Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

The head of Disney Animation, John Lasseter, once said, "From the beginning, I kept saying it's not the technology that's going to entertain audiences, it's the story. When you go and see a really great live-action film, you don't walk out and say 'that new Panavision camera was staggering; it made the film so good.' The computer is a tool, and it's in the service of the story."

That's all well and good, but Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure lets us have our cake and eat it too. The story is entertaining enough, and the animation is spectacular—in fact, the 1080p AVC encode is one of the best I've seen on Blu-ray. It sports impeccable detail and dimension and vivid color saturation, and the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track is no slouch either.

The Moon Stone

  • Chapter 3, 00:09:47
  • Detail, color saturation
  • As Tinker Bell (voiced by Mae Whitman) prepares to meet Queen Clarion (Anjelica Houston), notice the detail in the background, the golden shimmer of the Queen's dress, and the intricate pattern in the counselor's clothing.

The Enchanted Mirror of Inconta

  • Chapter 6, 00:26:13
  • Detail, shadow detail, frequency response
  • As the critter-filled orchestra strikes up a tune, pay special attention to the glimmer in their eyes, the three-dimensionality of their bodies, and the texture of the mushroom that serves as the stage.
  • Listen to the layered audio track that includes frogs, crickets, and a centipede—nature's orchestra at its best.

The last wish

  • Chapter 10, 01:01:46
  • Detail, shadow detail
  • As Tink and Terrance (Jessie McCartney) run for their lives from a hoard of rats, look at the amazing detail in the digital sets such as the aged and cracked wood columns, the splintered wood floor, and the burlap curtain with its multiple patterns.

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