I had so much fun during my time in LA! The last bit I have to share with you is the amazing interview we had with the filmmakers of The Pirate Fairy! Peggy Holmes directed and wrote the film and Jenni Magee-Cook was a producer. And they had a lot of interesting tidbits to share with us and I’m going to share them with you!
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see The Pirate Fairy, first off you really need to! And secondly, it is not only a beautiful, captivating animated flick, it teaches a good lesson too. One that I want my kids to hear and remember. Zarina, the main fairy-character, makes a mistake. But the message behind the movie is that if you make mistakes you also have to work to fix it.
Peggy Holmes explained a bit about the thought process behind the film. She told us that Zarina didn’t expect to be welcomed back to her home, Pixie Hollow. She thought she would have to start a new life for herself. So Zarina joined up with the pirates at Skull Rock. Peggy was a choreographer before directing, which was helpful when creating the pirate song and dance number. Feel free to dance along with the crew:
Much thought went into making Zarina a misunderstood yet lovable character in believable pirate fairy garb! She needed to have a sweet and strong face. She is taller than the other fairies. They told us that she is a 6″ pixie! Of taller stature than the other fairies. And her pirate outfit was made from a pirate captain’s cuff, her belt from a watch band and her sword a hat pin!
Executive producer John Lasseter was a huge part of creating the pre-tic-tocking croc. At first Croc was drawn as more of a real-life crocodile, but John said he needed to be a cuter version. He also said that the little croc had to stay true to being imprinted on Rosetta. Have you read about the science of imprinting? It’s incredible. And Rosetta was definitely little Croc’s mom!
Currently there is another Fairy flick in the works! But they wouldn’t tell us a thing about it! Nothing! If I hear anything, you will be the first to know!
All opinion are honest and 100% my own. Disney provided an all-expense paid trip to cover the event and a copy of The Pirate Fairy to facilitate my review.