Tinky winky stinky
TINKER BELLAND THE LEGENDOFTHE NEVERBEAST Directed by Steve Loter. Voices of Mae Whitman, Megan Hilty, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Angelica Huston, Mel B G cert, general release, 69 min Parents who (for this reason alone) badly mistimed the birth of their daughter may have come to view the Disney- Toon Studios as a Christmas menace to compare with Aunt Deirdre’s rubbery plum pudding.
For the past few years, Walt’s low-rent chop-shop has been knocking out cheap and exhaustingly cheerful DVDs that, in a few unlucky territories, end up on the big screen. They’re never very good. They’re rarely entirely awful. They always make money.
Though bearable enough, the Tinker Bell films are surely the most ideologically suspect. The deliciously catty menace from Peter Pan long ago evolved into a bland chatterbox who spends regimented days among equally uninteresting sprites at a mystic resort run by a benign fairy queen.
In this universe, nobody is allowed to be anything other than vermicelli thin, fanatically