If you go down in the Winter Woods today, you're sure to find... Disney's foremost fairy having another magical animated adventure! Following the Great Fairy Rescue, Tinker Bell and her sprite-ly friends have another mystery to solve which means meeting their neighbours, the Winter Fairies, for the very first time. Mae Whitman once again provides the voice of Tink while Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale plays her sparkly new-discovered little sis Periwinkle. Jane Horrocks, Anjelica Huston, Lucy Liu and Timothy Dalton also earn their fairy wings.
Younger fans bamboozled by the retina-blasting glories of today's computer-generated cartoon leviathans could do well to head back the familiar territory of Disney's Peter Pan.
It's here that she meets Periwinkle (Hale), a frost fairy who it transpires was born of the same baby's laugh as Tinker Bell, thus making them sisters...and best friends.
However, despite being determined to remain together, they're warned by Winter Woods royalty Queen Clarion (Huston) and Lord Milori (Dalton) that warm-season and winter fairies are never meant to mix.
Although filmed using state of the art computer animation, directors Roberts Gannaway and Peggy Holmes have opted for a traditional warmth familiar to old school Disney devotees even if they're not hand drawn.
The film is also confident tackling real issues - global warming, prejudice - yet never patronises while maintaining a determinedly child-friendly vibe.