Losing My Attention
The fairies of Pixie Hollow are busy preparing for autumn whilst Tinker Bell is working on her latest contraption. But that is going to have to go on the back burner when Fairy Mary and the Minister of Autumn ask her to create a special sceptre to hold a rare moonstone which when an unusual blue moon appears will replenish the pixie dust tree. But the stress of trying to build the sceptre leads to Tinker Bell having a row with her friend Terrence and when the sceptre then the moonstone is broken it leads to Tinker Bell going on a mission to fix it. It is during her quest that Tinker Bell realises how important her friends are.
So I have yet to see "Tinker Bell" the first movie in this series of Walt Disney animations and whilst I am sure it would help as an introduction to the characters in Pixie Hollow you don't actually need to have seen it to watch "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure". Although I do wonder whether I would have bothered with "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" if I had watched the first movie as whilst by no means a bad movie it ended up not my sort of thing.
This may sound harsh but "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" came across like a by the numbers animation which whilst on one hand is about the entertainment also has a moral lesson going on in the other. There is also the obligatory songs alongside the comically characters and even more comical creature friends but I felt like I had seen it all before with even the music ending up reminiscent of other movies. Of course I am a lot older than the intended audience but it does make it a movie which will struggle to entertain all the family.
But the familiarity is not my biggest issue and my issue is an old one as I hate video game animations. What I am on about is the way that the characters in "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" come across as they have that slow falseness you get in the intro animations from video games. It is a shame as the backdrops are beautiful, up to that high standard you expect from a movie carrying the Walt Disney label and it also has that imagination when it comes to the inventiveness of various contraptions but quite simply the movements and character's looks is not for me.
What this all boils down to is that "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" is probably a lot of fun for a young audience who will probably enjoy the video game style animation work a lot more than I did. But for me it just lacked something alongside the animation to make it a magical experience which I would want to watch again.