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Pixie Hollow Games
Pixie Hollow Games is a television special which debuted on the Disney channel on November 19, 2011. Originally conceived as the fifth in a series of digitally animated direct-to-DVD films starring Tinker Bell, it was moved ahead in the schedule, and reduced in length.
Following the successful release of the first direct-to-DVD film (titled simple Tinker Bell), Disney announced that it would be followed by four more. The first four would each be set in one of the four traditional seasons, and the fifth was tentatively titled Race Through the Seasons. It would take place on Leap Day (2012, the year in which it was projected to be released, is a leap year) when the fairies have special Olympic-style games. A Disney press release described it as follows:
In this latest adventure, all the fairy talents compete in a challenging and traditional leap year race through the four seasons of Pixie Hollow. In this thrilling TV show, Clank and Bobble are the comedic race announcers. Bobble is a HUGE fan of the two "Storm Talent" fairy's, Glimmer and Rumble. The film's release was apparently moved forward to take advantage of the hype leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be held in London. Although the film series' original release schedule had them coming out at intervals of less than a year, making a February 2012 release for the fifth one feasible, they have instead come out in roughly 12-month intervals, which would have delayed this one until after the Olympics. So this one (ahem) leap-frogged the winter-themed film (then known as Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods). At some point, rather than being a feature-length program, it was shortened to 30 minutes. The title Tinker Bell and Pixie Hollow Games was similarly shortened to just Pixie Hollow Games. Furthermore, the focus on Clank and Bobble seems to have been lost in favor of a storyline introducing Chloe, a new character, and pits Tinker Bell's "garden fairy" friends against a rival group of "storm fairies".
The movie opens with the fairies making final preparations for the Pixie Hollow Games. Rosetta, who is afraid of dirt, freaks out when Chloe (a new fairy in this story) drops a lump of dirt in front of her, accidentally getting her dirty. Fern selects Rosetta to be Chloe's partner in the games, who reluctantly agrees. The night of the games, Rosetta wears a fancy gown, certain that she and Chloe will lose, as the garden fairies have had a losing streak in the games. Storm fairies Rumble and Glimmer come in, and they begin the first game, called leapfrogging. Rosetta refuses to get on, and the garden fairies lose. The next day, Rosetta and Chloe continue to compete, because the healing talent fairies couldn't. Together, they slowly move up in the standings. In the teacup challenge, they take the lead. Iridessa and Lumina try to catch up but use so much pixie dust they crash into the ceiling. Chloe then slides down into the slime but because Rosetta – afraid of getting dirty – is not with her, they are placed last, to Chloe's dismay. But Rosetta decides to conquer her fear and dresses in the garden fairies' uniform for the derby cart race, and announces she has a plan to win the Games. The race starts with storm talents taking the lead, but Vidia and Zephyr take a shortcut and crash, then Terrence and Fairy Gary try the pond but land in it, leaving just the garden and storm fairies. Rosetta and Chloe take the mudhill shortcut and successfully make it over and get ahead of the storm fairies. However, Rumble forces Glimmer to zap one of the wheels, causing the girls' cart to crash. They push their cart over the finish line together, defeating the lightning team because Glimmer refused to finish. The movie ends with Rosetta and Chloe celebrating with their friends that they broke their losing streak.
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The voice actors are largely the same as in the previous films.
- Mae Whitman as Tinker Bell
- Lucy Liu as Silvermist
- Raven-Symoné as Iridessa
- Brenda Song as Chloe
- Megan Hilty as Rosetta
- Angela Bartys as Fawn
- Pamela Adlon as Vidia
- Jesse McCartney as Terence
- Jeff Bennett as Clank
- Rob Paulsen as Bobble
- Anjelica Huston as Queen Clarion
- Jane Horrocks as Fairy Mary
- Jason Dolley as Rumble
- Tiffany Thornton as Glimmer
- Internet Movie DataBase: Pixie Hollow Games