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Disney Fairies is a Disney franchise built around the character of Tinker Bell, as Disney portrayed her in their 1953 animated film Peter Pan and subsequently adopted as a mascot for the company. In addition to the fictional fairy character created by J. M. Barrie, the franchise introduces many new characters and their home of Pixie Hollow, and expands substantially upon the limited information the author gave about the fairies in Never Land. The characters are sometimes referred to as "Never Fairies". The franchise includes a line of Disney Fairies books, graphic novels, a web site, and a series of Tinker Bell films featuring the famous character and several of the Disney fairies as supporting characters.

Much like the story of Peter Pan (with the play version and the novel version fighting for primary status, and a couple movie versions probably trumping them both), there is something of a conflict between the various media in which the Disney Fairies appear. The books were released first, and give an earthy, organic presentation to the fairies, decorating them in flower petals and other bits of nature. With a few tent-pole books and lots of chapter books, they introduce a host of characters, with Tinker Bell often reduced to a supporting character. The digitally-animated movies came later, and focus on Tink as the box-office star. Rather than developing the same "best friends of Tink" supporting cast from the books, they raise a handful of fairies who received less attention in the books to "best friend" status, and the digital animation gives the whole world all brighter, slicker, more sparkly feel. As the updated logo reflects, with more money at stake and more people involved, the franchise has become "more Disney".

Tinker Bell had originally been included in the company's "Disney Pricesses" franchise, which was built around the theme that so many of Disney's female protagnoists were princesses or princess-like. Including Tink only made sense if you weren't familiar with the character; Barrie specifically described her as being "common", and she never set her sights on a prince. Even Disney's version was less than lady-like. Plus, there was so much opportunity in developing a whole new mythology. One stumbling block has been the additional meaning that fairy picked up in the 20th century; while Disney doesn't hesitate to call their female characters by that name, they invented the term sparrow man which they sometimes use for male fairies, and their long-standing synonym pixie is given to Pixie Hollow, the fairies' home.

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Setting

The Home Tree in Pixie Hollow
The Home Tree in Pixie Hollow

In Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird, in which he introduced the mythos of Peter Pan and the fairies, he wrote, "When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies." The Disney Fairies are based on a similar idea: every time a newborn baby laughs for the first time, that laugh travels out into the world, and those that make their way to Never Land turn into a fairy.

The fairies generally reside in the Home Tree, a towering tree located in the heart of Pixie Hollow in Never Land. Various groups of fairies work and live nearby as well. Most of the fairy characters are young and female, but older and male characters are also included. The males are sometimes referred to as "sparrow men", though the term "fairies" is used to refer to both female and male characters.

Characters

The Disney Fairies books introduced a large cast of fairies, with a variety of personalities, ethnicities, talents, etc, intended for young girls to each relate to a fairy similar to them. Several of them had roles in the two novels, and a series of chapter books were published, each focusing on a different fairy character. Some of these fairies appear only in "their" book. The Tinker Bell movies have focused on a smaller set of fairies, effectively elevating them to the "stars" of the line.

In the movies

The fairies featured in the Tinker Bell films
The fairies featured in the Tinker Bell films
  • Tinker Bell, also known as "Tink", is a tinker-talent fairy, the sassy but spunky central character.
  • Silvermist is a water-talent fairy of East Asian appearance.
  • Rosetta is a garden-talent fairy, a redhead who speaks in a southern accent.
  • Fawn is an animal-talent fairy, with a long braid and a tomboy personality.
  • Iridessa is a light-talent fairy of African appearance.
  • Fairy Mary is a teacher-talent fairy, a bit plump with chestnut curls.
  • Bobble is a tinker-talent sparrow man, small with large goggles.
  • Clank is also a tinker-talent sparrow man, large and not very bright.
  • Terence is a dust-talent sparrow man, who hands out pixie dust to other fairies each day. He also has a crush on Tink.
  • Vidia is a fast-flying fairy, with long black hair and violet dress.
  • Lyria is a story-teller fairy, Pixie Hollow's equivalent of a troubadour.
  • Fairy Gary is the boss of all dust-talent fairies, who, is although very serious when it comes to fairy dust, loves to joke around. He always reminds everyone that they are allowed exactly one cup of fairy dust per day, no more, and no less. He is sort of husky, and talks that way, too.

In the books

fairies from the Disney Fairies books
fairies from the Disney Fairies books
  • Bess is an art-talent fairy, responsible for Mother Dove's annual portrait.
  • Fira is a light-talent fairy, responsible for training all the fireflies that light Pixie Hollow.
  • Lily is a garden-talent fairy of African appearance, with the most beautiful garden in Pixie Hollow.
  • Prilla is a clapping-talent fairy, the only one of her kind in Pixie Hollow.
  • Rani is a water-talent fairy, who gave up her wings to save Mother Dove, becoming the only fairy who can swim.
  • Viola is a summoning fairy, dispatched to summon another fairy with her kazoo whenever Queen Clarion needs to see them.
  • Dulcie is a baking-talent fairy; the only thing Dulcie loves more than making delicious treats is watching other fairies eat them.
  • Iris is a garden-talent fairy.
  • Tor is a male story-teller fairy.
  • Pluck is a harvest-talent fairy.
  • Orren Is a mining-talent fairy.
  • Luna is a light-talent fairy.
  • Pell is a harvest-talent fairy.
  • Twire is a scrap-metal talent fairy.
  • Cinda, Liesel, Rhia, and Grace are the Queen's helper-talent fairies who make sure everything is in tip-top shape for her.
  • Ginger is a baking-talent fairy.
  • Quill is an art-talent fairy who is quiet and shy.
  • Hem is a dress-making fairy.
  • Violet is a dyeing-talent who is best friends with Bess.
  • Zuzu is a server-talent fairy who is very loyal to her job.
  • Spring is a spunky message-talent fairy.
  • Myka is a scouting-talent fairy.
  • Clover is a writer-talent fairy.
  • Mother Dove is a magical dove whose egg is responsible for keeping people in Never Land young. She features prominently in Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg.
  • Kyto is a dragon who makes Mother Dove's egg whole again.
  • Nettle is a fairy whose talent is caterpillar shearing. Very little is known about her.
  • Hydrangea is a water talent fairy who always wears blue eyeshadow.
  • Tizzywing is a fast-flying fairy who gets sick easily and, unlike Vidia, is very kind.
  • Baden is a scout fairy who is brave as well as cautious and is protective and is a safety-freak. He secretly has a crush on Abby.
  • Soop is a beautiful and generous mermaid of middle rank who gets mad easily.
  • Pah is a beautiful mermaid who talks funny and is Soop's best friend.
  • Nollie is a brunette, cute, grateful animal-talent fairy,
  • Qana is a snow fairy.
  • Olwen is a young garden fairy who loves planting seeds and looks up to Tinker Bell and Queen Clarion.
  • Abby is a tinker fairy who is beautiful, unique, blonde, and very good at her talent. She secretly has a crush on Baden. She is very musical, although she actually isn't a music fairy. She loves animals almost as much as the animal fairies do. Many fairies think she may be the first fairy with multiple talents, but for now she is just a tinker fairy.
  • Idalia is a garden talent fairy with dark brown hair.
  • Rune is a story-telling fairy.
  • Mariana is a stylish, kind tailor fairy.
  • Agustus is a tailor fairy who works in a shop with Mariana.
  • Luminaria is a cheerful, blonde light-talent fairy.
  • Minister of Spring is a fairy who is of high rank (equal to all the other Ministers and higher than everyone but Mother Dove and Queen Clarion) who is the Minister of Spring. He worries a lot.
  • Glissandra is a cheerful,blonde light-talent fairy who wears makeup a lot.
  • Elixa is a brunette nursing-talent fairy. However, unlike most nursing-talents, she helps animals get better instead of fairies.
  • Mendy is a tailoring fairy.
  • Dewberry is a fruit-talent fairy who wears eyeshadow a lot and is very kind and more emotional then everyone except for the water fairies.
  • Blair is an art talent fairy that is very creativve and enjoys sewing too.
  • Nala is The Newest Fairy In Pixie Hollow He Can Also Paint Butterflies and Ladybugs
  • Adella is The Newest Fairy in Pixie Hollow He Can Find Lost Things
  • Princess Merida is A Fast Flying Talent fairy. {prove it- what book is she in?}
  • Finn Is a animal talent fairy
  • Ivy is a garden talent fairy that cries alot
  • Fern is a garden talent fairy that shows up in the Pixie Hollow Games

Commonly asked questions

How long do Fairies live?

The answer to this question is still unknown. However, there are still several possibilities- Some say that a fairy lives only as long as its partner. {such as, however long the baby lives that laughed it into Pixie Hollow.} Some say that they live only a season, while other books say about 600 years. Hence, a fairy can live however long you want it to... however long you believe.

Do all new laugh's find their way to Pixie Hollow?

The answer to this question is no. In order for a new fairy to be born, many different kinds of fairies help to bring it to Pixie Hollow. First, the Scout Talent fairies will see it coming towards Neverland. Then, the Fast-Flying talent fairies will blow it into the Great Tree. Once this has happened, a Dust-Talent fairy will pour pixie dust onto the laugh, and it will become a fairy.

How big are Disney Fairies?

It is commonly believed that they are about five inches tall, or about the size of your hand

Can a fairy die?

Unfortunately, yes, Fairies can and do die. One common cause is when someone refuses to believe in fairies. Then, a fairy dies. The more common name for the death of a fairy is 'light gone out.' Because, when a fairy dies, its light goes out. Some fairies died because of an evil dragon, called Kyto, a long time ago.

How do the leaves in Tinkerbell's and other fairies outfits keep their color?

One simple answer,Pixie Dust. The magic of the Pixie Dust keeps their specially made outfits looking like they were made from a fresh picked flower just yesterday.

What happens if a fairy does turn into a bat? Why would they turn into a bat?

A fairy turns into a bat if they hear the Mermaids songs nearby Havendish Stream. They stay a bat unless some fairy can heal them using a special magic.

Where do the Prime Minister's of the seasons and other important fairies live?

They live in the Great Tree at the center of Pixie Hollow. The 'other important fairies' are Lyria, Tor, Rune, Princess Aurora,and Princess Adrhenne.

Have any more questions? go to User: Fastflier15 and drop me a comment. I will type out the question and add the answer to this page.

Theme park attractions

In October 2008, Disney Parks opened two "Pixie Hollow" locations, one at Disneyland near the Matterhorn in the area that held "Ariel's Grotto", and the other at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Mickey's Toontown Fair. These attractions give guests the opportunity to meet Tinker Bell and the other fairies from the film.


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