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Blasphemy! Or, I’m Getting Cranky and Old…

By Glinda


I want you to think back to the original animated Disney movie, Peter Pan.

Who doesn’t love them some Peter Pan? Er, in a purely platonic way, I mean. The characters of Peter, Wendy, Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell, and hell, even the crocodile are perfect and I wouldn’t change a single frame.

But today I got a letter from Disney stating that because the Disney Fairies have become a huge marketing juggernaut for them (uh, my words, not theirs) a movie is coming out in which Tinkerbell speaks.


I don’t want Tinkerbell to speak! I want to stay cozily wrapped up in my dusty old cocoon of nostalgia of Tinkerbell communicating only with the sound of chiming, tinkling bells. There will be no beautiful butterfly! This caterpillar wants to stay a caterpillar, completely ignorant of what Tinkerbell’s voice sounds like.

There are just no mysteries left for kids anymore, are there?

Even worse? This is a straight-to-DVD release. Tinkerbell’s voice doesn’t even get its own movie premiere.

Somewhere, the Lost Boys are weeping.

3 Responses to “Blasphemy! Or, I’m Getting Cranky and Old…”

  1. Obi-Wandreas Says:

    I was annoyed at it myself until my wife suggested that perhaps her voice is one that could only be heard by other fairies.

    The possibility I suggested was that the movie would explain the dark reasons why Tinkerbell no longer speaks and why so few fairies are seen anymore…

    The look on my wife’s face was priceless.

  2. Glinda Says:

    @Obi-Wan- Yes, she is actually only speaking to other fairies, humans still hear her as bells. But it still makes me mad. Because hello! Then I shouldn’t be able to understand her because I’m a human!

    Subtitles would have made me feel better.

  3. mrsdarwin Says:

    I think I read somewhere that Tinkerbelle would be voiced by Kristin Chenoweth, who certainly has a distinctive enough voice. Still, the mystery is gone, and as the Manolo pointed out, mystery is an integral part of glamour.

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