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Age by Age Review For: Secret of the Wings
Secret of the Wings
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Best For Preschoolers (3-5)
Rated G
Age-By-Age Guide
Animation | Life Lessons
Tinker Bell breaks the law and crosses the border into the Winter Woods, where she discovers she has a sister named Periwinkle!

The Disney Fairies movies are absolutely gorgeous, and this one is no exception. The animation, especially in 3D, is filled with breathtaking scenery that will foster an appreciation of the seasons--and nature, in general--in young viewers. The series is also a huge proponent of girl power and it's refreshing to watch Tinker Bell, Periwinkle, and all their female friends band together to help each other rather than compete or act mean. This is a great DVD for preschoolers, which will have audiences chanting the infamous line from Peter Pan--"I do believe in fairies!"
Baby (0-2)
Maybe Although younger babies won't understand much of the story, they may still be drawn in by the vivid colors and the warm feelings of camaraderie even in the Winter Woods! Two-year-olds will be awestruck as the animals cross over to the Winter Woods and their coats immediately turn white, and they will relate to Tinker Bell, who can't resist the urge to try doing that, too--because they would do the same thing!
Preschool (3-5)
Yes Preschoolers will be rapt from beginning to end, and will be as excited as Tink herself to discover she has a sister, and that they both have wings that sparkle when they're together! They will be horrified by the fact that the powers that be want to separate them--for their own safety--since neither one's wings can survive the other's climate. They'll get a kick out of the fairies' innovative inventions including a snow-making machine made from a cheese grater and thread spools, and ice skates made of paper clips! They'll laugh when two characters kiss and someone says, "Wow, I didn't know they were going to do the smoochety smoochety!"
Kids (6-9)
Maybe Older kids in this age group have probably outgrown Tink and her friends, but those on the younger end will enjoy meeting Perriwinkle and getting an inside look at the Winter Woods. They'll be fascinated by the Keeper, who is the expert on fairy knowledge and writes all the books, although you may have to explain the reference to his name: Dewey! They'll also be interested to realize, when Perri asks if fish swim in melted ice in Pixie Hollow and Tink tells her it's called, "water," that all of us see the world from our own individual experiences and perspective.
Tweens (10-12)
No This movie is intended for younger children.
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
DVD Features
The combo pack comes with Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and digital versions of the movie. The DVD and Blu-ray each include two music videos, Pixie Hollow Games and a Pixie Preview: "Fright Light."
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Empowers children
  • Celebrates girl power and sisterhood
  • Fosters an appreciation of nature
  • Encourages teamwork and cooperation
  • Proves the healing power of love
Movie Minuses

  • Some perilous situations
  • The unrealistic and often scantily-clad bodies of the female fairies