We sat down with two young ladies while at the Walt Disney Studios to take about a movie they are completely excited about: Disney The Pirate Fairy.
The Pirate Fairy – Film Makers Interview
Both Peggy Holmes (Director) and Jenni Magee-Cook (Producer) are passionate about Disney’s new Tinker Bell movie, The Pirate Fairy. Over a course of 15 months, they worked on this swashbuckling adventure with some of Disney’s finest animation specialist and Executive Producer, John Lasseter.
After watching the animated adventure, our group of bloggers had a chance to get their insight on the making of The Pirate Fairy.
Question – With the pirate theme, were you trying to appeal to boys?
Jennie – Yeah, it’s doing really well with boys. I mean, in general, boys don’t tend to always be the market we have for this audience. But, every time we screen, we’ve brought boys in for our general audience screenings. And I have boys and they are almost thirteen and he said I’m not just kissing up to you, mom. I actually like your movie. It’s almost like as if he said he loves me in public.
Question – With all the fairies, will there be spin-offs?
Jennie – You know, we don’t have anything. We haven’t that we can talk about because it’s a director driven studio. So,what we really do here is when the directors have a story they want to tell, that’s what they bring to the table and they do they decide to tell that story. And they talk about it with our teams. But we don’t mandate that they must make anything.
Question – Did you bring in someone to consult on the pirate roles?
Peggy – We definitely had a pirate consultant! Peter Twist who was the same consultant on the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He was great. So what he taught us was sort of the hierarchy. Sort of what’s on the ship, the hierarchy on some of the language. He brought in some language for us and introduced the pirate code of ethics. He sort of taught us all of that, which was awesome. Then we used the animation research library because we were referencing so much from the original film.
The Pirate Fairy on Blu-Ray and DVD
From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014.
Who is going to rush out and pick up The Pirate Fairy?
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