Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tinker Bell is an Engineer!

You've probably read my past post explaining why I dislike The Disney Princesses. However, I have no problem giving credit where it is due so this is about something I do like about Disney!

The other day Leilani asked to watch The Tinker Bell Movie and wanted me to watch it with her. I agreed and learned a lot!

I always thought that Tinker Bell was just a fairy that really had a crush on Peter Pan, which we all knew wasn't going to go anywhere because lets face it shes super small and Wendy was in the way.
However, she's not, she's an engineer!
Yeah! An engineer!
The movie is about her not being too happy about being an unglamorous engineer or Tinker (hence the name Tinker Bell) and her wanting to be a weather fairy-or something like that. Throughout the film she tries fighting who and what she is. Ultimately she learns to love that she is, a Tinker-engineer- and saved Spring.

Leilani and I went on to watch some of the other Tinker Bell movies and enjoyed them all very much.

The old saying "You can't judge a book by its cover" is very true.
Unlike the other Disney Princess films, Tinker Bell does not have strong sexual undertones, passive females, Prince Charming or the scary ass older women in it. Quite the opposite.

All in all I give Miss. Tinker-engineer-Bell a thumbs up!