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  • Actor Allusion: In The Pirate Fairy when Zarina uses her alchemy to switch the main fairies' talents, Tinker Bell becomes a water fairy.
  • All-Star Cast: All The films utilize a mix of celebrities like Christina Hendricks and Kristin Chenoweth with professional voice actors like Mae Whitman and Rob Paulsen.
  • Casting Gag: Lucy Hale plays Periwinkle in The Secret of the Wings. She had replaced Mae Whitman in the pilot for Bionic Woman.
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  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Lucy Liu is Silvermist, Michael Sheen is Dr. Griffiths, Rosario Dawson is Nyx, Chloe Bennet and Danai Gurira are Scout Fairies, America Ferrera is Fawn's second voice, Ginnifer Goodwin is Fawn's third voice, Zendaya is Fern, Brenda Song is Chloe, Jason Dolley (Good Luck Charlie) is Rumble, Tiffany Thorton (Sonny with a Chance) is Glimmer, Debby Ryan is Spike, Pamela Adlon is Vidia, Christina Hendricks is Zarina, Lucy Hale is Periwinkle, Timothy Dalton is Lord Milori, Raven-Symoné is Iridessa, Jesse Mc Cartney is Terence, Thom Adcox is a Dust-Talent Fairy, and Tom Hiddleston is James.
  • Executive Meddling: A particularly cruel example of Merchandise-Driven. The movies were doing fairly well with the target demographic, and even outside of it... but the toy-line was doing terribly. Guess which one got cancelled?
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  • Fake Brit: Jeff Bennett does a convincing Cockney accent as Clank.
  • Fake Scot:
    • Rob Paulsen as Bobble.
    • Jeff Bennett as Fairy Gary.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • For those familiar with Kingdom Hearts, guess who's called the "Roxas Fairy"?
    • Who doesn't want to call young James as Pirate Loki?
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The trailer for The Great Fairy Rescue shows Tinker Bell trapped in a jar. In the film it's Vidia who's in the jar.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • America Ferrera voiced Fawn in the first film, but was replaced by Angela Bartys for the other films, and finally by Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White from Once Upon a Time) in Legend of the NeverBeast.
    • Rosetta was voiced by Kristin Chenoweth in the first three films, but was replaced in the rest of them by fellow Galinda replacement Megan Hilty.
    • Richard Portnow voiced Autumn in 2008, but was replaced by John DiMaggio starting in 2009.
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  • Production Posse: Megan Hilty, Rosario Dawson, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen, and Grey Griffin would later play characters in Craig Gerber's Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor.
  • Role Reprise: The stinger of The Pirate Fairy has Jeff Bennett reprise the role of Mr. Smee, who he's been voicing since 2002.
  • Screwed by the Merchandise: The books and films were selling well, however due to poor toy sales, the series was put on hiatus. Legend of the NeverBeast is the last Disney Fairies movie we'll have... for now. Though the Never Girls primary readers book series continues as of this writing, so presumably Never Girls is popular enough.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to Denise Shimabukuro, Vidia was originally named Invidia. Gail Carson Levine changed it because she didn't like the "in".
    • Early on, Tinker Bell was going to be played by Brittany Murphy before the producers eventually scrapped that. This could have been one of Brittany's last movies before her death.
    • Tinker Bell was also going to be part of the Disney Princess line before they decided to create this franchise.
    • The first film went through numerous script revisions, and was initially dubbed "virtually unwatchable" by John Lasseter. The Troubled Production was partially the reason that Disney banned direct-to-video sequels for its animated films. The original plot of the film took place in a London where Never Land had disappeared and children had lost their imagination.
    • In The Lost Treasure, Tinker Bell was originally going to wear her standard green dress, but animators realized that the autumnal setting would leave her Exposed to the Elements — so her costume was redesigned.
    • Disney campaigned for The Great Fairy Rescue to get a Best Animated Film nomination at the Oscars - hence the cinema release.
    • Pixie Hollow Games was intended as the Grand Finale, originally titled Race Through The Seasons before being retooled into a TV special.
    • If you watch teasers of the films, some contain scenes that are either altered or deleted. Namely:
      • In The Great Fairy Rescue, Lizzie was originally more antagonistic, voicing that "Every museum will want one!" after catching Tinker Bell.
      • An early teaser for Secret of the Wings had Tinker Bell confront a shy Periwinkle who is hiding from her in Dewey's library, saying that she knows her somehow.
      • The beginning of Secret of the Wings would've had the rest of the girls with Tinker Bell and Fawn when former sees the Winter Woods for the first time.
    • According to a DisneyToon Studios crew member, early drafts of The Great Fairy Rescue contained flashbacks regarding an event in Lizzy's father's childhood that involved fairies and why he was so hard on Lizzy believing in them.
    • An early synopsis for The Pirate Fairy (then, Quest for the Queen) was that Tinker Bell and co. were, as stated in the title, sent on a quest by Queen Clarion. It would seem that the talent-swap was originally for that plot. According to John Pomeroy, the story had drastically changed from the original pitch to what would become The Pirate Fairy.
    • There were plans for a seventh film that sadly got cancelled because of story problems. Additionally, an eighth and ninth film were also planned, but thanks to the closure of Disneytoon Studios in 2018, the franchise's fate is up in the air.
      • Concept art for this seventh film, Tinker Academy, surfaced in 2017.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Disney Fairies Wiki.
  • Working Title:
    • Secret of the Wings was originally going to be called Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods and is advertised as such on the The Great Fairy Rescue DVD.
    • The Pirate Fairy was originally titled Quest for the Queen, presumably because the plot was changed.


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