Tinker Bell - Tiny fairy creature that debuted in
the 1904 children's play "Peter Pan" written by English author, James Barrie.
Disney's Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell lived in Never Never Land, the home of Peter Pan (the boy who never
wanted to grow up).
In the Broadway play version, Tinker Bell drank poison to save Peter Pan. As she
was dying and her light was fading, Peter Pan asked the children in the audience
"Do you Believe in Fairies?" As the children screamed a resounding "Yes!,"
Tinker Bell was resurrected by the wave of love and belief that poured onto the
Tinker Bell has appeared in the Walt Disney animated film Peter Pan
(1953) and in the December 8, 1960 NBC TV musical special PETER PAN, (this time
as a ball of glowing light).
In the 1990 cartoon adaptation PETER PAN AND THE PIRATES, produced by the FOX
network, Tinker Bell wore a rose petal hat and had cape-like wings. As usual she
assisted Peter Pan, Wendy, and the Lost Boys as they battled the sinister
Julia Roberts played the role of Tinker Bell in the motion picture Hook
(1991). The Disney cartoon version of Tinker Bell was fashioned after the stylish shape
of Margaret Kerry, not Marilyn Monroe as many believe.
In 2007, Tinker Bell starred in her own movie based on the Disney Fairies
books series ("Tales of Pixie Hollow") introduced in 2006. Brittany Murphy
provided the voice of Tinker Bell in the film.
The Disney Book Fairies live in Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell. They include Rani,
the Water Fairy; Beck, the Animal Fairy (she speaks to animals); Lily the
Garden Fairy; Vidia the Speed Fairy; Prilla the Good-Natured Fairy; Fira the
Illumination Fairy, Terrence the Dust Fairy (Pixie Dust) and Bess the Art Fairy.
Queen Clarion rules the fairies in Pixie Hollow.
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