Disney even surprised itself with how successful its Disney Fairies franchise has been, with annual movies (which were originally designed to go straight to DVD but have been popular enough that many have now had cinema releases) and a merchandising bonanza.
However it looks like they might be getting a bit of competition, although it’s likely to be rather different to what Disney has produced. Deadline reports that Melissa McCarthy is attached to star in a live action Tinker Bell comedy project for 20th Century Fox and director Shawn Levy.
McCarthy and Levy came up with the fresh take on the Tinker Bell story, and then brought Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek) to come up with the screenplay. it’s not clear what the new take will be, although it’s presumed this will be a rather different Tink to the one we’re used to.
At the moment it’s also not clear when this might go in front of the camera.