Shorter than the other Disney Fairies films, Pixie Hollow Games is also the first to not feature Tinker Bell as the main character and the only one released as a television special prior to release on video.
Every year, the different types of fairies hold an Olympics-like single-elimination games series. The reigning champions are the storm fairies, who are known for being very fast and athletic, and who are introduced in this movie. As they tend to be less athletic and aggressive, the garden fairies have never even made it out of the first round.
After getting splashed by mud due to the practicing of one of the new garden fairies, Rosetta finds out she’s going to be representing the garden fairies in the Games, and she will be partnered with Chloe, the new fairy who got her all dirty. Rosetta hates getting dirty (somewhat ironic for a garden fairy), so she is initially against doing anything which will get muck and slime anywhere near her.
I think this film has a good message for kids (like each of the other films in the series), and even has a few things that we older kids should take to heart. It encourages getting truly involved, doing the right thing, and shows that winning isn’t everything.
The animation quality is on par with the rest of the series, and the story is short but to the point. To quote another Disney franchise, the story really “stays on target.” If you’re looking to own it, it’s available as a bonus feature on the Secret of the Wings Blu-ray release or separately on DVD. I recommend it!
Release Date: November 19, 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: G
Violence: 1 (mild scuffling during the games)