, Tinker Bell received critical acclaim and continued to shine as one of Disney's trademark characters.
Tinker Bell is described as a common fairy who is small, slender, hand-sized and fair-skinned. She is feisty and hot-tempered (with her body turning fiery red when angered), but also quite cute and beautiful. She has blue eyes, blonde hair worn in a bun and pointy ears. Though she sometimes has a jealous side and can be ill-behaved and vindictive, at other times she is helpful and kind to Peter. The extremes in her personality are explained by the fact that a fairy’s size prevents her from holding more than one emotion at a time.
Some fans have assumed that Tink has romantic feelings for Peter. However, that theory has been contradicted several times by Margaret Kerry, who has said, "Tinker Bell was never in love with Peter Pan, she was sort of a groupie. Peter would go on his adventures and she would get to go with him, and what she was really worried about with Wendy was that maybe he wouldn’t take her on the adventures anymore, he would take that ugly old girl! So that’s what she was jealous of."
She is usually seen wearing a green strapless dress with a mini skirt, green shoes with white puffs on her toes and clear, insect-like wings on her back. In the Disney Fairies franchise, she is sometimes seen wearing more tomboyish clothing, though it is clearly based on her original outfit.
As a fairy, Tink can fly and produce pixie dust, which allows others to fly. She is described as being a tinker, meaning that she mends pots and kettles and is shown to be very talented at it.
One night in London, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan visit the home of the Darling family as he accidentally left his living shadow there during one of his previous visits. Using her light, Tinker Bell scopes through the house. They eventually find the shadow, but accidentally wake Wendy Darling, the oldest Darling child, in the process. Wendy is heavily infatuated with the stories of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and appears to have a crush on the boy as well. This angers Tinker Bell, making her red with jealously and even calling Wendy a "big ugly girl". Soon enough, Wendy explains that she may never see Peter again as her father is forcing her to "grow up" and leave the Pan stories in the past.
Because Peter enjoys Wendy's stories of his adventures, he offers her a chance to stay in Never Land, where she'll never have to grow up. Tinker Bell is disgusted by the very idea, and refuses to bestow pixie dust upon Wendy and her brothers Micheal and John. However, Pete simply spanks the pixie dust out of Tink and unto the Darlings, giving them the ability to fly to Never Land. Once they've arrived, the group is attacked by Pan's nemesis Captain Hook. Peter orders Tink to take the Darlings to the island for safety, but Tink leaves them in her dust. She heads to Hangman's Tree where she, Peter, and the Lost Boys reside. She tells the boys that Pan has ordered them to shoot down the Wendy Bird.
The boys do as they thought they were told, and when Peter finds out, he is furious. Lost Boy Cubby reveals that it was Tink that gave them the order, and Peter banishes the fairy for a week as punishment. Later that night, Captain Hook's first mate, Mr. Smee, kidnaps Tink and takes her to Hook's ship where the captain attempts to toy with Tink's emotions to get her to reveal Peter's hideout. He tells her the pirates are planning on shanghaiing Wendy, and the plot makes Tink more than happy as, with Wendy out of the way, she and Peter can be together. She points the way to the hideout on the map, but before she completes this, she forces Hook to promise not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Pan.
Hook does as he is told, and captures Tink the moment she completes the map, trapping her in a lantern. The next morning, Wendy, her brothers, and the Lost Boys are captured and given the choices of becoming pirates, or walking the plank. Wendy convinces the boys to refuse the offer, in high hopes that Pan will save them. That's when Hook reveals his plot to plant a bomb in Peter's hideout, disguised as a gift from Wendy. When Tink hears this, she breaks free of her trap and heads for Hangman's Tree. There, she tries to warn Peter, but he brushes her claims off as nonsense. The bomb begins to ring rapidly, ready to explode, but Tink takes it away from Peter and sacrifices herself.
In the rubble of Hangman's Tree, Peter is safe, but Tink is fatally injured. Peter restores her life by telling her just how much she means to him. With Tink saved, Peter heads to the Jolly Roger to rescue his friends. A battle occurs, ending with Hook fleeing for his life from the crocodile, who ate his left hand and now wants the rest of the captain. With Hook defeated, Peter decides to escort Wendy home, having Tink sprinkle pixie dust all over Hook's ship.
Tinker Bell serves as one of the company’s mascots, representing The Magic of Disney and serves as the lead character in many of Disney’s anthology television shows (Disneyland, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, The Wonderful World of Disney, The Magical World of Disney, etc.) opening each program with pixie dust.
Tinker Bell appears at the very end of the film, helping Porky Pig close the movie with her pixie dust.
Tinker Bell made numerous cameo appearances in the animated series House of Mouse.
In "Goofy's Menu Magic", Mickey asks Tink to spy on Goofy in order to learn the secret to his delicious stew. Instead, Goofy accidentally uses Tink as an ingredient, creating flying stew which flooded the club. In "Chip N' Dale", Tink helps the Lost Boys open a bag of nuts. Right after, Pete demands her to open his bag, but she sprays him with pixie dust, causing him to fly uncontrollably. In "Donald Wants to Fly", Tink and Peter Pan helped Donald Duck fulfill his dream of flying. Tink can also be seen with Peter during Ludwig Von Drake's headcount of all the Disney character guests in "Ask Von Drake"--in that same episode, Tink assists Mickey in his attempt to prove that Von Drake couldn't possibly know everything.
In Mickey's Magical Christmas, Tink appears at the very end to close out the film. In Mickey's House of Villains, Tink restores the House of Mouse's logo after Mickey successfully foils the Disney villains.
Tink and Peter are having a normal day in Never Land when they stop by the Jolly Roger to visit Captain Hook. When they arrive, Hook claims to have Wendy held captive. Peter battles the evil pirate, but Hook throws "Wendy" overboard to be eaten by an octopus. Peter rushes down to save her and Tink follows close behind. When Pan seems to have finally met his end, he emerges from the water and Tink uses her pixie dust to lift the octopus and land him on Hook's ship. Peter and Tink then leave the scene to free the prisoner. Instead of Wendy, however, they find her daughter Jane. Tink takes an immediate disliking towards her, similar to her disliking of Wendy in the first film.
Pan decides to introduce her to the Lost Boys, but Jane quickly grows tired of their savage like behavior. She attempts to build a raft to return home, but Pan knows that the only way to leave Never Land is to fly. Tink reluctantly bestows pixie dust upon Jane, but the flight lessons end in failure. Jane loses her temper again when Pan and the boys begin to play rugby with her notepad. She tells Pan and the boys off and ever abolishes her belief of fairies. Jane's disbelief causes Tink to grow ill. When Slightly the Lost Boy gives her a check up, the gang learns that Tink will perish unless they get Jane to believe in fairies. Pan and the others then set out to find Jane and make her the very first Lost Girl.
Unfortunately, Jane made a deal with Hook. If she helps him locate his treasure, he'll give her a ride home on his ship that now has the ability to fly after Tinker Bell sprinkled her pixie dust all over it. Jane tricks the boys into playing treasure hunt, but after bonding with them, she changes her minds and discards the whistle she was meant to use to summon Hook once she found the treasure. Tootles the Lost Boy finds the whistle and innocently blows it, summoning Hook and his crew. Peter and the others are captured and Jane rushes back to Hangman's Tree to find Tink. It's too late, however, and Tinker Bell has died. Jane mourns the death of the pixie and her belief of fairies begins to arise. Tink is revived and the duo heads to the Jolly Roger to face Hook.
They arrive and find Peter locked on to an anchor about to be thrown overboard. Tink distracts Hook and Smee while Jane frees the Lost Boys and battle the pirates. Tink manages to get unconscious so Jane can try to retrieve the key. Hook awakens and attempts to kill Jane. Tink sprinkles pixie dust on her and she is able to escape through flight. Not only that, but she is also able to free Peter. Hook is defeated and Peter escorts Jane home. While there, Peter and Tink have a brief but heartwarming reunion with the now-adult Wendy. Afterwards, they head back to Never Land.
Tink makes an appearance in the animated short, sprinkling pixie dust on the entrance to a fashion show's runway, allowing the Disney characters that enter, to gain the bodies of world renowned fashion icons as they strut down the runway.
Confirmed by Adam Horowitz, Tinker Bell will appear in the next season three.
Tinker Bell films
The film Tinker Bell (in which she is the main protagonist and has her first major speaking role) tells of Tink's history before she met Peter Pan. According to the film, Tinker Bell was born from a baby's first laugh. She arrives at Pixie Hollow as a daffodil, located in Never Land, upon her 'birth' her talent is found by showing her a number of objects related to each fairy talent which will react to her if that is her talent. Ironically the only object she passes over when looking for her talent is the Tinkers hammer, but her inner talent is so strong that the hammer goes to her.
After hearing stories of the mainland, Tinker Bell becomes excited at the prospect of visiting in the springtime. She soon learns that only nature-talented fairies visit the mainland, and becomes determined to find a talent which would let her go. However, Tinker Bell's attempts at learning nature talents fail miserably. She alienates the other Tinkers in the work shop by saying she does not want to be a stupid tinker. However after her friends see Tinker Bell successfully repair a music box, they tell her that going to the main land shouldn't matter if tinkering is what she is good at. This does not make Tinker Bell feel better, and so she goes to Vidia for help. Vidia, who had been unintentionally humiliated by Tinker Bell earlier, tells Tink that capturing sprinting thistles would allow her to go to the mainland. In attempting to capture them, Tinker Bell ruins the preparations for spring after Vidia secretly interferes. After speaking with Terrence, she realizes the importance of a tinker's job.
Tinker Bell is able to redeem herself by inventing machines that speed up the spring preparations, allowing the other fairies to get back on schedule. As a reward, Queen Clarion allows Tinker Bell to go to the mainland with the nature fairies, to return the music box Tinker Bell had fixed earlier.
The nature-talent fairies are bringing to the mainland the season of leaves, hibernation, chilly breezes, and pumpkins: autumn. Meanwhile, Tinker Bell and dust-talent fairies like Terence are staying in Pixie Hollow. Tinker Bell is trying to make a "Pixie Express". But it fails just as she is called to meet Queen Clarion, Fairy Mary, and The Minister of Autumn.
They show her a magical moonstone and explain to her its powers. Every eight years, there is a blue harvest moon in Pixie Hollow. When the light of this moon passes through the moonstone, it creates blue pixie dust to rejuvenate the pixie dust tree. The Autumn Revelry is the associated event during which the fairies gather to collect the dust.
A new scepter is to be made to raise the moonstone, and Tinker Bell has been recommended. Although Tinker Bell has made mistakes in the past, Fairy Mary explains that tinker fairies learn from them, most of the time. Tinker Bell accepts the task, as well as help from Terence. But as the work on the scepter progresses, Tinker Bell begins to have trouble with Terence, who is trying too hard to be helpful. An accident occurs, causing the scepter and the stone to break. Tinker Bell sets out on in a balloon she's created to find a magic mirror, which, according to legend, granted two of three wishes before becoming lost. Tinker Bell intends to use the last wish to repair the moonstone.
Along the way, she meets Blaze, a brave firefly. Tinker Bell finally discovers the mirror, but she accidentally wastes the wish. She is found by Terence, who has been following her after discovering her plans and the fragments of the moonstone in her empty house.
Tinker Bell and Terence start back to Pixie Hollow. Along the way, Tinker Bell fixes the scepter using a white gem from the top of the mirror, the scepter pieces Terence has wisely brought, and the moonstone pieces, all set at just the right angle. She discovers the magic of friendship, humility, and love. Thanks to inspired teamwork with Terence, she is ready to give the scepter to Queen Clarion.
When she unveils the scepter, the assembled fairies are alarmed to see the fragments of the moonstone. However, the broken moonstone shards create an unexpected benefit: they increased the surface area through which the rays of the blue moon could pass, creating the most blue pixie dust ever seen in Pixie Hollow.
Like many other fairies from Pixie Hollow, Tink attends fairy camp on the mainland. When she attempts to go find some lost things, Vidia asks her if she's going to the human house, which isn't too far from camp. The question makes Tinker Bell curious and she eventually sneaks off. Vidia follows behind to watch over her. When Tink reaches the human house, she is amazed by their "horseless carriage". She takes the time to flitter around under the car, while Vidia tries to get her to leave. Eventually they do, but on their way back to camp, Tink and Vidia stumble upon a fairy sized house made by Elizabeth Griffiths, a human girl who wishes to meet a real fairy.
Tinker Bell immediately heads in to investigate, despite Vidia's constant warnings to leave. Tink claims it to be perfectly safe, so Vidia uses her wind to slam the door in an attempt to give Tink a little scare but it unintentionally locks Tink inside. When Lizzie begins to approach the house, Vidia tries to free Tink but it's no use. Lizzie discovers Tink inside the house and takes her to her home. She prepares to show her father, Dr. Griffiths, but upon witnessing all the butterflies he has pinned in display cases for research, she decides to keep Tink a secret. Meanwhile, Vidia rallies Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, Silvermist, Clank, and Bobble to rescue Tink.
Back at the human house, Lizzie's reveals her fascination of fairies to Tink. Tink is flattered by the child's obsession and, since it's raining outside, Tink decides to teach her nearly everything about fairies. She tells her how light fairies make rainbows, how animal fairies paint butterflies, and much more. They record their information in a new research book given to Lizzie by her father. During this time, Tink and Lizzie have grown a great friendship, but after a while, the rain dies down, and Tink is able to return to camp. She makes her way out but before she leaves, she watches Lizzie attempt to show her father the research.
Unfortunately, he's too busy fixing the house's leaks, as usual, to pay Lizzie any mind. Tinker Bell returns and decides to fix the leaks so Lizzie may spend more time with her father. After she does, she makes the choice to release a captive butterfly Lizzie's father was planning on showing to a group of scientists, which causes Lizzie to get grounded. To make up, Tink shows Lizzie how to fly, and when her father finds footprints on the ceiling, she tells him about Tink. He discards the claims and begins to throw all her fairy drawings, and research book, into the trash.
The sight angers Tink, and the tinker reveals herself, telling the father off while doing so (though he only hears jingles when she talks). The astonishing sight of a fairy prompts Dr. Griffiths to capture Tink, but Vidia arrives and pushes her out the way. Vidia is then taken by Dr. Griffiths to London for research, but Lizzie and the fairies are able to convince him to think otherwise, which he does. Vidia is freed, and she and Tink form a friendship. Lizzie and her father are now closer than ever.
When the Pixie Hollow Games arrive, Tinker Bell and Fairy Mary represent the tinker talent fairies, competing against all the other talents in the land. Eventually, Tink and Fairy Mary were eliminated, and when they were, Tink began to support the efforts of Rosetta and her teammate Chloe as garden fairies have a history of losing every year, with no wins whatsoever.
On an average day, Tink, Clank, and Bobble were weaving baskets that were to be sent to the Winter Woods, via snowy owl messengers. Tinker Bell develops a fascination for the Winter Woods and begins to wonder what it's like. Clank and Bobble inform her that warm fairies are prohibited from crossing the border line to the Woods. Just then, Fawn arrives chasing after a rabbit who's afraid of crossing over for the winter season. Tink offers to help, believing animal fairies (and those that assists them) are allowed to cross the border to escort the animal. However, when they arrive, Fawn explains that animal fairies only see the animals off. Fawn then tries to wake a sleeping animal, and Tink takes the opportunity to cross over.
When she does, her wings begin to glow out of nowhere. Fawn then uses Tink's fishing rod-type invention to reel the tinker back to the warm side of the border. Fawn rushes Tink the healing talent fairies when she notices Tink's wings half frozen. Silvermist, Iridessa, Vidia, and Rosetta meet with the two and Tink tries to tell them about the glowing wings. None of her friends believe the story, so Tink goes through some of fairy history books to learn about glowing wings. She finds the "Wingology" book but the chapter on sparkling wings has been eaten by a bookworm. Tink then asks a nerdy sparrow man information, but he claims only the keeper knows about glowing wings.
The keeper lives in the Winter Woods however, so Tink stows away on one of the baskets being sent over to the Woods. When she arrives, she loses the Wingology book, and the said book is found by a frost sparrow man named Sled. Lord Milori, the ruler of the Winter Woods, tells Sled to send the book over to the keeper. Tink follows and meets the keeper, and a frost talent fairy named Periwinkle. When Tink and Periwinkle meet, their wings begin to glow, just like when Tink first crosses the border. The keeper, whews name turns out to be Dewey, discovers that Tink and Peri were born from the same laugh, thus making them sisters. The two fairies are more than happy to begin bonding, but Lord Milori arrives and informs Dewey that if a warm fairy crosses the border, send them back as it's too cold.
Tink and Peri decided that one day wouldn't hurt. They spend time enjoying activities and Tink even meets some of Peri's friends. After a near death experience however, Dewey also agrees that it's too dangerous. Tink and Peri are forced to part ways, but Tink tells Peri to meet her at the border the next day. That night, Tink gathers her friends to secretly create a snow maker machine. The machine will allow Peri to see the warm regions of Pixie Hollow. Tink also plans on introducing Peri to Queen Clarion, hoping the Queen would abolish the border law upon hearing how Tink and Peri are sisters. The following day, the machine proves to be a success for a short time. Peri meets Tink's friends and is given a periwinkle flower by Rosetta as a gift, which Peri frosts. After a while, Peri became too hot and her wings began to shrivel.
Peri is taken back to the Winter Woods where her wings are able to recover. Queen Clarion and Lord Milori arrive and only enforce the border law further after learning about Periwinkle's event. If a warm fairy enters winter, their wings would freeze and break. If a frost fairy enter warm regions, their wings would shrivel and decay. Tink and Peri say there goodbyes as they are forced to never see each other again. Queen Clarion explains to Tink that when Pixie Hollow was young, two fairies from separate regions fell in love and crossed the border. One broke a wing, and was unable to fly forever. That is when Queen Clarion created the law.
The next morning, a small portion of the warm regions of Pixie Hollow have been frozen as a result of the ice machine going berserk. Tink and her friends destroy the machine but the weather has been thrown off, and Pixie Hollow continues to freeze. Tink and the others evacuate all the fairies and animals to shelters. Tink then realized that the periwinkle flower Rosetta gave to Peri never died as a result of being preserved in frost. Tink flies over to the Winter Woods to get Peri and her friends to preserve the Pixie Dust Tree, which is being threatened by the dropping temperature.
The frost talents do so and the Pixie Dust Tree, and the rest of Pixie Hollow, is saved. The frost melts within minutes of being shined on by the sun, and all is seemingly well. However, when Tink traveled into the Winter Woods, she broke her wing. Peri and Tink connect their wings, which magically heals the shredded wing. Queen Clarion and Lord Milori then reveal that they were the two fairies that fell in love, and decided to allow Tinker Bell and Periwinkle to continue seeing each other. In the end, all warm fairies are allowed to cross the border when the frost talents perverse their wings. Tink and Peri are then seen celebrating the newfound unity with their friends.
In this upcoming spring 2014 film, Tink and her friends magically switch talents, with Tinker Bell becoming a water fairy.
Tinker Bell has appeared in a numerous amount of video games. Some of the games she appears in include those from the Peter Pan franchise as well as the Disney Fairies franchise. She is also prominent in crossover games such as Disney Universe. Tink also appears in Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.
After Tinker Bell is captured by Captain Hook, Terra tricks the pirate into handing him her cage, and releases her.
Later, Ventus arrives at Never Land and runs into the pixie. He is stunned by her beauty, but discovers that she is holding an item his friend had misplaced, a Star Shard. Ventus then politely asked for her to hand it over to him. She refuses, and turns to fly away, but after a stern warning from Peter Pan, she reluctantly returns it to Ven. She is also shown kicking him, knocking him over and later being caught by Captain Hook. Later on, when Aqua arrives and tries to join Peter Pan's hunt for treasure, she disapproves but reluctantly gives in after Peter Pan argues with her.
Tinker Bell is introduced to Sora, Donald, and Goofy when they meet Peter Pan in the hold of Captain Hook's galleon. Tinker Bell informs Peter that she has located Wendy (she, however, has a deep jealousy for Wendy, due to her growing relationship with Peter). Tinker Bell later sprinkles the trio with her pixie dust for later use of flight. Peter rescues Wendy and flies off somewhere, leaving Tinker Bell and the others to fight for themselves.
Tinker Bell is then captured by Hook and held hostage in a lantern - her life or the Keyblade is Hook's demand. Sora walks the plank instead and flies thanks to happy thoughts. Peter returns and saves Tinker Bell from Smee. After Captain Hook takes the plunge and is defeated, Tinker Bell reappears and tells Peter of something happening at the clock tower in London. They go to the clock tower (Big Ben) in London where Sora seals the Keyhole. Tinker Bell seems to approve of Peter and Wendy's friendship at last and Peter asks Sora to take Tinker Bell with him as an ally. Tinker Bell is delighted to go with Sora as a summon.
Tinker Bell, from Sora's memories, appears in the Neverland floor in Castle Oblivion. Tinker Bell is first seen in the beginning when Sora, Donald, and Goofy entered Captain Hook's ship. She took the three to see Peter Pan to help him find Wendy on the ship. After the fight with Captain Hook, Tinker Bell sees Sora and the others and gives them her summon card.
When Roxas was sent out to eliminate a Wavecrest Heartless in Neverland, he soon met Tinker Bell. Tinker Bell then asked Roxas for help to stop Captain Hook and Smee's plan. She gave him the ability to fly. After, she then flew to Hook's ship. Sometime later, Roxas and Axel came to Never Land to eliminate Artful Flyers. They soon met up with Tinker Bell, who was mad at Roxas for not following her last time he came. She soon helped Roxas and Axel fly, thinking that they might help her this time. She then flew off, with Roxas behind her, he was soon stopped by Axel to continue their mission.
A few day's later, Roxas returned to Never Land to eliminate a Phantomtail. Shortly after his arrival, he witnessed the capture of Tinker Bell by Hook and Smee and returned to there ship. Roxas, deciding to hold off his mission until she was safe, snuck into Hook's ship. After Hook and Smee left Hook's cabin, Roxas snuk into the cabin and released Tink from the lamp. Tink then showed Roxas a piece of a map that Hook had torn apart, which had a circle marked on it, showing where one of the treasures that Smee dug up was. Needing to look at that spot marked on the map piece, Roxas asked Tinker Bell if she could help him fly again.
Agreeing with his question, Tink helped Roxas fly again, and she soon flew off to safety after Roxas advised her to. The next day, Roxas returned to eliminate an unknown heartless threat. Tink soon appeared again, giving him the ability to fly again and defeat the Ruler of the Sky. After the Ruler of the Sky's defeat, it then crashed landed on to Hook's ship and badly damaged it, much to Tink's enjoyment.
Tinker Bell plays a role in the Peter Pan's Flight mini-game. She also appears in the Pixie Hollow mini-game during Fawn's story and makes an appearance during the Mickey's Soundsational Parade mini-game.
Prior to 2005, the only appearances for Tinker Bell at the Disney theme parks were in the nightly fireworks shows, in which she would fly from one side of the park to the other through the fireworks, started by Walt Disney himself.
The character also appeared in Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams at Disneyland, the Enchanted Adventures Parade at the Mickey's Pirates and Princess Party hard-ticket events at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Fantillusion nighttime parade at Disneyland Paris and, as of 2009, she now appears as the lead character in the Main Street Electrical Parade, replacing the Blue Fairy. She also appeared in the Walt Disney Cinema Parade at Walt Disney Studios Paris before that event ended in 2008.
This all changed following the release of the Tinker Bell film, when Disneyland converted Ariel’s Grotto into a representation of Pixie Hollow with the character having meet-and-greets, along with a few of her fairy friends. There have also been additional meet-and-greets with Tink and the fairies at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Also in Hong Kong Disneyland, Tink can be a part of meet-and-greet. Tink can also be seen in Believe on board the Disney Dream.
She is therefore a meetable character in the parks; occasionally, the skirt of her dress gets very short.
Tink has her own spell card in the attraction Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom known as "Tinker Bell's Pixie Dust".
Back To Neverland
This theme park theatrical cartoon was produced by Walt Disney Studios, BRC Imagination Arts in 1989 and featuring Tourist/Lost Boy, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Crocodile. A tourist in a Goofy hat (the actor Robin Williams) is magically transformed into a cartoon "lost boy" so that he can learn firsthand how animation is produced. Little Robin is happy about his transformation until his host- Walter Cronkite- drops him into a background painting of a pirate ship. Robin encounters Captain Hook himself, who wants to know where Peter Pan is hiding. Tinker Bell and the Crocodile show up and help save little Robin from the notorious pirate captain. Robin compares Tink to Barbara Streisand at one point.
In Disneyland Paris, Tinker Bell is called fourth by Peter Pan to help restore the released magic to the Second Star to the Right and defeat Captain Hook and the Disney Villains. After successfully doing so, Peter, Wendy and Tink enjoy a flight together.
Tink also has a central place in the Peter Pan’s Flight attractions at the Disney Theme Parks (with the exception of Hong Kong Disneyland), all of which are located within Fantasyland. The original version at Disneyland was one of the first attractions to open with that park in 1955.
Tinker Bell is summoned by Sorcerer Mickey towards the end of the show to restore the river after the Disney villains are defeated.
- Main article: Disney Fairies
In 2005, Tinker Bell became the lead character for her own line of licensed products called Disney Fairies. This program, a spin-off of the popular Disney Princess line (which she was a part of before this new franchise started) includes toys, accessories, clothing, Halloween costumes, books and a direct-to-video movie series. The first book in the series, titled Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, was written by Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine. In it, Tinker Bell, who lives in a secret place within Never Land called Pixie Hollow, and three of her fairy friends are faced with the task of protecting the egg responsible for keeping Never Land's inhabitants young.
Although she had been capable of speaking in Disney comics, Tinker Bell never had a voice in Disney films and television shows, always having been mute and using pantomime to communicate with humans. This changed with the release of her self-titled direct-to-video movie, which takes place before the events of the 1953 Peter Pan film. Late actress Brittany Murphy was initially chosen to provide Tink’s voice in the film; however, due to scheduling conflicts, she was replaced by Mae Whitman, who said in an interview with USA Today:
"Kids will like Tink’s energy and feistiness because it never comes from a malicious place. It’s always out of the goodness of her heart."
Other voices in this film include Anjelica Huston as Queen Clarion, Raven-Synome (of Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven) as Iridessa, Kristin Chenoweth as Rosetta, America Ferrera as Fawn, British actress Jane Horrocks as Fairy Mary, Loreena McKennitt as the narrator, Jesse McCartney as Terence and Kathy Najimy as the Minister of Summer. Several sequels followed. A preview clip of the movie aired on ABC during a telecast of Peter Pan on July 26, 2008. In the clip, Tink tries to teach a baby bird to take flight, with embarrassing results. The television debut of the film aired on November 30, 2008 on Disney Channel.
Disney Fairies books
In The Trouble with Tink, Tink lost her hammer in a game of fairy tag. She borrowed a hammer from a carpenting-talent fairy, but it was too big and ruined everything she had fixed. After so many mistakes, the other fairies began to think that she had lost her talent, including Terence and Queen Clarion. Even the other tinker-talents decided that Angus and Zuzu would fix Queen Clarion's bathtub instead of Tink. Worried about seeing Peter Pan, she tells Terence what happened and he offers to go with her.
When they got there, Peter pretended that he had mistaken them for butterflies, saying he was going to catch them and put them in his butterfly collection. Peter thought the prank was extremely funny, but neither Tink nor Terence shared the sentiment. However, giving back Tinker Bell's spare hammer made her think much more fondly of him again and she promised - and meant - to visit him again soon.
At the beginning of Vidia and the Fairy Crown, when she is seen talking to Rani about the Queen's arrival day party, Vidia makes a comment that she wished to steal the Queen's crown. Tink later accuses Vidia of taking it when it goes missing. She appears again at the end during Vidia's hearing, accusing her again.
In Rani and the Mermaid Lagoon, Tink comforts Rani when she is not allowed to do the top fountain for the Fairy Dance, because of Mother Dove's wings. At the dance, Rani causes a disaster when she falls off Mother Dove's back and Tink, Fira and Terence save her. Rani runs away and Tink tries unsuccessfully to find her. When Rani comes back, Tink is excited to she her again.
In Fira and the Full Moon, she appears during the arrival of Sparkle, Helios and Glory. While Tink was showing Fira her kettle that she fixed, the triplets burnt a metal sheet of Tink's. But Tink was too caught up in fixing it to be mad.
Tink was seen briefly during dinner in Prilla and the Butterfly Lie, when Queen Clarion announced the outbreak of fairy pox.
She appears briefly in Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse at the fairy picnic, playing games with the other fairies.
In Iridessa, Lost at Sea, Tink helps Iridessa with ideas about how to get rid of the fairies' owl problem. They have a fight about what they should do, Tink went to find a bottle and Iridessa went after her. They accidently got trapped in the bottle and thrown off the ship. They encounter several creatures along the way including a sea turtle, the mermaids Numi and Oola then a colorful crab. They made a boat out of the bottle than washed along the shore when Beck found them and helped them back to Pixie Hollow. The light-talents then helped put sunbeams in the bottle to scare away the owl, they had put the bootle in this nest forcing him to leave.
In Four Clues for Rani, she had teamed up with Prilla for the Fairy Treasure Hunt. She felt bad for not being Rani's partner, but had thought that she already had one.
- Tinker Bell makes a cameo appearance amongst other fairies in the film, The Black Cauldron.
- In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, just before the song There's a Party Here in Agrabah, Genie briefly transforms into Tinker Bell.
- For the direct-to-DVD video movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Tinker Bell was given her first new outfit in over 50 years, which reflects the Autumn setting of the movie. According to Klay Hill, the director of the movie, the tomboyish look of the outfit still reveals the curves she has had since her first appearance in 1953. Her outfit is consisting of a hat, cape, long sleeve top, leggings and boots with her familiar pompoms.
- Tinker Bell acts like the Auto-Life from the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, reviving Sora if his HP is depleted.
- Tinker Bell is similar to Ray from The Princess and the Frog in the sense of when both feel jealousy, both colors turn to red.
- In the 1990s Tinker Bell appeared with a wand in the logos "Disney at Christmas" and "Disney at Easter" for ITV's Disney Christmas and Easter Movies.
- On October 25, 2009, an event was held at the United Nations world headquarters in New York City for the world premiere of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. Just before the screening of the movie, Kiyo Akasaka, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information, introduced her to the audience, while Director Klay Hall and Producer Sean Lurie gave her a plaque for the work that she has done promoting environmental conservation and, perhaps most notably, for her work in a campaign for the Ad Council that she was in. , 
- In 2010, Tinker Bell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Tinker Bell was once part of the official Disney Princess line-up, but was later pulled from that franchise when the Disney Fairies franchise was created.
- Tinker Bell is also considered one of a few Disney mascots along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
- The only non-fairy characters known to understand Tinker Bell completely are Peter Pan and Captain Hook, though the Lost Boys understand her to a degree.
- Despite being one of Disney's most beloved icons (and performers), Tinker Bell has never sung, nor has she had a song that can be easily attributed to her sung by another character or off-screen.
- According to the Disneystrology book, her birthday would be on June 21th. However, according to the movies, this is impossible, due to the fact that in the first movie her birth was shown to be right at the end of Winter in the Northern hemisphere (March).
- In the Secret of the Wings, there is a scene where Tink and Periwinkle list off things they have in common with markings on an ice wall. If one were to count all the markings, it would show that the two sisters have 120 things in common with each other.
- Tink is referenced in Skye Sweetnam's song "Baby Doll Gone Wrong".
- Tink has been featured on more Peter Pan merchandise than any other character in the movie.
- Main article: Tinker Bell/Gallery
- UN casts Disney's Tinker Bell to raise environmental awareness among children. Published 25 October 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2012
- THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND THE ADVERTISING COUNCIL ENLIST DISNEY’S ICONIC FAIRY, TINKER BELL, TO HELP INSPIRE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRACTICES AMONGST TODAY’S YOUTH. Accessed via PRNewswire. Published 17 September 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2012
- Disney's HooZoo - Tinker Bell
- Tinker Bell on the Official Disney Fairies website
- Tinker Bell on the Disney Fairies Wiki
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