The World’s best loved fairy became the tiniest star to take centre stage at Madame Tussauds on 11th November as Tinker Bell joined the super star line up. The little madam with the big personality has been created with all the same love, artistry and attention to detail as Madame Tussauds’ remarkably life-like human figures – but this time on a much, much more delicate pixie-size scale. The figure is the smallest ever created by the legendary attraction and is barely the size of a human hand.
“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 tall, with fingernails a mere 0.5mm long and eyelashes of just 1mm!” says Liz Edwards, PR Manager of Madame Tussauds. “Many of the tools our studios team used to create her had to be sized down and they had to apply an even steadier hand than usual to do the job!”
Tinker Bell is one of Disney’s most beloved animated characters and generally known as the symbol of the magic of Disney. This little fairy captivates the screen as she sprinkles her fairy dust over the opening titles of every Disney film. Tinker Bell is starring in a landmark motion picture, Tinker Bell, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 10th and will see her utter her first words. From Disney Animation Studios and two-time Academy Award winner John Lasseter, Tinker Bell reveals the story of her early life in the fantastic world of Pixie Hollow. Walt Disney Pictures Tinker Bell is a spectacular, full-length CG animated movie filled with adventure, magic and a little pixie-dust where fairies nurture nature and our world around us. Tinker bell is one of the first of four movies from the Disney Fairies franchise featuring star voice talent.
The studio artists studied hundreds of 3D photos and footage from the tiny superstar’s first feature length movie Tinker Bell. Layers of acrylic paints were used to build up colour and give a translucency to the skin tones and achieve a realistic texture. Tinkerbell is featured in her trademark green fairy dress complete with delicate wings which were specially made for her over a four week period from the lightest materials to achieve a truly ethereal pixie look. To ensure all guests get a chance to get up close to the enchanting little star she will reside in a specially designed glass globe at just the perfect viewing height for her adoring fans when she takes her place in the attraction.