Tinker Bell and the Legend of The NeverBeast: Blu-Ray Review

Hey there, Pixie Pals!

Sarah Diamondswirls here. 😀

The much anticipated Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Legend of The Nevrbeast is finally out on Blu- Ray and DVD. Check out my review of the newest installment of the Tinker Bell movie franchise! 😀

Tink’s buddy, Fawn, who is an Animal fairy, is always rescuing animals in need of a helping hand (or wing? 😉 ), even if it means danger for Pixie Hollow. When she discovers a giant, dangerous, furry critter with really huge teeth, the only thing she notices is the fact that the poor animal has a thorn in his foot. Will our favorite Animal fairy’s determination to save this beast destroy everything and everyone Fawn loves?

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Fawn tries to tell Tink about her new animal friend

The Bottom Line

In the magical forest grove of Pixie Hollow, Fawn (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) is busily (and secretly) nursing a baby hawk back to health. This bad because hawks eat fairies (what? O.O). Fawn is, however, discovered by the protector scout Nyx (Rosario Dawson) and Queen Clarion (Angelica Huston) and given a good scolding for recklessly looking after dangerous animals that pose a potential threat to the fairies.

Fawn gets a scolding from Nyx

Fawn gets a scolding from Nyx

When a comet passes throw Pixie Hollow, bringing a greenish light, growls and roars are heard coming from deep forests. Fawn manages to discover the source : an enormous, furry and dangerous creature with awfully teeth and spooky green eyes. Guess what? This discovery doesn’t make Fawn nervous or scared but, yet again, concerened. The reason why this big guy is yelling is that he has a huge thorn stuck in his paw. Looks like or dear Fawn nurses a soft spot for animals: big or small, timid or loud, harmless or…dangerous.

Tink sees the green comet

Tink sees the green comet

Fawn carefully removes the thorn and befriends the NeverBeast, whom she lovingly names Gruff. She also helps him with his mysterious building of four high towers of rock- a thing which he does day and night. When Nyx discovers an ancient prophecy which claims that a comet will wake a dormant NeverBeast who will grow horns and wings and finally destroy Pixie Hollow, Fawn must, along with her fairy friends- Silvermist (Lucy Liu), Iridessa (Raven Symone) , Rosetta (Megan Hilty), Vidia (Pamelsa Adlon) and Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman), prove that Gruff in fact is a good guy who has no intentions of destroying Pixie Hollow, but, in fact, of saving it.

NeverBeast frolics with fairy friends

NeverBeast frolics with fairy friends

Special Features

Five Essential Ingredients to getting Gruff – is the “making of video” featuring filmmakers discussing the design, story development, sound (including Gruff’s roar comprised of a cat, camel, dog, llama and hyena…together!). There are snippets of the voice actors voicing the characters, as well as an introduction to the making of the animation of Gruff. (So much fur!)

My Dad’s Movie: The Story of the NeverBeast – features director Steve Loder’s little daughter explaining how her dad grew up without any pets at home (and he is terrified of dogs!). She, on the other hand, is fond of all sort of creatures. The bigger, the better. On a dad/daughter trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo, they feed giraffes and elephants. Aww! 😀

Jeff Corwin’s Guide to Real World NeverBeasts – features conservationist Jeff Corwin introducing real life, weird and wacky-looking animals like, the star-nosed mole, Aye Aye Lemur, Red-lipped fish (really looks like “she” is wearing lipstick), the mantis shrimp and a lot more. This, personally, was my favorite part!

Fawn has fun with her animal friends

Fawn has fun with her animal friends

Deleted Scenes – some semi- animated or missing  scenes with the director telling us why they were cut. Watch out for a bunch of cute scenes which will make you go ‘Aww!’

All About Animals – In this song, Fawn teaches her fellow pixie pals (and us) all about different groups of animals and what they are called. Ginnifer Goodwin sings and she’s pretty good.

Gruff Love – is a little trailer featuring our favorite beast- the huge and lovable Gruff.

Wrapping Up

The Legend of The Neverbeast is an ambitious film featuring tons of cool visual effects like green comets, clouds with lightning and stuff. Loads of colorful hues are used as NeverBeast battles a supernatural storm.

Fawn, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, is her usual spunky and cool self. If you are a huge Tink fan and watch this film just for the Tinker fairy, then keep your expectations low. This film is really about Fawn and her furry friend Gruff.

Ginnifer Goodwin voices Fawn

Ginnifer Goodwin voices Fawn

Another notable change is Fawn’s unusual makeover. The Animal fairy is, in no way, similar to her previous self in terms of appearance. She is all glammed up.

Picture courtesy: Marigold Sunjewel

Picture courtesy: Marigold Sunjewel

For your information, there is no mention of the back story behind Fawn’s makeover. It might be possible, as Marigold suggested, that the prim and proper Rosetta took Fawn to Shelley’s Salon and forced her to have a makeover. However, it seems likely that the reason behind this change is the fact that fawn is the protagonist of this film (along with Gruff). Maybe the makers thought that as the leading character, the tomboyish fairy should look different and grab eyeballs. So, perhaps, they brought about this change to draw attention to the movie.

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Like most Disney films, Tinker Bell and The Legend of The NeverBeast also has teaches certain lessons. While making a decision, listen to both your head and your heart; Don’t judge a book by its cover (or a beast by his huge teeth). Plus, the movie also has a slightly sad lesson about love and loss.

Even though Tinker Bell and the Legend of The Neverbeast isn’t a particular milestone in either storyline or animation, it definitely is worth a watch and deserves a spot in your DVD and Blu-Ray collection especially if you are a Disney Fairies fan (which we all are!).

 Rating:4

Tinker Bell and the Legend of The NeverBeast Blu-Ray cover

Tinker Bell and the Legend of The NeverBeast Blu-Ray cover

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is now available on Blu-ray + DVD!

Have you watched this movie or are planning to watch it? How do you feel about it? Tell me in a comment, below. 😀

Fly with ya!

Sarah Diamondswirls♥

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30 responses to this post.

  1. I knew I knew the name Ginnifer Goodwin from somewhere – she plays Snow White in the series Once Upon A Time. I only realized this when I saw the picture of her! 😛 🙂

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  2. Sounds good, I’ll have to watch it.😃

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  3. Awesome review, Sarah!!! 😀

    I agree that the movie is definitely worth seeing if you’re a Disney Fairies’ fan, but I guess I was expecting more in terms of the storyline since it’s supposed to be the last in the Tinker Bell movie series…

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    • Thank you, Marigold 😀

      Wait…I didn’t know that. This is supposed to be the LAST in the Tinker Bell series? Are you sure? 😮

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      • Sadly, yes 😦 In October 2013, Disney announced that they were canceling production on any future Tinker Bell films after Neverbeast wrapped due to declining DVD sales and disappointing merchandise sales.

        There’s even a petition out now for Disney to bring back the Disney Fairies movies here: https://www.change.org/p/disneytoon-studios-continue-making-disney-fairy-movies?after_sign_exp=member_sponsored_donation

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        • Good gracious! They officially announced that? I just hope this is not because of the many people boycotting Disney Fairies.

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        • Aw. I hoped that they would have made a movie where Tinker Bell meets Peter Pan. 😦

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          • I was really hoping for more movies as well 😦

            Disney may change their minds in the future, but the interest and demand just aren’t as great as they were back in 2008…

            Anyway, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! It’s always nice to hear from fellow Pixie Hollow fans 🙂

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          • Yes, that would be a good idea.

            The concept is that Tink leaves the place where Peter Pan lives because they have a fight and then she comes to Pixie Hollow. That’s how the Tinker Bell movie franchise starts.

            The idea of Tink patching up with Peter would be great…

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            • Actually, on the back of the third Tinkerbell movie it states that all of this happened long before she met Peter Pan and the lost boys.

              I’m thinking of adding how they met onto the the Lost stories… but either way, it would be cool to see how they met in motion picture – they did explain it it in one of the Disney fairies books… something along the lines of Peter trying to get away from a shark, and Tink teaching him how to fly?

              And yes, I will admit I was a large Tinkerbell fan when I was younger. 😛 🙂

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  4. I had no idea that this was going to be the last movie. That is just terrible!

    p.s. ‘Legend’ is misspelled in the title.

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  5. Posted by Raindrop on April 9, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Great review Sarah 😀
    I really love the idea of the “moral” of this movie about animals and judgement. I will definitely buy the movie and cuddle up at home with my four kitties 🙂
    I just read over the other comments about the cancellation of Tinkerbell Movies … really upset as well 😦 Perhaps we can make a project as the PBC of a short film of our pixies petitioning to save the movies and PH or we could do it every two months as entertainment for our blogs ..? Just an idea 😉
    ❤ Raindrop

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    • Thank you, Raindrop 😀

      Aww, you have kitties! 😀 They are my favorite animals (along with horses). 🙂

      I know…that’s sad. 😦 But, how can we make a short film? Should it be animated or something?

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      • Posted by Raindrop on April 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm

        OMG I love horses too !! 😀 😀 😀 😀
        And it doesn’t have to be animated or anything. I’m not sure if you know but on most laptops/computers with Microsoft there is something called a Movie Maker. We could take/use images of our fairies and put it in there, add captions etc or even there is Adobe Flash where we can animate the movement of our fairies. If anyone knows how to use Flash, (I don’t know how to use it, friends told me about it) we could do short perhaps 2-3 minute films on any selected topic and post it on our blogs. It could have a moral at the end. 🙂
        ♥ Raindrop

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        • Ah, that would be good 😀 We need some techies here to help us.

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          • I do have a video-making program that I use occasionally called Camtasia. I could try to do something with it…

            Minerva

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            • Posted by Raindrop on April 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm

              That would be awesome Minerva.
              So we have our “tool”. We need a Gatherer to collect as many images of the PBC as well as individual fairies we can. If you’re interested in being in charge of this you MUST be reachable by email. If not, I’ll take this job. ( 1 week for anybody who wants to before I take it.)
              We are then going to need some Scripts of the 2-3 minute ‘film’ that includes a moral… I believe Marigold is pretty good at that stuff but only if she wants to 😉
              If not, 1 week is open to anyone else.
              we are going to need a few Tinker talents for this next bit. PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER
              Minerva, would you take the honours ? And another Pixie must help her. Hmm… anybody good with helping ? Offer also open for a week.
              All of the contact must be done over emails so the readers can’t say it until later 😛
              I’d say it would take at least three weeks to get one clip done… We could try creating a clip every … 4 months ? 3 clips a year … or every 3 months for 4 clips a year ….
              We’re going to have to decide this as the PBC so I will create a post about this on my blog and re-blog it on :
              Marigold’s Musings
              Fly to Inspire (Minerva’s blog)
              Sarah’s Adventures
              And anyone else can re-blog 😀
              SO lets get the word around and we’ll start preparations in 1-2 weeks time.
              ❤ Raindrop

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              • Well, the narration needs to be strong since we only have pictures and not a real proper video.

              • I can put things together, but the time it will take will definitely depend on my workload in a given week. We’re getting close to midterms so things are a little busier.

                I personally have screen recordings of Minerva flying around places and doing stuff, but my footage is limited. Of course, we can always use short Tinkerbell clips.

                Minerva

              • Yes, Minerva, that’s what we can do. :-). I was thinking if this could be a project for Pixie Hollow’s 2nd closure anniversary in September. Do you think that would be too late?

              • I think that could work! It might be a little later than desired, but with all the problems with coordinating time-zones, this may be more effective to get some good, quality work done.

                It also leaves plenty of time for anyone who may be busy around now (like myself.. Ahaha)

                Minerva

      • I like the idea Raindrop – I have an idea that may make it easier – why not record it all on Worlize? One of us could take a video of their computer screen (like Minerva’s video of her PH home that she got the still shots for her profile on your blog) and we could act it out for real! I have HEAPS of PH avatars, and could probably whip up some scenes on there (if we don’t use PH, which I already have)

        As for the script – If we can decide on a storyline (even if it’s just a base for the storyline) I could work on turning it into a script?

        After filming, we would still need someone to go back and edit all though…

        And also, on a down side, Worlize is for 13+ only, so that may exclude some people from the filming part…

        So what do you think? (I’m going to send this to you as an email too, but this way other pixies can evaluate the idea too…)

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  6. We could pur little clips from some Tinkerbell movies together. And maybe some pictures of the PBC. ❤

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    • Well, but wouldn’t it just be a bunch if clips tied up together? We need to figure things out to make this more interesting. :/

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      • Posted by Raindrop on April 11, 2015 at 1:29 am

        I think we have to gather together to work things out here. We need to put our ideas and work together to create something simple and short that isn’t just a bunch clips put together… hm… I’ll comment with any ideas I get soon 😀

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