Tinker Bell immortalized at Madame Tussauds
By April MacIntyre Nov 12, 2008, 0:17 GMT
Though Tinker Bell might have played second fiddle to Peter Pan and Captain Hook in Disney\'s 1953 classic the beloved fairy gets top billing--and a speaking role--with this animated adventure. In TINKER BELL young audiences can journey to Pixie Hollow the home of the fairies in Never Land. The spirited sprite is joined by a number of her magical friends: Iridessa the light fairy Rosetta the garden fairy Fawn the ...more
The most famous tiny Fairy has been preserved at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.
Tinker Bell was unveiled at Madame Tussauds on November 10, 2008 in London, England. The figure is the smallest ever created at the attraction, measuring only five and a half inches.
All of this coordinates with the spendid Disney release of Tinker Bell on DVD, an all-new movie on DVD and Blu-ray.
Tinker Bell was pretty at just five and a half inches tall, this little pixie with the big personality was crafted with love, artistry and attention to detail as Madame Tussauds’ other remarkably life-like human figures – but at the pixie-scale size.
“Undoubtedly, some of our celebrities are smaller than others but Tinker Bell is tiny on a scale we’ve never handled before; for context the average figure is somewhere between five and six foot tall – Tinker Bell is just five and a half inches!” says Liz Edwards, PR Manager of Madame Tussauds.
“Our studios team is essentially employing all of the usual techniques and tools, although many have had to be sized down, and the sculptors have had to apply an even steadier and precise hand to the job.”
Studying hundreds of drawings, 3D photos and footage from the tiny superstar’s first feature length movie Madame Tussauds artists feel they’ve captured the perfect form of Miss Bell.
According to Tussauds, crafting a perfect clay sculpture of Tink set the process in motion. The sculpture is then used to make wax molds for the final figure. Once molded, hair and color artists continue the process taking another four to six weeks to finish.
Ten layers of oil paints are used to build up her color and give a translucency to the skin tones and to achieve a realistic texture.
Tinker Bell will be featured in her leafy-green fairy dress complete with delicate wings, made especially for her. Crafted from the lightest materials possible, it was well over a four week process to achieve the right, truly ethereal pixie look.
TINY TINKER BELL WAXWORKS FACTS
Height : 5.5 inches
Width of eyes : 2mm
Length of eyelashes : 1mm
Length of fingers : 4mm
Size of fingernails : 1/2mm
Waist size : 1.5cm
Walt Disney Pictures and John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and the storytellers at Walt Disney Pictures, bring the full-length CG animated movie filled with magic and adventure.
Introducing extraordinary new characters, Tinker Bell features an impressive voice cast widely acclaimed for performances on stage and screen. Mae Whitman gives Tinker Bell her first true voice, and Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner America Ferrera provides the voice of the mischievous Fawn, an animal fairy. Raven-Symoné fills the illuminating role of Iridessa, a light fairy; Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth offers the elegant tones of Rosetta, a garden fairy; and Lucy Liu plays Silvermist, an endearing water fairy.
In addition, singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney lends his voice to Terence, keeper of the pixie dust, and Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston reigns over Pixie Hollow as the voice of Queen Clarion.