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The Pirate Fairy (2014)




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From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who's captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina's wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who'll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey M. Howard, Kate Kondell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2014
Walt Disney Home Entertainment - Official Site


Mae Whitman
as Tinker Bell
as Iridessa
Megan Hilty
as Rosetta
Lucy Liu
as Silvermist
Anjelica Huston
as Queen Clarion
Raven Symone
as Iridessa
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Critic Reviews for The Pirate Fairy

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

So much better than one would expect for a fifth installment in a franchise, this tribute to female friendship and girl power is a kick.

Full Review… | April 7, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

True flights of fancy - as when the fairies make an imaginary man walk and dance by manipulating an overcoat, tricorn hat and buckled boots - are far too rare.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There are some gorgeous Disney touches, rabble-rousing songs on the pirate ship and the usual 'best friends for ever' message.

Full Review… | February 11, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Ranks right up near the very best of the its franchise and thus the very best direct-to-video Disney movies ever.

Full Review… | November 30, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

Sweet and simplistic, it won't offer you the bells and whistles of Frozen.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

It's an engaging and entertaining adventure story, refreshingly centered around a group of distinct female characters and even directed by a woman to boot.

Full Review… | August 1, 2014

Audience Reviews for The Pirate Fairy


The latest 3D computer-animated fantasy directed by Peggy Holmes didn't manage to provoke any interest in the first 40 minutes, and after that everything was a struggle! I have to say that my wife and my son liked it, and they watched all of the previous four films in the DisneyToon Studios' Tinker Bell series. Based on the character Tinker Bell from J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, the film features the voices of Mae Whitman, reprising her role of Tinker Bell, Christina Hendricks as a new dust-keeper fairy named Zarina, and Tom Hiddleston as a much younger James Hook.


It started as a typical fairy story in which Zarina (Christina Hendricks), a pixie-dust talent fairy, is entranced by the magic of Blue Pixie Dust and is determined to find out what it is capable of, despite having been told not to by Fairy Gary. After intentionally experimenting with some blue pixie dust and causing chaos in Pixie Hollow, Zarina is prohibited from working with pixie dust again. Saddened and hurt by this, Zarina leaves Pixie Hollow but a year later, comes back secrety. Pixie Hollow celebrates the Four Season Games, this year featuring the winter fairies. As the winter fairies perform their act, Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman), Silvermist (Lucy Liu), Iridessa (Raven-Symoné), Rosetta (Megan Hilty), Fawn (Angela Bartys), and Vidia (Pamela Adlon) spot Zarina flying into Pixie Hollow and take cover. Zarina uses some pixie dust to summon several poppies which then cause everyone to fall asleep, before taking the blue pixie dust, which Iridessa notes as being the source of pixie dust and in turn, the fairies' ability to fly. Tink and her friends hid on time and were not affected, and followed Zarina to the coast. They were surprised to find a ship and it was revealed that Zarina is in fact the captain of the ship's crew, including the cabin boy, James Hook (Tom Hiddleston).

The film was originally titled Quest for the Queen, and was scheduled for Autumnl 2013, before another DisneyToon Studios film, Planes, took its place, delaying the film to Spring 2014. Disney announced in January 2014 that former Project Runway winner and fashion designer Christian Siriano would be in charge of creating the ensemble costumes for the fairies, specifically Zarina. Siriano stated that "I loved the challenge of this project. I haven't designed for an animated character before, and I'm excited to take my skills into Zarina's world. She's a unique and new character and I wanted to help make her memorable and iconic. Disney characters are everlasting and I'm so happy as a young designer to help create a bit of Disney history." I am not sure about everlasting here... I want to forget them as quickly as possible!

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

An actual progress on the storyline of Neverland as we know it from Peter Pan. I liked it better than the previous 4 movies, it had union and friendship and pirates, finally.

Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer


Yet another winner in the franchise, with another beautiful original song, Who I Am. The Frigate That Flies is no slouch either, for that matter. I wish I could start all over again as a kid to experience today's cartoons the right way. Extra half star just for the beauty of the big scene at the end, but minus a half star for a ridiculous length that's barely longer than a single episode of Game Of Thrones. For what it's worth, this little movie has perhaps the most adorable baby crocodile to ever grace the screen.

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