In Disney's "Secret of the Wings," we see Tinker Bell journey to a winter wonderland where the icy cold air is a whole world away from the warm seasons of Pixie Hollow.
Seasons make the world we live in so wonderful and varied, where every month provides its own unique sights, scents and colours.
After the long cold winter, spring arrives full of colour, new life and lighter, longer days. Did you know...
- In many parts of Europe, the first flower to bloom in spring is the dandelion.
- Baby birds are born with the ability to sing! They have to learn special songs particular to their species, which they finally begin singing the following spring.
- This season often brings seasonal showers and sometimes even flooding! Tink's friend Silvermist, the water fairy, loves revelling in water, but if you don't feel the same way, you should make sure you have a brolly at the ready. Do you have your umbrella ready?
Many of us love summer. It's a time to relax, unwind and enjoy. This season, like all the others, is quite unique. Did you know...
- Watermelon is often enjoyed on hot summer days ... but it's not actually a fruit, but a vegetable-related to cucumbers, pumpkin and squash!
- Just like in spring, flowers bloom throughout the summer! One of the most beautiful of these is the rose, the flower from which Tinker Bell's friend, the beautiful garden fairy Rosetta, gets her name.
- In France, the Eiffel Tower often grows by more than six inches in summer. This is because the hot weather expands the iron.
- Sunflowers typically grow between five and twelve feet tall (not counting cute little dwarf sunflowers).
Awesome Autumn/Fantastic Fall
At the beginning of autumn, days start to get shorter and the nights draw colder. But it isn't all doom and gloom, as this season can be one of the most beautiful...
- When autumn draws closer, chlorophyll, found in all plants, is no longer needed, and is discarded. Chlorophyll keeps plants green and when it is no longer present, other colours emerge, bursting with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Nothing can match the way the sunlight shines through these golden hues, as Iridessa, Tinker Bell's friend the light fairy well knows.
- When leaves fall and decompose on the soil, they release their minerals back into the earth providing nutrition to the tree from which they fell.
- Nuts and seeds become readily available during autumn. Animals, such as squirrels, collect them in preparation for hibernating throughout the winter.
Not only is this the season to be jolly, but the time to enjoy the crisp winter mornings and, if you're lucky ... snow! Did you know that no two snowflakes are the same?
- Snowflakes fall at an average of 3.1 miles per hour, taking their time to flow through the sky and settle gently onto the ground.
- Ten inches of snow melts down to just one inch of water.
- Don't complain next time it's too chilly. The coldest temperature ever recorded was minus 128 degrees in Antarctica in 1983! That's even too cold for Periwinkle and her winter friends! So if you decide to go outside, make sure you remember to bundle up like Tink does in "Secret of the Wings."
About the Movie
Disney presents the first Fairies movie in over two years. Join Tinker Bell and friends on their new adventure into the never-before-seen mysterious Winter Woods, where Tinker Bell finds out that she has a sister and discovers other incredible secrets that will change her life forever.
A magical fairy adventure for the whole family, "Secret of the Wings" features a spectacular voice cast including Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") as Tinker Bell, Timothy Dalton ("Chuck," "The Living Daylights") as Lord Milori, Lucy Liu ("Southland," "Charlie's Angels") as Silvermist, Raven-Symoné ("That's So Raven") as Iridessa, Megan Hilty ("Smash") as Rosetta, Pamela Adlon ("Californication") as Vidia, Matt Lanter ("90210") as Sled, Debby Ryan (Disney Channel's "Jessie") as Spike, Academy Award®-Winner Anjelica Huston ("Smash") as Queen Clarion, and introducing the sparkling new winter fairy, Periwinkle, voiced by Lucy Hale (ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars").