A sister is a forever friend – Author Unknown
As a young girl, I longed for a sister…someone to play with and share secrets with…someone to dream with. Friends have tried to describe that unique bond between siblings…but I’d be lying if I said that I completely understand it because some things are only truly comprehended through experience.
This week, Disney will release Secret of the Wings on Blu-ray and DVD, a full-length animated film which stars Tinker Bell, her fairy friends and a brand new winter fairy named Periwinkle. While this is the fourth film in the series, it was my first adventure into the world of fairies. Not only was I captivated by the visual aspect of the film, I felt emotionally connected to the characters.
As the film opens, Tinker Bell and her friends are preparing for winter. There are snowflake baskets to be made and animals that must be taken to the Winter Woods to hibernate. This is the first time winter is approached in the series, and I imagine audiences will be as awestruck as Tinker Bell is about the “forbidden world.”
For reasons that will be disclosed in the film, Warm (Pixie Hollow) Fairies and Winter Fairies are not allowed to venture into each other’s worlds. But Tinker Bell is curious and intrigued by the Winter Woods, and ventures off to the border, crossing for a few moments. It is in those moments on the other side that her wings begin to sparkle in a way she has never experienced, thus compelling her to discover the “secret of the wings.”
The next time Tinker Bell crosses over to the Winter Woods, she is armed with more appropriate winter attire and a book she is hoping will help her learn the meaning of her sparkling wings. When she meets Periwinkle, both of their wings begin to sparkle and glow, and they learn that they are sisters, born of the same laugh. After this beautiful moment of discovery, the two become inseparable, yearning to spend time together…to make up for lost time.
As they devise ways to spend time together, the reality of why they live in two separate worlds becomes a challenge. When Pixie Hollow is threatened to be destroyed, the two must work together to save it and find a way to be together.
Visually, the film is stunning. The contrast between the two seasons is seamless, particularly when both are visualized onscreen.
Secret of the Wings is one of the few Disney films that broach the relationship between sisters. It is tender and authentic, yet vibrant and playful. The introduction of Periwinkle opens up an array of possibilities for future story ideas.
Disney’s Secret of the Wings debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on October 23rd, 2012.
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- 1 copy of the Secret of the Wings Flitterrific 4-disc combo pack (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download)
- 1 Secret of the Wings zipper pull
- 1 fairy-sized Secret of the Wings storybook pamphlet
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