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Secret of the Wings (2012)

Secret of the Wings (2012)

Secret of the Wings




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Disney invites you on an incredible journey to an amazing new world, in a motion picture event that will take your breath away. For the fairies of Pixie Hollow, the Winter Woods are strictly off-limits. But when a mysterious force draws Tinker Bell to cross the border into this unknown world, she discovers a secret that will change her life forever. She comes face-to-face with a frost fairy named Periwinkle, the only fairy who can help unlock the secret of the wings. With fun and laughter, they form a magical connection and make an astonishing discovery...they're more than friends, they're sisters! When Pixie Hollow is threatened, this perfect pair must work together to save their two worlds. Disney's SECRET OF THE WINGS will make you believe in the unbreakable bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and will change Pixie Hollow forever. (c) Disneymore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Tom Rogers, Tom Rogers, Ryan Rowe
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On DVD: Oct 23, 2012
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Anjelica Huston
as Queen Clarion
Lucy Hale
as Periwinkle
as Iridessa
Lucy Liu
as Silvermist
Timothy Dalton
as Lord Milori
Megan Hilty
as Rosetta
Raven Symone
as Iridessa
Lucy Bell
as Periwinkle
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Critic Reviews for Secret of the Wings

All Critics (19)

At the very least, the message it communicates is benign, mostly because it does not clearly possess any sort of message.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

The story is slight, but the gentle humour and mild suspense will keep young viewers engaged, and the animation provides its own magic, particularly in the moments when Tink sets foot inside the Winter Woods and her wings gain a shimmering iridescence.

Full Review… | April 15, 2013
Movie Talk

The brightly-coloured visuals and frenetic story ensures this is little more than a cinematic stocking filler.

Full Review… | December 17, 2012

A worthy message, quietly delivered.

Full Review… | December 16, 2012
Observer [UK]

Harassed parents of daughters will probably buy the DVD.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012

Everything about this 3D animation released on the "Disney Fairies" label (don't laugh) screams straight to video, or perhaps chirps it.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Secret of the Wings

A great enter in the Tinker Bell collection. It adresses real issues like the global warming.

Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer

Walt Disney Studios announced before the release of its 2010 movie, Tangled, that the movie in question would be the last of its princess movies for the foreseeable future. It noted that it wanted to focus more on male audiences. This announcement sent waves through the entertainment world. While Tangled may have been the last of Disney's princess movies for the foreseeable future, young female audiences did still have movies aimed at them in the form of the new Tinkerbell adventures. These movies have seen their own level of success. Now another new movie has been released featuring Peter Pan's fairy sidekick. It's called Secret of the Wings.

The Secret of the Wings is another good addition to the Disney Fairies franchise. The first thing that stands out about this new release is that it carries on the long held Disney tradition of emphasizing the importance of family. The continued tradition is directly linked to the secret that Tink discovers when she sneaks across the border into the Winter Mountains. She meets "The Keeper", and another fairy who as it turns out, will change everything that she ever knew about her life. The secret that she learns the first time she goes to meet "The Keeper" is only one secret. As a result of this first revelation, Tinkerbell also makes an even bigger revelation at the story's end. That revelation is tied into another familiar element that makes this a good movie for its audiences.

As already noted, Secret of the Wings will impress viewers as it maintains the theme of family importance that the company's older works have held. There is another long held element that makes this movie just as good as its previous princess movies. Whether it was princess Jasmine, Ariel, Rapunzel, or any of the others, Disney has always made its princesses relatively headstrong. That headstrong nature has helped lead to change in their kingdoms. Tinkerbell is much the same way in Secret of the Wings. It's because of her determination to overcome the old ways that change eventually comes both to Pixie Hollow and the Winter Mountains. Of course, that headstrong nature is also the catalyst for the conflict that would eventually lead to the change, too.

The conflict caused by Tinkerbell's determination leads to another positive factor for the feature's audiences. It teaches audiences about the values of not only teamwork, but also of friendship and the importance of family. The value of teamwork and friendship is something that both male and female audiences can appreciate. And in terms of the value of family, young female audiences will especially appreciate this message as it's directly tied to the secret that Tinkerbell learns in this story.

The central themes of Secret of the Wings are important elements in this feature's success. They go a long way toward making a story worth watching again and again. The computer generated world created here will especially keep audiences watching. The lush colors of Pixie Hollow and the contrast of the Winter Mountains are expertly designed. They come together to stand out quite well against Disney's other CG based features that have previously been released. The people behind this world's creation are to be commended for that, as it's nice to see a CG based movie that doesn't serve as a mirror image to so many others in its genre.

So much work went into bringing Secret of the Wings to life. Both the writing and the time spent creating the computer generated world had to have been intensive. There is one more element that helped to make Secret of the Wings a success. That element was the voice acting. The voice cast for this movie reads like a who's who of Hollywood A-listers. Veteran actor Timothy Dalton (James Bond, The Rocketeer) joins Anjelica Huston (50/50, The Darjeeling Limited, Martian Child) who returns again as the voice of Queen Clarion. Dalton lends his talents as the voice of Queen Clarion's love interest, Lord Milori. They aren't the only well known names on board for this ride. Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels, Kung Fu Panda, Kill Bill Vol. 1), Raven-Symone (The Cosby Show, That's So Raven) and pop star Jesse McCartney are all on board this time around. The chemistry between the cast adds another element of enjoyment for audiences of all ages. That chemistry mixes with all of the aforementioned elements to make a feature that audiences will enjoy both the first and hundred and first time they have seen it.

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