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Tinker Bell DVD: The Secret of the Wings movie premiere!

What's Playing entertainment blogger Carly Deziel recently attended the New York premiere of Disney's latest Tinker Bell adventure — and interviewed the stars and director of the family flick!

By Carly Deziel

Tinker Bell DVD: The Secret of the Wings movie premiere!

Tinker Bell DVD: The Secret of the Wings movie premiere!

New York, New York

Last week I jetted down to New York City to attend an advance screening of the highly-anticipated (by my four-year-old niece) Tinker Bell flick, The Secret of the Wings. I was lucky enough to sit down with the director and a few of the voice actors from this magical adventure to speak with them about Tinker Bell and parenting.

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The voice of Tinker Bell

Mae Whitman is the witty and sweet-hearted voice of Tinker Bell. You might also recognize her from her current role as Amber on the NBC drama, Parenthood. And all you Arrested Development fans might remember her as Ann Veal (George Michael’s non-descript girlfriend).

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Talking about Tink

Mae shares her first memory of Tinker Bell:
 
"My first childhood memory was watching Peter Pan and thinking, wow that girl is sassy, she's not just being a quiet little person off to the side at all. She has a temper and makes mistakes but is adorable, sweet and great. And she has a little tiny heart of gold in there. She’s a little character with so much personality."

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Why kids will love this movie...

Mae explains why she thinks kids will be drawn to this new Tinker Bell movie:

"One thing that's really cool about it is the incredible bond that Tinker Bell finds with her sister. It's such a powerful, special thing that hopefully kids will connect with, because a lot kids have sisters!"

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A fairy love story

Timothy Dalton, Mr. 007 himself. Most of you will remember him from his James Bond days in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). Timothy is the voice of Lord Milori in The Secret of the Wings, the leader of Winter Woods. His character shares a very captivating love story with Pixie Hollow’s Queen Clarion (voiced by Anjelica Hoston).

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Bond, James Bond

I asked Timothy why he thinks Tinker Bell is such an iconic character:

"I have no idea! I'm a guy — I don't know. But I would tend to think it's the way the stories are handled. If it was just a little fairy with wings what would that mean? It only means something when you read the books or see one of the movies. If you fall in love with the person and what that character is doing in the movie, then they become iconic."

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Meeting Mr. Dalton...

I asked Timothy to share his best piece of parenting advise and the wisdom he got when he first became a parent:  
 
"Don't worry. You will make mistakes but they are not going to be important. As long as you love your child you will not be able to make any mistakes that matter. Love is the important thing."

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Talking to director Peggy Holmes...

The Secret of the Wings director Peggy Holmes talks about what she thinks will draw kids to this new adventure:

"There's two things: Being able to see the winter side of Pixie Hollow and this brand new fairy, Periwinkle – Tinker Bell's sister. Everyone's going to want to know what she's like."

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The iconic Tinker Bell

Peggy tells us why she thinks Tinker Bell is such an iconic character:

"The things I love about her is that she's loyal, she has a huge heart, she's spontaneous, she's not afraid and I think that people want to be that way. She's not afraid to admit when she's made a mistake and those are qualities you want to have in a best friend."

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The Wonderful World of Disney

Peggy shares her first memory of Tinker Bell:

"Mine was the Wonderful World of Disney, when we'd sit and all gather around the television as a family on Sunday evenings. When Tinker Bell would light up the castle, I knew the show was going to start."

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