Secret of the Wings–We’ve Seen It!

I grew up without a sister. At least, I felt that way while I was younger…

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As I grew, I learned that sisterhood was something special enough to seek out and demand out of life–and I now have many.

If I’d had my way, though, I’d have grabbed a sister of the biological nature, perhaps on my way out of the womb. There are real sisters among my group of sisters, and I’ll always be just a little bit jealous.

About ten weeks into my first viable pregnancy, I knew I was having twin girls. Of course, no one believed me until the sonogram ten weeks later, but I knew. Twins. Girls. Sisters! My first child would be born alongside the greatest gift I could ever give her.

I spent quite a bit of time lying around (because they almost killed me) just dreaming about their lives. Now there are three sisters in our kingdom. Life is a pink, twirling, musical. That is, when it’s not a scratching, yelling, “That’s my shirt!! You can’t wear it without asking!” cage match. Ah, yes, I wish I’d had a sister.

When I was asked to review Disney’s newest fairy flick, “Secret of the Wings”, I said “yes” without hesitation. First of all, I could just picture my daughters’ faces at the thought of seeing Tinker Bell flit and fly more than a month before any of their friends. That would make it all worth it, right there, no matter how I ended up feeling about the movie.

In this made for DVD and Blu-ray movie, Tinker Bell, the tiny rebel that she is, seeks out expected mischief by sneaking across the border that separates summer from winter. Why would someone do that, I wonder? But while she is there, she discovers something unexpected and wonderful. When Tinker Bell’s wings begin to shimmer and glow as she steps into the magic of winter, she commits to do anything in her power to venture back into the deadly [to summer fairies] cold and find out why.

While incognito, in addition to snow and ice and sights Tink has never seen in summer, Tinker Bell stumbles upon her twin sister–who had also noticed her own glowing wings and felt deeply that something new and wonderful had entered her frigid world.

Peggy Holmes, who also directed my all time favorite, Newsies, enlisted the help of a noted twin-study expert for the making of this film. And I think I can say with full certainty that it shows. In fact, there was quite a bit of realism contrasting the glittering backdrop of Fairy Hollow.

Watching Tink and Periwinkle slip and glide through the wonders that are winter made me glance out the window at the snow clouds circling the tip tops of surrounding mountains. And for a moment, I didn’t wish them away. Jodi Benson, Timothy Dalton, Anjelica Houston and others will warm your heart as they test and prove the unbreakable strength of the bond of sisterhood in this surprisingly heartwarming, funny, and romantic look into the life of my girls’ favorite fairies.

Watch it with your daughters–and your sisters, whether they were given or earned. To date, I’ve seen it six times. Preorder your copy of Disney’s “Secret of the Wings” today! And let me know what sisterhood means to you. Comment for your chance to win a “Flitterific Fairies Blue-ray™ Double Pack”, which is a Blu-Ray/DVD combo containing Secret of the Wings and another fabulous fairy adventure!

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21 thoughts on “Secret of the Wings–We’ve Seen It!”

  1. My sister is the other side of me– I am dark-haired, she is blond. I am serious, she is jolly. I am brave, she is easily frightened. I love reading, she loves tv. We complete each other in so many ways, and she is my very best friend in all the world. My first inclination when I hear news– good or bad– is to call her. Our children are as close as siblings. I am hoping and praying that (despite a seven-year age difference) my girls will love each other as much as I love my sissy.

    My big girl would LOVE to win this movie. She has been talking about it ever since we first saw an advertisement for it a couple of months ago.

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  2. I, like you, grew up without sisters. But now I have two sister-in-laws, and a couple of friends that have been as close as sisters to me. That’s such a blessing.

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  3. I have 3 sisters, and they are my best friends. I also have 3 daughters and a son, and I am hoping they are as close as my sisters and I are.

    My girls have heard about this movie and can’t wait to see it!

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  4. I have two sets of b/g twins, and when we found out the sexes of the second set I was SO excited my little girl would have a sister!! 🙂

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  5. This would be great for my 2 yr old twin girls. I have never introduced my girls to Tinker Bell until just now and they absolutely loved the clip.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great movie!!

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  6. I would like to see the movie with my grand daughter. Though her sister is in heaven, her mom (my daughter) has a sister (my other daughter). They have always been close and still are. It looks like it will be fun and heart warming.

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  7. I am so excited about this movie. My two daughters have been eagerly awaiting this 4th season – Winter. I would love to get it for my 7-year old’s November birthday. We could host a movie night with friends.

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  8. Sisterhood is knowing that you always have someone that will listen to you. I love how my big sis and I can share and develop ideas together into things neither of us could have done alone. I’m happy that my daughters have each other too, because there’s nothing like a sister!

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