[Review] Tinkerbell and The Legend of Never Beast 2015

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast is a computer animated film series produced by DisneyToon Studios as part of Disney Fairies franchise. It was released in cinemas in selected markets  in December 2014, and was released direct-to-video in the United States on March 3rd, 2015. The film was directed by Steve Loter and produced by Makul Wigert. Composer Joel McNeely returned to the film. Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon and Anjelica Huston reprise their roles of Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Iridessa, Rosetta, Vidia and Queen Clarion. Ginnifer Goodwin replaces Angela Bartys as the voice of Fawn in this film. Then, Rosario Dawson joins the cast as a new character, Nyx (Disney Fairies, 5).
However, this is a seventh sequels from four previous films that has been released since 2008. Each of the first four films is set around one of the four seasons such as  Tinker Bell around Spring, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure around Autumn, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue around Summer, and Secret of the Wings around Winter. A fifth title, Pixie Hollow Games, was supposed to be based on all four seasons, but it was released before Secret of the Wings and scaled down. A sixth film, titled The Pirate Fairy, was released on April 1st, 2014. The Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’s series is a spin-off of and prequel to Peter Pan and its sequel, Return to Never Land  (Fairfax Media, 6).

The film is very enchanting, if you watch the official trailer of this movie, you won’t be surprised to find out that overcoming your first impressions and accepting that which you might find scary is a large part of the story. What’s surprising is how much nuance goes into delivering this point. There are misunderstandings, betrayals, and a selfless. Despite how easy it would be to slap the Disney Fairies stamp on the packaging and walk away, Loter and his crew have gone the extra mile to make a movie that doesn’t dumb things down for the intended audience.
The film begins when Fawn finds a mysterious creature that has never been seen before then she names him Gruff. Meanwhile, in Pixie Hollow, an ambitious scout fairy named Nyx also know about it , and decides to investigate. She uses some pieces of information until she discovers that Gruff is a creature that awakens about once every thousand years, where it would transform into an even more ferocious beast that could destroy Pixie Hollow with a mysterious series of events that leads to a deadly storm. Gruff transforms into the monster depicted in the fairy lore, but his intentions are surprising all of Pixie Hollow.
One of the best things about family's movie is how they deliver their moral value without being complicated. The story of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast show us that we don’t judge a book by its cover and we don’t judge someone from its outside. So, we have to know them deeply to understand what they actually are.
Not only that, Fawn is a very inspiring character in this film. Through her, we can see that judging other people should be started from everything you know not from everything you saw. Then, she teaches us that we have to be brave when we thought that we stay in the right way even though they threat us as hard as they could. However, we have to believe that the truth will always win at the end.
The animation is gorgeous and even better from previous sequels, including its setting, cinematography, and special effect. Moreover the story is very interesting because it’s totally “out of expectation” and really unexpected, so we’re difficult to guess what would the story be. The music, expertly done by KT Tunstall, provides a perfect backsong for this film. Unfortunately, only main fairy characters who has important role on it such as Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Iridessa, Rosetta, and Vidia. They are dominate the plots from start to finish. I do wish some of additional characters like Bobble, Clank, Fairy Mary, or Periwinkle had made appearances, but that’s a minor quibble. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast is Fawn’s show, it’s full of action, adventure,  humor, and very emotional.
This movie is very recommended. First, the animation is superb. Second, the character building us excellent, not too fast or slow. Third, as an animated movie which dedicated for children, this movie has good moral values and there is no mature content from start to finish. It suits to be a movie for family watching time, especially for those who like adventure story and inspirational movie.

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