Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
Mickey's House of Villains
Saving Mr. Banks (cameo)
|Television Programs|| Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Once Upon A Time
House of Mouse
|Video Games|| Kingdom Hearts (Series)
Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land
Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land
Return to Never Land
Disney Fairies video game series
|Portrayed by|| Rose McIver (in Once Upon a Time)
Reese Witherspoon (in Tink)
|Other names|| Tink
Little-Miss-Spare-Parts (by Vidia)
|Personality||Small, slender, hand-sized, fair skin, pointy ears, blue eyes, pudgy face, thin dirty blonde eyebrows, pink lips, rosy cheeks, clear wings on her back, blonde shouler-length hair in a bun, light green strapless dress with a light green miniskirt, matching slip-on shoes with white puff-balls on the toes|
|Allies||Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, John Darling, Michael Darling, Lost Boys, Tick-Tock the Crocodile, Jane, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, Iridessa, Vidia, Clank, Bobble, Terence, Periwinkle, Queen Clarion, Fairy Mary, Blaze, Cheese, Zarina, Lizzie Griffiths, Jake, Izzy, Cubby, Skully|
|Enemies||Wendy Darling (formerly), Jane (birefly), Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Hook's pirate crew, Vidia (formerly)|
|Likes||Peter Pan, Terence, finding lost things, fixing broken things, tinkering with things, adventures, helping her best friends, fruits, pumpkin muffins|
|Dislikes||Wendy or Jane romantically charming Peter Pan, fighting with Vidia, being separated from her beloved twin sister Periwinkle, being told what to do|
|Quotes|| "I'm a tinker. It's who I am. And tinkers fix things."
"I think I can fix that."
"I'll be okay."
"This dust belongs to Pixie Hollow!"
In the many years since her inception, Tinker Bell has become one of the main spokes-characters for The Walt Disney Company and one of its most popular and iconic characters (mostly known for flying towards the screen with a thin wand in her hand, waving it and causing fairy dust to fly out to the screen).
Since the release of the original Peter Pan in 1953 with actress Margaret Kerry as the reference model, Tinker Bell has been known for being a silent character up until the release of her very own 3D computer-animated film Tinker Bell and all of its ever-expanding sequels. Since then, the character has been voiced by Mae Whitman.
When the film Peter Pan was in development, the filmmakers knew Tinker Bell couldn't have been a mere spot of light as she was portrayed in all previous Peter Pan incarnations. Tinker Bell was designed and animated by one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men, Marc Davis. Without the aid of a vocal performance, Marc relied on Tinker Bell's expressions for the animation, much like previous pantomime characters such as Pluto and Dopey. Upon the release of the film, Tinker Bell received critical acclaim and continued to shine as one of Disney's trademark characters.
Personality and Characteristics Edit
Despite her cute appearance, Tinker Bell is very independent, opinionated, sassy, stubborn, and hot-tempered. Upon meeting Wendy, and other human females, Tink immediately shows disgust and irritation, mostly out of jealousy. This drives Tink to perform acts both selfish, and even murderous, much to Peter's annoyance. However, despite her rough interior, at her core, Tinker Bell is devoted and loyal to those she loves, and will eventually come to terms with those she initially resents, should they prove themselves worthy of friendly treatment. This can be seen, most notably, with her relation to Wendy Darling, in the original film.
Some fans have assumed that Tinker Bell has a romantic crush on Peter. However, that theory has been contradicted several times by Margaret Kerry, who has said, "Tinker Bell was never in love with Peter Pan, she was sort of a groupie. Peter would go on his adventures and she would get to go with him, and what she was really worried about with Wendy was that maybe he wouldn't take her on the adventures anymore, he would take that ugly old girl! So that's what she was jealous of."
As a fairy, Tink can fly and produce fairy dust, which allows others to fly. She is described as being a tinker, meaning that she mends pots, kettles and acorn caps, and is shown to be very skilled, gifted and talented at it too.
Physical Description Edit
Tinker Bell is described as a common, tinker fairy who is small, slender, hand-sized and fair-skinned. She is feisty and hot-tempered (with her face turning fiery red when angered), but she is also quite cute. She has baby-blue eyes, blonde hair worn in a bun (tied with a blue ribbon in the movies, yet the characters at Disney may appear to have a gold ribbon, or no ribbon) with her bangs out and pointy elf-like ears. She also has a pear-shaped physique, due mainly to her rather large hips.
She is usually seen wearing a green strapless dress with a mini-skirt, green shoes with white puffs on her toes and clear, insect-like wings on her back. In the Disney Fairies franchise, she is sometimes seen wearing a variety clothing, though it is clearly based on her original outfit.
Tinker Bell is the eight Disney/Pixar protagonist to start off at odds with the deuteragonist (Clank) of her feature film. she is preceded by Woody with Buzz in Toy Story, Flik with Princess Atta in A Bug's Life, Marlin with Dory in Finding Nemo, Lightning Mcqueen with Mater in Cars, Carl Fredricksen with Russell in Up, Merida and her mother in Brave and Mike with Sulley in Monsters University.