'Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast'
(Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario Dawson, Raven-Symone, Megan Hilty, et al / Blu ray+DVD / G / 2015 / Walt Disney)
Overview: An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who's not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow -- and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home.
Blu ray Verdict: 'Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast' is a very wonderful movie. I'm very saddened that this will be the last movie they are making in the Tinker Bell franchise as I would really like to see how Tinker Bell comes to meet Peter Pan and how what Disney has done ties into J.M. Barrie's story.
However, though that will likely not happen (though, with this movie and 'The Pirate Fairy' they come pretty close to getting into that story, which made me hopeful it would be done after this movie), I say they went out with a bang on this one.
I love the centric view of Fawn in this movie. She seemed to be the only one who hadn't had her time in the limelight, and in this movie, she is determined to prove that the NeverBeast isn't what everybody thinks, and boy, did she ever! Even though Gruff (NeverBeast) had to go back into hibernation for a thousand years, they played with the finale perfectly, with the pathway illuminated by flowers and lighted dandelions dancing through the night sky.
For me, however, the most touching part was the closing of Gruff's eye, with Fawn in his reflection, to metaphorically close the book on the story of TinkerBell and Pixie Hollow, leaving behind a saga of family-friendly animated films that will not soon be forgotten.
This one could be my most favorite, though I love them all! Not only entertaining for children but people of all ages. I hope they reconsider more movies. I feel we need one or two more! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
5 Essential Ingredients To Getting Gruff
My Dad's Movie: The True Story of The NeverBeast
Jeff Corwin's Guide to real World NeverBeasts
Deleted Scenes with Director Intros